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Feb 12

Posts: 1

facup71 says:

TRX850 tyres

My 'full of interesting character' Yamaha TRX850 is due for a new rear tyre. I have pirelli stradas at the moment, (lots of annoying road noise), and i now want a change. i have had Michellin Pilot 2 recommended but my Question is can i mix makes between front and rear, or do i really need to change both? 

My usual biking habits are 75% commuting 20 miles motorway, 25% general enjoyable touring.


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Mar 09

Posts: 8793

jaffa90 says:


Welcome facup71, tyres can be ,(sports),(sports/touring) or (touring) tyres.

If Diablo & Pilot 2 are (sports/touring) your ok.

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Aug 09

Posts: 2685

MarcusMarsh says:


I would not recommend mixing tyres.  You really should use a matched pair.  In some cases you can mix tyres in different ranges from the same manufacturer and in these cases their website or technical department will let you know what models will work together.  I certainly would not risk mixing tyres from different manufacturers.  

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Aug 02

Posts: 3251

eatcs01 says:


I've mixed tyres for years. As long as you don't mix cross ply & radial (illegal) or road and knobbly, then you'll be fine.

Unless your name is Rossi or Foggy, of course.

Try the Pirelli Angel things. I have never noticed any excessive road noise from the Stradas. I believe the Angels are the replacement for the Stradas.

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Mar 09

Posts: 4548

smoto5 says:

TRX I bought as crash damaged

had Bridgestone BT56/57 tyres, don't think that's why it was crashed though! they looked to have plenty of grip, and seemed to behave ok on the limited rides I did. Had good results on the BT020s on another bike, they were superseded by 021 which some folks didn't like, the 023 seem to be better. Mixing tyres is best avoided, but possible, the bike will probably not perform as well as it could, strange handling and weaves and stuff are a possibility, but as front tyre is part worn that can give it own influence anyway, depending on wear pattern, you might have a more worn section midway between centre of tyre and shoulders as that is the area that gets most use unless you are bolt upright on motorways all the time of course!

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