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Tire (Tyre) Selection

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by SgtUSAF80, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. SgtUSAF80

    SgtUSAF80

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    It's time to replace the original, 5 year old tires on my 2013 SE. I'm probably going to stick with Dunlop, except I'll be opting for the Roadsmart 3's this time. It should be a better overall tire for the riding and the roads in Northern California. However, when using the bike/tire match feature on the Dunlop site, they do not recommend the Roadsmart tire for a Norton, only the Sportmax Q3+ and the GPR 300. Anybody have any ideas why that would be?
     
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  2. ntst8

    ntst8 VIP MEMBER

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    Probably just nearest what the original spec was ex factory? Mine had Sportmax or some such on it.
    I've just fitted Pilot Road 5's, they have worked well so far and are more than enough tyre for me. I don't see that Roadsmarts would be any less suitable.
     
  3. Raphi

    Raphi

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    Metzeler Sportec M7 RR
    is what I have for the moment...
     
  4. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

    BLIGHTYBRIT/SF VIP MEMBER

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    F262B7BB-592B-4981-9A27-B4F3973A56BA.jpeg Mmm, well I got a pair of Roadsmart 3 ,s Was informed by a Dunlop guy at bike show that they would be harder wearing than the Roadsmart 2,s & better in the wet with more grip , had them fitted back end of last year, not had chance to go far atm ,First MOT on bike today so here the bike on way back after a light english drizzle in rain( zoom in for the Roadsmart s
     
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  5. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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    C966E4E2-9878-475F-8BB4-776677E846F3.jpeg The old Dunlop Roadsmart 2 had done approx 9/10,000 miles
     
  6. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

    BLIGHTYBRIT/SF VIP MEMBER

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    AA209729-DA63-47D1-A424-C005F5B76B11.jpeg So hoping this black circle does more than the last one
     
  7. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

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    Blimey, 10,000 miles out of a modern bike tyre is bloody good!

    And you want MORE...!?
     
  8. ntst8

    ntst8 VIP MEMBER

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    Hells bells, only 3500 miles from the Sportmax’s on mine!!
     
  9. 2cups

    2cups

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    Just having both my SportMax replaced at 5250 miles !!
     
  10. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

    BLIGHTYBRIT/SF VIP MEMBER

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    My oringinal sportmax Dunlop’s we’re replaced ataround 5,500 miles for the Roadsmart 2,s
     
  11. TonyA

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    I am running a Bridgestone BT030 . I doubt I will get anywhere near 10K .Maybe 7-8 K ?
     
  12. Raphi

    Raphi

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    Bridgestone Battlax S20 Hypersport Evo before the Metzeler.
    OEM Dunlop were changed after only 3k
    Bridgestone Battlax BT023 Sport Touring did hold about 6k
     
  13. Britfan60

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    The original Dunlop Sportmax was great. Rear tire was done mid 7K. Running the Bridgestone Battlemax now. They're ok, but felt more confident in the tight turns with the Dunlop.
     
  14. Stephen_Spencer

    Stephen_Spencer VIP MEMBER

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    Michelin Power RS - Super Sticky as long as you don't really care how long they last!!!
     
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