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I have a 2012 classic r12r- so tube tires. Any suggestions on new rubber? I'm riding the Metzgers that came with the bike; but it's getting around the time to replace them.
 

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The Metzlers are good tires. Were you satisfied with the ride and grip?
Did they turn in OK? Did they last a long time? Did they wear evenly?

The Bridgestone BT-023s are another good alternate choice for the Roadster. The standard BT-023 tires should give you good feedback and wear. The GT spec is not really necessary unless you ride with a passenger a lot, tour with really heavy lugggage, or weigh 290 pounds
and ride at very high speeds. They are designed for slightly heavier bikes.
Bridgestone' new S-20 is out now, and grips very well. Jury is still out on how long they will last.

Also, the new P3s by Michelin. These tires are extremely popular, and for good reason. They have a great balance of high grip and long wear characteristics. Michelin makes excellent tires.

Dunlop has a Roadsmart tire that is also another choice. If you ride like you are touring, it is a very stable tire. Good grip and long lasting. Mine did not give as much feedback as the Bridgestone BT-021s, but lasted almost as long. If you ride more like a sport rider, Dunlop's Qualifier series may suit you better. More grip, less life.

Pirelli has an Angel and other good tires for our Roadsters.
Continental tires come standard on many new BMWs now.

I am not a tire expert. Read the reviews, talk to other riders, and think about the way you'll be riding, and what expectations you have before buying new tires. It may come down to what you find the best deal on.
 

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Thanks, Cem. The Metslers drift a bit on road snakes, plastic whie lines etc. especially in wet weather at speed (80-90mph) on moderate curves.. Nothing scary; but, I had an F800r before my R1200r with Road Pilot 3's and they were rock solid under similar conditions. Don't know if the tire or the lighter weight of the f800r made the difference.
 

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Hey las,
Same experience here with Metzlers on an F800S. I liked the turn in, though. The R1200R had BT-021s when new, and I didn't have any complaints with them.
 

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I have the Metzlers that came on my classic still and just turned 6k miles. The tires still have life in them. I can feel the tire step out sometimes accelerating hard in turns but I can take that for extra miles out of the tires.
 

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Metzlers went 14,000 Km.s & spare change on the F800S.
BT-021 s went about the same on the R1200R.
 

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I was about to change the tires on my former bike before I tested the R1200R which is like heroin and got highly addicted at first try.;)

My former bike was an 08 Yamaha FZ6, pretty sweet ride if I may say, I did good research on tires back then and was convinced to get the Michelin Pilot Road 3s. Until I saw this: Michelin Pilot Road 3 are here!!!!!! - Page 8 - Yamaha FZ6 Forums - International FZ6 Motorcycle Community Forum

I ended up selling the bike right after I bought the R without changing the tires, I like the original ones, when time comes, I might just stay that way.
 

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i use dunlop roadsmart 2's and they are my favorite tire to date, i've ridden dunlop q2's and they are great too but prefer the roadsmart 2, also tried michelin pilot power and power pure but dunlops just feel the best so far
 
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