135/40 17 Tyres

The following tyres have been reviewed in 135/40 17.
Michelin Pilot Street (16) 74% 65% 61% 63% 74% 71% 57% 66% 56,400

135/40 17 Tyre Review Highlights

Michelin Pilot Street rated 86% while driving a Kawasaki Ninja 250
Driving on mostly country roads for 6300 spirited miles
Honestly I see a lot of bad reviews for the Tyre. I cant really fault them myself.
I've had them on my ninja 250 for a bit over a year and 10,000km later they still look new with a good profile, no squaring or anything.
I have had one worrying moment in the dry where I felt the front slipping, but it gripped back after what felt like sideways ABS. Road surface was smooth, warm day and I didn't see anything on the road on that pass or on inspection the following day.
No faulting wet weather performance, in fact it feels better in the wet than in the dry (though I ride more cautiously) - rear wheel off the ground in my last rainy ride
I regularly faf around breaking traction to see where the limits line, trying endo's / stoppies whatever, I lock up 50% of the time, 50% of the time I lift the rear wheel, that seems good enough for me.
I'm definitely not a super fast rider (1cm chicken strips and my knees are still intact) but i do ride aggressively in a spirited manor. I mostly use my ninja to commute (on twisty country roads), hence the upright riding.
Other bike is a Street Triple 675 hence not using the ninja to its maximum capabilities
tyre reviewed on 2019-11-08 14:51:41
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