Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
I have run two sets of Michelins (2s and 3s) on my K 1200 S and they managed the power just fine. They are the best rated rain tires on the market and that is a consideration we Seattle riders always have to keep in mind. My only complaint is the Michelins will run a flat spot on the rears a little quicker then some and as they reach the end of their service life, they will get a little more unpredictable then my Pirelli Angels did.
Hi eliastfk. Yes, I have run a few Dunlops myself but they are historically a very hard tire. They have pretty much always been directed at the market for those who like their tires to last above all else. They typically show up on your brand new Road King or Ultra Classic H-Ds; Meaning they are excellent for pulling a trailer. %^D Of course the trade off is the first time you lean that hummer over past 50 degrees and hit so much as a spot of squirrel piss, you are going on your ass.
I have been on 2 wheels for over 60 years now and run most of the brands at one time or another. If I had to pick a favorite, I would say Pirelli. They have won more races and done more innovations then any other tire. To the best of my knowledge, they introduced the first wrap-around tread and the first multi-compound designs which now rule the market. The first multi-compound tire I ever saw was way back in the '60s or '70s. I think it was called the Pirelli Gordon and I had them on my '67 CH.
Tires before this era looked like they came off a Pickup Truck. I don't know how we survived them.