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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 2017, 10:03 pm Thread Starter
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k1200R Tires

What do you guys ride? I'm looking for something a little more aggressive than a touring tire, but still dual compound for the longer rides.

Any help would be appreciated!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 2017, 7:31 pm
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I've had great luck with Michelin Pilot Road 4's, probably twice the milage as the stock ones and better feel
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I ride a 2002 K1200P. Ex Australian police bike. A mate of mine is a highway patrol cop and he was riding a Honda ST1300. In police trim it weighed 385 kilograms. He put me on to the Michelin Pilot 4 tyres. He ran the Sport front and the touring rear. The touring rear has a harder centre compound. The tyre pressures he and I both run are 40 front and 42 rear psi. My K1200 is about 100 kilograms less than his at around 285 as per BMW spec.

I have super crisp handling on these tyres at these pressures wet or dry. They have phenomenal wet weather grip. You really need to test them in the wet and get your confidence from them. They hang on wet or dry .

I can notice when my pressures need checking. The bike feels doughy and turns into the front. I hardly ride my bike. It is 15 yr's old and only done 75,000 kilometres. It is in immaculate condition.

I recommend these tyres above all else. They are worthy to fit and ride on. I have been riding for over 30 yr's and used to road race and do enduros. I will get the same again whenever I wear them out.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old May 5th, 2017, 8:53 am
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I am currently riding Pilot Road 4 (GT type) on my K1200GT. I rode them in severe storms as well as ice, snow, and hail. They grip well under a wide variety of climate and weather conditions, and they last a long time. I will probably buy them again.
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