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    I don’t know the longevity of the Shinko Raven since I just started using them, and currently only a front tire. When my rear Motion is done, I’ll put a Raven on the back. At the price they go for, it’s worth a try.
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    Again, Power 3 are sport tires. Good luck getting 10k out of them on a somewhat heavy bike. On my Street Triple I had two sets, they lasted around 5000 km.

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    When I first put the Shinko Raven on the rear, I had a Kenda K671 on the front. Put about 800-900 miles on the rear Shinko before replacing the front tire. The bike behaved nominally with the Shinko/Kenda mix; however, the Shinko Ravens (in my opinion) are a better sticking tire than the Kendas and I became more confident in the curves with Shinkos are front and rear.
    Currently on my C50 Boulevard, I have a Shinko on rear and Kenda on front (not the Raven on the rear-doesn't come in size suitable for the Boulevard). They are ok but in the twisties, I can tell there is a slight incompatibility between the 2 tires-takes just a little more to get leaning in the curves-but no biggie-after 86,000+ miles on the Boulevard, I know its nuances...
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    Senior Member mixing tires StratTuner's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jos View Post
    Again, Power 3 are sport tires. Good luck getting 10k out of them on a somewhat heavy bike. On my Street Triple I had two sets, they lasted around 5000 km.
    I've already been through one set of them on the FJR... first set, and I got 10K miles. The front wore out a little faster than the rear.

    I understand that sport tires are softer and not as long-wearing.

    Can you recommend a long-wearing highway tire that costs about the same?
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    Pilot Road (4 or 5), T30 / 31, RoadSmart 3, Angel GT, to name few. Well pretty much any touring / GT tires depending on sales you can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jos View Post
    Pilot Road (4 or 5), T30 / 31, RoadSmart 3, Angel GT, to name few. Well pretty much any touring / GT tires depending on sales you can get.
    love those. had a set once (Pilot Road 3) ....way too expensive, but thank you.

    I notice the Continental Motions are available for the FJR now (they weren't when I first looked), so it's back to those.

    good price
    10 K miles (consistently)
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    I had a set of Ravens on my previous-to-NCX bike, a CBR600F4. They were completely acceptable tires, but I didn't love them except for price. I think I wrote something about them here on this board a couple years ago. At this point, I'd probably rate them as roughly comparable to the Conti-Motions, in a general way.

    I really like the Angel GT set I have now, but for my former mostly-commuting riding, tires matter relatively little.

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