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Tire reports on the new Dunlap RoadSmart?

Torn between the Pirelli Diablo Rosso and the Road Smart.

Got a two week trip to Utah planned. Maybe 6,000 miles. The most I ever got out of a rear tire on the K1200 R Sport is 5,700 miles.

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Torn between the Pirelli Diablo Rosso and the Road Smart.

Got a two week trip to Utah planned. Maybe 6,000 miles. The most I ever got out of a rear tire on the K1200 R Sport is 5,700 miles.

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Going to depend on the roads, too.
I have a set of Pirelli Z6's that I mounted 8k miles ago. Spent a lot of time on Texas backroads (read "Cheese Graters") at a "spirited pace" at times. Normally, in California, these tires would go for 12k miles. I was kind of shocked when the service manager pointed out the wear bars were gone in the rear on the innermost area. 4k miles shot. Wear was lopsided on the front, which I can only attribute to the cross-winds on the trip to and from Texas. Spent quite a few miles sitting off-center on the seat just to equalize the lean the bike wanted.

All this to say that it depends on where you're riding and conditions you're up against. If you're looking at sport tires instead of touring tires, I would plan on a replacement mid-trip. Folks that were in Texas on K1200S's were getting 2k miles on sport-related tires before replacement. For a 6k trip, I'd consider the Z6 or Pilot Roads.



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