NEW TYRES? L O V E LY !
I’ve replaced the OE Bridgestone Battlax Adventure rubber with Metzeler’s Roadtec 01 (£260 mail order). The OE tyres had a hint of off-road ability, but the new ones are road only. As a result, the bike feels totally different in corners. It’s more nimble and lighter to steer, and I can crank it over with much more confidence from the extra grip. I even touched my peg down last week, which I didn’t think I’d be able to do when first getting on the bike as I think the V-strom’s pegs are quite high!