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Re: First tyre change - what next?
Reply #20 on: 27 Jul 20, 09:57:45
*Originally Posted by Dartagnan [+]
Scotty001 Did you get that info off Facebook? ( 🤔😃 ) I didn't believe the bad press the OE tyres were getting, I find riders tend to find a make they like and stick to them and as I only ever use Bridgestone or Michelin when I bought my 2nd hand 2015 model a few years ago went back to the OE Bridgestone.
They were the worse tyres I've ever ridden on. Now about to buy my 3rd pair of PR5s they are the best tyre I've ever ridden on.

Nope not from Facebook, the press for the 2017 on launch was bad for the oem tyres, people on here who purchased the 2017 also reported many issues with the factory fit tyres including those that used the over the counter version on prev bikes and liked them, others more knowlegabke on here noticed that there was an identifier on the factory fit and dicovered the information I mentioned above.

I agree that people have their tyre preference, mine too is pr4/5 I had the factory fit tyres taken off and pr4 fitted for delivery based on "real rider" opinions of  the factory tyre and also my liking of pr4 from previous bikes. (I'm now on 5's) wet weather grip and handling is more of a deciding factor that super sticky summer geared tyres as I ride year round every day no matter the weather (rain storms and snow included) because I ride so much in the wet pr4/5 was an obvious choice for me. But as you say others have their own preference.

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Re: First tyre change - what next?
Reply #21 on: 19 Aug 20, 09:17:40
Z1000SX, 2019 MODEL.  Bought a set of S22’s after 4000 miles on the OEM S20’s,  S20’s squared off quite early, and as everyone pretty much says, horrible.  Tram lining, poor slow speed manoeuvring and tip in on corners not great.  The S22’s after scrubbing the tyres in are totally different, obviously new and less of a contact patch, but they have transformed the bike, complete opposite to the S20’s.  Love the handling now, slow speed manoeuvres are so much easier, no tram lining and general riding is so much better.  I definitely recommend these tyres if you are struggling to decide, you won’t be disappointed!!

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Re: First tyre change - what next?
Reply #22 on: 20 Aug 20, 09:10:30
MCN recent road test had the following in order of top rated. Tested on a R1250RS.
Metzler Roadtec 01
Dunlop Roadsmart III
Pirelli Angel GTII
Conti Road Attack 3
Michelin PR5
Bridgestone T31

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Re: First tyre change - what next?
Reply #23 on: 01 Sep 20, 02:49:31
I have just fitted, scrubbed in and done 600 miles over the weekend Michelin 5GT's.. mostly dry twisties but some wet and fast A roads.. IMHO fantastic tyre

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Re: First tyre change - what next?
Reply #24 on: 01 Sep 20, 06:20:50
Hi , I was inclined to agree with Warby206 up to 1700 on my 1000sx, but now I’m up to 2400 and beginning to wonder. I’m beginning to feel ruts and heavy white lines now as on the 2019 Oe tyres .On my 2019 sx I changed to sp 5’s and thought they were fantastic . I know they’ve marginally altered  the fork rake on the 1000sx, or so I’m told but I’m certainly going to fit sp5’s next time.
It would be interesting to hear from others on the 2020 bike who have racked up a few thousand miles

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Re: First tyre change - what next?
Reply #25 on: 01 Sep 20, 06:25:59
Sorry I should b referring to pr5’s not sp 5’s

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Re: First tyre change - what next?
Reply #26 on: 01 Sep 20, 09:34:25
I'm now up to 1900 miles on the S22s on the 2020 bike. The rear has started to show signs of squaring off. They still grip really well etc but I have started to notice a little tracking on overbanding.
Been very impressed up till now but wondering a little now. I don't do motorways or A road for any distances so a bit disappointed if I'm honest 're longevity. I'm sure they'll last a good deal longer yet but would have expected more mileage before seeing and feeling a drop off.

Certainly be interested to hear from other 2020 owners and how you are getting on.

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Re: First tyre change - what next?
Reply #27 on: 02 Sep 20, 12:20:03
Almost 2500 miles now and just under 3mm on the rear and just over 3mm on the front, so wearing quite quickly.

I'll be very tempted to try out non OEM S22s when they are due for changing. I really like the way they feel and the grip.
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Re: First tyre change - what next?
Reply #28 on: 02 Sep 20, 08:05:42
Definitely recommend the roadtec 01 SE. Got a few hundred miles on them and they seem to have transformed my '17 sx. Got them for £210 fitted (including the £40 cash back offer) at Flitwick Motorcycles  :028:

 



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