Owner’s Tyre Tips – Honda CB650F

Honda CB650F tyre options

Honda’s CB650F is a cracking all-rounder, and a popular choice as a first big bike among those who have not long passed their test.

As a used buy, they are also great value, and in their December 2018 issue RiDE Magazine featured it in their used buying guide.

The team take the time to speak with real owners, highlighting the upsides and potential downsides of ownership.

They also ask them about their favoured tyre choices, and here’s the three recommendations that featured:

Michelin Pilot Road 5

“The Pilot Road 4 was very popular with CB owners, for wet weather grip and quick warm up.

The Road 5 seems to carry on that tradition. Higher price puts a lot of owners off though.”

The Road 5 is Michelin’s top line sport touring tyre, and it is already proving to be a big seller.

If the price does make you think twice, the Pilot Road 4 is still available as a 2nd line product too.

View Michelin’s sport touring range here.

Avon Storm 3D X-M Review

“Some owners love these, others say they don’t like the feel at full lean.

Great value though and fairly hard-wearing – you should get 6,000 miles from a rear, more from a front.”

Launched as the successor to the Storm 2, the ‘X-M’ stands for extra mileage.

The 3D X-M has now been superseded by the Spirit ST, meaning they are very well priced considering the level of performance on offer.

View the full range of sizes here.

Roadtec Z8 Interact review

“Original equipment on some CBs and CBRs, the Z8 offers consistent performance in all weathers, at a reasonable price. 

Some owners claim 10,000 miles a pair, but 6k – 7k is more realistic.”

Just like the Avon, the Z8 Interact is now a second line product, so they are reasonably priced for a well proven product.

If you want the very latest tyre from Metzeler, that would be the Roadtec 01.

View the range of Z8 Interact sizes here.

Check out the December issue of RiDE for the full article.

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