12k on a sport bike tire? You must have rode it like Grandma. I'm lucky to get 6k out of a sport touring
tire and people who live in warmer climates or near good twisty roads report getting around 3k miles between changes.
The fact that the Dunlops stick as well as they do transporting a small tank and last over 10k is nothing short of miraculous IMO. Still, the Michelin's will be on my short list next time for sure.[/QUOTE]
Grandma? LOL.... Fishslapper can attest, I am a pretty aggressive rider. Especially in the twisties. My FZ1 saw tripple digits on a daily basis. (Unintentionally of course,
). However, the tires were Michelin Pilot Road 2s and were absolutely awesome. I only wish I could find a tire that had grip like that for this bike.[/QUOTE]
That's what I use on my FJR and I am lucky to get 6k out of a front and 6-7k out of a rear. BTW, it is a dual compound sport touring tire not a pure sport tire. I agree they are great tires except for the mileage. I've found nothing that handles on water like they do:
BTW, those were Pilot Powers. That is the sporty part of the Pilot Road 2 carcass.