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Hi. what Tires are you guys running that look true to the bike and work well for mostly street use? Dont track it much at all. I currently have Michelin Sport Classics that look great on the SC with low mileage but are 12 years old....so im thinking its time to upgrade.
 

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Hi. what Tires are you guys running that look true to the bike and work well for mostly street use? Dont track it much at all. I currently have Michelin Sport Classics that look great on the SC with low mileage but are 12 years old....so im thinking its time to upgrade.
I wouldn't say they look true to the bike or not but I have Dunlop Q3's on my 1000s at the moment. Love them and will be replacing the Phantoms (not the originals) on my PS with the new Q3+ tires. May not be what "look" you are going for but I really like the way the handle.
 

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I currently have the Bridgestone Battlax tires on my Sport1000 and they seem to work great. I don't pay attention to the "look" as much as the "feel" and how well it keeps contact with the pavement but nonetheless they look decent. I believe knobbies are the rave now on custom bikes, without front mudguard of course =)
 

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I don't pay attention to the "look" as much as the "feel" and how well it keeps contact with the pavement but nonetheless they look decent. I believe knobbies are the rave now on custom bikes, without front mudguard of course =)
Hi. what Tires are you guys running that look true to the bike and work well for mostly street use? Dont track it much at all. I currently have Michelin Sport Classics that look great on the SC with low mileage but are 12 years old....so im thinking its time to upgrade.
+1 in focusing on feeling and handling.

My original phantoms are shelved. The only scenario in which I would re-install them would be a museum setting.
 

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I'm happy with the Pirelli Angel GTs I put on to replace the original Phantoms. Not sure how they would work out as an 'occasional' track tire.
 

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I run Rosso Corsas on my classic. It's a fairly aggressive tire so good for twisties/Canyon riding but too fancy for just city. Milage is OK but definitely on the shorter end of the spectrum compared to what's out there. weirdly, I'm super impressed with the Pirelli Trail II tires that came on my KTM and I may just put some of these on my classic. It will be a fun look while more durable than the RCs with almost the same amount of grip...

I run Q3s on my 999 and also love those tires.
 

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I run Angel GT's on my GT1000 for touring.

Prior to the Angel GT's I ran Michelin Pilot Road 4's which last for ages, but the Angel GT's feel better through the twisties and are also known for pretty good longevity.
 

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Hi. what Tires are you guys running that look true to the bike and work well for mostly street use? Dont track it much at all. I currently have Michelin Sport Classics that look great on the SC with low mileage but are 12 years old....so im thinking its time to upgrade.
12 year old tires? :surprise:
 

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Recently switched from Michelin Pilot Road 3's to Pirelli Diablo Rosso's.

I am no racer, but was stunned at the difference when it came time to play in the twisties.

Was in the Ozarks in NW Arkansas and felt like I was riding a reborn motorbike.
 

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Was in the Ozarks in NW Arkansas....
The Ozarks in southern MO and northern AR are an awesome area to ride. Miles of mountainous twisties perfectly suited to the torque delivery and engine braking of an air cooled Duc engine, very little traffic, few LEO's, ethanol free fuel readily available and mostly well maintained roads. Wish I didn't have to ride 6 hours of flat boring Interstate to get there. There are many giggle inside your helmet roads there.

Actually on second thought the area sucks. You shouldn't even consider a trip to the Ozarks...
 
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I’m running the Michelin power rs tires and love them. Really stable and grippy on the outer part of the tires for turns and the inner part of the tire is a little harder for the straight line riding. I recommend them highly.
 

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Actually, none of the so-called retro tyres look anything like the rubber of the 60s and 70s. Neither do the wheel sizes. So forget about the look and go for safety and performance. I'm on my second set of Metzeler M7 RRs. Very grippy and confidence-inspiring, they last me about 11k kms (7k miles).
 

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I switched back to the Pirelli Phantoms, with no regrets. Ordering online it took some hassle (order, return) to get some with a recent build date, but no issues otherwise.
 
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