Ad closing in seconds....

The tyre man cometh

Published: 27 September 2017

Updated: 16 October 2017

Getting new tyres for the Street Glide has been strangely difficult

Ever since I first rode the long term Street Glide in the rain, I’ve been pretty keen to get rid of the stock tyres. In the dry, they’re fine, but in the wet they’re pretty poor – quickly spinning up, even when paired with a gentle throttle. The flipside is that the compound used is very hard wearing, so the tyres are capable of big mileages but if you’re the sort of person who does a couple of thousand miles a year, I think you’d be better off swapping them. That is, if you can find any.

The front tyre on the Street Glide is 19” and very low profile, which doesn’t leave you many options outside of the OE Dunlops. There are a few out there (although only a couple are approved fitment) but for me, finding stock has been difficult – particularly the front. I’ve managed to get hold of a set of Metzeler ME-888s, which I’m told improve the handing and wet grip no end, so I’ll be fitting them shortly and will report back.

Bauer Media

Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085, Bauer Radio Ltd, Company Number: 1394141
Registered Office: Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA H Bauer Publishing,
Company Number: LP003328 Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT.
All registered in England and Wales. VAT no 918 5617 01
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd are authorised and regulated by the FCA(Ref No. 710067)