Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Diego, Ca, USA
My last 3 new K-bikes have come with different (Metzler, Michelin, Bridgestone) mfrs tires mounted. Over the years I have tried to use each new compound as it is introduced on the market that seems to fit mountain carving/fwy touring. The only negative has been the Z6 as I never felt stable; poor feedback through the corners. Removed it before 4K miles.
The last Bridgestone 023 only lasted about 4700 miles.with the PR2s surviving between 5K and 6K miles. I always replace front and rear together as they both are worn (below wear bars) out at that time.
Currently, I am running the Road Attacks with just over 1500 miles and all is well. They hook up predictably, give good confidence in snow melt wet and provide excellent feedback through corners. Life is yet to be determined. Just my $.02 worth.
Ride safe and swiftly to all.