3. Tyres

Which tyres should you use on your SR500?

There were a surprising number of 18-inch front wheels fitted to bikes whose owners were participating in this discussion. This gives a bigger range of tyre choices. Dunlop K81-style TT100 Roadmasters are probably the stickiest, but not everyone would be happy with 3,500-5,000 km from a rear tyre. Metzeler ME33 fronts were a favourite, and Bridgestone Battlax BT45s were promoted as offering good grip and a service life of up to 15,000 km! Another long laster with good, all-round performance was the Barracutta range. Avon Supervenoms were recommended for 18-inch combinations.

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