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Nice write up...had that front wear once due to not quite right tyre pressures and lots of trail braking......anyway good choice on the 01's...id have fitted them myself today but for the crazy price locally...almost 50% more for a set vs the PR2's i got.
 

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Nice write up...had that front wear once due to not quite right tyre pressures and lots of trail braking......anyway good choice on the 01's...id have fitted them myself today but for the crazy price locally...almost 50% more for a set vs the PR2's i got.
Thank you! There's a big difference between PR2's and the 01's here. Much of it will be pricing policy on "the latest and greatest". When PR4's first came out in NZ and got favourable reviews, they commanded a premium price but have now dropped in the face of competition from other brands. There are also some dealers who are rip-off merchants. Lord knows how they survive.
 

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I'll be replacing my current tyres, the Metzler Roadtec 01's in the next few days as they've now reached the end of their useful life. For what it's worth, I've done a write-up with photos here: Confessions of an Ageing Motorcyclist: Metzler Roadtec 01 end of life review .

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Geoff
Late on seeing your review and talk about the Metzeler tyres. Nice write up on tyres thanks for that. I also used some high performance Metzelers on a past bike and was impressed with them. I also used their slicks on a track bike a couple years ago, good grip but fantastic durability....
I did notice something you wrote regarding the raised edge of the tyres when just about worn out. The raised edge usually indicates a rebound problem in the suspension, being the rear tyre doesn't surprise me. Normally if it's a raised lip at the back of a sipe it indicates the rebound is set too fast, and the contrary if raised at the front. Adding a bit more rebound should head you in the right direction for even better wear. Thanks again for the write up!
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Late on seeing your review and talk about the Metzeler tyres. Nice write up on tyres thanks for that. I also used some high performance Metzelers on a past bike and was impressed with them. I also used their slicks on a track bike a couple years ago, good grip but fantastic durability....
I did notice something you wrote regarding the raised edge of the tyres when just about worn out. The raised edge usually indicates a rebound problem in the suspension, being the rear tyre doesn't surprise me. Normally if it's a raised lip at the back of a sipe it indicates the rebound is set too fast, and the contrary if raised at the front. Adding a bit more rebound should head you in the right direction for even better wear. Thanks again for the write up!
Jeffro
Thanks Jeffro :D . Spot on! I've increased rebound resistance on my second set and they seem to be better but a tad early to tell. At the end of the day, the OEM shock is still budget. I've covered 35000 km now so a new shock isn't far off. It so happens that the 01's should be due for replacement in February which is just after I've done another trackday to finish them off. That coincides with the release of the Michelin Road 5's in NZ so I might be tempted to have a set fitted.
 

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Yeh mate sounds good keep me updated with the outcome I love to know details like wear characteristics durability of tyre etc especially after a suspension change. Your right about the rear shock but it does the job in my opinion. At the mileage your talking about yeh I wouldn't be servicing it, I would definitely replace as you have suggested.
Michelin 5s? Didn't even know about them. The 4s are one of the best sport/touring tyres of all time. But like everything they manufacture something else to feed that "new must be better" market. Speaking of Michelin I have sourced what I consider the best performance street tyre of all time - the Michelin Pilot Power 2CT. They are an "old" tyre by today's standards but for my type riding the absolute best street tyre. I sourced them from the US and they are coming now. Can't wait to try them on this beast.
Anyway mate keep up the reviews and discussions - they are much appreciated here in Oz!
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EDIT - I just looked at the PR5 review looks impressive definitely a tyre to try next time around!
 

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Thanks for sharing your findings, just put 01s on my bike but not ridden it much over the last few weeks.

Most of my riding is on back roads with plenty of twisties although I do a 60 mile commute each day (when its above freezing, I dont like ICE!) on the motorway which is likely to create a flatspot very quickly.

I would be very happy to get 6000 miles from a pair of loops.
 
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