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    Brands of Tires
    on: Oct 05, 2017, 12.59 pm
    Oct 05, 2017, 12.59 pm
    Honestly, I have not heard of the brand of tires on my new TTSE (Pirelli Angel) ; however, obviously Triumph recommends these or would not have put them on the bike.  I have only heard of one other tire recommended by Triumph in the owner's manual and that was Dunlop.  Never heard of Metzler Roadtec.  Anyways, I was curious as to what tires you all like to use and what gives you the best ride and mileage.  I always thought Michelins were good tires?  Are the brands recommended due to Triumph being a British Corp? Just wanted to be in the know.

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    Re: Brands of Tires
    Reply #1 on: Oct 05, 2017, 03.03 pm
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    I got 10,000 miles on the stock tires (the ST's) and just replaced them with the Michelin PR4 GT's.  I don't have a lot of miles on the new tires yet but they handle very nice I think.

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    Re: Brands of Tires
    Reply #2 on: Oct 05, 2017, 08.23 pm
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    All the brands you mentioned make good tires.  Bridgestone is the only major company whose tires I absolutely don't like, but many others do.  Metzeler and Pirelli are my favorites, with a slight nod to Metzeler for mileage.   

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    Re: Brands of Tires
    Reply #3 on: Oct 05, 2017, 09.33 pm
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    *Originally Posted by smash [+]
    All the brands you mentioned make good tires.  Bridgestone is the only major company whose tires I absolutely don't like, but many others do.  Metzeler and Pirelli are my favorites, with a slight nod to Metzeler for mileage.

    I Agree. I have tried BStones a few times and have never come away happy.  I have had good luck with Michelins, and would consider Pilot Road 4s as my next set. But I am leaning towards Metz Z8s. The only caveat with them is that you need to understand that when they are done, they end quickly! Other than that they are fantastic.
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    Re: Brands of Tires
    Reply #4 on: Oct 06, 2017, 03.09 am
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    It looks like I can't go wrong on the major brands except Bridgestones which I run on my cages with no problems. They are produced I believe by Firestone.  I am uncertain who actually manufactures the tire.  I certainly won't buy them for my Trophy based on your gentlemens comments.  First, I have to ride enough miles on my Pirelli's to get another set of tires.   :125:  Since I am from the U.S. I would probably try the Michelins first just to be patriotic. I really appreciate all the input and heads up on what is good out there.  For a real newbie rider (just started riding after about a 35 year hiatus) I am trying to research all the good stuff to put on my Trophy.

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    Re: Brands of Tires
    Reply #5 on: Oct 06, 2017, 04.16 am
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    The last set of Michelin Pilot Road 4s I installed were made in Spain.
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    Re: Brands of Tires
    Reply #6 on: Oct 06, 2017, 04.54 am
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    Hey Atrophy,

    Thanks for the education on where the Michelins are manufactured.  They are still a U.S. product in my eyes just like most of the household appliances I consider U.S. products are manufactured in Mexico by U.S. companies.  I would have guessed Michelin would have outsourced their product like most major U.S. companies have.  We get the benefit of a more reasonable price due to manufacturing costs being lower in other countries.  I consider Mercedes a German company but 4 brands of their vehicles are manufactured here in the U.S. The reverse is true for this car manufacturer selling their vehicles at a larger profit in Europe because of the devalued dollar compared to the Mark or Euro.

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    Re: Brands of Tires
    Reply #7 on: Oct 06, 2017, 05.14 am
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    Hey Atrophy,

    Thanks for the education on where the Michelins are manufactured. They are still a U.S. product in my eyes just like most of the household appliances I consider U.S. products are manufactured in Mexico by U.S. companies.  I would have guessed Michelin would have outsourced their product like most major U.S. companies have.  We get the benefit of a more reasonable price due to manufacturing costs being lower in other countries.  I consider Mercedes a German company but 4 brands of their vehicles are manufactured here in the U.S. The reverse is true for this car manufacturer selling their vehicles at a larger profit in Europe because of the devalued dollar compared to the Mark or Euro.

    Best Regards,
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    Michelin is, and always has been, a French company.