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What is the best rear tire for a vtx1800

I am in need of a new rear tire and I currently have a Dunlop Elite 3, I just don't like the price tag of it, and it seems that every two to three seasons ya gotta replace it. I found a Dunlop 251, and a Bridgestone Exedra Max that looks really sharp any ideas.
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I just went with the Bridgestone and it looks and rides great and also a good price tag. Good luck
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Just mounted a rear Avon Cobra 180/55/18. It rides smooth & handles great.
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i am in need of a new rear tire and i currently have a dunlop elite 3, i just don't like the price tag of it, and it seems that every two to three seasons ya gotta replace it. I found a dunlop 251, and a bridgestone exedra max that looks really sharp any ideas.
what model do you have depends on whitch manufacture of tire if its and"f"model gowith metezlers.
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If you are getting 3 seasons out of a tire that seems pretty good to me. I can stretch it to two seasons sometimes, but a rear tire a year is about average for me. I have the Metzler now. While it does grip well, it is dissapearing fast. If you want tread life it may not be for you. If the E-3 worked for you and you got 3 years out of it why not get it again? Don't try to save a few bucks, it's not worth it in the long run. I figure my life is riding on that one tire. I go cheap on a lot of things I buy, my motorcycle tire is NOT one of them.
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Watching this thread due to looking at new tires

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I agree, if you are getting 2 or 3 seasons out of a rear tire, you're doing good. Maybe check out Commander 2 tires, new tires that are suppose to wear longer and the prices are not bad. I have heard nothing else about them nor have I heard anyone else say they have tried them.

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There is no clear "#1". Pick one of the following;

Avon
Bridgestone
Metzeler
Dunlop Elite 3

All are better than OEM and all will give better traction wet or dry. Each brand will have loyal users as well. Whatever you pick, you will be happy with it

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I know this may open a can of worms, but have you considered darksiding? If you are getting three seasons from a motorcycle tire, you should get about ten to fifteen seasons from a darkside tire.
Their average life span is 5 times better at least.


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