Tires that fit the NC700

What type of tire do you have installed on your Honda NC

  • 10% On Road / 90% Off Road

    Votes: 3 1.1%
  • 40% On Road / 60% Off Road

    Votes: 7 2.6%
  • 60% On Road / 40% Off Road

    Votes: 5 1.8%
  • 70% On Road / 30% Off Road

    Votes: 7 2.6%
  • 80% On Road / 20% Off Road

    Votes: 27 9.9%
  • 85% On Road / 15% Off Road

    Votes: 4 1.5%
  • 90% On Road / 10% Off Road

    Votes: 23 8.4%
  • 90% On Road / 10% Track

    Votes: 5 1.8%
  • 95% On Road / 5% Off Road

    Votes: 25 9.2%
  • 100% On Road

    Votes: 167 61.2%

  • Total voters
    273

GregC

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I’ve had the scorpion trails on since about May - maybe 1,000 miles. I think they are very good and as a 90/10 clearly biased towards street use. I’ve had them on fire roads and gravel and the did fine. Have had them on wet roads and felt like they gripped well, but have not yet been caught in serious rain. They feel a little squirrelly on tar snakes compared to the PR4 (I ran 3 sets of those before going for a little bit of off-road capability this time).

Overall I like the scorpions quite well and would get them again.


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I found the Scorpion Trail II tires handle great but wear quickly. Too quickly for the cost. Rear <4000 miles, front a little better. I'll go with a different brand next.

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I'm looking at the Pirelli Angel GT2 as a future option. Also the Michelin Road 5.

I've got 7000 miles on the stock tires and figure that I'll be changing them out at the end of this summer or in the spring.

I would love a 90/10 tire as we have gravel roads in my area but my bigger concern is wet weather traction and safety as I can choose to avoid the gravel roads and go the long way, or I can slow down a lot and transit those roads at low speeds, but I can't always choose to avoid the rain and wet. So my primary concern is a tire that sticks to the ground in wet weather conditions with a secondary wish for a tire that will deal with some of the gravel roads a bit better than the stock tires.
 

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I'm looking at the Pirelli Angel GT2 as a future option. Also the Michelin Road 5.

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After reading some of the reviews there is an occasional balance problem at highway speeds with the Pirelli Angel GT2 that SOME users report. Not many. But some. People who don't complain about that high speed wobble seem to love the tire.

Michelin Road 5 gets complaints about not being long lasting from riders who love blasting curves. But high marks for other things, especially wet and dry traction.

2 nails in my rear tire and a choice to make. The 2 brands are similarly priced by my local dealers. The Pirelli being about $25/set less expensive. But the high speed wobble that a small % of customers complained about stuck in my mind. I just ordered 2 sets of the Michelin Road 5 tires. One set for my bike, the other for the lovely wife.
 

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After reading some of the reviews there is an occasional balance problem at highway speeds with the Pirelli Angel GT2 that SOME users report. Not many. But some. People who don't complain about that high speed wobble seem to love the tire.

Michelin Road 5 gets complaints about not being long lasting from riders who love blasting curves. But high marks for other things, especially wet and dry traction.

2 nails in my rear tire and a choice to make. The 2 brands are similarly priced by my local dealers. The Pirelli being about $25/set less expensive. But the high speed wobble that a small % of customers complained about stuck in my mind. I just ordered 2 sets of the Michelin Road 5 tires. One set for my bike, the other for the lovely wife.
You will love the PR5's, they are a solid tire. All the grip you will need and last plenty long enough. Not sure how many miles were on mine when I got the bike, then I put 2k more miles on them before swapping them out for track day tires. They are still sitting in my shop at what looks like 85%+ condition and I will put them back on the NC if I decide to move forward with the Tracer 900 purchase and sell the NC.
 

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After reading some of the reviews there is an occasional balance problem at highway speeds with the Pirelli Angel GT2 that SOME users report. Not many. But some. People who don't complain about that high speed wobble seem to love the tire.

Michelin Road 5 gets complaints about not being long lasting from riders who love blasting curves. But high marks for other things, especially wet and dry traction.

2 nails in my rear tire and a choice to make. The 2 brands are similarly priced by my local dealers. The Pirelli being about $25/set less expensive. But the high speed wobble that a small % of customers complained about stuck in my mind. I just ordered 2 sets of the Michelin Road 5 tires. One set for my bike, the other for the lovely wife.
I really like the Michelin Road 5’s. They don’t track road seams or wander and they handle tar snakes well. And they do stick to the curves and take wet roads well. Granted I’m a far cry from an aggressive rider - the last time I scraped a peg it was by accident and startled the [email protected] out of me. But I do like high speeds from time to time and running sweepers hard and fast. My off-road riding is infrequent enough that I didn’t need to give it much consideration.
 

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TacomaJC said:
You will love the PR5's, they are a solid tire. All the grip you will need and last plenty long enough. Not sure how many miles were on mine when I got the bike, then I put 2k more miles on them before swapping them out for track day tires. ....
I really like the Michelin Road 5’s. They don’t track road seams or wander and they handle tar snakes well. And they do stick to the curves and take wet roads well. Granted I’m a far cry from an aggressive rider - the last time I scraped a peg it was by accident and startled the [email protected] out of me. But I do like high speeds from time to time and running sweepers hard and fast. My off-road riding is infrequent enough that I didn’t need to give it much consideration.
Good to hear. My riding is a bit more spirited than my wife's riding. I don't mind riding in the wet but I want a tire that will get me there and home with water on the ground. She is a 98% dry road rider but one time when she was getting used to the DCT she actually took off on my bike across a corn field. Not sure that counts? We have groomed gravel and chip & seal roads in our rural area. Looks like the Road 5 will easily manage all the stuff we do, assuming the 1 trip through the corn was an outlier.

But as we are approaching 'geezer' status the dreams of riding Stalin's Road of Bones in Siberia have faded and thoughts of bikini watching rides along Florida's Highway A1A seem more appropriate.
 
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Trying on a new pair of shoes!

Top image without flash, lower image with flash and puts a bit of different light into the treads. Both images exact same tires.

Michelin Road 5

 
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