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    Re: Original tyres
    Reply #60 on: 26 Sep 20, 08:45:41
    26 Sep 20, 08:45:41
    I test rode a 2020 SX and also hated the stock OEM tyres, after an hours they had not warmed up and were still wondering all over the place.

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    Re: Original tyres
    Reply #61 on: 26 Sep 20, 10:53:48
    26 Sep 20, 10:53:48
    *Originally Posted by b1k3rdude [+]
    I test rode a 2020 SX and also hated the stock OEM tyres, after an hours they had not warmed up and were still wondering all over the place.

    You would have absolutely hated the 2017-2019 oem tyres. 2020's are 100x better.

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    Re: Original tyres
    Reply #62 on: 26 Oct 20, 03:59:59
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    Second set of S20 hypersports in 5200 miles, first set wore the front out in no time, rear nearly down to the wear bars when I got a puncture, second set lasted all of 2200 miles. I have to agree with most of the comments, in the dry, when they are warm, I'd put them up against most sport touring tyres, worn right to the edges, consistent grip, although a little heavy to turn but they do hold a line, but my god do they wear out, unfortunately a warm tour of scotland and all that shell grip have seen the second set off. But what I did find is that in the wet/cold, absolutely lethal, no heat, rubber feels hard to the touch, no give what so ever, it even makes the suspension feel harsh, pushes the front with hardly any lean and the back, although the pressures are spot on, gives the impression its over inflated and is tearing down the middle as the rubber will not get any heat in so won't 'mould' giving a larger contact patch. So the next set; either PR5's or Metzeler SE's

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    Re: Original tyres
    Reply #63 on: 26 Oct 20, 09:12:18
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    Michelin pr5's all the way .
    "ye must be born again"

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    Reply #64 on: 01 Nov 20, 07:00:28
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    👍another vote for the pr5

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    Re: Original tyres
    Reply #65 on: 13 Aug 21, 01:47:27
    13 Aug 21, 01:47:27
    Had a spirited ride this morning on my 21 bike.

    The OEM tyres are pretty poor. They move around quite a lot and seem to find all the bumps and ruts on the road. They're not the quickest steering either.

    They seem fine for commuting but they're not very confidence inspiring when you're getting a wiggle on.

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    Re: Original tyres
    Reply #66 on: 05 Jul 22, 02:55:54
    05 Jul 22, 02:55:54
    OEM 2021 tyres are we talking Bridgestone S22 ? as im on those on my 21 plate and I too have not got on with them at all and 1st time anyone else has mentioned it so just checking we are talking the same tyre
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    Re: Original tyres
    Reply #67 on: 05 Jul 22, 02:56:30
    05 Jul 22, 02:56:30
    *Originally Posted by kwacky [+]
    Had a spirited ride this morning on my 21 bike.

    The OEM tyres are pretty poor. They move around quite a lot and seem to find all the bumps and ruts on the road. They're not the quickest steering either.

    They seem fine for commuting but they're not very confidence inspiring when you're getting a wiggle on.

    OEM 2021 tyres are we talking Bridgestone S22 ? as im on those on my 21 plate and I too have not got on with them at all and 1st time anyone else has mentioned it so just checking we are talking the same tyre
    Kawasaki virgin

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    Re: Original tyres
    Reply #68 on: 06 Jul 22, 08:45:24
    06 Jul 22, 08:45:24
    The same tyres.

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    Re: Original tyres
    Reply #69 on: 17 Jul 22, 07:08:59
    17 Jul 22, 07:08:59
    It’s interesting to hear negative comments about the S22’s.

    My 2020 bike came with them from new and I had no issues. I replaced them with PR5’s at 4500 miles and I regret not staying with the Bridgestone’s.

    The PR5’s are noisy, they handle okay, but no better than the S22’s that I can tell.