Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: London, , England
Right, here is my advice FWIW. I've been running bevels for 45 years and do you know what mod has made the biggest improvement in all that time? Fitting radial tyres. Every time that I go out on my bevel I am amazed at the way the tyres have transformed it - the way that it rolls over on corners, the way that it slices through the corners and the difference in smoothness over the road surface, due to the flex of radials.
The tyres are Conti Klassic Attack, and are a bit dearer than other brands, but are supposed to last longer. I wouldn't use anything else. Tubeless are fine with tubes. BTW, you say GT? So GT750? Stick with the standard sizes of 90/90 front and 100/90 rear, because the rims are too narrow for wider tyres. I know that some people fit them, but the tyre is then squeezed up and gives a contact patch that is no wider, plus the bigger tyres are heavier.
Ducati GT1000, Ducati 900S2 Bevel