Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Courtenay, BC, Canada
The stock tires were the worst tires I have ever had on any motorcycle the past 40 years.
Downright scary in wet conditions.
Totally unpredictable loss of rear end in the wet, even with conservative driving.
Replaced after 1200 kms with Mitas E-07's, which are supposedly a 50/50 tire.
The E-07's were instantly, and exponentially, better than stock, despite the more aggressive tread.
After reading comments on the stock tires, I believe the issue is likely poor batches coming out of the factory, but not all batches are bad.
My stock tires were unsafe.
1972 Honda CB350, 1977 Yamaha RD400, 1992 Harley 1200 Sportster, 2006 Kawasaki KLR650, 2010 BMW R1200RT, 2012 BMW K1600GT, 2014 Kawasaki KLR650, 2014 Honda CB1100DLX, 2016 Honda CRF1000L