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Old 09-18-2018, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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New tires recommendation

It's time for new tires for my 2014 CBR500R and God has sent me a clear sign of this via a nail in the rear.

I was shopping and reading reviews and like what I'm hearing about the Michelin Road 5. RevZilla has the best prices I could find.

Any thoughts or recommendations are helpful. I live near Seattle and ride a ton on the weekends and commute to work when the weather is nice. I try to not ride in the rain. It's just not fun and drivers really suck here.

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Old 09-18-2018, 04:58 PM
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Living in Seattle and not riding in the rain? So you have a good 58 riding days a year? Sorry, pun intended.
I've only heard goid things about the Michekim Road 5. The predecessor dual compound PR4 was already a great tire, and the 5 is not worst either.
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I have MPR4s. Good tyres wet and dry. Lasted over 20,000km.


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Old 09-19-2018, 09:33 AM
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Dunlop roadsmart 3 are pretty good wet or dry.
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Haha totally. Technically I get 58.99 days haha.
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Living in Seattle and not riding in the rain? So you have a good 58 riding days a year? Sorry, pun intended.
I've only heard goid things about the Michekim Road 5. The predecessor dual compound PR4 was already a great tire, and the 5 is not worst either.
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Awesome. Yeah I would certainly rather spend a few extra bucks up front for tires that last. Thanks for the feedback
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I have MPR4s. Good tyres wet and dry. Lasted over 20,000km.


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I am not the only one on this forum who has been pleased with Bridgestone Battleaxe 023s. They are very reasonably priced. I have only put 2500 miles on them so far, but they handle great & other Bridgestone tires I have used in the past lasted quite well. I got 10000 miles out of the stock Dunlops by the way.

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I just put a set of Michelin Pilot Road 2's on my Bandit 1250. Like them a lot, the 4's and 5's are supposed to be better in the rain though.

I'd like to have a bad day, just to see what it feels like.
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I am not the only one on this forum who has been pleased with Bridgestone Battleaxe 023s. They are very reasonably priced. I have only put 2500 miles on them so far, but they handle great & other Bridgestone tires I have used in the past lasted quite well. I got 10000 miles out of the stock Dunlops by the way.
I'll second that. The BT-023 is my #1 top pick for best value for all season all weather tires.

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I recently needed a rear on my R. I thought I might get the latest Pilot Road. But they are sure spendy!

I surfed over to RevZilla and looked around, Pirelli Angel ST were on sale for $50 less. It is a fantastic tire, and the reviews support that.

It's better in every way than the OEM Dunlop "Sportmax".
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