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Hi,

This is teh first fall / winter season with my Icon. I am now ordering my winter tires for my cars and thought it best to order a set for the bike.

I have done a fair bit of googling but have yet to find a winter tire for it. Thought I would ask you all.

I am generally partial to Michelin however despite having a whole page to safe winter riding, no link to a winter motorcycle tire. I did find a winter ready scooter tire, but nothing for a motorcycle.

What have you found or what are you using to extent the riding season?

Thanks,
 

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Winter tyre... ???

I'm not sure it's really a thing on bikes. The standard Scrambler tyre has more than enough tread to deal with any situation you'd want to ride in, this side of deep snow.
The main concern during winter is how long the tyre takes to warm up. The MT60 compound is based on that of the Diablo Rossi II's, so it heats up quickly, even at low temps.
 

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WARNING OFF TOPIC! - Is that a Lotus Europa? Not seen one of those in a while. How does a gyuy from the US develop a passion for those, I suspect there's not many folk left in the UK that remember them? :)
It is a Europa. An S2. I developed a passion for Lotus when I got an Elise in 05. Not many in the US. I think 3 registered in New Jersey.

I think mine is the only one actively putting on miles... Incidentally I also drive it in the winter with Michelin Ice X2s. They make a 13" tire.
 

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Winter tyre... ???

I'm not sure it's really a thing on bikes. The standard Scrambler tyre has more than enough tread to deal with any situation you'd want to ride in, this side of deep snow.
The main concern during winter is how long the tyre takes to warm up. The MT60 compound is based on that of the Diablo Rossi II's, so it heats up quickly, even at low temps.

My interest in the winter tires is to extend my riding season. Its the cold weather rubber compound I am interested in. Driving a car with winter tires is night and day vs all seasons. I suspect it would be the same for the bike.
 

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Just curious, how often do you need winter tires at 40 degrees north? Same as central Spain...

I live at almost 60N and change tires in november and after easter, but some winters I really need them omly -5 days in total..
 

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I would consider the trail II's. They have good water performance and a high silica content. I would just lower the PSI and roll out.
 
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