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Jul 08

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lucas_yamaha says:

Tyres for SV650


iwas just wondering what are good tyres for an SV650s i currently havebrisgestone BT-020s and were just wonderig a good swap for these maybe a bit stickier.

I was thinking either:

Pirelli Diablo

Bridgestone BT-016's

and Mickster recommended Micheline pilot power i think.

They need to be good in winter conditions as well as i ride all the time.


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Nov 04

Posts: 3833

750FLYER says:

I ride all year Lucas

I've worn Bridgy BT014's for years.. love em.. recommend em.. swear by em!

Tried 016's last year.. not good.. took long time to warm up in cold and lost the rear end several times last winter, not niice.

Back on 014's again and feeling the love.. they're great in cold, wet... anytime

But i'm sure some will disagree......  :tongue:

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Jul 08

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lucas_yamaha says:


checked i can get a pair of pirelli diablo's for £133 for pair that seems quite good doesn't it?

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Jul 05

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skycat says:

I agree with 750Flyer


I love mine to bits, they are good in the wet and dry, hot or cold.


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Jul 07

Posts: 538

ranksounds says:


michelin road pilot 2ct on my SV

instilled confidence from the moment I rode off on them. Moto GP tech, dual compound. Harder in the middle, so not to square off, softer to the sides to stick to the road.

It's what the man at Watling tyres recommended when he asked how I ride and what I use the bike for. A bit of best of both worlds. Plus they came out on top in the wet in "independent" tests.

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Nov 07

Posts: 576

michelin on sv

i had these and absolutely hated them, when i was no longer commuting i had pirelli dragon super corsa these are really track tyres but if you dont really ride in the wet they were awesome, got the pair fitted for 140 quid too

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Jan 08

Posts: 998

I Went With Conti....

Mainly because they where cheap.... :winkie: But I find a good quality Sports-touring tyre is best on SV's as you want to do as many stable miles as possible. progress yourself and not blame tyres is the best start for a decent fast road rider.... :eyebrows:

In all fairness you can get better tyres now for similar prices, like Maxxis and the like will even beat Conti's on price and match perfomance.

My Conti-Road-Attack stats are 3 scorching, knee-toe-peg-down trackdays and 7890 miles on the rear, the front hand potentially 12,000 miles in it with ease. and i dont give the front an easy time.

Dunlop Sportmax's are good........ You might find moving to a 150 rear section instead of the 160 will actually make it flick side-to-side quicker.

Ive rode on these bridgestones and can honnestly say id of had conti's instead..... although they where the old kind....

ALSO, Avon Storms are worth a try, similar feel to michelin 2CT's and fitted for £145. Worth a stab!


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