Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Fredrickson Washington
Middle-of-the-road budget? Shinko makes several lines of tires that'll work. They hold the road well and are inexpensive.
They may not last as long as your more top dollar brands but they'll give you good, solid service and definitely lie within your budget parameters.
As vulcandoc says, there are many thoughts on tires. The fact is that most tires are good tires. A person's brand loyalty, brand recognition, planned use for them (if you're going to annually put a lot of miles on it or annually have low mileage use) and/or budget are all factors to use in your decision making tree.
The general subject of tires is pretty interesting and goes a bit deeper than some may think. Motorcycle tires aren't like car tires. They're softer. The age of the tires is just as important as how much tread is there. Like vulcandoc said, research for yourself on the subject of tires in general and age in particular and also how-to read the manufacturing date codes on the side of your tires. All tires, bikes and cars, have a series of alphanumeric symbols on them telling you the month and year they were made.
Essentially, educate yourself and make your own decision on what you want to do with your machine. You'll be happy with your decision.
And welcome to the forum!
Retired USAF '74 to '95 AMMO
Engine guard with highway pegs
GPS on RAM handlebar mount
MCCTs replaced ACCTs
Iridium plugs: DPR7EIX-9
Custom made seat (verrry comfortable)
LED turn signals with rear signals relocated
LED license plate holder
Hard mounted Viking saddlebags
Hard mounted fork tool bag (free from Viking)
LED running lights on custom light bar
National Cycles Low Boy Heavy Duty windshield
Home made lowers