As I have mentioned before I do not like the Road-5 Profile, it seems to suit some people and not others, grip good wet or dry, but that sharp ridge as it drops from mid lean to full lean gives me the willies as I go through it, and if you end up leaned over just enough to be right on that step it feels awful.I struggled to get 3K out of a rear 01 on my 1190. Good tyre though, grippy with a velvet ride quality.
Using Road 5s at the moment. My usuals are Conti Road Attack 3s but the PR5s have a sportier profile, which I like. Prefer the compound of the Contis though. Grippier, more feedback and a more planted feel especially at the front.
Once got 5K out of a pair of RA3s but 4 is more usual. Just about getting 4K out of the PR5s.
I agree. I wouldn't ever expect anything above 2000 miles from a rear tyre on any litre+ sports bike or supernaked. You buy those bikes for their performance pure and simple and you can't have your cake and eat it.Everyone is different tyres are a prime example? When I was poorly I wasn’t riding that hard on my Tuono Factory v twin and got over 5000 miles out of them. Now I’m well and have a 1290r and have just had 01’s fitted. They are a brilliant tyre imo but will have to see what mileage I get? I don’t understand why people complain about mileage on this bike when you consider the power and torque available?
How easily do they turn?Well I had the Roadtech 01’s mark2, they have a different tread pattern on the front and the rear tread is much deeper I got 4,500 miles out of them on my Tuono and they still had some life left in them. For me they are the best sport touring tyre out there. I have no chicken strips on my bike and never had a moment wet or dry and my mate has just had them fitted to his s1000 r sport. We run them at 34 psi front and 38 psi at the rear which gives a nice plush ride. Hope this info helps?
+1, I can do 3,000 miles in a weeks trip, and about 4,000 in a fortnight (we chill out more when we have more time) had almost back-to-back 10 trips to the Pyrenees and Alps last year, tyres that lasted 2k would of meant a change mid-trip on both trips plus a change between trips - 3 sets of tyres....I only count the miles on my 1190 because while it's still a seriously rapid bike that isn't scared to hustle with anything, I tour on it and I like to put it through its paces will I'm doing it, so performance and mileage are more of a balancing act. And choice is limited by rim size.