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Touring Tyres

Post by onesea » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:11 pm

Ok I have always been sold on Mitchlen Pilot Road Series of tyres.

I have tried others but always fall back to PR's. Has the world moved on or do I just stick with the PR range?

Looking for cost effective all year, high mileage tyres, that are good in the wet and dry.

Bike is a heavy Triumph Trophy 1200 240kg, often 2 up.
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Re: Touring Tyres

Post by Stu » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:52 pm

If you like what you have used in the past then feel free to stick with them

The PR range are cracking tyres
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Re: Touring Tyres

Post by husoi » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:59 pm

I've used the Battlax and the BT45 for a long time, recently moved into the Michelin pilot 4.
Michelin are cracking tyres but I would rate them more than the Bridgstone.
But My bike is a 300kg pan european :thumb:
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Re: Touring Tyres

Post by Swagman » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:51 pm

Anything round black and cheap. :D

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Re: Touring Tyres

Post by Gerontious » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:38 am

onesea wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:11 pm
Ok I have always been sold on Mitchlen Pilot Road Series of tyres.

I have tried others but always fall back to PR's. Has the world moved on or do I just stick with the PR range?

Looking for cost effective all year, high mileage tyres, that are good in the wet and dry.

Bike is a heavy Triumph Trophy 1200 240kg, often 2 up.
I would stick with pilot roads 4 or the new 5 in the GT guise, designed for heavier bikes.
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Re: Touring Tyres

Post by onesea » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:43 am

Stu wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:52 pm
If you like what you have used in the past then feel free to stick with them

The PR range are cracking tyres
That's the advice I have always followed, until my last rear.

Presently the rear is a Metzeler Roadtec Z8 - no complaints yet. I bought it because it was literally 1/2 the price of PR4 at the time, I have no complaints although i cannot say how many miles is done.

Presently I can get a Metzger Z6 for 2/3 the price of a PR4/5 and I cannot say I am not tempted. Although the difference is not that great in price.

Then buying a new tyre for one or other bike ever 6 months or so it's a noticeable cost.

Yes I have no issues with having miss matched front and rear tyres. If I bought tyres in pairs it would push costs up massively, when they wear out I replace.

During my time in bikes I have used:
Road Smarts I found they lacked in the wet,
Battle Axe did not have the life I expected,
PR4's I seem to get punctures at around 6k miles. Hence I bought insurance with my last front.
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Re: Touring Tyres

Post by fullscreenaging » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:51 am

Avon Storm 3D XM (extra miles) designed for heavier bikes

Fitted these to my Versys 1K last year and a very impressed with them. They warm up quickly and give very good feedback, especially the front tyre.
I’ve done about 2000 miles and the rear doesn’t have any noticeable wear or squaring off.
Only been caught in the wet a couple times and they perform very well.

I’ve used michies in the past and the Avon’s are better imo
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Re: Touring Tyres

Post by MikeHorton » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:59 am

I'll 2nd the Avon's I've had Avon spirits fitted to my tracer 900gt and they are amazing in all weathers the standard fit Dunlop 222"s were less than good.
I went with these on advice of the dealers who rated them and assured me I'd get greater wear out of them.
I guess it depends on the type of bike as to what works, I had Metzler tourance fitted to my Himalayan and again they seemed the perfect fit.
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Re: Touring Tyres

Post by onesea » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:14 am

fullscreenaging wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:51 am
Avon Storm 3D XM (extra miles) designed for heavier bikes
Interesting at 240kg often 2 up I fall in the heavier bike category and 20% cheaper than PR4/5's with good reviews.
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Re: Touring Tyres

Post by onesea » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:18 am

I have gone with the Avon Storm 3D XM I found the pair for £150 compared with about £110 for the front.
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Re: Touring Tyres

Post by Marino » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:10 pm

I have angel gt and I am happy with it, I had pr3 on different bike before and it was good tyre.
My opinion is that angel is better on dry, and I am sure that pr3 was much better on wet.
Longevity, probably the same

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Re: Touring Tyres

Post by geofferz » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:49 pm

I got 3k miles from my rear pr4 - no more than a sports tyre. But I ride like a nutter. Either way, it's a no from me, I'm losing traction for no longevity...but I'm an outlier.
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Re: Touring Tyres

Post by fullscreenaging » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:20 pm

onesea wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:18 am
I have gone with the Avon Storm 3D XM I found the pair for £150 compared with about £110 for the front.
Excellent.
Let us know you thoughts when you’ve got a few miles on them.
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Re: Touring Tyres

Post by onesea » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:35 pm

geofferz wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:49 pm
I got 3k miles from my rear pr4
Bloody hell that would be 3-4 sets of tyres a year for me. I get about 10-12k from a tyre I am for from known for the slowest riding.
Although now I need my driving licence for work I have rained in allot.
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Re: Touring Tyres

Post by raesewell » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:39 pm

He must have been doing burn outs :shock:

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