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Ok. guys a lot of people saying standard tyres are not to good, If thats the case what's the best sort of allround tyre for uk cheers
 

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Ok. guys a lot of people saying standard tyres are not to good, If thats the case what's the best sort of allround tyre for uk cheers
Good question @Cornishman - here's an entire thread on tyres ... lots of discussion and some track focussed riders from other climes so hard to say what's best for UK roads.

After reading it all through these are the ones I've shortlisted to look at for my UK road use when I change the OEMs:

  • Michelin Road 5
  • Metzeler Sportec M7RR / Sportec 01
  • Metzeler Sportec 01
  • Bridgestone S22
  • Continental Road Attack 3
 

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Ok. guys a lot of people saying standard tyres are not to good, If thats the case what's the best sort of allround tyre for uk cheers
STD tires are generally ok, not suitable for track duty but an ok tire. UK roads, wet weather riding? Conti Road Attacks followed by PR5s, but the Conti is a better tire over all. S22 or M7RR if your into track days.
 

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I wasn't going to respond because this topic can go sideways really fast. :)
Look. Unless you are Street Rossi, I'm 100% sure the standard tires that came with the bike is perfectly fine. If it was unsafe, KTM will never put it on the bike.
With that said, don't waste money buying another set of tires until the current set is worn.
So start doing burn-outs! :)
 

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I wasn't going to respond because this topic can go sideways really fast. :)
Look. Unless you are Street Rossi, I'm 100% sure the standard tires that came with the bike is perfectly fine. If it was unsafe, KTM will never put it on the bike.
With that said, don't waste money buying another set of tires until the current set is worn.
So start doing burn-outs! :)
Well said - I'm going to run mine until they need replacing then have a look at what's out there. Think I'll get another season out of the OEM rubber.
 

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Well said - I'm going to run mine until they need replacing then have a look at what's out there. Think I'll get another season out of the OEM rubber.
Im on my 3rd set of tires in less than a year. KTM would have gone for that stock tire for its price point. They are a good tire, stable, a little more neutral compared to the sharp steering S22. You save fifty dollars a bike on 10,000 bikes, it adds up.
 

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Im on my 3rd set of tires in less than a year. KTM would have gone for that stock tire for its price point. They are a good tire, stable, a little more neutral compared to the sharp steering S22. You save fifty dollars a bike on 10,000 bikes, it adds up.
Impressive @DaveNZ - you do must ride further or harder (or both) than me in a season! Admittedly it was a short one for me last year.

I wish this crap weather in the UK would abate it's been so wet the last few months - currently howling yet another gale outside - the rivers by me have been in flood three times since Christmas. I'm itching to get out again and start riding again.
 

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Impressive @DaveNZ - you do must ride further or harder (or both) than me in a season! Admittedly it was a short one for me last year.

I wish this crap weather in the UK would abate it's been so wet the last few months - currently howling yet another gale outside - the rivers by me have been in flood three times since Christmas. I'm itching to get out again and start riding again.
I'm sorry. In California, we have twelve months to ride.
 

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Impressive @DaveNZ - you do must ride further or harder (or both) than me in a season! Admittedly it was a short one for me last year.

I wish this crap weather in the UK would abate it's been so wet the last few months - currently howling yet another gale outside - the rivers by me have been in flood three times since Christmas. I'm itching to get out again and start riding again.
Most of NZ is in drought mode at the mo here in NZ, but last night we got our first good rain in over 2 months, its been hot here, lots of riding and I've done 3 track days this summer season so far and got 2 more booked before the end of March before we head into Autumn. I also ride all year round, i also have the Multistrada (84,000kms) KTM 1290GT (42,000kms) and a 1954 BSA, (not many miles) I've done around 8,000kms on the 790 so far this last year. (i use the other bikes more as tourers etc) I also have to fit fishing time in and some work to help pay for all my vices.:wink:
 

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STD tires are generally ok, not suitable for track duty but an ok tire. UK roads, wet weather riding? Conti Road Attacks followed by PR5s, but the Conti is a better tire over all. S22 or M7RR if your into track days.
Would you say S22 is decent enough on wet roads? I need a tire I can do track days with and ride year round with.
 

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I fitted a set of S22s just recently and went for a quick spin over the Takaka Hill yesterday. Very happy with their performance, both feel and grip.
 

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I'm picking up my 790 in the next days and will fit Pirelli Rosso III or Metzeler M7RR if I don't like the stock tyres. Metzeler have announced the M9RR recently too
 

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Try the S22s fredaroomy, I've done 1000 road kms and 4 track days on these, great tires and last better than the Rosso III. I did 3 track days on my MV 800 and the Rosso IIIs were all but worn out, so I've switched to the S22. and love them.
 

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Here they are, Rosso III after a track day, Aggressive power delivery and a crap SACH shock killed the Rosso.s, but very good grip, hotter they got the better they performed.
 

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Try the S22s fredaroomy, I've done 1000 road kms and 4 track days on these, great tires and last better than the Rosso III. I did 3 track days on my MV 800 and the Rosso IIIs were all but worn out, so I've switched to the S22. and love them.
Do they warm up quickly? I loved the mid corner grip and stability of the Rosso III.

I was going to replace the stock tyres right away but I've read they aren't that bad.
 

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Do they warm up quickly? I loved the mid corner grip and stability of the Rosso III.

I was going to replace the stock tyres right away but I've read they aren't that bad.
Stock tires are ok, nothing wrong with them, i brought my 790 as a demo, so asked for new tires (S21 fitted) so never got to try the stock other than test ride, but seemed ok. I wanted a tire that i could take to the track and also ride in all conditions. S22 have good cold grip and warm up quick, and still reasonable in the wet.
 

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Coming from the M7RR I just ordered the S22.
Was about to get the M9 but I wanted to try something different - maybe more sporty.

@DaveNZ's tire looks just perfect worn in. ;)
You will love them, I've ridden on M7RRs, and they were very good much like Rosso IIIs, and were quite good in the damp and cold. But pushed hard they did wear out quick, i ran them on my ex 1290R and got around 3000kms a set. The new M9 will be interesting, i hope they can get more milage out of them, the new Pilot 5 look interesting also, replacing the RS. The great thing about the S21-S22 they find grip on low grip surfaces. Taupo race track is renown for its low grip, but i never see or feel the TC come on.
 

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I just mounted a set of S22s thanks to that sale that was going on a week or so ago. I liked them at the tire introduction at Jerez. So, I think I’ll be pretty happy with them here at a lower speed track like Buttonwillow. Alas, weather and COVID-19 nixed my Monday track day to test out that theory.
 
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