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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:14 am 
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Sorry if this has been talked about already. Which tyres are best for PCX 125 I need a new rear and currently have bridgstone battalax and im not a fan. I would like to try the Michelin city tyres but they are one of the more expensive ones. Anyone got recommendations.

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 Post subject: Re: Which tyres
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:00 am 
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I've just changed to Michelin. Prices are good ATM. Under £110 fitted for a set for me.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:35 am 
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I have Michelin CityGrips, on the recommendation of other PCX owners. They're great and seem softer than the stock Dunlops, but I never had problems with the Dunlops either, even though they were old.

I did notice that the CityGrips seem to have a better ride. Maybe on account of being radials instead of bias ply? Expensive tires for this bike are still cheap compared to motorcycle tires. Spend the extra money ($20?) on good ones. This is your only interface between the bike and the road; they're super-important. Having good tires vs. cheap could make the difference between crashing and not. Also, it only needs to be spent every 7k miles anyhow. It's not something that's nickel-and-diming you to death...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:49 am 
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What Smaug says. +1
As far as I am concerned Michelin City Grips are worth every penny. They help in cornering, in the rain, and on uncomfortable roads. They are not a replacement for good roads, but they do help in the comfort area...and replace your shocks with adjustable ones.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:19 pm 
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In Europe since 2016, PCX are offered with Michelin City Grip, the best tire for scooters.
The Vespa GTS has already exhausted the City Grip for several years.

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Just fitted City Grips. Cant tell any difference tbh

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you you wrote:
Just fitted City Grips. Cant tell any difference tbh


The difference only becomes apparent after about 8000 miles...

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This Pirelli looks cool with the highlight.

Though I like the City Grips tread design.

Now im looking for new tires when my stock tires still look okay. Is this an addiction? Lol


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:45 am 
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alx123 wrote:
This Pirelli looks cool with the highlight.

Though I like the City Grips tread design.

Now im looking for new tires when my stock tires still look okay. Is this an addiction? Lol


Looks awesome. Guess that's one of the "benefits" of living in New Zealand - we get to chose from about 2 brands - neither of which I'd heard of!


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