What's the best bang for your buck tires these days
Hi folks, been a while since I was on the forum being winter and all. Been riding a decent bit this spring but just noticed it's May and I'm coming up on needing an inspection sticker which will almost certainly require new tires (at least a rear).
Last year I knew I'd probably need tires this spring and was planning on spending more than I probably should for some Pilot Road 4 tires for street duty. I have a 2nd set of wheels I'm getting some cheap knobbies for but that's lower priority than my street tires.
Today, cash is a bit tighter than I anticipated after I missed an expected bonus this spring, taxes and insurance bills came in, and some unexpected car repairs drained my bank account... This really got me thinking that maybe the Pilot Road tires were a bit overkill for a Vstrom, but just now I read the Pilot Road 5 review a bit further down in this forum and I'm flip flopping on how I feel since the review was quite positive. Leads me back to why I picked the 4's when I was shopping last summer.
So what's the general consensus out there these days for the best bang for your buck street tire for our bikes?
I know you get what you pay for most of the time, but is there a tire that seems to punch above it's price point?
I was looking at the T30 EVOs for $300, but for $100 more I could have the Road 5 Trail tires which definitely seem to perform better based on that Road 5 review thread I mentioned...
Trying to keep the budget down but I could shift funds around a bit to make the Road 5's happen if the consensus is those are the best option.