Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Wagga Wagga NSW, , Australia
I just wanted to give some tyre feedback that might interest wingers in Australia.
My '96 Aspey has just clocked over 200K klms. I bought the bike 12 months ago and had been very happy with the Michelin Hi Tours that came on the bike. They were in need of replacement, so I thought I would stick with what I had gotten comfortable with.
Bugger, Michelin don't make them any more. I scoured this site to get an idea of what I should buy, knowing that I was looking at about $600AU. From my reading, I soon determined that a bikers preference for tyres is like his preference for women, very individual and personal.
I decided to take a gamble and purchased Michelin's replacement tyre, the Pilot GT.
I just completed a 1000 klm ride over this last weekend and couldn't be happier. I did a lot of the trip through mountain terrain and after taking it easy early, I started to get a bit more adventurous. I found the bike handled faultlessly all trip with no wobbles or other bad behaviour. The tyre performed very well. It didn't rain so I couldn't test them in the wet. But that doesn't worry me much, cause I tend to ride very cautiously in corners when it rains.
Have a great riding summer down under and ride safe.
To walk is human. To ride is divine.
David P. 1996 GL1500 Aspencade.