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PostSubject: Michelin City Grip tires   Michelin City Grip tires I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 24, 2020 2:04 pm

I'm a big fan of Michelin City Grip tires. But they seem to be NLA. However Michelin is currently offering City Grip 2 tires.

Has anyone used CG2's and how do you feel about them... how do they compare to original CG's?


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PostSubject: Re: Michelin City Grip tires   Michelin City Grip tires I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 24, 2020 2:15 pm

Hi Tim.........I've got a City Grip 2 fitted to the rear. Fitted it around February time this year. Due to lockdowns etc I've not done lots of miles this year but find it much better than the original Hoop fitted. Still have the Hoop fitted on the front though. Still plenty of miles in it yet but haven't found and problems with the handling using two different tyres. Don't have any experience of the original City Grip. I will say though that it was a b****r to fit. Very stiff bead and side walls.
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PostSubject: Re: Michelin City Grip tires   Michelin City Grip tires I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 24, 2020 2:22 pm

I used city grips on my Burgman 400 for a long time and found them excellent. At the time they did not do tyres to fit my Silverwing(maybe they do now). When my tyres on my Cruisym needed changing (originals were Maxxis)  i had no hesitation in fitting city grips and they have proved a very good fit and i ride all year round in all weathers. Not had city grip 2's.
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PostSubject: Re: Michelin City Grip tires   Michelin City Grip tires I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 24, 2020 2:55 pm

Tim, if they are for your Silver Wing, you'd do well to consider Michelin's Power Pure SC tires. They are a derivative of Michelin's Pilot series of motorcycle tires.  

I've run through several cycles of the Power Pure SC's on both our Burgman and Silver Wing ... they handle very well, are great on wet roads and they last a decently long time as most Michelin tires do.

Here's an interesting video, at the bottom of the page, on scooter tires from Ryan at Fort Nine in Canada. He's very knowledgeable with a direct, no B.S. approach.

https://fortnine.ca/en/michelin-power-pure-sc-front-tire
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PostSubject: Re: Michelin City Grip tires   Michelin City Grip tires I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 25, 2020 7:48 am

I ride quite a lot. The season lasts half a year on it's best in Finland, that is part of northern Europe. I ride good 7000 miles mainly long distance trips in Finland but also one longer trip to Norway every summer. The roads I ride are mainly regional roads and because of rough winters, the roads are not in perfect condition because of frost damages and sometimes bad maintenance.

I'd like to try City Grips. but as the scooter market is very small in Finland, there has been difficulties to find City Grips on the size of SW. I don't want to order tyres on line as the date of manufacture may be overtime.

I tried Power Pures a couple of years ago and I do agree, they're good tyres, but only on main roads that are in good condition. Because of the profile of the Power Pures, they're directed very strongly following the cracks on the road and may therefore cause dangerous situations or feel very unpleasant otherwise.

The roads might get icy in spring time or in autumn and that's why I prefer Metzeler Feel Free Wintecs, they're qualified as winter tyres as well according to our legislation. Besides the roads might be very icy even late in July if you ride up in the mountains in Norway.
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PostSubject: Re: Michelin City Grip tires   Michelin City Grip tires I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 25, 2020 9:06 am

Tim, it appears as if City Grips, both iterations, are still available in Canada (FortNine lists them). Perhaps they are simply running down the Gen 1 inventory until they are out of them.

Leena, several have commented about the Power Pures following "cracks" in roads. I have either not experienced this or didn't realize it was happening when I did experience it. Perhaps it's simply the roads I ride which, overall, tend to be in pretty good shape.

Too bad there are no Hakkapeliitta's available for our scooters.
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PostSubject: Re: Michelin City Grip tires   Michelin City Grip tires I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 25, 2020 9:42 am

Hello Tim and all,

This spring I install  a set of Contiscoot tire on my Silver Wing. So far I love them they really handle like a charm... The way Continental make  there tire is kind of special. The center is hard  going smooth to the edges,,, So traction is always at his top  either your straight up or lining in a curve...

I also had this type of tire (Conti trail attack 2) in the pass on my 1990  BMW R100GSPD  for over 8 years and always was satisfy.  Don't forget that I was going on dirt road with that bike....

But tires are always a thing for every one ... just telling my personal experience...

Enjoy winter ,,, getting your scoot ready for the spring and dreaming about your next ride....

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PostSubject: Re: Michelin City Grip tires   Michelin City Grip tires I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 25, 2020 12:51 pm

My 2 cents on City Grip---were not available in matched sets in my SilverWing days---best for me on SilverWing Micheli Powe Pure---nice handling, lasts long time and wore round!!

I ran Michelin City Grip of my 2019 Kymco XTown 300i= of course not available in matched set, really nothing special, bike was still foul handling pig matched with OEM front. Switched to new matched set of Heidenau, bike is now smooth rolling, nice handling, fun to ride. These tires might cost a little more in US but are surely worth looking in to for Silverwing.
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PostSubject: Re: Michelin City Grip tires   Michelin City Grip tires I_icon_minitimeSat Feb 05, 2022 4:51 pm

My last tyres were City Grips. However the front was 120/70-14, a slightly lower profile, which made the steering a bit sharper.
Having had a slow puncture in the rear recently, and with 6000 miles on the rear, there was still a bit of mileage left on it. Maybe another 2 - 3000 miles left, but I wouldn't leave it to the last mile before changing anyway.
However it was worn unevenly on the softer side of the tyre, to the point where is was getting twitchy while leaning into corners if the road surface was not perfect.
So with only a couple of thousand miles left on the rear, I decided to replace both tyres (front was also on the way out).
I like the City Grips, and the City Grip 2 now comes with the correct profile size on the front at 120/80-14.
I've only covered a couple of hundred miles so far, in both wet, very wet and dry but cold.
New tyres always feel so much better when you replace worn tyres anyway. But my initial opinion is that they are very good in all weather conditions. So much more confidence in corners.
With the correct front profile, the front end feel more stable. Opening the throttle while leaned over does not cause the rear to move, even in the wet (within reason - not talking MotoGP kind of riding here!).
It will be interesting to see how they wear over time, especially on the softer section of the tyre.
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PostSubject: Re: Michelin City Grip tires   Michelin City Grip tires I_icon_minitimeSat Feb 05, 2022 5:22 pm

If I can get anything like 6k miles out of a rear tyre I'll be more than happy.
I need a new read boot as the Avon is now stuffed (just over 3k miles) so I'll give city grips a try next.
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PostSubject: Re: Michelin City Grip tires   Michelin City Grip tires I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 24, 2023 12:28 pm

Just an update for the interested, Michelin City Grip 2 front tyre is now available as a 120 x 80 x 14 directional, as are the rear tyres.
In my opinion the BEST set of tyres you can put on a Swing, or a Burgman for that matter. Excellent grip in the wet and on white lines.
Had to change the centre stand on the Burgman for a later model version because I was grinding away both sides of the stand cornering(UK country roads are all about handling). Did over 5k mls on the Burgman last year, seem to wear slowly and even, they still look new minus the nipples
Just my pennies worth.

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PostSubject: Re: Michelin City Grip tires   Michelin City Grip tires I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 24, 2023 1:51 pm

The fronts have been available for a while now. Fitted front one a year ago to match up with rear that I fitted the previous year. Have to agree that the City Grip 2 are great tyres.
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