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Documenting how long our tires have lasted since 2009. Compare your results with ours to help you find a tire to meet your needs | August 2009

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Details how long various tires have lasted us

SStarting in the summer of 2009 we began listing and detailing just the milage we've gotten from various tires. We typically remove tires when it reaches the wear-bars or slightly before (unless otherwise noted). We also replace tires in sets, so we won't be listing different milage from front and rear tires. The goal of this page is to allow you to see what milage we've gotten and allow you to correlate that information with your own experiences to help you determine what tire is going to best meet your needs. Please check back often as we will continually be adding more information to this page.

Rack of used motorcycle tires

Total Miles of testing:


Bridgestone

Bridgestone is a multinational rubber conglomerate founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. The very first Bridgestone tire was produced on April 9, 1930, by the Japanese "Tabi" Socks Tyre Division (actually made jika-tabi). One year later on March 1, 1931, the founder, Shojiro Ishibashi, made the "Tabi" Socks tire Division independent and established the Bridgestone Tire Co., Ltd. in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture. "Bridgestone" was named after the name of the founder, Shojiro Ishibashi (Ishi = Stone, Bashi = Bridge).

Make Bike Mileage Use Notes
BT-016 SV6502183TrackAmazing grip and performance
BT-016 Hypermotard 7961832Street, TrackTire removed early due to a puncture
BT-021 Multistrada 1000DS5066Touring, StreetDown to the cords with no loss of grip
BT-021 Multistrada 1100S4849Touring, StreetEven wear and no loss of grip
BT-023 Multistrada 1000DS4368Touring, Street, TrackEven wear and no loss of grip all the way to the wear bars
BT-023 Multistrada 1100S5450Touring, StreetWorn to the wear bars
BT-023 Multistrada 1100S7025Touring, StreetWorn to the cords, the last 1,000 miles wore away very quickly.
BT-023 Multistrada 1100S6905Touring, StreetWorn past the wear-bars, even wear, no loss of grip
BT-023 Multistrada 1100S5985Touring, StreetWorn past the wear-bars, the last 500 miles wore away very quickly
BT-023 Monster 1000DS4844Touring, StreetTire replaced just before the wear bars
BT-023 Multistrada 1100S4676Touring, Street Worn to the wear-bars
BT-023 Multistrada 1100S5368Touring, Street Worn to the wear-bars

 


Continental

Continental is a worldwide leading manufacturer of tires, brake systems, vehicle stability control systems, engine injection systems, tachographs and other parts for the automotive and transport industries. The company is based in Hanover, Germany. It is the world's 4th largest tire manufacturer after Bridgestone, Michelin and Goodyear. It was founded in 1871 as a rubber manufacturer. One of Continental's main areas of expertise and technological leadership is Fuel Consumption Reduction, achieved through more efficient fuel injection systems, reduced rolling resistance tires and hybrid propulsion systems.

Make Bike Mileage Use Notes
RaceAttack Street SV650/SM6902862Track, StreetTire was baked-out. Should have been removed much sooner.
Road Attack 1050 Speed Triple2782Touring, Street, TrackRun side-by-side with the Sport Attack.
Road Attack 2 Multistrada 1100S3125Touring, StreetTo the cords - minimal loss of grip throughout the life of the tire
Road Attack 2 1050 Speed Triple3414Touring, StreetInto the cords - minimal loss of grip throughout the life of the tire
Sport Attack 900 SS/CR2040Street, CanyonRemoved Early.
Sport Attack 2 Multistrada 1100S2883Touring, Street, TrackRun side-by-side with the Road Attack.
TKC 80 Twinduro Multistrada 1200S2439Touring, Street, DirtReplaced just before the wear bar
Trail Attack 2 Multistrada 1100S3432Touring, StreetRear Tire wore much faster than Front
Trail Attack 2 Multistrada 1200S4127Touring, StreetFront Carcass Much Stiffer than The Rear

 


Dunlop

Made in England and 75% owned by Goodyear, Dunlop had it's humble beginnings in 1888 when a small boy struggled to ride a tricycle with solid rubber wheels. John Boyd Dunlop, a Scottish veterinarian, grew tired of watching his son struggle with the cumbersome tires so he developed a tire that would employ a pneumatic, or air-based process using air to cushion the wheels...and the rider. He took two strips of rubber and glue to form the strips into thick tubes. Then he wrapped the tubes around the inside of the main tricycle wheel before wrapping everything in linen tape to be used as tread.

Make Bike Mileage Use Notes
D209/D211 GP-A SV650860TrackAmazing grip throughout life.
D616 Multistrada 1000DS3048Touring, Street, DirtRear tire wore much faster than the front.
D616 Multistrada 1100S3496Touring, StreetFront tire developed deep cups hampering handling.
RoadSmart Multistrada 1100S2977Touring, StreetTire lasted better at lower pressures than Dunlop recommended.
RoadSmart Multistrada 1100S3849Touring, StreetTire lasted better at lower pressures than Dunlop recommended.
RoadSmart 1050 Speed Triple3147Touring, StreetUneven wear between dual compound as tire wore.
RoadSmart VFR12003422Touring, StreetEven wear, but last few 32's wore very quickly.
Sportmax Q2 VFR12002458Touring, Street, TrackWorn into the wear Bars. Excellent grip, even wear.

