Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
I got my AT in November last year and was told it's the 2017 model - same tyres no real difference to 2016 model as I can see. I've done 1000 miles so far and am not too keen on the tyres. This time of year the roads in my locale are wet/damp and often salted or the sludge that is left after they've been salted so not the best. I get out most weekends and have not had a ride out without at least one slip usually from the back but today I had both move a little. It is very strange as the tyres will grip after the slip so it is not all that dramatic. I can get the back end to slide a little by just putting the power on out of a damp corner, the traction control has helped keep me upright when I've been messing about.
I contrast this with my 3 sets of Michelin PR4's I had on my Explorer which rarely slipped in the 3 years I had the bike.
I will be changing the tyres probably to Continental Trail Attack 2 but I'm in no rush and will wait to see if any other suppliers come up with tyres for the 18in wheel.
Not sure this helps just confirms what others have said.
Last edited by Davey; 01-22-2017 at 05:19 PM.