View Full Version : Rea Tire R1200RT (moved to correct forum)

09-30-2007, 01:00 PM
New to the RT, and have not removed the rear tire before (flat), looking for some insight, also any suggestion on a good mileage but good gripping tire thanks.

09-30-2007, 01:29 PM
+1 Pilot Roads
Am on third set. Contemplate changing to another, but so satisfied with the Roads that I keep coming back.

'05 R1200RT

10-01-2007, 05:02 PM
Another satisfied Pilot Road customer......even with the front tire whine. :clap

10-01-2007, 07:08 PM
Just put on my second set of Pilot Roads. I liked the mileage I got out of my first set this summer on a cross-continent, two-up ride. I've also had Dunlops, and Metzeler Z6s before.

10-03-2007, 12:16 AM
Another pilot road satisfield customer. Great milege. Now available, pilot road II with dual compound. I amy try them next time. I got 11,000 miles on my last set, if the piulot roads II can get better they will be worth the xtra coin.

10-03-2007, 01:41 AM
I was using the Avon Storm-ST and was very happy.. Notice I say "was".. That's until a got a flat on the rear with a hole big enough to drive a GS through.. So for now I have a Storm-ST on the front and a Bridgestone Battlax on the rear..

10-07-2007, 10:14 AM
Conti Road Attacks for me. Second set and still enamored.

10-07-2007, 12:29 PM
I've tried Metzeler Z6(original), Michilin Road Pilots, Bridgest6one B20 BatleAx & the new Bridgestone B21 on my 2005 R1200RT.

Metzeler Z6 = 14,000 miles
Michilin Road Pilots = 9,000 miles
Bridgestone B20 = 14,000 miles
Bridgestone B21 = 6,500 miles so far

I like the Bridgestones best because of the tremendous grip & performance in wet weather. I live near Portland, OR and it rains 8 months a year so I can attest to the good rain tire statement. Beware that the new B21 front has issues with the R1200RT. It's worn out after just 6,500 miles & is being replace for free under warranty by Bridgestone.

10-08-2007, 04:57 AM
Just changed my first set on my '07 RT at 14400. Came with Bridgestone BT's. Only problem with the BT's is cupping on the front; an apparent common problem with BTs; however, the BTs were nice on both highway and twisties. Changed to Z6. Put 14K in 7 months so I'll see how the Metzlers do pretty quick.

So far I'm impressed with the Z6 (and the RT too) as I immediately tested them after leaving the dealer when an idiot on a cell phone changed into my lane without warning/blinkers/etc. at 80+ mph, forcing me onto the shoulder. The bike/tires quickly allowed me to avoid the car/bike confrontation, gave me time to "show" :fight my displeasure with the idiot, and zoom ahead to freedom at 100+ in quick order; I know, not smart on new tires but I'm here to chat about it, credit to the RT and tires.

Oh, did I say how much I love riding the RT! I look forward to my commute everyday now :usa