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1Back to top Go down    New 100/90x18" tyres coming our way on Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:34 pm

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Reading the news from last month, it seems Triumph is releasing a new speed twin, a 900 water cooled and it comes stock with a 100/90 front tyre, Pirelli I think got a mention.
The back is a 150/70 so bugger, but surely all we will need to do is work out which tyre works best with the new 100/90 the Triumph dealers have on they're new bikes.
Things may have been rather lean in the front tyre department but as they say what goes around comes around.
It may get easier after all.


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2Back to top Go down    Re: New 100/90x18" tyres coming our way on Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:06 am

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It might be interesting to see if it comes fitted with the Pirelli Scorpion Trail that has been available in a 100/90 x 18 all along. I have seen them fitted to quite few of the retro styled bikes including Triumphs in the last couple of years and I found them to be a very good tyre on my K75. Al-58 has had good experience with one on the back of his K100 solo I believe. Pirelli rate them 90/10 road/trail so there is very little "trail" in them but I did think they were slightly better than a straight out road tyre when on a gravel road (and I dropped pressure a little if I knew there was quite a lot of gravel in front of me).


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3Back to top Go down    Re: New 100/90x18" tyres coming our way on Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:50 pm

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Yes Gaz, The trouble with publicity shoots are they don't really show the tyre up close enough to confirm which tyre is on which bike. But the front tyre I did see in the pics standing still, did not carry the Scorpion Trail tread pattern. It looked like a Phantom Sportcomp pattern. Its 2016 already so cant be long before Triumph will be rolling them into Oz soon enough and the tyre retailers will start to carry them again.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: New 100/90x18" tyres coming our way on Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:43 pm

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FYI: For more selection you can also run 110 80 18s on the front.

There's nothing scared about the 90 aspect ratio.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: New 100/90x18" tyres coming our way on Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:47 pm

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LOL yep I got that Duck, but you know there are a few slightly pedantic people on this planet and as such some of them will have the numbers where they want them when the tyre is fitted.


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6Back to top Go down    Re: New 100/90x18" tyres coming our way on Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:24 am

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I will be running a 120-80-18 Michelin PR4-reinforced on the front of my 1996 K1100 Lt this spring. I now have a 110-80-18 Michelin PR2 on there that will be changed out. I also have a new Michelin PR4 150-80-17 on the rear and it works great.
Michelin + radial = Awesome.



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7Back to top Go down    Re: New 100/90x18" tyres coming our way on Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:43 pm

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Yes good, I believe the 110 is stock on your bike. So the 120 should deliver a similar feel to a 110 on our bikes, though going radial will see quite an improvement as others have said.


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8Back to top Go down    Re: New 100/90x18" tyres coming our way on Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:14 pm

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@K75cster wrote:Yes good, I believe the 110 is stock on your bike.

Stock front tire dimension (Y-spoke rim) is 100/90 -18.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: New 100/90x18" tyres coming our way on Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:31 am

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Yes it is Inge on a K75 or K100 but Donaldo runs a 1996 K1100lt, that's a three spoke job surely???


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