decent tires for autumn/winter

Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by sveedy, Aug 19, 2015.

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  1. sveedy

    sveedy New Member

    Aug 19, 2015
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    Hi Guys

    just got myself a 2012 speed triple and the rear is getting quite square...any suggestions for decent all year tires that can cope with cold and damp roads?
     
  2. DaveTheSuperVillain

    DaveTheSuperVillain Active Member

    Jun 19, 2015
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    Still not got my hands on mine yet (13 days to go), so can't speak for the Triple itself but for my current bike (Yamaha XJ6) the best year round tyre I found in just over 5 years was the Pirelli Angel's which I think have since been slightly updated.

    Looking forward to see what the experienced folk say on this one, as I use my bike all year round (pretty much everything but snow)......so will deffo keep an eye on this one!
     
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  3. 711jrp

    711jrp Active Member

    Apr 15, 2015
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    Had pilot road 3s on my last speedy and pilot road 4s on my current R, great tires in the wet, very confidence inspiring.
     
  4. cafecruzin

    cafecruzin Member

    Sep 1, 2014
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    have used pr 3s and pirelli angel GT . both exceptionally good. my preference is the pirelli
     
  5. JayJay

    JayJay Member

    Jul 21, 2015
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    +1 for the pilot road 4's. I've got the GT's on
     
  6. Havit

    Havit Admin
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    Jul 17, 2015
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    image.jpg I have always found the metzeler sportec m5 good in all weather.
     
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  7. sveedy

    sveedy New Member

    Aug 19, 2015
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    thanks guys. current boots are bridgestone 16s. i never got on with bridgestones on my last bike so will compare prices of the above suggestions.
     
  8. DaveTheSuperVillain

    DaveTheSuperVillain Active Member

    Jun 19, 2015
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    Looks like there are two sure fire winners then! :0)
     
  9. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Crème de la Crème

    Dec 2, 2014
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    My experience is with the Metzeler M5's, but since getting a puncture this morning, and only 1mm left of usable tread left I have ordered the Metzeler Z8's.
    I found a pair on Ebay through a dealer selling the pair for £150 delivered next working day. They were molded in 2011, but I don't have an issue with that.
    I understand the M5 to be sportier, and the Z8 to be more touring orientated, but both have got glowing reviews.
    The sizing on my 2010 Speedie is 180/55ZR17 rear and 120/70 ZR17
     
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  10. mr.h

    mr.h Senior Member

    May 29, 2013
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    • PR3's for me..
     
  11. bigbrownepaul

    bigbrownepaul New Member

    Aug 12, 2015
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    +1 on the Pilot Road 3's
     
  12. sveedy

    sveedy New Member

    Aug 19, 2015
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    thanks again guys, i went for the michelin pilot road 4s in the end. they are feeling great and have been very well tested with the wet weather of the last couple of weeks!
     
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  13. JayJay

    JayJay Member

    Jul 21, 2015
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    Good choice, so much grip and they give you loads of confidence.
     
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