I have 6500kms on the stock tires, and they still have a lot of life on them....but I don't feel safe at high speeds (130-145kph). Towards the end of the season I was riding quite aggressively in the twisties and felt like the bike could have much more potential with better rubber. Thanks for the recommendation!!S20's are great. I have them on my CBR1000RR.
The stock tires on the R3 will last a long time. If you just use your R3 to commute, the stock tires are good.
If you want to hit the track or the canyons, it's a good idea to run some better rubber. S20's are a great choice.
Thanks for the information. I seem to be leading towards the S20's. If it wasn't for a plug in my rear, I'd wear out the stockers, but I just don't feel safe riding highways speeds with that **** plug!I put some Rosso II (stock sizes) on approx 4,000 km ago and the rear is already squaring off and getting close the the tread indicator.
I commute 60km a day mostly straight line on the motorway, but spend a couple of hours every weekend working on the sides.
I've done one track day on them, and they did have great grip on the sides at lower pressure, not as good as a friends Hyosung with Supercorsas though.
I won't be getting them again, the centre doesn't appear to be hard enough, will look at S20 or a 160/60 S21 next time around.