I’ve seen a few sumos with these on riding around the London streets, I know they’re road legal but just wondered if they are purely meant for the track and if you’d be stupid to put them on a bike that the main purpose is for commuting?
The SXV I’m getting Friday apparently needs a new rear, it has the following tyres as standard:
Front: Dunlop Sportmax D208RR 120/70 x 17"
Rear: Dunlop Sportmax D208RR 180/55 x 17"
But I don’t think you can get these tyres anymore, so wondered if anyone could suggest appropriate alternatives if the Goldspeeds aren’t the best choice?
A Supermotos are lighter, slower and often achieve greater lean angles than most sports bikes.
“The only thing similar between a Supermoto tyre and a Super Sport tyre is the colour!”
The compounds used in Goldspeed Supermoto tyres are specific to the lighter carcass (hence weight) and the different operating temperature of Supermotos. You need tyres that are sticky at 20 mph in tight hairpin turns and round-abouts whereas Sportsbikes need stability at 150 mph, consequently the compounds and profiles are very different.
Your bike will behave very differently with a specific set of SM tyres. The profile of the front tyre in particular is very influential on how your bike will turn.
So for racing they must be better.
For the road riding any rear tyre will be good. I like to have wet tyre at front which gives my lots of confidence in any conditions.
had the non 2CT Pilot Power on the front on my old DRZ and was quite surprised how well it did. Managed to do only about 200miles(than i sold the bike) so it wasn’t even scrubed properly but it never scared me really and the 2CT will be even better. If u want to save some cash u can go with 2CT front and non2CT rear.
Had a Pirelli Diablo on the rear and that scared me a few times when cold even on a DRZ:D
The Sportmax Qualifier RR are W rating (168MPH) lol - thing is though, these are the OEM tyres from Aprilia on the current SXVs :blink:. Shiny new rear tyre that is maybe not so good in the wet, just looked at the weather forecast for up north on Friday - rain, thunder/lightening. This is going to be interesting