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post #1 of 5 Old 12-01-2013, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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Since I do not have any thoughts of taking my 2012 650 v-strom off road what street tire(s) do you suggest?

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-01-2013, 08:35 AM
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Michelin Pilot Road 3
#4 in the series is coming out soon. Michelin Pilot Roads are the only tires I've chosen to buy again.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s

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Originally Posted by mrpete64 View Post
Since I do not have any thoughts of taking my 2012 650 v-strom off road what street tire(s) do you suggest?
just what do you consider "road" and "off road"







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Another satisfied Michelin Pilot Road 3 rider here. I did some cornering training on a track in heavy rain, and the PR3 felt like they were on rails--steady and secure.

The Pilot Road 4 sounds interesting. I don't know why they developed the improved tire so soon after the PR3. The GT version is a stouter carcass for heavier bikes and will be standard on the BMW R 1200 RT. The Trail version again sounds like it hits the sweet spot for our bikes for on-pavement riders (and my PR3s are OK on firm gravel).

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