I run Avons on my 1300C and won't switch to anything else because of the way they handle and the mileage I get from them. Seems like there are a few others out there that feel the same way about Metzelers and Michelins.
I'm getting 1300R wheels for my 03 .I chose to ditch the spokes. I'm going to get new tires for them I currently have Michelin commander 2s but I might try a different tire. Any advice will be appreciated.
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Most of my miles are loaded for touring and a lot of high speed travel and about half in SW hot climates.
I have had excellent luck with the Commander II on both my VTX (several sets) and my Yamaha Royal Star Venture (1 set).
I have recently installed the Elite 4 on the VTX so no real stats.
I just installed an E4 on the front of the RSV, we'll see. However, on the rear of the RSV I have a E4 that needs replaced. My records show that I got a little more miles out of the Commander II. However, this could be how I was loaded and how much high speed riding I did as the mileage was not a lot different.
The reviews I have read claim a little less mileage out of the E4 but better wet riding. I can't say about the wet as I have never had a problem with either. Both ride and handle great.
So bottom line is: I think you will be happy with either.
My VTX as used on Race Tech site.I'm70 rode 07 Black Cherry VTX 1300R to 49 States+DC & 11 Provinces, 140,000mi+Yamaha RSV,42,000mi,both w/aux tank & Race Tech SuspensionIBA:Mile Eater Bronze &Silver,SS3000,3xSS2000,EclipseSS1000Gold, 20SS1000,6xBB1500,3TX1000,NPT 29/76; Lake Superior Circle Tour 15 to 20K per yr between the two MCs