XMax 300 tyres

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XMax 300 tyres

Post by RobiXmax » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:53 pm

Hi folks
Calling all XMax 300 owners, I'm wondering who has swapped out the Mich City Grip tyres for another type, and what the results are. ALso, what are folks' views generally of the Michelins? To me they give a decent ride and are very good in the dry but I have doubts about the wet grip, especially at the front where I've had a couple of slides (nothing too major thankfully) at relatively low speeds but enough to question my confidence in them. I ride all year round, inc. on some pretty shonky roads.

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Re: XMax 300 tyres

Post by MrGrumpy » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:57 am

There are two camps - those who think City Grips are fabulous in all conditions and those who struggle with them in the wet! I've had them on a couple of mid-sized scoots (though not Xmax) and I hated them in the wet - it wasn't the lack of grip so much as the lack of feel. As I said, others think that they are utterly wonderful.
Alternatives are the Dunlops or Bridgstones - I've always found the B.stones very grippy but may not last as long as the Michelins.

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Re: XMax 300 tyres

Post by Ralph » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:53 am

I like the Michelin's, rear did 9000 miles changed about 1000 miles early due to puncture,
front is still on at 13000 miles but due for change soon.
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Re: XMax 300 tyres

Post by Wombat » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:55 am

XMax 300 sold in Australia are made in Indonesia. The OME tyres are Indonesian made Dunlop 'Scootsmart'. At 4000 km they look new, are stable with good feed back to 120 kph. They handle well on both wet and dry roads but I have yet to ride on them in heavy rain. So far I would be happy with them as replacements for the original tyres.

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Re: XMax 300 tyres

Post by Ralph » Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:39 am

Being on lock down due to age I am going to change the front at 13000 miles it has
legal thread but is getting twitchy and tram lines so another City Grip is going on,
They are not made in France were the scooter is made but in I think Serbia, will
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Re: XMax 300 tyres

Post by muddyfox » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:45 am

Ralph wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:39 am
Being on lock down due to age I am going to change the front at 13000 miles it has
legal thread but is getting twitchy and tram lines so another City Grip is going on,
They are not made in France were the scooter is made but in I think Serbia, will
have to look to make sure.
City Grips 2 are the current replacement.
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Re: XMax 300 tyres

Post by Ralph » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:23 am

The one's I have are just City Grips exactly the same as the oem ones that came off,
had them in the garage a few mouths but I am more than happy to use them will try
a pair of 2's next full change, didn't know there was a 2, but your right there is.
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Re: XMax 300 tyres

Post by Greyerbeard » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:00 am

Happy with City Grips; no slides experienced when riding to conditions; some pretty mucky roads in Glarstersher!
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Re: XMax 300 tyres

Post by Symcity » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:46 pm

I currently have metzeler feelfree on the sh300i previously had the michilin city grips - found both do the job equally competent

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Re: XMax 300 tyres

Post by RobiXmax » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:38 am

As we're going into Spring I'll be optimistic about the weather and will probably stick with the City Grips as I've only got 5k on the clock. Will be interesting to hear views tho on the newer City Grip 2. Could be the obvious replacement. Incidentally, for those of us who are allowed out, what great weather for biking this week after months of friggin rain...


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