Lots of Dunlop bashing here without any facts. The fact is Honda, along with many other manufacturers, select Dunlop as original equipment. That means for many riders, this is the original tire and likely to be well worn by the time it is changed. The new tire is therefore much better. If you selected a non-Dunlop tire your conclusion is it is a better tire rather than a newer tire.
I have asked several times for any factual comparison, technical literature or other non-speculative articles regarding tires and no one has been able to provide. I have also asked for specific characteristics of the Dunlop that are lacking and no response. I have seen several articles regarding sport tires and the Dunlop is often found to be superior.
I have several cruiser motorcycles and a touring MC and have switched bacck and forth between Dunlop, Avon, Metzler and Pirelli, and have not noticed a lot of difference in the tires and tend to buy for looks (Whitewall) and longevity.
So one more time: if anyone can point to any technical comparison for cruiser tires I will greatly appreciate.
PS I get about 15k miles per set of tires
PPS There is a study that indicates where riders ride on the right hand lane (US) the front tire will wear more on the left due to the left hand corner distance. The theory was confirmed by looking at front tires in left-side riding countries that showed more wear on the right side.
Last edited by gdb069; 11-20-2012 at 04:24 PM.