Anyone know of a website that has comparison information on sport touring tires? (My Katana needs new rubber.) If so, please post up. Thanks.
I've got regular Daiblos on my VFR and they are fabulous. Bike handles much better, has tons of grip and tracks beautifully through corners, and they heat up quickly and are good in wet or dry and seem to be wearing very well. My bike came with D208's which were OK, but nowhere near the Daiblos. I made a mistake and put on a set D220's (Dunlop's sport touring tire) and they wore very well but had NO GRIP when pushed hard.... felt I was hitting tar snakes (where there were none) when pushed hard - not very confidence-inspiring! Luv the Diablos.gord0001a said:I've got the Diablo Stradas on the VFR and I LOVE THEM!!! The metezeler Z6 is the same tire (same factory, same assembly line, same rubber compound, just a different die for the tread pattern) so just get whichever is cheaper.
The Stradas completely transformed the bike!
... until you round a blind corner and find a herd of elk sauntering across the road. Then it's STOPPIE TIME! ! ! ! !gordopolis said:Metzeler Z6 have performed well at Boundary Bay! But that's probably more than you're gonna ask the 'tuna to do. :evilgrin
Gosh, I dunno... feels like that was so long ago! And hey, I just ride'em. I don't honestly put much thought into how they feel... which is perhaps to say they felt very similar?TeeTee said:Hey Gord, care to comment on the feel of the tires compared to the serious sporty stuff?