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    R1100RT front tire

    just put the Pirelli Angels on the back . Not crazy about the Chinese manufacture though. Going to need a front soon. Lots more choices for the front. Thinking Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT , $180 on Amazon. The Continental ContiMotion are 85, less than half. Are the Michelin that much better for a 1100rt? Reccomendations? The front metzlers are wearing badly, typical left side scalloping.

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    The ContiMotion isn't a bad tire, its just not a good tire. Wears quickly with not a lot of grip.

    Latest version of either Michelin Road or Dunlop Roadsmart seem to be very popular choices for the RT.

    In tires, you get what you pay for.

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    I just today, replaced my 5000 mile Avon Storm front tire. I am using the Metzler Roadtec. Pricey from my local MC dealer, but Iím hoping for better mileage than the Avon. Interestingly, the matched Storm rear, is only half worn at the same mileage.
    2000 R1100 RS
    1983 R100
    2009 Jaguar XK

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastbay View Post
    just put the Pirelli Angels on the back . Not crazy about the Chinese manufacture though. Going to need a front soon. Lots more choices for the front. Thinking Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT , $180 on Amazon. The Continental ContiMotion are 85, less than half. Are the Michelin that much better for a 1100rt? Reccomendations? The front metzlers are wearing badly, typical left side scalloping.
    Michelin Road 4 GT, or Dunlop RS IV for the front (120x70x17). Either one is an outstanding tire.
    Michael Stock, Trinity, NC
    R1100RT, R100, R60/6

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    I've now had both Michelin and Dunlop on my 2004 R1150RT. First was the PR4 (~8k miles with feathering on front) and now the RS4 (~1.5k miles) If I have to choose again, I think I would opt for the Dunlop. Just the seat of the pants feel from the Dunlop agrees with me more. They also had a rebate which helps even thought the base cost of the Dunlop was still lower than the Michelin through the BMW dealer close to me. Don't get me wrong in that the Michelin wasn't a good tire, as it is a fine tire.

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    Jim "BewareBoy" Snyder
    Cincinnati, OH
    2004 R1150RT

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastbay View Post
    just put the Pirelli Angels on the back . Not crazy about the Chinese manufacture though. Going to need a front soon. Lots more choices for the front. Thinking Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT , $180 on Amazon. The Continental ContiMotion are 85, less than half. Are the Michelin that much better for a 1100rt? Reccomendations? The front metzlers are wearing badly, typical left side scalloping.
    I just put a set of Continental conti attack 3ís on my Ď99 RT and Iíve got about 1000 miles on them and theyíre great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massparanoia View Post
    I just put a set of Continental conti attack 3ís on my Ď99 RT and Iíve got about 1000 miles on them and theyíre great.
    I am also very impressed with that tire. Good grip and excellent wear to boot.

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