Join Date: Jan 2016
Tread is supposed to be only 1/32" deeper than the G709.. 5/32" vs 6/32" but looks a lot meatier.
Lean angle looks sharper or is it the pic?
Nice looking tire and price is great at americanmototire. Only have 7700miles on my G709 and a little to go to the wear line but i don't really trust its grip anymore. Time to do something before summer.
I really liked the deep tread on the BT45 when it was on my 88.. 15k on it and half worn. I was afraid it was going to start dry rotting soon since the manufacture date was already a year old before i even put it on. Didn't put as many miles on the last couple of years i had the 88. Not enough trips and hope to get more riding on the '12 because i am retired now.
People complaining of the buzzing on the BT45 has got me worried. Not sure why it would act differently on an 1800. That is why i am also thinking of trying this model of G851
2012 GL1800- 11,700 mi.
67 Suzuki X6 Hustler
Bridgestone G851 Excedra ZR- 2100 miles so far
Pirelli Snow Control III-R/F- 4200 miles so far
with 32-36psi cold depending on where i am riding that day
Pirelli Centurato P1-87V,R/F- on trial @36psi-400mi so far