Tyre Choice

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Tyre Choice

Beitrag von Nige Bailey » Donnerstag 7. Oktober 2004, 11:43

I'm shortly going to be looking for a new set of tyres. Does anyone have any good advice on suitable tyres?????
I'm looking at bridgestone BT020's which seem to get a good write up but I'm open to advice.

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Beitrag von Axman » Donnerstag 7. Oktober 2004, 12:26

Hi NB,

the best tyres(at least for our kind of riding here in Germany) seem to be the Michelin Pilot Road (or Sport) second best, but by an extrem short margin, are the Metzeler Sportec M1 or the Pirelli Diablo (which I got on my Bulldog) The reviews on the Bridgestone BT020 are not so enthusiastic although they are not a really bad choice...

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Beitrag von admin » Donnerstag 7. Oktober 2004, 17:57

Not to fast Axman please not forget the Z6 from Metzeler this are
also a nice tyre, for the BT1100. This typ are betten then the older typ Z3.
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Beitrag von Ad van Eck » Freitag 8. Oktober 2004, 08:20

I' m very pleased with my Bridgestone BT020

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Beitrag von Yorkshire Biker » Donnerstag 28. Oktober 2004, 16:08

I have 020's on mine and they are excellent - loads of grip and feedback - done 5k miles on a set and they still have tread left.
Sharpen up the steering too

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Beitrag von morlack » Mittwoch 16. März 2005, 23:10

Hi. I´ve tried bt 020 at my bulldog and gives me security and durability, 9.000km. the rear one riding in Spain from Sep. to Feb. "Uves y rafagas"


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Beitrag von Spyder » Sonntag 18. Februar 2007, 21:24

I have just fitted Continental road attack, I will keep you posted on my thoughts. I got 4800 miles out of the original Metzs and the road noise from the front tyre, not overlly impressed.
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Beitrag von Axman » Montag 19. Februar 2007, 08:55

Hi all,

the only setback with the Michelin Pilot Road is a whistling road noise from the front Tire..

But there is a remedy..!!

Just glue a strip of foam-rubber into the front fender ( thickness should be around or up to 1cm and it should be approximately 8cm wide) and voila´...no more noise. Apparently the airflow between tire-thread and front fender causes this whistling (the Pirelli I had before did´nt whistle at all).

This tip really works..

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Beitrag von il_brutto » Montag 19. Februar 2007, 20:04

The Road Attack is a very nice Tire, but nobody got experiences about that. So i bought the pilot road yesterday.

Please tell us about the characteristics of the Road Attack.
cheers Micha

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Beitrag von WullDee » Dienstag 20. Februar 2007, 01:27

As you might already know, this pdf contains the characteristics of the RoadAttack and gives an overview about the other *Attack products ...
Official Conti-Document (pdf)
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Beitrag von stevej » Mittwoch 16. Mai 2007, 19:20

Now covered 3000 miles(4800kms) with my Dunlop D220's. Very pleased with them. The handling is great in both the wet and dry and they are wearing well. 95%+ so far. :) :) :)

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Beitrag von Axman » Freitag 18. Mai 2007, 08:18

Hi all,

with the appearance of two absolutely new tyres, the Bridgestone BT 020 and the Michelin Pilot Road 2, both with "Dual-Thread-Technology" - the rubber-compound is hard in the middle and soft in the flanks - the discussion starts anew about which is the best..

The biggest european motorcycle magazine, "Motorrad" here from Germany now tested all the new models from Metzeler,Bridgestone,Pirelli,Continental,Avon and Michelin over a period of weeks and for over 5.000 K´s . They were tested for all the relevant properties like handling in the dry, in the wet, two-up, high-speed-performance, roadholding, cornering etc.. even the durability was tested..and the all-over winner is..:

Michelin Pilot Road 2

The highly promoted Bridgestone BT020 only got third..!!

As I always said : Michelin rules.. :wink:

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Beitrag von Lukka » Freitag 18. Mai 2007, 16:25

Hi Nige Bailey,

Axman means the BRIDGESTONE BT021. sorry Axmann. :oops:

Best regards LUKKA :cool:
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Beitrag von Lezanta » Freitag 18. Mai 2007, 21:24

Hi there,

Well, what tyre is better? And for which kind of roads?

The roads here in Greece are with a terrible blacktop, like mirror, and we have mostly warm weather(spring-summer-autumm from 14C to 35C) and only the winter goes around 8C-15C.

So what tyres i should put on METZ Z6 - MICH PILOT ROAD 2 - OR BT021???????? :? :? :?

Regards Giorgos

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Beitrag von Axman » Samstag 19. Mai 2007, 08:10

Hi Giorgos,

Lukka is right...I meant the BT 021.. :oops:

Which tyre to choose?? That really is up to you...I already told you, that the Michelin Pilot Road 2nd Edition won all tests and in my opinion is the best.

Whether its the best for you too you have to decide..

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