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Old 16-Jan-2012, 13:43
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Arrow What rubber is your 1000DS wearing?

Hi everyone. My first post here.

I have always fitted my sports touring bikes with Bridgestone Battleaxes & the occasional pair of Pilot Roads.

This is my first Multistrada & I don't think the previous owner went over 80 degrees of lean. Still, she needs some new shoes & I'm wondering what the more experienced owners use.

Thanks in advance. I'll be riding in all conditions & covering a LOT of miles so dual compound is preferable. I'm open to suggestions.

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Old 16-Jan-2012, 14:48
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Riding my Hypermotard every day to work - a round trip of 76 miles - means that longevity was the first consideration, with performance second, when I put new tyres on mine.

I went for Pirelli Diablo Strada given that these are more on the touring end of the Diablo market rather than the sporty end, and I have to say that I'm very impressed with them! I've spent since June '11 riding on them, have even done a trackday at Cadwell on them where I had no issues (except with my own riding style sliding the rear around!) so I would recommend them for those who want the extra mileage. They are wearing nicely now (the bike has just passed 14K miles) with no signs of premature wear.

I picked up a pair (120/70ZR17 & 180/55ZR17) for 165 brand new mail order which was a bargain!

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Old 16-Jan-2012, 19:18
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Always used Diablos on mine after the Syncs were worn out, great tyres wet or dry, only just over 4k miles out of a rear, but depends how you ride of course!
Old 19-Jan-2012, 16:24
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Originally Posted by PeteB
Always used Diablos on mine after the Syncs were worn out, great tyres wet or dry, only just over 4k miles out of a rear, but depends how you ride of course!

I've got Michelin PR3's on my 1200 Multi-brilliant tyre-even survived Cadwell last year.


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Old 26-Dec-2012, 14:09
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have been through various, but diablo strada has been good as was a set of michelin pilot roads.
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