Heard nothing but good news about these tires, but no one has put any miles on them yet. They offer BOTH traction and mileage . I average about 15,000 miles on my 99 blackbird , also do some pegscrapping through Northern Pa and W.V. .
I had the Michelin Macadems 100x's and loved them, still have the front with about 10,000 miles on it with no cupping and about another 4-6 grand left . Matched it up with the BTO-20 rear so they should war out evenly
I was just at the dealer looking at those very same tires today. It's a hard decision but here in Montreal theres $60 difference in price (Avons are more) since no one can vouch for either yet, I'm going Michelin.
Worst case scenario is the will merely be "good" instead of excellent. Tried D220 Dunlops and they were IMHO "good" but I wouldn't buy them again.
I'm putting Pilot Roads on the XX today based on my results with the FJR. FJR came with BT020's and the front was cupping badly at 12,000 miles so I decided to try the Pilot Roads. It now turns in much easier. Since the FJR already turned in easier than the XX I figure the Pilot Road should do wonders for the XX. I've ridden an ZZ with the Avons and those also turn in much better than the stock tires. Don't think either brand would be a mistake and a Blackbird.
Thanks Jetboy your about the only one that gave me a good reply , I got the Roads also but won't be putting them on until June , Need to burn off my rear BT0-20 with my 10,000 mile front Macadem 100X
If you could keep me posted on your "ROAD"and if you here any more on the AV45/46 my friend is going to try the Avons> I agree with you that both these tire's are going to work GREAT . If I was a betting man I would say that the Avons will last slightly longer on because of the deeper tread
I'm really liking the Roads on the XX. Turns in a bit better and high speed stability seems the same. Not so sure on the FJR. They also make the FJR turn in better but I gave up just a bit of high speed stability. About on par with the XX now. I also put a Road on the back of the 954 with the Sport in front. That seems to be working well also. I will probably stick with the Roadsa for the Honda's but try the Avon 45/46 on the Yamaha next.