Here are my impressions of the Road Attack 2s after completing 10,000 miles on a set of Michelin Pilot Road 2s.
While we're there though, I'll say the PR2s wore like stone. I never felt uncomfortable with the tires handling.
Though the PR2s wore like stone, they had cupped so badly that I could hardly stand the noise. It was most evident on concrete pavement slightly off the center of the tire.
I had ordered a set of PR3s; however, the "extra cord" tire for the RT was not available for any price from anyone.
Now for the RA2 impressions:
Although I obviously cannot comment on longevity, I can certainly tell you that they didn't feel like new tires. The "Traction Skin" works.
Handling of the RT has improved drastically from replacing the squared off Pilot Road 2s. Turn in on the Contis is smooth and progressive.
Grip. Within the first 100 miles of the tires, I started to push them through the corners. No bad behaviour. Nothing but confidence.
Ride. This one surprised me. I think the PR2s are so hard that they make the bike ride rough. Not the Contis. They seem to help soak up the bumps.
I ran my hands across them in the garage after my ride. They're as sticky as a 2 year old after desert. If these things last 3000 miles, I'll be astounded. We'll see.
They definitely are intended more for sport than touring. They may be more appropriate on an R1200R than an R12RT.
Depending on how long they last and how they wear, I may have a new favourite tire.