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Old 06-20-2011, 07:54 PM   #1
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I,ve heard the Metzler is softer than the Dunlop and wears faster, Is this true ,what about Avon and Pirelli ?Who has experiences with these on the 240 rear?
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:16 PM   #2
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I've run Dunlop, Metzeler, & now Pirelli. I prefer Pirelli's grip & performance over the other two, with Dunlop being the lowest performer for handling. Longevity goes to Dunlop IMHO, but grip and handling are more important to me than life cycle.
That being said, 5k miles on the Pirellis and they still look like they have another 5k or more in them

pop over to the suspension section of this forum and you will find at least 200 threads regarding this same question
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:43 PM   #3
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I've got 11k on my Metzler 880's. I am getting another set, of the same, this week!
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:46 PM   #4
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My brother runs some weird style cruiser tire from Michelin that gives him 20,000 miles from the rear.The compound is so hard I have to keep the bike straight up and counter steer around corners so it doesn't slip out from me.
I get about 11.000 miles out of the 240's on the ass end of my 03 V-Rod and about 2000 miles on the 260's on the X.The difference is in the way I ride.
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:32 PM   #5
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IF I had two bikes, I could see using one strictly for my long commutes/highway runs and using hard tires, while keeping the other bike set up for handling.
Even then I just don't like compromising handling quite that much.
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:31 AM   #6
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I get 15-18k (rear) on Cobras. I got 30k+ on the front. I had to replace it due to age, not wear.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:55 AM   #7
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I have Metzelers on my 03 and have gotten about 12k. I am ordering the same this winter to put on before next season. They have performed well for me and they consistently have good reviews on most sites I've checked as well.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:40 AM   #8
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The Metzler 880's are traditionally a harder compound tire. Thats why the cruiser/touring guys like'm,cause they tend to last longer. The Michelin mentioned is the Scorcher I believe(no experience with it). Avons are good for grip and so so on tread life. Dunlops wear fast and are picky about running proper pressures. No experience with Pirelli's . I for one would rather have something a little on the sticky side to grip the road on accel and turns. JMO-------Ken
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:20 PM   #9
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Michelin Scorcher sizes:

Front 100/90-19 57H
130/90B16 73H

Rear: 150/80B16 77 H
160/70B17 73 V

Some interesting comments on the Avons:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:41 PM   #10
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2012 HD parts catalog lists Michelin Scorchers in sizes 120/70ZR19 front and 240/40ZR18 rear for Vrods. No 180 or 200 offered in Scorcher.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:55 PM   #11
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Just switch from Dunlop to Metezlers after going thru two rear and one front in a year but I do put about 100 miles per day.
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Scorcher Prices?

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Michelin Scorcher sizes:

Front 100/90-19 57H
130/90B16 73H

Rear: 150/80B16 77 H
160/70B17 73 V

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I've heard rumors that these don't wear and tear for 10,000 miles...what are catalog prices?
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:37 PM   #13
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I've heard rumors that these don't wear and tear for 10,000 miles...what are catalog prices?
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Those are the new Scorcher "31" tires. The fitment for our Vrods are the Scorcher "11" series(the 240mm rears and 120 fronts).
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:25 PM   #14
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Those are the new Scorcher "31" tires. The fitment for our Vrods are the Scorcher "11" series(the 240mm rears and 120 fronts).
I just had the Michellin SCrochers mounted on my bike. Too soon to provide any feedback. Also winter here in Colorado, so it will be a while.
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I have ridden about 5K miles since my last post on this tire thread. The Michellin Scorchers have handled well this riding season in varying riding conditions (including rain), and are also wearing well.
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