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Just back in from a 4 hour b-road ride on the new BT45's - the bike is transformed! Kicking myself for persevering with the awful Avon Distanzas for so long - the bike is now stable, copes with broken surfaces and has grip at last - a real pleasure to ride now! Can't speak for off-road riding, but it wouldn't surprise me if they were great at that too, apart from the mud.....
 

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The BT45 seems to be a road tire (tyre) so don't expect much outside tarmac. It will be a full slick tire on soft ground ;-)

 

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yes BT45,s are great on the road , off road not really much cop , i run em on my FX650, was running them on my TDR250 to until i needed a set of tyres and a freind had a set of Metzler Lasertecs going spare and cheap . and now prefer them ,
 

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I was never mad about the Avon's I had Gripsters and then the Distanzia's and never really had confidence in them.
I currently have a set of Mitas EO7 and to my mind even as a road tyre they are superior to the Avon.
Never tried BT45's but have had decent results with other Bridgestones so I wouldn't be shy about using them if I only needed a road tyre.
 

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currently have them on the 600 Alp, great road tyre , pure road and not a great look on a dual purpose bike, but very safe and practical, if you are doing loads of road miles... TKC for off road....

RD03 is ready for new tyres, mmmmm???
 

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oh bt45's tyre porn :lol: I had one on the back of my transalp 600 it was a peach transformed the handling pure silent too but as said already AUCTUNG hard road only . a transalp with a pair of them and a fruity end can braded break lines and hh pads is a super moto . then I put a trailwing back on on and it was like a bloddy tractor again but im a bit of a slurryhead anyway so it suits me the places I like to go well used to after hurting my shoulder recently ****ing about up a forestry track up the mountains I might have even fractured a bone sore as hell it was . I think I will stick to the paved pot holed hastly repaired back roads from now on and my new continental conti escape is grand on the back a bit squirmy but a mile of thread on it I have the front to match ready to go on . I bought them because they were keenly priced for a recognised brand as much as anything . 152 euro to my door . I do be trying to mind the few ould pound as best I can :toothy9:
 

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Interesting, I run Avon Distanzas and I don’t have much confidencein them at all. I thought maybe it was meand the fact I have only recently got back into riding a bike. Do the new BT45’sreally make that much of a difference and have you used them in the wet yet? MyDistanzas sometimes feel like they step out or slide a bit evenat low speeds.

I was thinking about a set of Anakee III’s.Did you look at these?

Thanks

Jamie
 

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was never impressed with distempers ,put some contis on my SLR they where better i reckon
 

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...TKC for off road....

RD03 is ready for new tyres, mmmmm???
I used two sets of TKC on my RD03.

It's not a touring tire for sure. :p
I used one set on a trip to Denmark driving on the sandy beaches, and it worked great.
Then I made a longer trip in Norway and the new rear tire was totally shot when I came home (3 500 km).
Hot sunny weather, driving at speeds in excess of 100 km/h with panniers and top-box, and driving up and down them hills really took its toll.
I can not understand those that run them on their R1200GS ADV. when on touring.
If my small 650 with less then 60 HP and a softie as a driver shred them TKC in four days of light touring, how long would them tires last on the bigger, stronger BMW?
 

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I fitted TKC80s on an XR650r I had a few years ago and I bloody hated them! I'd seen them on BMWs, thought they looked cool, and figured that if they could cope with the weight and power of a 1200GS then they must be good for dualport riding on my relatively 'little' bike. I thought they were too soft and lacked sufficient rubber on the road to deal with the power. My XR650r used to lift the front in a pleasing manner on the throttle but not with TKC80 fitted! The rear lacked the traction to handle the power and it would just spin up on tarmac - which was annoying and dangerous. They were okay offroad, and they had a nice profile that handled well on tarmac - for all of 200 miles - till the rear squared off. Then they were squirmy and didn't inspire confidence on tarmac. I chucked them after about 1000 miles and fitted pirelli scorpions which were much better in comparison - the rear tyre could handle the power and the effortless wheelies returned.
 

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anakee 3s superb wet or dry

Interesting, I run Avon Distanzas and I don’t have much confidencein them at all. I thought maybe it was meand the fact I have only recently got back into riding a bike. Do the new BT45’sreally make that much of a difference and have you used them in the wet yet? MyDistanzas sometimes feel like they step out or slide a bit evenat low speeds.

I was thinking about a set of Anakee III’s.Did you look at these?

Thanks

Jamie
 

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I used two sets of TKC on my RD03.

It's not a touring tire for sure. :p
I used one set on a trip to Denmark driving on the sandy beaches, and it worked great.
Then I made a longer trip in Norway and the new rear tire was totally shot when I came home (3 500 km).
Hot sunny weather, driving at speeds in excess of 100 km/h with panniers and top-box, and driving up and down them hills really took its toll.
I can not understand those that run them on their R1200GS ADV. when on touring.
If my small 650 with less then 60 HP and a softie as a driver shred them TKC in four days of light touring, how long would them tires last on the bigger, stronger BMW?
Yup they don't last long and square off, but just throw it over they are still sticky :thumbup:

They are consumables after all, and look the part and are good on wet greasy Scottish roads..

Recall a thread ref TK80 front and more hardwearing rear?
 
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