I had excellent performance from a Bridgestone BT 020 on my ST1300. I'm wondering if a 160/70 R17 profile BT 020 can be fitted to a Vstrom 650 rear rim in place of the 150/70 R17 OEM tire?
I've read in numerous postings that the Metzler 170/60R17 ME880 was a popular tire swap with V-strom high mileage riders. I may give them a try on mine. I ran 130s on my 1982 Honda GL500I Silverwing for years. They handle very well and are very good in the rain. I still rode conservatively in the rain because you never know when you will run across a streak of oil or transmission fluid under the rain.I was running a 170/60R17 ME880 on the rear of my WEE and that was not a problem at all. It handled fine and those tires wear real slow. Not sure how good they are when wet, I took it easer in the rain. I was running a Tourance in the front.