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Old 25-08-20, 04:43 PM   #21
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I barely rode it in the wet. The only time I did was blasting down the motorways to France, so I can't really comment on wet grip performance
How did you get on with these in the end? Get much more mileage above the last 6k update? Did you get them fitted again after or tried something different?

I'm considering these as the next set.
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Old 25-08-20, 05:18 PM   #22
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How did you get on with these in the end? Get much more mileage above the last 6k update? Did you get them fitted again after or tried something different?

I'm considering these as the next set.
I swapped the rear out just after that 6k update.

The front has done 8k miles now and is on the wear limit. I'm actually trying to get a new one just now but apparently they are tough to get hold of because they ramped down production over lockdown, so now that everyone is riding again the demand is greater than the supply.

The front wore a lot more evenly than the rear as you would expect. I can't fault them though. Very confidence inspiring. Again though, I'm not a wet weather rider, so can't say anything about that. I don't have any reason to doubt how they would perform though.
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Old 25-08-20, 06:26 PM   #23
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I had them on my VFR and found them really confidence inspiring. Much more than the PR4. Except when I got two punctures on the rear in quick succession. Both fixable luckily as I didn't have loads of miles on them. Punctures seem to be a common problem with the 5. I liked them so much I got the dealer I got my Striple from to fit some before I bought it (They were swapping out the tyres on it anyway and let me have a choice). Love them on the Striple too. They seem to add a bit more compliance to the ride compared to the Pirelli's and Metzelers I've had on another Striple. Grip feels good again too. Can't comment on mileage yet as I sold the VFR with 3k on them and they still looked new and haven't done many miles on the Striple yet.
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Front after 8k miles. Getting a new one fitted tomorrow



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Old 28-08-20, 11:37 AM   #25
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Similar life to what i get from my Pilot Power 2 CT's. Will try these once i've finished this set off.
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Old 11-09-20, 08:20 PM   #26
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Don't know what tyres are fitted to the 2020 SV650A but I don't usually change tyres until they are worn out, or damaged, and then go for Bridgestone Battlax ,whatever the latest model is, and they have always seemed ok.
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