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NewbeeBMW
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terrible question

Postby NewbeeBMW » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:02 pm

What is the go to tyre for the boxer cup at the moment the Pirelli angels need replacing due to age not to worried about miles per tyre but a decent touring might be a better idea.

open to suggestions


and apologies for crap question.

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Blackal
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Re: terrible question

Postby Blackal » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:23 am

Everyone will have their favourites, I suspect.

Get a quote for the following, and pick the cheapest (if one stands out as sig cheaper)

Michelin Pilot Road 4 or 5
Conti Road Attack 3
Bridgestone T31
Metzeler Roadtec-01
Pirelli Angel
Dunlop Roadsmart 3
Maxxis Supermaxx ST (could be a cost-effective choice if you change your own wheels)
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Re: terrible question

Postby Pete. » Fri May 17, 2019 7:40 pm

I'm using Michelin road 5 tyres, on my second set. As an all-round road tyre I've not used anything better. Wet weather performance is especially impressive.

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Re: terrible question

Postby boxerscott » Fri May 17, 2019 11:19 pm

Not a tyre snob mesen. The bike came shod originally with M1`s in the days when we were less older and we all thought they (and we) were the biz. Tried most sports tyres that people rave about and when i got wiser and (tighter) I tried maxxis. GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY. Not looked back since. As Blackal says if you fit yourself they can be had inexpensively. (see what i did there? used a posh word for cheaply and making something more appealing) Motorway miles square any tyre off, super sticky dont last 5 mins any brand (but who cares when you are having so much fun). Choices, Choices, variety is the spice of life.

Mike Hailwood`s favourite tyres were round black ones.

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Re: terrible question

Postby GerryB » Sat May 18, 2019 6:38 am

I've been more than happy with my Bridgestones, however , I'm not a "scratcher" any more.

Also a fair bit of my riding is 2 up.

Did I mention 99% of my riding is on smooth dry tarmac roads ?

I guess that also helps, although all the years in UK I never experienced any issues on the wet stuff .
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NewbeeBMW
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Re: terrible question

Postby NewbeeBMW » Sat May 25, 2019 7:41 pm

Actually bought the Michelin pilot 4 been happy so far, gave confidence from start.


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