Just in case anyone was thinking of trying them, I just put a new set of Dunlop Roadsmart tires on my 03’ K1200GT and like them so far.
It is hard to make a comparison to the original equipment Metzelers because of the squared-off road wear handling effect, but I can say my new tires have a very neutral feeling to them. I don’t feel as if the bike handles as heavy at slow speeds and it corners effortlessly without the “falling into a corner” sensation. I will say that they ride softer then the OEM tires. It is possible that the old tires rubber hardened with age, but the new Dunlop’s glide over road imperfection as stable as can be.
I am interested in seeing how the dual rubber compound technology holds up on the K12GT. I am hoping to get some added life out of the Roadsmarts. I don’t ride aggressively so the information that Dunlop offers on their website about these tires seemed to be right up my alley. They are boasting long term and even tread wear, outstanding handling, softer ride and excellent rain riding performance (we shall see). I was just happy to see that they offered them in the proper load range for the GT.
Anyone else running these???