It's at 39 psi cold.Think I would change that tire before separation occurs. Hard to tell by the picture but sure doesn't look good. What kind of air pressure are you running?
Will surely do so....It almost looks like a car tire in the picture. It also looks like the cords are showing through. Tires are a personal preference but I would definetly get another one. Take it back to where you bought it from and complain. Might get you some money off on a new tire or maybe it will be deemed defective and won't cost you anything.
Right now I'm running Pirelli M66. They work well but seem to be wearing poorly. Real sticky though.
Yep! I had the same issue. Rubbing on the brake arm. 45 PSI cured it.Speaking from the point of riding an 1100 for 4 yrs ,I would give a good look under there and see if the brake torque arm is rubbing the tire . The 1200 may be set up different from the 1100 though.