Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
I also have a Michelin Alpin that is no longer being made.....so i ordered and mounted a Yokohama Avid Envigor on my spare wheel. I put in on my bike a couple of weeks ago and have to say after a couple of hundred miles, I may actually like it better than the Alpin. Time will tell and I still have alot of miles still on my Michelin if I decide to put it back on, but think I have found a worthy replacement...
I have only ran two CT since going to the Darkside. My first was the Alpine which I only ran a couple of them. I then switched to the Yokohoma AVID ENVIGOR ZPS and I really like it. I have just put my sixth one on the bike. In my opinion the Yoko feels a little more rounded than the Alpine but the Alpine had a slightly softer feel. My problem with the Alpine was when it was pushed hard in the twisties. I like the Yoko well enough that I will have a hard time switching unless it is discontinued.
Agree. I liked my Alpins - several. Everything I like about them, I liked a little more on the Yokohama. For me, the Yoko does not last as many miles as the Alpins did, but it is less expensive too. So miles per $ is about the same. YMMV.
Which run flat is easiest to mount. Last time we gouged the tire as it was being mounted and leaked down on me the next day. Had to throw it away. I went back to a m/c tire but i am going to put about 20,000 miles on my bike in the next 10 months and want something that will go for the long haul.
Get a small bucket of Murphy' tire lube. A little dab will do 'ya and make mounting easier. Go ahead and add that little bucket to your will. I think a small bucket will last 3-4 generations.
2004 VTX1800N3 Red, Darkside Goodyear Assurance Tripletred 205/60/R16
2008 GL1800 ABS/NAV Red, Darkside #1273
[B]Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3 195/55/16 / [COLOR=#000000]Yokohama Avid Envigor ZPS