New tires.... - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Suspension and Tire Tech For all discussions related to your suspension and tire set-ups.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 Old 02-18-2019, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
Junior Trooper
Rob58365's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Kosovo (originally from USA)
Posts: 3
Send a message via Skype™ to Rob58365
New tires....

Looking for a solid road tire...?! Any thoughts???? I don’t do a lot of ‘off-road’; bike used for commute n weekend rides to the beach/mountains. Advice appreciated
Rob58365 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 14 Old 02-18-2019, 05:39 AM
Griff2's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Co Wicklow Ireland
Posts: 248
Michelin Road 5 Trails.

Its never too late to have a happy childhood
Griff2 is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 02-18-2019, 06:03 AM
Moderating in moderation
Vindex1963's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Phoenix AZ
Posts: 621
Bridgestone T31.

My thread. CLICK

2015 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 bought new 4/26/17
2015 Victory Cross Country bought new 7/11/15 (dyno tuned 118hp 116tq)
If it's not broken, make it better
My take on oil: Name brand, wet clutch compatible.....BAM good to go.
Vindex1963 is offline  
post #4 of 14 Old 02-18-2019, 06:12 AM
Mike Ford's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 196
Battlax Adventure A40, good in the wet, wears well, confidence inspiring and can handle reasonably a dirt road.
Mike Ford is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 02-18-2019, 08:24 AM
GreyMotion's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: NE Indiana
Posts: 94
Pirelli Scorpion Trail II
GreyMotion is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 02-18-2019, 08:35 AM
VSrider's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia Beach, Va. USA
Posts: 1,899
Metzeller Tourance Next. Awesome on the road and okay for light duty off roading. 10K miles plus on the rear, 18K miles plus on the front.

VSrider is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 02-18-2019, 08:50 AM
PerazziMx14's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 1,464
Tires are a personal choice and what works for some doesn't work for others. Any modern tire that fits your wheels will be fine. Also from looking at your location Kosovo I have no idea what's available too you.

Do you have budget constraints or prefer one brand over another?
notacop, Spec and eff like this.
PerazziMx14 is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 02-19-2019, 09:51 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pasadna area
Posts: 13,571
If Shinko is available in the area, they have a street tread, the 712. If it is anything like the 705's it a good inexpensive alternate.
Spec and DonOhio45813 like this.
notacop is online now  
post #9 of 14 Old 02-19-2019, 10:38 PM
branthopolis's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Atlanta-ish...
Posts: 258
The Bridgestone Battlewings (BW-501 & 502) that come stock on the DL1000 give great road performance, very good durability, and are relatively inexpensive.. They'll even take you down the random dry dirt/gravel road with little fuss if you need to..
om28, Hank122 and Null 13 like this.


2015 DL1000A
2005 YZ250
branthopolis is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 02-19-2019, 10:39 PM
Null 13's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 1,049
Depends heavily on your location. Prices on tires vary. The T31s are pretty much the cheapest in dollars for good performance here, so that played a huge part in my selection.

If i wanted long lasting tires that allow occasional peg dragging, i'd be perfectly happy with battlewings.

No way i'm going to dish 100$ more per tire for a brand name and an empty promise of 20000+ kms, at least, never again lol.
Vindex1963 likes this.

2014 VStrom 1000 Adv SE, because army bikes are more adv
Null 13 is offline  
Sponsored Links

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What would you do? Replace these tires in 100 miles; or 662 miles? arooni V-Strom Service and Maintenance Questions and Discussions 23 09-11-2011 04:29 PM
Thoughts on car tires for bikes Scott E. Bonds V-Strom Service and Maintenance Questions and Discussions 17 07-09-2011 11:39 AM
Tourance tires mounted, change in handling stevet General V-Strom Discussion 15 07-02-2008 03:16 PM
Talking About TKC Tires Black Lab General V-Strom Discussion 3 05-08-2008 10:13 PM

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