Deciding what tires to install on your bike boils down to many factors. Such as your personal riding style, where you're riding, and how often you're riding. Which is why we felt it would be necessary to give you a run-down about some tire brands we recommend for the street and performance riders or the everyday commuting and all-weather riders. Both of these brands offer the best of durability and longevity from two different price points.
Michelin tires are always keeping up to date on new advancements while using the most advanced compounds for a boost in performance.
Shinko tires are great for good quality, reliability, while keeping an economically efficient price point.
For the street and performance bikes we recommend:
Michelin Pilot Power 3 for top end performance and a more flexible all around tire. Giving enhanced road feel and makes for a better experience and more confidence in both wet and dry conditions.
Shinko Advance 005's Large block type tread pattern accompanied with intermediate rubber compound allowing excellent braking, cornering and acceleration characteristics. The large block pattern is specially designed with tread grooves that help to dissipate water efficiently on wet surfaces.
For the commuter and long distance traveler:
Michelin Pilot Road 4 tires have been proven to stop faster and last longer, while gripping the road in virtually all conditions. tires will give you and your ride more confidence - rain or shine, hot or cold, city or highway. Available in three versions for most Standard, GT & Trail bikes.
The Raven 009, this sport-touring radial was specifically designed for longer lasting life. The Raven provides superior riding comfort while allowing high grip on both wet and dry roads while being the most extensive tread life of Shinko sport-performance radials.