Based on your mileage I want to order a set of these Bridgestone to replace the Metzler Z8 that came on my GTL. Can you provide details regarding the specific model of Bridgestones?
Originally Posted by spiritrider51
yah round ones with air in them as long as there not made in china
Michelin PR3's went on my 1600 GT yesterday what a difference, I'll be happy to get 6k miles out of them, who would have thought a 1600 was a sport bike
If you don't get 6k please send me your GPS tracks as I think I'd like those routes. 5k on second set and they have tons of life left in them. Swapped prior set @ 7k because I had long trip planned. (Had at least another 1k in them before hitting wear bars)
Today will be new rear tire time on my GTL (original tire). I always maintain proper tire pressure and my bike is primarily two up touring and the occasional trailer pulling. I just started seeing the cord and my rear has 8.5k miles on it. I think that's pretty good so I am putting the stock tire back on as my replacement.
I had the Metz Z8 on the bike when it was purchased. Great tire, very sticky dry or wet. These only lasted 6k though.
After research and talking to a couple BMW shops I put on B-stones Battlax BT 023 GT's. After a 15 day ride putting just under 5k on them, I found they also feel good in dry or wet conditions. Front shows very little wear and back at 90%+.
These tires get a regular work-out on CA Hwy 74. The Palms to Pines road, as it's called, starts at 233 ft elevation with a nice series of twisties (9 switchbacks) which takes you up to approx 4,800+ ft elevation in about 17 miles. Than ride back roads of SoCal (San Diego Co.) for 200-300 miles, than come back down Hwy 74 twisties.
Dealer says they are seeing many K1600GTL owners are replacing with the B-stones BT 023 GT tires and are hearing positive feedback. With about 8k miles I can attest these tires Stick, Feel, and Wear well.