Tyres make such a difference. Once we were 3 bikes: 2 CB 900 , one with Bridgestone one with Michelin and a Z1000 with Michelin. We changed bikes and the difference made the brand of the tyres, not the brand of the bike. Old and new tyres are also very different. I personally do not try to safe money with the tyres and change front and rear the same time and would never mix brands.
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Unfortunately they are not identical. Because of what might be only a minor difference the tyres might not work quite as well as a matched pair.
Tyres have to conform to a standard so there is possibly no danger in mixing them. However there is no need to be a test rider as all the work has already been done for you.---
My thoughts are intended to provide a sounding board for your own.
Some of what I say may go against your own thoughts and may seem harsh, targeted and malicious.
This is not my intention – I am simply using my experience, including other peoples, as a way of debating and giving advice - of which there is no guarantee that it's correct
Have the S21's here in Texas. Really like them, mileage wise I'm at 1,700 since September. Based on the wear I'm seeing I expect/hope to get around 2K miles out of the rear. Will replace it with a Bridgestone T31 which I have been very impressed with on my FJR 1300 in an effort to see if I can get 4K out of them. Will be staying with a S21 on the front as the wear and performance is meeting expectations.
I definitely am not a fan of mixing brands.
2018 Honda CB1000R
2017 Yamaha FJR 1300 ES
2003 Honda CBR 1100XX Blackbird
piling the mileage on...
Hi,just introduced myself in the forum. I have a CB1000R Plus and came with DUNLOP .Bought it in january ,thought only comes with S21´s but no...
Wanted to try the Bridgestone but never mind,because always used dunlop on my previous bike (Sport Smart 1,2 and 2-max)
When I was in the showroom sorting out the purchase on my non+ version I noticed the black colour had S21 and the grey had dunlops.. no idea why the colour of the bike would make a difference but the 4 in the showroom certainly seem that there was a correlation
mine is grey and has Dunlop as well.....
2018 Honda CB1000R NSC
What exactly are we looking at here? One of those pictures is stamped 2013. Rubber doesn't crack like that unless it is super hard (like maybe very, very frozen).