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Old 03-18-2007, 01:42 PM   #16
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I got a chance to try out my Roadriders at Deals Gap (in the rain & 37 degree dry). Very impressed with the grip! Was able to push it hard with with room to go. I felt very confident on these tires.

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Old 05-10-2007, 09:44 AM   #17
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I hope Avon Roadrider are as good as you said as I just order a set, will it on tuesday and I leave straight for 4 complete ride days...

Will give some feed back after that

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Old 05-11-2007, 03:33 PM   #18
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Here is a couple pics at Deals Gap on cold roads - - - tires felt very planted at all times. Still had 1/4" of chicken stripe on the front and back.
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Old 05-12-2007, 03:57 AM   #19
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Thanks for your comment, waiting badly for it now !

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Old 05-12-2007, 05:51 AM   #20
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Sorry, no pics, but they can be ridden to the edge.

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Old 05-12-2007, 03:17 PM   #21
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and it's worst now !

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Old 05-15-2007, 02:01 PM   #22
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Wink tyre mounted !

first ride feel strange: Front tyre engage in turn and I feel them "harder" than stock scorp. And in the mean time It's smooth and less noises ! in a word much more sportive tyres than scorp

I touch the rear when arrived home it was so hot, that I think it can only be sticky !!! next test tomorrow morning...

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Old 05-15-2007, 02:48 PM   #23
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At last - an alternative to the Scorps for road use, and they're available in Europe.

For UK riders they're available from:

http://www.mynetmoto.com/motorradrei...cle_tyres.html

I'll definately give them a try next time around - unfortunately I've just had a pair of Scorpions fitted, so it's not going to be for another 6000miles.

Keeps us updated on how the rear's wearing. From the pics the tread doesn't look as deep as the Scorp, so I'm guessing the lifespan's not going to be as good.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:52 PM   #24
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:51 PM   #25
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How are they on fire roads?
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:54 PM   #26
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No way to bring this tyre out of road ! Surface is like a baby skin and would not give adherence on dirt/gravel !

I have gravel to come back home and I already notice it does not grip as scorp on that

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Old 05-21-2007, 02:52 PM   #27
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Thumb Avon rocks !

Ok back yesterday evening !

Result is very positive !

trip was planned for 2 000 to 2 500 km and due to weather on first day I've only done 1 500 km... I leaved with some friends only ride onroad: R1, Z1000, ZX636, 1000SS and only sportives as that...

Tyres on bike make me think about a supermoto... and it's close ! I've adjusted suspension hydraulic for on road use and must say I'm really impressed: tyre goes hot very quickly, it stick on road even under hard rain and it's glued on dry ! The profile can't allow you to go to the edge unless you set low pressure, this is what it looks like after doing "le mont ventoux" in France...

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Old 05-21-2007, 03:04 PM   #28
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Yeow!

Man that's one big tar!
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Old 05-21-2007, 04:21 PM   #29
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Merci bien,

I may well be tempted when the Pirellis go again .

Any wear comments so far?
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Old 05-22-2007, 10:40 AM   #30
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no wear comment yet but as it goes very hot after an hard ride I guess I'll not give it more than 8 000 kms on back . As you can see on picture it start to make pill ("bouloche" in French) and it was worst after a 154 km very twisty road ! (between Vallon pont d'arc and Mende in ardeche for french guy )

And more I still say you can't reach the edge, but I continue reducing my chiken band with more and more confidence on it

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