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    Tyre options
    on: April 12, 2023, 08.19 am
    April 12, 2023, 08.19 am
    Hi, has anyone tried different brand tyres to the Michelin Roads on their Trident? Mine will need replacing soonish and I thought Iíd see if anyone had recommendations of good alternatives and favourites from their experience? Cheers.

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    Re: Tyre options
    Reply #1 on: April 12, 2023, 09.53 am
    April 12, 2023, 09.53 am
    I put Metzeler RoadTec 01's on my Tiger 800's and they were brilliant allrounders, confidence inspiring in the wet  :152: :028: If your not happy with the Michelins give them a go. Probably around the same price £300.  :821:
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    Re: Tyre options
    Reply #2 on: April 12, 2023, 07.07 pm
    April 12, 2023, 07.07 pm
    Thanks for the suggestion. Iíve looked at the Metzelers recently and they do get glowing feedback.

    Maybe Iíve just got an insensitive rear end but I canít tell the difference between the Michelin Road 5ís and the Bridgestone BT-023ís that were on my previous MT-07. On really wet roads both have failed to scare me and felt pretty solid. Also I took my trident on track last year and even knee down the Michelins felt just fine. Theyíre a bit chewed up on the sides now.

    Maybe I need to try some awful old tyres to REALLY appreciate the differences to modern sports touring tyres!