Do you know what brand tires the UK riders are changing to that helps them in the rain or wet road conditions.Stock tires are not ok! Took it home in the rain after a new cam was fitted and it slides all over.. Made me understand why most Euro people have the tires changed before picking up the bike for the first time.
For what i use the msx, the stock ones are fine when it is dry. (I figured why changing when i can burn them with stoppies and burnouts )
well transportation.... I'm living downtown Toronto and I'm looking at using the Grom for commuting, the office is 20 minutes walking, 35 minutes public transportation LOL. SO yea I'm looking to Grom instead of peddling myself, how would dedicated rain tires perform in the dry? I'm not looking to do heavy ridding, just point A to point B business mostly...who cares what tires they use...why ride in the rain lol
Just ride with good rain gear and shoes and spare socks. Been riding the Hayabusa, my GSXR-1100, my TL-1000r that way in Northern Calif when I commuted to work, no problems at all. You just can't knee down in the sweepers or on/off ramp and watch out for flooding. My favorite rain tire on the Hayabusa was the BT 016 and the 023. I have pushed those tires at 80-100mph with full down pour with no problems.Your really taking chances when going out to wet pavement. When you could see the reflection of the lights on the ground its a good sign that you should pull over and stop riding.
I wouldn't do it unless you have a date with the ground you don;t want to miss. Get a dependable weather app and use it by the hour.