Iâ€™ve bought the 702 before. I like the way the bike rides with it. It handles well on wet and dry roads. As it did on my latest trip.
But I bought the 702 3/2018, before a big trip. My riding has changed since I took an advanced riding class last year. I ride with two friends who ride 1200 BMWâ€™s. So in order to keep up with them through the twisty curves. Iâ€™m more aggressive. Before I could get 15,000 miles out of a rear tire. The trip we had in April, we put on 3600 miles in 12 days. Pretty much staying off the freeways! Opting for twisty curvy roads! Yes we had a blast!
But by the end of it. I had threads showing through in the middle and most of the tread was all but gone on the rest of the tire! I was shocked! Because I used to get so much more out of a tire!
Iâ€™m going back to the 704. Hopefully that will wear better?