I have Z6 on my K12GT, now for the last 2000 miles and I are very happy with them. My bike was born with Z4 - which I didn't like.GT5_33 said:How do these tires perform in wet conditions? I have them on a K1200GT that I just purchased. Thanks for your comments.
I've decided to try Michelin Pilot Roads to see how they compare with the Metzeler Z6s. I'll pick up my bike tomorrow and see how it feels.kencorsun said:I have Z6s on my K1200S and K1200RS. I am very satisfied with them and feel very confident in the rain.
One note of caution. It can be difficult to judge the amount of wear in the center of the tire because there are no sipes there. In one day's riding I wore through to the cords in the center: looked fine in the morning.
Keep track of your mileage and check the sipes that are nearest the center. There are a few with wear bars. When they are near wearing out change the tire; there ain't much tread left in the middle.
ten said:I'm on my 4th set of Z6's. I've had Dunlop, Bridgestone, and Metz Z4. Z6 is far superior in dry and wet for me. The only issues I've found with the Z6 is cupping as milage increases. If you inflate an extra 1-2 lb/tire (37-38/front; 43-44 rear) is eliminates the cupping and increases the milage. The last 2 sets of Z6's have gone for 8900 and 9500 miles. These are combinations of highway, secondary road, and mountain twisites. I'll definitely buy another set.
My GT came with Pilot Roads. I cupped the front at about 6K miles, but the rear lasted just over 14K. It steered a bit heavier than my '03 RS with Z4's.ttb757 said:What to you think so far, Ken? I'm going to make a decision between the Z6 and Pilot Road in a couple of days --- from everything I've been able to learn so far, it's a toss-up. I need tires for real-world, not track days. They need to be good in the wet and get decent mileage. Leaning towards Michelins right now.