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Dunlop, Michelin or Conti's?

Discussion in 'R1200RS Tyres/Tires' started by HoGee, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. HoGee

    HoGee New Member

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    So, there's lots of info already available on this forum on suitable tires for the RS, I know. Made a shortlist and asked a quote from the dealer. It turns out the price difference between the Dunlop RS3, Conti RA3GT and Michelin PR5 is minimal (for a set). I use the RS mainly for daily commuting, but I tend to use the whole tire surface as much as I can though (no chicken strips :)).

    What does the community suggest I opt for? Thanks!
     
  2. Andy Griffiths

    Andy Griffiths Well-Known Member

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    Now, you've started something there ...
    I think in all honesty your guess is as good as anyone else, based on the multitude of opinions people have , based on individual likes/dislikes/ weight/ riding style/ road surface/climate/
    take responsibility :)
     
  3. boxerboy

    boxerboy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I agree with Andy, this could be a long thread, there are likely to be as many opinions as there are members to this thread, even if there are only a limited number tyres to consider. For example I like the Metzelers which don’t appear on your choice list, superb in the wet which matters here in UK !
     
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  4. Bravo

    Bravo Plenty in the tank Contributor

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    This is what the forum has been lacking..... A tyre thread. Why oh why has no one thought of this before?;).
     
  5. GordonH

    GordonH Well-Known Member

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    buy the roundest, stickyest and blackest you can find.....
     
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  6. Andy Griffiths

    Andy Griffiths Well-Known Member

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    +1 for the Metzelers
     
  7. Andy Griffiths

    Andy Griffiths Well-Known Member

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    Bugger, see how easily I got drawn in - Moderator - lock the thread o_O
     
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  8. MrVvrroomm

    MrVvrroomm Well-Known Member

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    flip a three-sided coin
     
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  9. HoGee

    HoGee New Member

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    Hm. I was wondering if there would be anyone who already tried them all ...
     
  10. James Bagley

    James Bagley Well-Known Member

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    I've been satisfied with the Metzlers, but other Metzler tires I've used have delivered odd handling when they got close to their wear bars. Here in the US, they are also pretty expensive. Michelin has been my favorite on other bikes, but I've not tried any of the Pilot Road variants. I expect I'll have set of PR4s spooned on next time until I hear more about the PR5s (or did you mean the Road 5)...
     
  11. boxter

    boxter Well-Known Member

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    I run PR 4's, I like them, good in the wet and dry, not bad on white lines and last up to 11 k miles, waiting to see what the new '5' is like.

    But there is masses of choice.

    Ged
     
  12. darrell

    darrell Well-Known Member Contributor

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    As others have stated they are all good brands and will all exceed most of our abilities to fully use them to the degree they are capable of being used. If price is something you consider important see if any offer rebates. Example being right now in the US and Canada, Dunlop has a $50 rebate on a set until April 30. All tire manufactures offer rebates at some point in time, you just need to check and buy when they do. Also ask your dealer if they have any coupons for tire rebates. For my riding I've used Metzler ME 8, Michelin PR4 and Dunlop Roadsmart III, preferring the Dunlop. Reason - I like the handling better and the $100 rebates they had last year, I used twice.
     
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  13. ray2

    ray2 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Uh oh.....
    Of the 3 - Contis for me. But that's yet one more opinion based on brand loyalties, fond memories, and no science....
    Well, except for Darrell's post, which probably reflects more miles, logged data, and rational thought than most of us can handle.
    I'm currently on another set of Metzler 01s because they're comfortable and predictable....
    If you ask what kind of tires I like best, I'd say, "New."
     
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  14. Mr. 36654

    Mr. 36654 Well-Known Member

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    Wait..........I think I'll start an oil thread.......
     
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  15. Bill the Cat

    Bill the Cat Active Member

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    Add the Pirelli's and Metzlers and find a 5 sided coin?
     
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  16. SoCal RS

    SoCal RS Active Member Contributor

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    Maybe a windscreen thread.
     
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  17. Bravo

    Bravo Plenty in the tank Contributor

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    Don't encourage him:)
     
  18. Bill the Cat

    Bill the Cat Active Member

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    Or a cushy seat thread, 'cos everyone wants to talk about their bum....
     
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    Bravo Plenty in the tank Contributor

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    Or out of it:)
     
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  20. boxerboy

    boxerboy Well-Known Member

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    I’m just whondering , which is the fastest colour?
     

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