New Tires for 2006 Suzuki V-Strom 650DL - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011 DL650 from 2004-2006 (K4-K6) and DL650 or DL650A from 2007-2011 (K7-L1)

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 Old 07-23-2019, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
Junior Trooper
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 2
Lightbulb New Tires for 2006 Suzuki V-Strom 650DL

Hey everyone,

I am looking for advice on which rear tire to get for my bike. Currently, I ride on Bridgestone Trail Wing TW 152 Radial F which lasted about 6K miles but now I am wondering if I should try Battle Wing instead or stick with the same I have. Can anyone explain in simple terms the difference between the Trail Wing and the Battle Wing?
To give you an idea what I am looking for:

- I ride 99% of the time on paved roads/highways - no desire to ride on dirt roads unless it's the only way to get to campgrounds
- I tend to scratch my footpegs every now and then on twisty California roads
- I look for a tire that performs well in high speeds, holds well on curvy roads and lasts at least 6K-7K
- No more than $200 please :-)

I got the Battle Wing 501 front tire a year or so ago but haven't put it on the bike yet as my current Dunlop Trailmax still has about 1K miles to go- it's been there for the last 15K miles (at least).
Also, I am confused which type I should choose - Revzilla recommends either J or D for Suzuki DL1000 2014 ... it doesn't say anything about older DL650.
If you happen to know of any other tire that I should consider buying please let me know.

I appreciate your feedback!

Viktor01 is offline  
Sponsored Links

battle wing , dl650 , tires , trail wing

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome