What tires have your used? Ready for another.

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  1. fatbastard

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    Both are specified in the owners manual.
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    Mine came with the Dunlop, I couldn't tell you what it's like for scratching because I tend to be a fairly relaxed rider but I have ridden on them in extremely wet conditions and found them to be more than adequate for the pace I ride. I'd heard that these were a poor tyre, but I've ridden on much worse on older bikes. I guess even a fairly crap tyre these days is probably a lot better than a good tyre was when I started riding.
     
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    I would have taken the Bridgestones over the Dunlops but I bought it as is at a discount!;-)
     
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    My bike also came with Dunlop's and there're made in Japan . Keeping the green local may have been the reasonings for Honda's decision. Not sure where the Bridgestone tires are made though. At almost 3000 miles on Dunlop 222 tires I'm ready for new and will be giving pilot pro 3 a shot.
    My bud has pilot pro's on both his cbr600 and 1000 and he's very happy with the performance and longevity of that model . They have more stick than the 222.
     
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    Nearly 8000 miles om my Metzeler Roadtec01s and the rear's beginning to slither a bit in the wet, so I have a set of Dunlop Roadsmart 3 going on on Tuesday (the original Dunlop D222 are a single-compound version of the Roadsmart 2, as I understand it).
     
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    And here they are...

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    You'll have to give an update when you've given them a good test!
    When my 222s give up I'm stuck between T30s, PR3/4s or the Roadsmarts
     
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    Pretty good so far, it was a drizzly greasy day in Essex this morning and they didn't so much as twitch (bearing in mind I'm still in 'take-it-easy-on-the-new-rubber' mode).

    I was less than impressed by PR4s on the 2014, they got to about half worn and the wet handling suddenly went very dodgy. No such issues with the T30Evo, they were excellent, as were the Metzeler Roadtec01s I've just taken off.
     
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    I had a set of T30s on my Speed Triple and they were good, lasted really well but made the bike feel slow to turn compared to the previous sets of Pilot 2CTs I've used before.
    T30s stood up well to my 30 mile commute considering a lot of it is on the M25
     
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    Note the new T30 EVOs are not the same as the standard T30. They are sharper to turn in and a bit more sporty.

    That being said a S21 front with T30 EVO rear would be a great combo too.
     
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