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View Poll Results: Blackbird Tire Preference 2016

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  • Avon Storm 2 Ultra

    11 3.91%
  • Dunlop Roadsmart I

    1 0.36%
  • Dunlop Roadsmart II

    8 2.85%
  • Dunlop Roadsmart III

    14 4.98%
  • Dunlop Qualifier II

    6 2.14%
  • Michelin Pilot Power

    17 6.05%
  • Michelin Pilot Road 3

    28 9.96%
  • Michelin Pilot Road 4

    56 19.93%
  • Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT

    21 7.47%
  • Pirelli Diablo Strada

    3 1.07%
  • Pirelli Angel ST

    6 2.14%
  • Pirelli Angel GT

    39 13.88%
  • Metzeler Sportec M7 RR

    8 2.85%
  • Metzeler Roadtec Z6

    3 1.07%
  • Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact

    17 6.05%
  • Metzeler Roadtec 01

    10 3.56%
  • Continental ContiRoadAttack 2

    3 1.07%
  • Continental ContiRoadAttack 2 EVO

    1 0.36%
  • Continental Conti Motion

    5 1.78%
  • Bridgestone Battlax S20 EVO

    1 0.36%
  • Bridgestone Battlax S21

    5 1.78%
  • Bridgestone Battlax BT-016

    4 1.42%
  • Bridgestone Battlax BT-023

    20 7.12%
  • Bridgestone Battlax T20 EVO

    2 0.71%
  • Avon Storm 3D

    6 2.14%
  • Avon Storm 3D Ultra Sport

    0 0%
  • Bridgestone Battlax T30

    5 1.78%
  • Bridgestone Battlax T30 EVO

    11 3.91%
  • Maxxis Diamond MA-3DS

    0 0%
  • Maxxis Supermaxx M6029

    2 0.71%
  • Maxxis Supermaxx Sport MA-PS

    1 0.36%
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Thread: Honda Super Blackbird tire preference 2016-2018

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    That’s actually a very well-made, good looking all around pair of shoes. No doubt you’ll be very pleased with your choice!

    My dog always pee’s on my wheels before a trip...why is that?

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    Re: Honda Super Blackbird tire preference 2016-2018

    Quote Originally Posted by magiclou View Post
    For those that have used the Metzeler Roadtec 01.

    Which version did you install? Alternate sizes?

    Front / 120/70ZR17 58W TL
    Rear / 180/55ZR17 73W TL

    or

    Front / 120/70ZR17 58W TL HWM
    Rear / 180/55ZR17 73W TL HWM

    I can't find any specific information on when the HWM is appropriate.
    From what I understand the HWM is a marking for Heavy Weight Machine. Hence suitable for a BB.

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    I spoke with Pirelli/Metzler USA just yesterday regarding both the bird and my VFR 1200F as I experienced significant FRONT TIRE scalping with my Road 5’s on the VFR...despite getting 10,000 miles out of them, it was time to try something different.
    As for the ‘bird, my Road 5’s have held up beautifully with 13,000 miles and being a “Michelin guy”, I will be putting a fresh set of 5’s on the bird as we speak!
    Back to Pirelli/Metzler...For the Blackbird, they recommend the standard non-HWM for the 01’s and for the VFR, they recommend the HWM both front and rear. I just ordered a set for the VFR. As for the new Angel GT 2, they recommend the non a-spec for the rear and the a-spec for the front of the ‘bird and a-spec both front and rear for the VFR. I don’t know why, but the tech I spoke with was the real-deal! The compounding on both HWM and non-HWM is the same on the 01’s however the sidewall carcass is 2-ply on both front and rear...same goes for the GT2, so a bit stiffer sidewall.
    I almost ordered the new Angel GT 2 but after speaking with a few riders that have some time on the new Angels, I backed out. There are significant handling issues at speed when riding on grooved interstates do to the front and rear parallel grooves on the tires. However, the twisty’s are said to be sheer nirvana! I ride over 20,000 miles a year.

    Pirelli/Metzler US recommends for the ‘bird...

    ANGEL GT 2: front a-spec, rear non a-spec

    RoadTec 01’s: non-HWM both front and rear!

    Hope this helps!

    My dog always pee’s on my wheels before a trip...why is that?

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    One more thing to add. The Bird is not a heavy bike! Let’s remember that. It’s not a sport-tourer...it’s a superbike! My carbie has over 150,000 original owner stories to tell. Enjoy!

    My dog always pee’s on my wheels before a trip...why is that?

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    Re: Honda Super Blackbird tire preference 2016-2018

    Very happy with the Pilot Road 4s
    Had them on now for around 3,000 miles and I can't see any real wear on them.
    confidence-inspiring in the wet, the bike feels great and have never felt like grip was lacking.

    Last edited by ShakenNstirred; 09-08-2019 at 1:16 PM.


 
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