When I bought it my 900SS, it had two new Dunlop 208s fitted - they’ve been excellent for grip - very sure-footed before a gradual, controllable slide, and longevity not bad, although both are on their last legs after 5k miles. They gave me enough confidence on the SS to happily follow modern supersports in and through the twistys, and often around the outside of many… Strangely, the front has worn more on the edges than the centre, yet the rear has slightly squared off Anyone else encountered this? I’m assuming this has happened because I like to push the weight onto the front more than the back through corners?
I’ve been forced to replace the rear because of a nail through the carcass - and as I had a pair of Avon Azaros in the garage, the back one’s gone on to get me back on the road.
I’m interested in other riders comments on these and other tyres fitted to Ducs. First impressions are the back feels slightly looser, but not bad considering they are marketed more as for use on wet than dry roads, and that could be a combination of the new tyre sheen and a need to fiddle with the pressure… Yes I’d love to fit race track rubber, but a tyre thats baldy in 1k miles isn’t much use on a bike that’s used as on the daily commute…
I scoured the internet and found that 95% of reviews are so biased towards certain make/compounds to be a waste of time…so, what do the people who own and ride Ducs use? What lasts best on the tourers? What’s a definite no-no on a tuned superbike?