 


Michelin

Made in France, founded in 1888, Michelin invented the radial tire in 1946. They can be recognized for their mascot, Bibendum, commonly referred to as the Michelin Man or "Bib". The logo was introduced at the Lyon Exhibition of 1894 where the Michelin brothers had a stand. He was inspired by one of the brothers who noticed a stack of tires that looked like a man with no arms. Bibendum is one of the world's oldest trademarks. Michelins participation in Motorcycle GP racing ranges from 1972 to 2008. They introduced radial construction to MotoGP in 1984 and multi-compound tires in 1994. They achieved 360 victories in 36 years and from 1993 to 2006 the world championship had gone to a rider on Michelins.

Make Bike Mileage Use Notes
P1 Race SV650S409TrackRear tire wore exceedingly fast.
Pilot Race SV650S698TrackRear tire run backwards to extend life - front tire still looked fine.
Pilot Power Pure Yamaha R61739TrackTire baked out (significant loss of grip) before tread was worn.
Pilot Road 2CT Triumph 6755442Street, Touring, TrackTire baked out (significant loss of grip) before tread was worn

 


Pirelli

Founded 1872 in Milan, Italy by Giovanni Battista Pirelli. Pirelli initially specialised in rubber and derivative processes and even made scuba diving rebreathers. Pirelli's activities were primarily focused on the production of tires and cables (for energy and telecommunications) until 2005, when Pirelli sold its cable division to Goldman Sachs. In 1986 they purchased Metzeler tires. Pirelli is currently the only tire that allows customers to personalize their tires with text or logos which can be designed on the Pirelli website, then applied to the tire sidewall.

Make Bike Mileage Use Notes
Angel ST Multistrada 1100S3489TouringWore completely into the cords, no loss of grip throughout life of tire
Angel ST Multistrada 1100S4915TouringWore completely into the cords, no loss of grip throughout life of tire
Angel ST Multistrada 1200S2438TouringWore completely into the cords, no loss of grip throughout life of tire
Angel ST Multistrada 1200S3520TouringWore completely into the cords, no loss of grip throughout life of tire
Angel GT Multistrada 1200S4863TouringWorn to the wear bars - Personal Favorite Tire
Angel GT Multistrada 1200S3867TouringTire Damaged with 3/32" Tread Remaining (Approximately 1,000 left).
Angel GT Multistrada 1100S4418TouringTire Removed with 2/32" Tread Remaining.
Angel GT Multistrada 1200S4707TouringTire Removed with 2/32" Tread Remaining.
Angel GT Multistrada 1200S4532TouringTire Removed at the Wear Bar
Angel GT Multistrada 1200S GT5108TouringTire worn into the cords
Diablo Rosso Corsa Ducati 848508Track, StreetAmazing Tire - no loss of grip throughout life of tire.
Diablo Rosso II Honda VFR12003395Track, StreetWorn to the cords with lots of two-up touring. No loss of grip.
Dragon Supercorsa Pro Ducati 8482223Track, StreetBaked out (significant loss of grip) before fully worn
Diablo Superbike Pro Ducati 8481246Track OnlyRed Stripe Slick - Into the cords (on the side) no loss of grip
Diablo Superbike Pro Ducati 8481289Track OnlyRed Stripe Slick - Removed before completely worn
Scorpion Sync Multistrada 1000DS2858Touring, StreetTire removed early, with 1/32 left before wear bar.
Scorpion Sync Multistrada 1100S3170Touring, StreetOEM Tire from factory with no loss of grip throughout the life of the tire
Scorpion Sync Multistrada 1100S4116Touring, StreetOEM Tire from factory with no loss of grip throughout the life of the tire
Scorpion Trail Multistrada 1200S2337Touring, StreetOEM Tire from factory - Worn into the cords
Scorpion Trail Multistrada 1200S2660Touring, StreetOEM Tire from factory - Worn to the wear-bars
Scorpion Trail Multistrada 1200S3860Touring, StreetOEM Tire from factory - Removed 1/32 before wear bars

 


Definitions:

  • Baked: Tire has been used for so many heat cycles that it no longer provides adequate grip.
  • Cupping: Tire has worn unevenly so that there are high and low ridges in the tread pattern.
  • Wear Bars: Tire was worn to the point where the manufacturer recomends the tire be replaced
  • Cords: Tire was worn past all the rubber and metal belts are showing
  • Street: Tire is used for shorter trips, around town riding and commuting.
  • Touring: Tire is used for long-distance riding and multi-day trips.
  • Track: Tire is used for track-day riding or racing applications.

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