Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: West Monroe, LA, USA, 71291
Suggestions on tires for my '03 R1
I just bought an '03 Silver and flat Black R1 last week. The bike is in exquisite condition and I'd prefer to keep that shiny side up.
It came stock with Dunlop D208zr's on it. The back tire is shot (showing threads), and the front tire looks to be cupped. I'm wanting suggestions on what would be the best replacement tires for the bike.
I am not extreme in my riding style, but I will take the bike into some quick turns and up to some mountain roads once in a while. I don't know if it's best to get more of a sport touring tire like I had on my last bike (600R) for better mileage or a stickier tire since the bike is so much more powerful and still 30 pounds lighter.
So far I have been looking at the D208's again because they are the best price, but I've also been interested in the Michelin Pilot Roads. Any advice would be greatly appreciated on these or any other tire you think would be better.
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