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    Tires 1250GS

    I have a new 1250GS that came with stock Bridgestone Battlax Adventure tires. I have 5000 miles on the bike, and the front tire is already down to the wear bar. The back tire still has lots of tread. Does anyone know what gives with these tires? Are they soft rubber? I at least expected to get 6000 miles out of a tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apbehnen View Post
    I have a new 1250GS that came with stock Bridgestone Battlax Adventure tires. I have 5000 miles on the bike, and the front tire is already down to the wear bar. The back tire still has lots of tread. Does anyone know what gives with these tires? Are they soft rubber? I at least expected to get 6000 miles out of a tire.
    Your having too much fun!

    Seriously I have never run them but I bet they are soft and if you look around you may find a "history" of bad wear. I do not know as I shun Bridgestone tires from bad experience on car tires.

    I would search and see if it is a known issue with the tire. Did it wear even? Is it cupped or scalloped or whatever one wants to call it?

    I do know that 5000 K on a tire would not work for me either.
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    My experience on a R1200 GSA with Michelins (Anakee 3, Road 4, Road 5) was 2 rears per front, about 8,000/rear and 15,000/front. Continental TKC70's got 1:1, about 8,000 miles. No experience with Bridgestones.

    So far the OEM Michelin Anakee Adventures on my new R1250 GSA are doing fine. It's only been 4 days but after 500 miles there's no sign of wear yet.
    2020 R1250 GSA Low

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    Thanks for responses

    Thanks for your responses. I contacted my local BMW mc dealership. They told me they have been seeing a max of between 5,000 and 6,000 miles on the Bridgestone Battlax Adventure front tire. They recommended the new Anakees. The problem is that the rear tire still has lots of tread and I don't want to mix Anakee front and Bridgestone rear. So I had them order me a new Battlax adventure tire for the front. I will run that for 5,000 miles. My idea is that both the front and rear Battlax will wear out together about that time. Then I will put on a pair of Anakees or another set of tires that will wear a little longer. Off to do research...

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