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    New versions tires - Michelin and Continental
    on: Mar 08, 2018, 09.44 pm
    Mar 08, 2018, 09.44 pm
    Time to start research on a new set of treads for the TTSE.  Was looking at the new Michelin Pilot Road 5 and the Continental Road Attack 3 to start, just because I've had good luck with previous versions of these tires on other bikes.

    I know several have given recommendations on the Pilot Road 4 GT tires but do not see a GT version of the PR5 anywhere.  Same with the heavier version of the Conti RA3 tires.

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    Re: New versions tires - Michelin and Continental
    Reply #1 on: Mar 08, 2018, 09.51 pm
    Mar 08, 2018, 09.51 pm
    I have been told by my tyre man that a GT version of the rp5 is not available yet. That's why you cant' find it. I will ask him when I see him when its being launched. I may end up with another set of RP4's  :015:
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    Re: New versions tires - Michelin and Continental
    Reply #2 on: Mar 08, 2018, 10.21 pm
    Mar 08, 2018, 10.21 pm
    The Perrelli Angel GTs have always been great for me.  Long lasting.  Pretty sticky.  Grooved well for rain.  I have them on two bikes. Good Luck!
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    Re: New versions tires - Michelin and Continental
    Reply #3 on: Mar 09, 2018, 04.00 am
    Mar 09, 2018, 04.00 am
    Part of me is tempted to try the Darkside for my next rear...

    Controversial, yes, to say the least.  Can always go back.  Had a lot of experience with it on my last bike.

    Debating.  I probably have 4-5k left in this second Angel.
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    Re: New versions tires - Michelin and Continental
    Reply #4 on: Mar 09, 2018, 12.53 pm
    Mar 09, 2018, 12.53 pm
    I tried the Dunlop Road 3s and like them so far.  Have about 5000 on them with zero visible wear.  Not a lot of miles but even when you run your hand over them you do not feel any irregularities.  Rode a few hundred miles in the rain last year and they felt very stable.

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    Re: New versions tires - Michelin and Continental
    Reply #5 on: Mar 09, 2018, 01.49 pm
    Mar 09, 2018, 01.49 pm
    *Originally Posted by rpeters549 [+]
    Part of me is tempted to try the Darkside for my next rear...

    Controversial, yes, to say the least.  Can always go back.  Had a lot of experience with it on my last bike.

    Debating.  I probably have 4-5k left in this second Angel.

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    Re: New versions tires - Michelin and Continental
    Reply #6 on: Mar 09, 2018, 02.04 pm
    Mar 09, 2018, 02.04 pm
    *Originally Posted by tdragger [+]
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    Re: New versions tires - Michelin and Continental
    Reply #7 on: Mar 09, 2018, 03.33 pm
    Mar 09, 2018, 03.33 pm
    Both Dunlop and Bridgestone have rebates going on right now.

    https://www.dunlopmotorcycletires.com/rebate/spring-rebate/

    https://bridgestonerewards.com/FindRewards

    Tire choice depends somewhat on the type of riding you do most.  I don't particularly like the heavily siped tires, especially on the shoulders.  If I get caught in the wet, knee dragging performance riding is the last thing on my mind.
    Converto, ergo sum.       '15 300RR, '15 250XCF-W, '14 K1600GT, '12 VFR1200, '05 GSXR600 (track).