Choice is a good thing Joe, but I have a question... The Dunlop doesn’t look to be any cheaper than the OEM price wise. Is the Dunlop going to do better on mileage or what? What advantage is their in the “choice”?
Well, a choice of any kind, is always better than not. Also, if Bridgestone was the one and only, or that you HAD to buy a tire through a Yama Mamma Dealer...that could keep the prices stoked.
Dunlop has various layer densities of rubber compound on this set. I think that Bridgestone does as well...but the good thing Tony...is that you don't have to rely only on the Yamaha Part OEM chain. If you are about 1,000 miles to the wear markers, you can order (for myself anyway) through FortNine (they are as quick as lighting in getting things out the door), have the tire set sent to any location, or Yamaha dealership ahead of you...and when you get there, your tires (if the dealership is a honest one) will be ready to be re and re'd.
When I am ready for a set, I will certainly look at these as they compare to the Bridgestone, and most importantly....which manufacturer, will HAVE a set to send, within 1-3 days of ordering. Again, the good thing about FortNine...is that if it shows it is in stock when you buy...you WILL get them within 1 to 3 days. I usually get my order on the second day.
Also, different tread siping, for water shed? I'll have to look at my Bridge's.....and see if the sipe patterns are different to what the Dunlops show.