My mates got the road 5's on his vstrom 1000 and he is mental on it even on damp roads this time of year, keeps grinding bits of the gear shift linkage.There are few if any tyres that aren’t shitty when cold and damp surely?
Depends what I'm doing and based on the OEM Metzelers measured with cold tyres:Hi Mark, Hope your well. What pressures do you run ?
Get yourself on a road bike only track day and you’ll get rid of those strips...As I say I’ve no real reason to change from the standard rubber, just wanted to try something else ( I’m never going to get full potential form the bike or a tyre so it’s nkt like I’m deluding myself into becoming a riding god or anything like that ). Just fell like trying something else when I get the chance to and it’ll soon be time to do so. If it ends up being a bad choice then I’d be more than happy to put another set of the M7RR back on it. I’ve still got 1-1.5” chicken strips on the tyres as it is so it’s hardly like I ride quickly or anything.
Some are a lot better than others. The RS's are very poor at dispersing water. They've got no sipes at all and according to Michelin rely on some magic chemical formulation that allows rubber to stick to water... Yeah right. They're a dry weather tyre.There are few if any tyres that aren’t shitty when cold and damp surely?
Interesting and for sure the front can feel ‘wooden’ sometimes when you’re leaning on it, but I’ve never felt it move and figure it could be me hanging off or on too hard...Both great tyres but if you like M7s, well worth trying the RA 3s. Definitely not a budget tyre and suit the SUperduke really well.
That’s why the road bike days are so popular as they’re less intense. The SDR is bloody ace round Cadwell..It does appeal, apart from the costs involved if I go sliding along.... I learned how expensive bikes can be to repair the hard way. Shame really as Cadwell is only half an hour or so up the road