Honda CBR600 FS Tyres
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Honda CBR600 FS Tyre Review Highlights
Writing about the Michelin Pilot Road
Driving on mostly country roads
for 1000 spirited
They came on a CBR600F3 I bought to play around with, they were nearly new but I threw the front away as my experience with Road 2 had been so bad.
I thought I'd run the rear for a bit as the Road 2 wasn't all bad and I only went out in warm weather.
About a 1000 miles later I had got comfortable on it and forgot they are not a sports tire. Coming out of a tight corner I was nearly launched over the handlebars, a first I think for a dry ride on a 600 exiting on smooth tarmac.
The tire was gone and replaced with a Pirelli Diablo I had kicking about, never had anymore sudden losses of traction.
I did quite a few wheelies on the Pilot Road as well as one or two rolling burnouts which didn't seem to touch it so would work as a stunt tire. Otherwise take it easy, generally like the Macadams these tires are a liability, I'd think twice about running them on a 125.
Not much to say really and its always hard picking a tyre that works with a motorbike as my SV hated Dunlops but the CBR loves them.
Feedback in the dry and wet in cool/ cold temps is very good (maybe too much for some) but I find when riding in slick conditions like we are at the moment with all mud and leaves on the road the slight twitch you get from the rear or front lets you know its getting close to the sliding point so you can wind it in before getting hurt.
In the dry and warm/ hot these tyres are spectacular they just grip, I'm more of an old school rider (29 yrs old ha) but I've learn't to lean the bike rather than hanging off it and the only time I have come close to losing it was when leaning a little to much and nearly rolled off the shoulder but the feedback saved me as the rear gave a little slip. I will say though these tyres when at the steeper leaning angles give the sensation of a slide but its firmly planted so don't worry.
Wear is the only niggle I have, the back has lasted about 1600 miles and has about another 400ish left in them but I will probably change it in about 200 as its approaching winter. The front has had the same number and has about another 1000 left in it but the shoulders are getting a little steeped so might have to change before then.
Comfort is fine, and on the CBR600 F3 (1998) that these are on I run the rear at 38psi (42psi is book pressure) and the front at 36 in the summer and 34 in the winter but those are my personal choices as I find they offer me the best riding experince.
Writing about the Dunlop Roadsmart
Driving on a combination of roads
for 10 spirited
Roadsmarts are Dunlops 1st bash at a premium sports touring tyre.
I bought a 1995 CBR600F with some BT-020 thrown on them, hated them with a passion.
Constantly slipping out on the rear in the wet, gave me no confidence at all.
I put a pair of Roadsmarts on and was totally amazed. I actually started to love riding the bike, rather than liking it if that makes any sense.
Would definatley get these again, and im gonna put them on my ZXR400 which have conti road attacks on there that i also hate. Not my choice though, they came with the bike.
In short.... Roadsmarts are the best out there right now.