Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: exeter, Devon, england uk
2006 lt front tyre
my 2006lt is ready for a new front tyre, currently both are BT20s, rear is ok.
Im a bit confused, i have a Metz Z8 Roadtec in my garage (new), everthing meets spec, but then i read that Radial tyre no good on front post 2004 bikes, that it has to be Bias.
Does anyone know if there is actually a good reason for this, or is it just a manufacturer not keeping up with technology??.
On the face of things there appears to be no real reason, ie early bikes weighed virtually the same, certainly does'nt feel that much more powerful than the early bikes.
Im happy to buy another tyre, & would probably go with the ME880 120/70 B17, as i understand it matches well with BT20 on rear.
Please dont tell me to search tyre threads, i have, it seems about as clear as mud.