I have the 900 Vulcan Classic Lt. A good share is outside city limits & small to large highways however I don't shy from city driving just prefer the less hustled and bussel avenues.
My Dunlops performed differently but were ok...what took me away from them was the fact that I was unable to get them anywhere else than through my dealer and $$$ wow! I do find the Pirelli's better.
My 1st set of MT's vs the new...can't say for sure. I suspect manufacturing. A dealer also had their hands on them but from the get go they didn't feel right. I wouldn't fault the tires...it happens. Instead of returning them I toughed them out. As a note, I now do my own tire change/balancing.
As for the mileage on tires my take is that it's very subjective. IMO - So many factors affect this...Rider riding style, weight (rider, gear, accessories, etc..), air pressure, environmental climate (hot, warm, cold, etc...), road surface (ashphalt, concrete, paved, etc...), speed, and the list goes on and on. That's why, for me, quoting #'s is subjective. Even tires...no two people drive the same/expect/want the same, therefore, not all tires are created equally and what works for me may not for others. Agree we should all get some decent average.
Before I bought the pirelli's I listened to what others had to say on this site. The talk then was MT66 and ME880. $ wise they are relatively close. One dealer told me to go MT66, another ME880. Both had there claims. At the time the big brother (VN2000LT Classic) sported Bridgestone. As always the a cost VS performability. Longevity and performance is a tricky trade off due to manufacturing styles and compound materials. Alot goes into a tire. Than theres looks...let's not go there!
In the end for me there is a good feel on my Pirelli's. They were good enough for me to go "2" rounds!
Last edited by Denis; 11-23-2012 at 08:32 AM.