I got a new rear tyre on the VFR this week. It’s another Michelin Pilot Road 2, which is dual compound; softer on the edges and harder in the centre. The last one had did just under 9K kilometers and still had a few more ks in it, but as I’m off to Phillip Island for the MotoGP in a couple of weeks time I wanted new rubber.

The Road 2 is a sport-touring tyre, and in combination with a Pilot Power front has proved to be a excellent combination on the VFR. It offers great durability with excellent grip and still reasonably fast turn in. Unfortunately the PR 2’s have been in short supply in Oz, I guess because of the Northern hemisphere summer. Thanks again to Peter Whelan at Road & River Motorcycles for excellent, personalised service.

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