I was surprised to find that my 2004 Buell XB12s Lightning would not pass the Virginia State Vehicle Inspection due to the lack of tread on the rear tire. Firstly I am no "bike hero" or "would be racer", just your average rider respecting the laws of the road(with the odd blast to 120 mph.) I will not be fitting an OEM replacement Dunlop 207 as I feel 1600 miles is hardly adequate mileage for my riding style. The next question would be to buy sport touring tires or try something else. The XB9SX comes with Pirelli Scorpion Syncs and I can see they have more defined tread indicators, I just wonder if they will be as sticky. So ready, aim, fire those opinions away!
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