After a quick phone around for price and availability I couldn't get some pilot powers cheaply, one store had the Pilot Power Pure which is Michelin next generation sports tyre. The price was good at around $389 fitted for the set compared with some other quotes i got. They are also 2CT dual compound as well so they have a harder centre and soft compound on the sides for better corner grip. I must say I've never been interested in getting 10,000+kms out of a tyre as I'd much prefer to have the maximum grip possible as this is the only thing you have on the road that will save your bacon. I'd feel bad if I put on cheapskate tyres and something went wrong. I usually get around 5000 out of a rear but just change both at once anyway. I think its a bit of false economy to try and put a new back tyre on with a worn front. It just feels kind wrong.
Oh and before you say anything Flyboy no smart ass remarks about how big the chicken strips are on my tyre. It hasn't been lent over on yet OK. Its been from the shop to home, less than 5kms.
Starting kilometers is 52,432 so I'll be interested if I get more or less km's than the last set. I'll post up a review of these after a decent ride.
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