Time to re-tire the Classic. Since I ride 99% of the time on pavement I am looking at the Avon Storm 3D to replace the original pirelli's. Any thoughts on this?
Are the Michellin's the same size front and rear as the MT 60's?Again, I'm not familiar with Avons on the scrambler. But I've had a set of Michellin Pilot Road 3's on mine now.
I've done approx 700 miles on them which have been a mix of commuting and giving them absolute death on empty back roads along with a 30 mile stint in the most biblical rain conditions I have ever ridden in. And they have been absolutely faultless up until now.
I really really rate the MT60's that come as standard on the scrambler, but like you I ride 100% on road and fancied a more road biased tyre. While I would happily fit MT60's again, these PR3's do put up a really strong case do make it difficult to go back to them again.
The MT60's do offer very good grip at the expense of longevity. To be honest though, the longevity part does not concern me, I would much rather have a tyre that grips and performs faultlessly, than one which maybe does not perform as well but gives better mileage.lead me to believe that the OEM MT60RS offer the best grip, but not the best mileage, for solely road use. Is that fair? Or are some you firmly convinced there are sticker tires available?
Don't worry. I'll do my homework. Most likely wait until others have done it. I am sure the racers among us will be keener than me.In terms of swapping to a 17" wheel, suggest you are careful.
Cheers Hui. The people I have heard from that have done all seem to agree it is most definitely doable........In every case the bike handled far better and much quicker for direction changes for fast road riding. I don't think 'read somewhere' cuts it for tech advice.