elite is the next tire up in the linebetter grade.but after reading the reviews?
Elite II's are dangerous - Jay Mahn from Florence, Az I purchased my Goldwing with brand new Elite II's on it. I just got back from a 5 state trip and all I have got to say is..They are coming off. They handled squirrel like on rain grooves and you could feel the tire loosing grip in turns. They are a dangerous tire as far as I am concerned. My riding partner had Michelin Commanders and had no problem at all. He had Elite II's prior to the Michelins and he said thats why he dumped them. I am losing these very quickly. Riding in rain was an experience to say the least. They are terrible. - Oct 05, 2009
not me i just copied the thread from the dunlop web site. there where several more. i have michalins on mine. but i did have a 404 on the rear of my harley and at about half tread it got a little squirrely on the rear also. so i run a different tire on them both now seem to getmuch better mileage from the michs. could have just got a bad tire but it did go quick.
i had the same trouble as wingle when i first bought my 87 aspy
replaced them with Metzler ME880's and never looked back,have about 6000 on them and they are showing minimal wear,when and if they wear out might try the shinko's that some people are talking about now,by that time some people may have worn out a set to get some realistic data