Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hereford, England, , United Kingdom
I know it ounds crazy after reading other tyre threads here but, I've been conducting an experiment where I've been running a Motorcycle trye on the rear of my motorcycles. It's early days yet- 36 years and 300,000 miles- but the results so far are quite promising.
I can report smooth ride with predictable turn. Excellent braking (though under severe braking the front tyre does most of that-as the weight is thrown forward).
Wet weather grip is good too
Tyres last about 15-17K miles, before they start to flatten off- which obviously starts to compromise the handling. Strangely enough, each new generation of tyres seems better than the last- which is odd as I was told they haven't changed the design at all in 30 years!
An added benefit is that I don't need to worry about the fit. I just buy the size recommended by the Bike manufacturer and they go traight on. I just wondered if anyone else had considered doing this...Steve