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BANGKOK 12 December 2018 13:31
JimMorris

Tires For Honda CB650?

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I am wondering if there are any inexpensive street tires for a Honda CB650 available in Thailand? I think the stock Dunlop Sportmax tires would cost around 10,000 Baht to replace and Pirelli Rosso 2 are slightly higher priced. I am wondering if perhaps there might be any less expensive alternatives? Thank you.

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Sure there are cheap alternatives. You could try "Thai Michelin" if you like but, would you really want to risk quality over price when riding a 650cc?

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44 minutes ago, JimMorris said:

I think the stock Dunlop Sportmax tires would cost around 10,000 Baht

Sportbike tyre makes are always more expensive a money maker. 

 

If you want a good cheap Dunlop tyre, Trailmax are under 6000 bht a set last time I bought tyres they would be OK on a sportbike and there good for Thailand roads too.

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58 minutes ago, puchooay said:

Sure there are cheap alternatives. You could try "Thai Michelin" if you like but, would you really want to risk quality over price when riding a 650cc?

 

Thanks. No, not wanting a tire that would make riding more dangerous. Only wondering if there are any less expensive alternatives that I am not aware.

 

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26 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

Sportbike tyre makes are always more expensive a money maker. 

 

If you want a good cheap Dunlop tyre, Trailmax are under 6000 bht a set last time I bought tyres they would be OK on a sportbike and there good for Thailand roads too.

Thank you for the suggestion. They seem more like off road tire though. Perhaps not as good for city driving?

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5 minutes ago, JimMorris said:

Thank you for the suggestion. They seem more like off road tire though. Perhaps not as good for city driving?

Not so !! .....There fitted to many adventure bikes that are just as fast as a CBR650 you said CB650 so perfect cheap tyre for that bike.

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49 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

If you want a good cheap Dunlop tyre, Trailmax are under 6000 bht a set last time I bought tyres they would be OK on a sportbike and there good for Thailand roads too.

The CB650 has a 180 rear tyre, the Dunlop Trailmax are not available in this size (For the sizes in which the Dunlop is available you can also get tyres from other brands for a similar price). And i also wouldn't put a 80/20 or 70/30 tyre (or whatever the Trailmax is) on a pure street bike.

 

I googled for 120/70ZR17 + 180/55ZR17 tyres which you need for the CB650, They all cost 10k+ for the pair. But you have the option of other brands, for example Conti or Metzeler tyres are also available at this price, probably other brands as well, Pirelli seems to cost a bit more. So if you are not happy with the Dunlop you could give another brand a try, but you won't get cheaper ones.

 

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Running Pirelli on my Dyna and CB650F

Metzeler on the CRF

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1 hour ago, jackdd said:

The CB650 has a 180 rear tyre, the Dunlop Trailmax are not available in this size (For the sizes in which the Dunlop is available you can also get tyres from other brands for a similar price). And i also wouldn't put a 80/20 or 70/30 tyre (or whatever the Trailmax is) on a pure street bike.

 

I googled for 120/70ZR17 + 180/55ZR17 tyres which you need for the CB650, They all cost 10k+ for the pair. But you have the option of other brands, for example Conti or Metzeler tyres are also available at this price, probably other brands as well, Pirelli seems to cost a bit more. So if you are not happy with the Dunlop you could give another brand a try, but you won't get cheaper ones.

 

Thank you for your good thoughts. I think there is a Conti sport touring tyre available for around 8,000 Baht for the pair. It sounds like a good quality alternative that are about 20-30% less cost than most of the other good quality tyre options.

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3 hours ago, jackdd said:

Somebody offering Metzeler tyres for a low price, looks actually too cheap, but in case you live in Bangkok and can have a look at them before you buy them i would get them: https://www.kaidee.com/product-343085656

That seller seems to be offering many inexpensive tyres: https://www.kaidee.com/member/listing/524716

Prices sound too cheap as you mentioned. Another question would be manufacture date on them.

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14 minutes ago, JimMorris said:

That seller seems to be offering many inexpensive tyres: https://www.kaidee.com/member/listing/524716

Prices sound too cheap as you mentioned. Another question would be manufacture date on them.

Smashed up new cb650 in front good rear tyre, smashed up cb650 at rear good front tyre, I use to do that in UK. 

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13 hours ago, Kwasaki said:

Smashed up new cb650 in front good rear tyre, smashed up cb650 at rear good front tyre, I use to do that in UK. 

But these aren't the stock tyres that come with these bikes. Probably not so many new CB650 bikes riding around in Thailand with new Metzeler tyres to begin with. 😉

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I have been using Michelin pilot road 3 and now 4 : these tires are just SO amazing, very versatile, excellent grip, good feedback, long life, there's nothing wrong i can say about. they're really perfect all around / all weather tyres.

 

Now i think it costed me about 8,000K + for my CB400SF so it would be even more expensive on your bike.

 

I'm maybe picking up my bike at the shop today, they have a pricelist paper with all their tires, i'll try to take a picture (if i don't forget ...)

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