I haven't had any issues with mine. But I'm slow and don't push them that hard. Still, they're made from the same compound as more expensive Pilot Powers, so they can't be that bad, can they? I got pretty good mileage ouit of them, too.These tires get bad mouthed a lot, but I was extremely impressed with their stability and grip, especially in wet conditions. I'm running Pirellis now. Don't know what I was thinking.
These were OEM on the '07 GTs. I think they were OEM on all '07s, but I'm not sure.OEM tires must have changed over time since my 06 has Pirelli Phantoms. Either better than the other? Pirellis are a lot pricier.
My Classics felt a little swishy on rain grooves, but not uncomfortably so. When I went to the installer to replace them with the Road 2s yesterday, I went over a bridge with rain grooves each way and really didn't notice the difference between the two tires. I imagine most if not all tires feel a little weird on rain grooves.I have the Phantom's OEM, on an '09 Sport 1000. The zig-zag pattern follows the rain grooves that cause a faint wobble that almost feels like the front tire is flat. Once off the grooves, all is well. (I check tire pressure pre-ride, never low.) Read threads how this happens with the Pirelli tread pattern.
Do the Michelin Pilot Classic have the same problem? Looking to switch to BT016 or CT2 just to lose the wobble, but will miss the classic tread that fit the look well on the bike. The M P C looks to be "better handling" than Phantom & "better looking" than 016 or CT2
Are the Michelins better or equally OK?
That's a very good point..If you bought a set of Pilot Classics how old would the rubber be? I think three year old rubber is getting close to the limit for useful tires.