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 Post Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:17 pm 
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I currently have Michelin Pilot Road 3's on my bike. They were fitted 5 years ago :eek , have done 4000 miles and still look brand new. Must be due for replacement though, on age grounds.

At the time, I imagined that I would still ride all year round, in the cold and wet. But I don't, Hornet comes out only on warm dry days.

So, I want some tyres that will flatter my riding. I don't want anything that requires 'warming up', I want to be able to ride quickly round my local roundabouts ( sympathy for cold engine a given ) straight away.

Suggestions please ?

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 Post Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:38 pm 
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:)

I used nothing else since the Maxi's she came with wore out... been through several sets, love them.

Then... I purchased a 17" front wheel which came with a decent Mitch Pr2, so-decided to use it and match the rear to the front when the time came.

Otherwise i'd still be on Conti's :)

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 Post Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:48 pm 
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Thanks for that.

Just been reading the Michelin Road 5 reviews, tempting.

I've destroyed several sets of Michelin Primacies on my car, which is now on Michelin Cross Climates, which seem very good in all conditions. Car has only done 43000 miles, friends get a bit judgemental about how quickly I get through my car tyres :lol
For similar reasons, it's already on new brake disks, front and rear ....

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 Post Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:56 pm 
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I reckon you'l be sticking with Mitchelin :angel

Hopefully there'l be a few other suggestions... it's been a bit dead on here lately.

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 Post Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:11 pm 
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I've always liked the Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 - it's a 'sport touring' tire - soft edges for grip when you are cranked over and a harder compound in the centre for durability - they deliver more than enough feedback and grip in the twistier bits, don't take long to warm up and give very decent mileage. They have been around for a while and seem to get consistently good reviews.


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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:04 am 
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You should also consider the Battlax T31 - the have recieved very good reviews. I have been running on T30s and they warm up reasonably fast, and so far, I have let go before the tires.


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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:19 pm 
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Interesting about the Bridgestones.

After the hated Michelin Hi Sports that my Hornet came with, I fitted BT010s, on advice from this forum back in the day. I loved those tyres, got through 2 sets, then went to 014s, which I didn't like as much, seemed very stiff. I had a pair of sticky Avon tyres, which I wore out in 2k miles :eek , then back to 014 for a while before the Michelin Road 3, which did seem to give a plusher ride than the stiff 014s.

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