Re: Another $%^&*() Tire Thread!
It's good to hear you like the Dunlops. I'm a transplant from riding H-D's the last 15 years and always liked the Dunlops on my Touring bikes. Some switched to Micheline, some to Metzler, but the Du(Rocks) always had good road feel, good overall mileages and rarely cupped. When I switched over to the BMW RT world, I bought a used 2009 that needed tires, so at the recommendation of MAXBMW, I had them put the RP4 GT's on it. I checked my tires for wear this past September before a major trip up to Maine for a week of spirited riding and was somewhat surprised to see they were already down to 4mm after only 6000 miles of use, and I noticed some cupping on the front sides, the center was fine. I'm used to getting around 15 to 17K from a set of Dunlops, but from what I have read and heard, the RT's go through rubber fairly rapidly. That being said, I don't mind as much because a set of rubber installed by MaxBMW was around 1/2 the $ of my RoadGlide Ultra. So, come Springtime, I will most likely need some new shoes for my RT, and will look at all contenders. I've had Bridgestones on my Sportster and liked them, but, if the RP5 GT's get good reviews, I may go with them, I like the feel of my RP4's just fine.
Thanks for your review.
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