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    Flavor of the Day - What Street Tirex
    on: August 08, 2023, 08:00:01 pm
    August 08, 2023, 08:00:01 pm
    Time to replace the Scorpions on my 950.

    Who's running what for street tires, and what kind of mileage are you getting?

    Have always liked Roadtec 01's, but am open to other options.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Flavor of the Day - What Street Tirex
    Reply #1 on: August 09, 2023, 04:10:08 am
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    I went fi Dunlop Roadsmart IV really like them bike definitely turns more easily than on the Pirellis, 3000 miles on them now wearing well with very little squaring off

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    Re: Flavor of the Day - What Street Tirex
    Reply #2 on: August 09, 2023, 01:22:25 pm
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    Thanks, Teaboy!  Appreciate the info, I had forgotten about the Dunlop.

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    Re: Flavor of the Day - What Street Tirex
    Reply #3 on: September 08, 2023, 09:45:16 am
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    I fitted Roadtec 01 SEs on mine 2 weeks ago. Transformed the bike, particularly in the wet. They took a bit longer to scrub in but I've done 700 miles on them now and they are perfect. Not cheap though, 380 balanced and fitted.

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    Re: Flavor of the Day - What Street Tirex
    Reply #4 on: September 08, 2023, 02:16:29 pm
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    Thanks, Alan!

    Have been leaning towards the Roadtecs.  Ran them on my R1200GSA and really liked them.  Excellent handling, great ride comfort, and wicked good in the wet.

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    Re: Flavor of the Day - What Street Tirex
    Reply #5 on: September 24, 2023, 05:54:43 pm
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    Ended up with Dunlop Roadsmart IV's.  Looking forward to seeing how they perform.  Thanks to all for the great info

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    Re: Flavor of the Day - What Street Tirex
    Reply #6 on: September 24, 2023, 07:29:39 pm
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    My prediction is you will love them  :152:

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    Re: Flavor of the Day - What Street Tirex
    Reply #7 on: October 02, 2023, 11:25:53 pm
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    500 Mile Update

    If you ride asphalt, and are more on the "Sport" side of Sport Touring - These things are F'ing incredible. It is as if Dunlop designed this tire specifically for the 950 Multistrada. In 50+ years of riding I have only had one other bike/tire combination that seemed as if they were built for each other: Metzeler ME33/ME55 on a first generation BMW K100RS.

    Have ridden the RS IV's on tight technical 2 lanes, interstate, milled asphalt (repaving prep), hours old asphalt, old smooth/rough asphalt/concrete at "elevated" speeds. High speed mid corner bumps do not upset these. Ride quality is very good. Pavement performance absolutely smokes the OEM Pirelli Scorpion Trail 2's, the Michelin's on my Triumph, and the Metzeler Roadtec 01's that were my previous street tire of choice.

    Haven't had any rain yet, so wet performance is yet to be determined. Did OK briefly on maintained county gravel, but definitely not TMM level.

    If you are on the fence for a street oriented Multistrada tire, the RS IV's should be at the top of your list.

    NOTE: If you buy these, invest in a good spin balance - I predict that you will find yourself riding a bit faster than you may be doing now...