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    Road tires for NC 700X

    Pardon if this has been asked. I'm wondering what tires folks prefer for road only use with lots of interstate hiways. I always liked the PR4s on my BMW but figure I'll ask.

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    Super Moderator Road tires for NC 700X 670cc's Avatar
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    Check out the threads in the tire talk forum: https://www.nc700-forum.com/forum/tire-tech-talk/ Some have requests similar to yours.

    I predict you'll get good advice on about 10 to 20 different tires, and then you'll still be faced with making the decision on your own. That's the way these threads go.

    It would help if you listed tire features that are importaant to you. Long life? Excellent traction regardless of life? Good in the rain? Soft sidewalls so they're easy to mount? Good feedback? Quick turn in? What do you like?
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    I'm a big fan of the Road5, although I haven't tried it on the NC yet. Didn't get great life on the SV though, 5k for the rear.

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    I've been on a set of Michelin Road5 tires for about 14k miles, they're in far better condition than the stock Dunlops. The rear has a bit of a flat spot, but the tread is still in good condition and I feel planted most of the time. I'm hoping wring 30k miles out of them.

    I don't have enough experience to comment extensively on cold weather and it's effect on tires, but no tire I've tried feels good below 40. That's when I stop feeling planted. Not enough to get nervous, but it's a good reminder to be smooth and gradual with inputs. I've done thousands of rain miles and two-up miles, and I've never been dissatisfied with the performance. I've even done a couple dozen or so miles of gravel and fire-roads. Most of my riding has been on freeways and highways.

    I also think am the kind of person who Honda designed the engine for- I accelerate like a grandpa. I'm probably comparatively gentle on my rear tire, but who knows. It took me over a year to bump against the redline. This grandpa doesn't mind speed tho

    Anyway, here's a shot of my rear tire to show the mild flatness. The futz on the tire is all from my garage, I didn't feel like brushing it off for the photo
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    Thank you

    I thought that there was a place for tire info but I could not remember where.

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    I ran the PR4's until this last fitting. I replaces the front with a PR5, and when my rear goes (probably this year) it will also be the PR5. They stopped making the PR4 in the NC size, or I would stick with the PR4.
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    Senior Member Road tires for NC 700X dduelin's Avatar
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    My preference runs to Bridgestone tires and on the NC choose T30 Evo or the new T31. The T30 Evos are getting harder to find in the rear tire size. I prioritize handling all seasons over long wear.
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    I'll replace my tires with Michelin Road 5

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    I am a firm fan of Michelin PR4 and Road5. I have Road 5 Trails on my Suzuki VStrom and a combination of 4 rear and 5 front on my X-Adv. I am also a big fan of Dunlop Trail Smarts having used them to good affect on my former Triumph 1200 Explorer. However the Michelins shade the Dunlops slightly and imho are the best tyres for grip wet or dry that I have ever had on a motorcycle. I prefer 5's to 4's because of quicker turn in on the front and that is why I have the combination on the X, the 5 not yet being available in the rear wheel size of the scoot.

    I used PR4's to good affect on my former NC700X. Mileage is similar to most other soft tread grippy tyres.
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    I guess I need to look into how the Road 5 Trail compares to the Road 5 in the same size. It says it's for larger adventure bikes, so maybe it's a stiffer carcass. $50 more too.

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