Tire availability


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  • #2968

    John
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    My rear tire on the Svartpilen is done. The dealer says the Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR 150/60 R17 isn’t available yet in the U.S. Anyone else have luck finding it or a decent alternative? Have you seen other Husky-approved tires for the bike?

    #2969
    xex
    xex
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    The Vits use Metzeler M5 and I haven’t heard bad things about them.
    Personally I will probably end up replacing the Pirellis with a pair of Bridgestone S21, they are supposed to be pretty good (although maybe not the best for bad weather).

    It’s a shame that the Pirellis add vibration because the grip is phenomenal, much better than what I was expecting.

    #2970
    Midnaite
    Midnaite
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    Me too, I’m surprised by the grip.

    I don’t know if you have Mitas in the US but they offer a good and cheap alternative

    http://www.mitas-moto.com/en/products/motorcycle–trail–tires/?startItem=0&numberOfItems=20&sortType=

    #3094
    ThemSheeps
    ThemSheeps
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    Not sure, on a bit of a different tangent, I think I might go with a more road specific tyre when the time comes. The stock ones look great, but I don’t think I have done more than about 2 km in the dirt, so it doesn’t really make sense for my day to day commuting needs.

    I love Fortnine’s tire (or tyre as the rest of the world writes ;0) guide: https://fortnine.ca/en/reviews/motorcycle-tire-guide/

    Cheers,

    Johan

    #3109
    Coolbreeze
    Coolbreeze
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    Hello evrybody,

    I am so happy to ride my new svartpilen 401 since a month. So much fun but I  the pirelli tires don’t give me me a very good feeling. I think I will change for the Metzeller the one that are used for the vitpilen.

    did any of you tried to put the metzeller. On a svartpilen? I would love to see what it looks likes, and and what it feels like!

     

    good ride all od you! And sorry for my bad English, I am a french guy.

    V

    #3113
    Heisenberg
    Heisenberg
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    John – I did not see anything about how and where you ride. What kind of roads, what kind of speeds, etc. I guess you don’t ride offroad. There are tires that offer economy (mileage), but may not be sticky.

    As far as the Pirelli’s that came with the bike, IMO, that was a tire that matched the budget. I would certainly look at other brands (Continental, Hidenau), but be specific about the kind of riding you do will better dictate the tires.

    #3713

    iscamus17
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    they sell them in india, if you really want the oem tires like i did i had to find a dealer there.

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