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The original tires on my 2008 M695 need to be replaced. I got about 5500 miles on the OE Bridgestone Battlax.

I am cosidering the Michelin Pilot Power and the equivalent Bridgestone replacements. I believe that this is now the BT-020 since it seems like the BT-56 is no longer made. Please let me know if this is not the equivalent.

Anyone have any thoughts on these choices?

Also, I don't do any track riding. I am fortunate though to live in a mountainous area with lots of twisty roads which is where I do most of my riding. Knowing that, would I be better off with a sport touring tire rather than a sport tire?

Thanks for any input.
 

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I was in the same predicament a few days ago. I ended up going with the Pilot Power 2CT. They are a hard compound in the center and softer on the edges. The idea being if you are doing alot of straight riding, the hard compound will last a long time. But if you are on some twisty roads, the soft compound will hug the pavement. Nice Lifespan and performance.

A friend of mine uses nothing but these tires on all his street bikes. They look good on his Paul Smart 1000 too. Cheapest i found a set online was $260 shipped. Mine are still on the way... Cant wait!
 

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my wife runs pilot powers on her monster and really likes them
her Hyper came with Bridgestones, and she doesnt like the feel of those as well

I just put Avon Storms on my SS and really like them.
Nice feel, and i dont push hard enough to slide them anyway.
(dunlop roadsmarts have been getting good press reviews too)

jeff h
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I'm with lofty and monsterhooligan on tires. Michelin Power Piliots or Dunlop RoadSmart are good choices[you live in a wet area] so, from my wet experience with the D220[no longer made], I'll go with the RoadSmarts once I get the $$$ to get em. I'm overseas so for me shipping cost duplicate and a set can run close to $400.00...

Good luck and remember, when in doubt, ask the forum, but my choice, Dunlop!!!
 
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