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Hi I was unfortunate to have a blowout on my rear tire while on my way home a few days ago. So I had to get a new set of tires for my 2010, VFR1200. After reading comments on this and other sites and some other research, I decided to again buy a set of Michelin Pilot Road 4 tires. That is what I had on. So then came the big search to get the best deal. I am in Vancouver Canada. I am close to the US border so not a big deal to go get tires down south. We do have a number of good places up here, but I always like to shop around for a deal. Someone on this site mentioned a (previously unknown to me) supplier down south with some great deals. Then just to get my ducks in a row I compared all local dealers in Vancouver. That turned out to be an eye-opener. I got a price quote as high as $762 Canadian. That price still did not include an environmental fee of $10, installation $100 plus 12% tax. Total $976 Canadian.($725 US) Down in Trump world that same set is $343 (US). With the exchange rate US to Canadian that is $461 Canadian. Shipping would be free to my US postal address, (yes we Canadians do that) but then I have to go pick it up and bring it back and have it installed. Taxes and installation will put that at around $590 (CA) Not all the local Vancouver shops were out of their minds. Two places stood out. I want to make it clear I have no contact with them and get nothing from this post. In fact they will not even know who I am. But here goes. http://www.2ndgearmotorsport.com/ 2nd Gear Motorsport in Coquitlam, BC. All fees, taxes and installed $631 (CA) so $469 (US) Bayside Performance did it all in for $612 (CA) so $455 (Trump money) https://www.baysideperformance.ca/ Just saying; All you riders in Trump Land. Look up North. There may be some deals to be had.
Where I live and ride in WV the Pilot Road handeled great and wore evenly. Year before last I tried the Pilot Road 2 and the sides wore out before the middle. Around here the roads have more turns than straights. I don't want a multi compound tire. What tire do I get now that they are no longer making Pilot Road?