Our V2 came stock with BW501/502 and they are a VERY good road tyre (tire!) I had just traded our SV1000 running Pirelli Angel GTs, and riding the V2 fast on a very bumpy twisty road I reckon I was as fast as I could ever have been on the SV. My friend on a hot TLS1000 reckons he was at the limit (due to the bumps) basically I,m saying I have been riding the V2 like a sportsbike and the BW501/502 did not limit me. only scraping hard parts did!
On dirt roads they are acceptable but they do squirm around. I have trailwings atm and they are much better in the dirt (maybe I,m getting more comfortable in the dirt?) and I did a fastish ride on the weekend and I had no complaints about the trailwings.
If your 90%+ on sealed roads the BW are the pick
they are underated IMHO. AND they last for ages! We got 12,000 ks from the rear ,mostly 99% 2 up and many thousands of K,s with a shitload of luggage. I reckon the front would have done 18,000ks
FWIW if your tyre was plugged correctly I wouldnt be concerned about if loosing pressure unexpectedly, a rope plug for example isnt gonna just pop out. If/when you take that tyre off, have a look at the knot inside where the rope plug is
You,d be more likely to get another puncture than have the repair fail
Paul and Dixie and our V2
DL1000A 2015. SW-Motec crash bars and skid plate,Givi Airflo screen,Givi rear Hugger,Factory low seat,Barkbusters with Storm guards,Factory Tank Protector, Factory centre stand,RadGuard Radiator Guard,home made top box adaptor plate with poverty top box,Factory hard panniers,Zumo390LM,TKC70's,windshield lowered 50mm with custom mounting plates,motopressor tyre inflator,Virgins breath in the tyres,Barrett exhaust,AWESOME rider and pillion.