120/60 17 Tyres

The following tyres have been reviewed in 120/60 17.
Michelin Pilot Road 4 (14) 90% 84% 83% 78% 83% 85% 88% 85% 62,115
Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier D209 (10) 90% 76% 92% 83% 69% 95% 83% 84% 40,075
Pirelli Angel ST (5) 78% 80% 78% 76% 86% 90% 74% 80% 26,050

120/60 17 Tyre Review Highlights

Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier D209 rated 93% while driving a Honda CBR600 FS
Driving on mostly country roads for 0 spirited miles
Not much to say really and its always hard picking a tyre that works with a motorbike as my SV hated Dunlops but the CBR loves them.

Feedback in the dry and wet in cool/ cold temps is very good (maybe too much for some) but I find when riding in slick conditions like we are at the moment with all mud and leaves on the road the slight twitch you get from the rear or front lets you know its getting close to the sliding point so you can wind it in before getting hurt.

In the dry and warm/ hot these tyres are spectacular they just grip, I'm more of an old school rider (29 yrs old ha) but I've learn't to lean the bike rather than hanging off it and the only time I have come close to losing it was when leaning a little to much and nearly rolled off the shoulder but the feedback saved me as the rear gave a little slip. I will say though these tyres when at the steeper leaning angles give the sensation of a slide but its firmly planted so don't worry.

Wear is the only niggle I have, the back has lasted about 1600 miles and has about another 400ish left in them but I will probably change it in about 200 as its approaching winter. The front has had the same number and has about another 1000 left in it but the shoulders are getting a little steeped so might have to change before then.

Comfort is fine, and on the CBR600 F3 (1998) that these are on I run the rear at 38psi (42psi is book pressure) and the front at 36 in the summer and 34 in the winter but those are my personal choices as I find they offer me the best riding experince.
tyre reviewed on 2014-10-23 08:56:38
Michelin Pilot Road 4 rated 90% while driving a Kawasaki 650 Versys
Driving on mostly country roads for 7000 average miles
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tyre reviewed on 2015-08-15 20:03:55
Pirelli Angel ST rated 79% while driving a Suzuki 2000 vatari jx2.0
Driving on a combination of roads for 5000 average miles
Front tyre lasted about 5000 miles,rear tyres about 4000 miles. Great on my suzuki bandit 600. Tried a few other pirellis but this is the best one for my bike in my opinion.
tyre reviewed on 2019-06-26 11:54:38
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