I bought mine from them at NEC 2005. Good tyres at a good price :-D .Thrud said:I was going to suggets Avon Distanzia SM's... Good milage and handle very well. Used to use them on the bikes at the California Super Motard School.
SM Tyres tend to have a slower speed rating than "standard" 17" tyres, they are lighter and the milage might suffer a little but to be honest if you are a smooth rider you can keep the milage up regardless.
Conti do a reasonable pair of SM tyres too and they are quite cheap.
A darn fine job they do too . Certainly brought out the HOOLIGAN in me :big grin: .Thrud said:SM bike are generally lighter than sports bikes. The tyres do not need to cope with the sheer grunt of sports bikes.
The manufacturers cannot make "Magic Tyres".. Grip levels of a supersport tyre, milage of a bone hard tourer and wet grip of a sports tourer... You can't have everything, sorry. Grip or milage, some tyres try to do both but there will allways be a certain ammount of compromise.
The tyre companies looked at how SM bikes are generally ridden and designed the tyre to suit, lighter, slightly softer to give the feel and slide SM riders like.