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Old 9th June 2015, 21:06   #31
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Default Re: Michelin Pilot Road Street Radial Motorcycle Tyres -Poor Handlers?

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Sorry I missed replying to your post bro. Saw it at home on the phone and it slipped my mind the next day.

Ya one option of course are the Vertigo Sports of CEAT. The rear 120/80 17 one is tubeless type, but the front 110/80 17 one is tube type.

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Thanks bro.

I went tyre shopping yesterday and it was very HOT. Noone was ready to buyback the 150Km run stock eurogrips!! went to atleast 3-4 shops sweating badly and was turned away.
Finally one shop was open to the idea and i jumped at it.
I got MRF Revz-S 130/70-17 rear and MRF Zapper FY 110/70-17 for front.
had to pay Rs 2000 after the exchange price. Only ridden about 100 KMs on them and they feel ok.
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Default Re: Michelin Pilot Road 2 & Pilot Street Radial Motorcycle Tyres launched

I'm thinking of replacing the rear tyre for my Harley Superlow and Michelin Pilot Street 150/60 is a strong contender.
The price difference between the stock Michelin Scorcher and the Michelin Pilot is humongous!
Stock tyre:
Michelin Scorcher 150/60 ZR 17 66W- Rs. 15700/-
Replacement I'm looking at:
Michelin Pilot Street 150/60 R17 66H- Rs. 6000/-

Would the Pilot be a good idea to use as a replacement?
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I'm thinking of replacing the rear tyre for my Harley Superlow and Michelin Pilot Street 150/60 is a strong contender.
The price difference between the stock Michelin Scorcher and the Michelin Pilot is humongous!
Stock tyre:
Michelin Scorcher 150/60 ZR 17 66W- Rs. 15700/-
Replacement I'm looking at:
Michelin Pilot Street 150/60 R17 66H- Rs. 6000/-

Would the Pilot be a good idea to use as a replacement?
Yes, it is an excellent tyre and will work well with the Superlow.
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Default Re: Michelin Pilot Road 2 & Pilot Street Radial Motorcycle Tyres launched

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I'm thinking of replacing the rear tyre for my Harley Superlow and Michelin Pilot Street 150/60 is a strong contender.
The price difference between the stock Michelin Scorcher and the Michelin Pilot is humongous!
Stock tyre:
Michelin Scorcher 150/60 ZR 17 66W- Rs. 15700/-
Replacement I'm looking at:
Michelin Pilot Street 150/60 R17 66H- Rs. 6000/-

Would the Pilot be a good idea to use as a replacement?

the 66H has a lower speed rating and may be a safety issue at high speeds in summers
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I'm thinking of replacing the rear tyre for my Harley Superlow and Michelin Pilot Street 150/60 is a strong contender.
The price difference between the stock Michelin Scorcher and the Michelin Pilot is humongous!
Stock tyre:
Michelin Scorcher 150/60 ZR 17 66W- Rs. 15700/-
Replacement I'm looking at:
Michelin Pilot Street 150/60 R17 66H- Rs. 6000/-

Would the Pilot be a good idea to use as a replacement?
It's a good replacement IMO. Although, as pointed out by Himanshu above, the Pilot Street has a relatively lower speed rating, I reckon its 210 kmph speed rating should be sufficient for the Superlow for regular usage.

P.S. Is the price for the Scorcher quoted at a Michelin dealer or by HD?
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It's a good replacement......Superlow for regular usage.

P.S. Is the price for the Scorcher quoted at a Michelin dealer or by HD?
Well, the max I have reached on the superlow was on the jaisalmer- longewala stretch, and that was 160km/h for maybe a minute or so. Regular long diatance rides see speeds upto 140, that too for a few minutes at a time. The W speed rating is for max speed of 270 and H for 210, which are not reachable IMHO on the superlow, atleast I wouldn't reach. So, now considering this, would the speed rating make a difference?

The price quoted is by HD dealer. Its the same at all dealerships. Only difference is due to taxes.

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Well, the max I have reached on the superlow was on the jaisalmer- longewala stretch, and that was 160km/h for maybe a minute or so. Regular long diatance rides see speeds upto 140, that too for a few minutes at a time. The W speed rating is for max speed of 270 and H for 210, which are not reachable IMHO on the superlow, atleast I wouldn't reach. So, now considering this, would the speed rating make a difference?

The price quoted is by HD dealer. Its the same at all dealerships. Only difference is due to taxes.
Thought as much. HD is, of course, adding its markup on the cost of the tyre. Anyway, if the vehicle doesn't reach the tyre's speed limit, I don't see a cause for concern. I have had some experience with the Pilot Street radial and have only positives to share.

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Default Re: Michelin Pilot Road 2 & Pilot Street Radial Motorcycle Tyres launched

Folks,

Need to change tyres on the CBR 250R hence some advice would be welcome.

Pirelli Speed Demons (Are they even available anymore?) or Michelin Pilot Street Radials?

Some reports initially suggested that the Michelins were heavy, made handling difficult?

Is it true?

Cheers!
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