I purchased this tire about 2 years ago when it 1st came out I put it all my GSX-R 750 what a mistake!!! This tire is strictly for touring not sporty riding as soon as I dug into the corners it let me know really quick that was a no no! The rear tire started to slip out from under me when I leaned in hard as usual. If you are on a sport touring bike with more straight line riding its perfect. They get great mileage before I sold my bike I had about 6,500 and the tire was still in great shape. Not so great in the rain either but it will let you make it home. In the cold the grip was exceptional.This tire is only for sport touring with a slight sporty spirited rider.
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2,400 miles of largely dry combined riding on 2016 Versys 1000LT. The majority of riding was done with bike fully loaded with traction control on lowest (least intervention) setting. Tires have worn surprising evenly; nearly imperceptible flat spot on center after at least 800 highway miles. Traction seems good; never got loose through lots of aggressive corners. I’ve got no complaints to date. Tires are worn edge to edge. I relaxed the prior BT30 version primarily because they performed at least adequately and the price for these was awesome after the manufacturers $50 rebate. Have always run Dunlops previously. This may be cause for me to experiment some in the future. Not overly concerned w mileage, as my experience with high mileage tires has shown that profile degradation compromises handling. My rating, however is adjusted for mileage.
Little stiff at high speeds
I installed Bridgestone T30’s on front and back of bike. I’ve only put 400 miles on the new tires (and none of those miles were in the rain), but so far I’m very pleased with their performance. The ride is smooth, and grip in the mountain switchbacks is great. The previous front tire was a T30 also, and it went 7500 miles before replacement. That said, at 7500 miles the tire was worn out of shape; I’d put the usable life at closer to 6500 - 7000 miles.
Bike is a 2015 GSX-S750. This is my second set of t30 evos. Just over 8000 miles on the first. Center was flattened out around 5k but still felt good and gripped corners very well. When they had about 2k on them I got stuck in a rain storm and rode 130 miles in the rain with no problems. IMO, best tire for the money. So good, I bought them twice!
Install: I'm a do it yourselfer, but these tires are so stiff and tight I could not do it with spoons/hand tools. I brought them to a shop to be installed on my wheels.
It's round, black and holds air with more tread than the one it replaced. Now quit bothering me about doing reviews. :)
This is my first set of running a sport touring tire, coming out of sport orieted tires. I have no regrets choosing this tire. I ride mostly canyons and any season here in northern California. I had this on a 700 miles trip and performed as expected I did not feel ant slippage and stuck to the pavement. Although these are older model I would definitely buy again.
Absolutely love these tires. So much better than the Metzlers before them. They wear about the same, but the ride and handling are so much better.
Can't say enough about MotoSport either. Great company to deal with for my Moto parts and supplies
Enjoy riding my Ninja 300 with restraint. It replaced my Kawa 1200ZZR, which was getting to be a handful, at my age (82) .
I only have rear tire in use at present. Only 300 miles and am more than satisfied with its performance. Huge improvement over OEM.
Ease of installation.. done by local shop.
Durability...to be tested.
Overall rating.. should get better when front installed...
I'm really enjoying this "300".
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