Originally Posted by Grainbelt
My experience with DS tires on a street bike was underwhelming, mostly due to awful tread life at higher speeds, and your bandit has a lot of power.
Dual compound sport-touring tires, like the BT-023, Pilot Road 2CT, etc will likely last much longer and in a flat area, keep their round profile much longer.
For gravel riding, lower your air pressure accordingly. I keep a small Slime pump in my side cases to air them back up once I hit the pavement.
Lived in SF for a long time, but before I was a rider. Can you PM me a BLT from Bagel Boy?
Grainbelt (just drank one this week actually)
I think the Pilot Road 2 is the tire I'm going to go with. It's just more realistic of the type of driving I'll be doing.
Wouldn't it be great if I could PM you a BLT? Bagel Boy is the best.