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The Conti-Escapes look better and are a bit cheaper and have the edge at present.
Before you laugh the Triumph Scrambler has these kind of tyres fitted as standard (OEM) so they must work on the Bonneville platform too.
The only other tyre I might consider is German Heidenau. I have heard these things are brilliant? These German tyres are not easy to source - On Ebay there is only one seller who sells them using pictures which don't match (tread patterns). It puts me right off because if he can't be bothered to ensure his treads match, what's he likely to be like if things go wrong?
So, what would YOU recommend?
I value your advice as to be perfectly frank I'm clueless when it comes to Bonneville's (It's a recent addition).
The triumph sub forum does seem a little quiet compared to my beloved Yamaha XT sub-forum..
It's quite common for Bonnie owners to have 'adventure' tyres on their bikes.
I've got some Anakee 3's on mine, more for the long life aspect rather than any off-road capability (if they even have any). I do like the look of the K60's they look really cool but it depends how you are going to use them.
As for buying tyres online, have you tried your local dealer for a price? My dealer got me my Anakee 3's £30 cheaper than anywhere I could find online
If they are good enough for Threewheeledbonnie - They are good enough for me. Thanks for that helpful link.
To be perfectly frank, I prefer to buy GERMAN because they are (in my humble opinion) THE worlds best engineers by far.
Did you know the white English people are a mixture of French and German mainly and that the English language is GERMANIC in origin. Basically, It's not just our royal family that are largely German - It's the majority of flipping Brits. Makes you wonder why our two great nations ever went to war (twice) doesn't it.
I hope these things last longer than the OEM Bridgestone's (4,900 miles and knackered).
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