To each his own, me view this completely opposite, as maxiscoot fit radial description well. That why all maxiscooter are engineer to have radial tire and come new from factory with radial front & rear, manufacture would use bias ply if better, especially that they cost less for OEM than radial.So if we take Michelin's own words and apply them to the Burgman 650, bias tires are the right technology:
Bias ply tires are good for:
Radial tires are good for:
- Small or medium-sized engines: Check (power to weight ratio for the B650 is mediocre)
- Flexible chassis: Check
- Moderate speed: Check
- Heavy or heavily-loaded bikes: Check
- More powerful vehicles: Fail
- Rigid chassis: Fail
- High speeds: Fail
- Sport bikes: fail
Just verify @ motorcycle superstore, they availbleI don't see Bridgestone OEM Hoops anymore on Motorcycle Superstore.
My rear tire is bald. I would like to go dark side but I'm afraid I won't get it mounted.