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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: IDR on January 31, 2007, 10:04:50 am

Title: Tyres
Post by: IDR on January 31, 2007, 10:04:50 am
So, now that I've got your attention, the tyre in question is of a size that might be foreign to this forum - it's a 180/55ZR17, and being the Bridgestone convert that I am, I was wondering, from those in the know, whether a Michelin Pilot Power would do the business?  I currently have a Bridgestone Battlax BT014 on, but I feel that it is a little soft for the daily commute, so I'd go for a BT020 rather, but I can't find any anywhere...

So, any opinions?
Title: Tyres
Post by: SuperJuice on January 31, 2007, 10:07:56 am
I recall seeing 020's in the size at Full Throttle in Edenvale. (011) 452-2397/7716
Title: Tyres
Post by: CrazyPorra on January 31, 2007, 11:07:40 am
S#it tyre in the rain(puddles) the 020 and it don't really last much longer, very impressed with the Michelin Power sport i think they called.
Title: Tyres
Post by: buzzlightyear on January 31, 2007, 11:11:59 am
My first thought was "How the hell are you going to fit a 180 inside the KLE swingarm?", but then I realised you're probably talking about a roadbike.

Not much useful info from me I'm afaid. :roll:
Title: Tyres
Post by: IDR on January 31, 2007, 11:40:06 am
I actually have quite a lot of respect for the BT020s, always used them on my Triumph Sprint RS, and always pretty sure-footed, rain or shine, plus got about 10 000 km out of a rear!

I think I'll settle for Michelin Pilot Road though, Motorcycle Toy Store in Centurion (3 blocks from my office) have a special on for a front and rear at R 1450 fitted!  :D