Owners’ tyre tips
Metzeler Roadtec 01 £243 a pair
This is the most popular tyre option with owners we spoke to — great grip, reliable steering and consistent behaviour even when worn. Pricey but definitely worth the money.
Michelin Road 5 £235 a pair
Rapidly taking over from the Pilot Road 4 as the tyre of choice for all-weather riders. Great grip in all conditions and fast warm-up. You should get about 7500 miles from a pair.
Bridgestone T30 EVO £198 a pair
These really seem to suit the VFR, according to owners who’ve tried them. Stable, smooth-steering and plenty of grip but decent life too. Decently priced as well.