Dunlop or Metzeler

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by impeter23, May 23, 2014.

  1. impeter23

    impeter23 Member

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    Need to replace the Avon tires on my Road King soon. Any recommends that offer better mileage? I found a good deal on Dunlop and Metzeler at 4WO-Motorcycle Accessories but don’t know yet what to choose. Just curious about the best tires for general riding. Any suggestions? Thanks guys!
     
  2. stray dog

    stray dog Junior Member

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    I really liked the Avons (and will probably put them on again sometime) but went back to Dunlops last change for the same reason. Check out the Michelins also, a lot of people have good feedback on them.
     
  3. Harttoo

    Harttoo Senior Member

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    Michelin Commanders feel like they really hug the road.Website brags of twice the comparable mileage.
     
  4. BikeSAG

    BikeSAG Active Member

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    Michelin Commanders here.
     
  5. W.Bacon

    W.Bacon Member

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    I've had good experiences with michelin and metzeler.
     
  6. hillbilly81

    hillbilly81 Active Member

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    I have ran all brands over the years and have to say the commanders by Michelin are a very good tire I got 7000 more miles on the rear over Dunlop
     
  7. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I run the Avon's too. Yes, you get less mileage but it is a softer TYRE. Grip vs. wear its a tradeoff we all have to decide on.
     
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I also have avon tyres fitted to my softail and sportster and they do seem to grip better in the wet than the Dunlop tyres on both bikes
    Locking both wheels on heavy breaking is a heart stopping moment good grip is more important to me than long mileage

    Brian
     
  9. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Indeed!
     
  10. Madtownguy

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    Michelin Commanders here also night and day difference in handling over the standard Dunlops.