Chaswin (Sacramento / Chiang Mai Thailand )
Bought a pair of these for my 2010 Honda Wave 125I in Thailand. Put 2.50x17 43P to replace a 60/100x17 33P on the front and 3.00x17 50P to replace a 70/90x17 43P on the rear to get a decent weight capacity for a 90Kilo Farang rider. The Honda Dealer in Chiang Mai said "Rims too small" so we moved the rear 1.4 rim to the front to replace a 1.2 and put a new 1.6 width rim on the rear. The bigger tires over-geared the bike a bit so replaced the (worn out) chain and sprockets with 4 teeth bigger on the rear to get it back to stock gearing. I have dragged the footpegs a couple times in the switchbacks on the (600Km 1864 corners) Mae Hong Son loop (Google it) and the tires have never slipped out. I hit some dirt that had washed out of the ditch and was covering the road in a corner. The bike did a controlled slide across the dirt until we got back to the pavement where the tires picked it out! I somehow managed to avoid a lowside and a highside with these tires. Got it crossed up in a heavy downpour on a concrete transition at the edge of the Super Highway that I didn't/couldn't see and the tires picked it out! (had to change my shorts after that one) I am happy with everything about these tires!
Scooterman (Beverly Hills )
I got over 8k miles on the rear and over 10k miles on the front. Best tire EVER for your scoot. I won't use anything else for the crazy canyon rides and streets of LA...great on the brakes and in the curves.
ADC (Portland )
I just had these Michelin S83 tires installed front and rear on my wife's 2009 Yamaha Vino 125. These are great compared to the stock Cheng Shin tires it came with. They are a softer rubber compound so they probably won't get the same mileage as the stock tires but who cares its a scooter and it doesn't get more than 500 miles a year put on it. The cornering traction is outstanding wet or dry due to the softer rubber compound and the tread pattern. Those stock tires did not like to lean much before losing their grip on the wet roads. Very happy with these Michelins and will be buying them again when needed...
Dave (Shasta Lake )
I switched over to these city grips last year using them on both front and rear. I ride an'03 Piaggio LT150. I just replaced the rear tire that went just over 4,000 miles. After break-in - about 2-300 miles- it is very smooth in cornering and traction and very stable at highway speeds. As to wet weather, it performs very well despite what the tread pattern looks like. A word of caution, once the main tread running area is gone it's best to replace it asap. I did not and it started to become less stable. I didn't know it was in unsafe condition until I took the scooter in for a tune-up and service and the service manager told me so!
JM (Citrus County )
These are my second set of tires for my GTS 300 Vespa and they last and work well in all conditions. Since they were original equipment with the scooter, you can't go wrong!
Matt (Milwaukee )
These are great tires, especially for the cost. I was surprised at how deep the tread grooves are. They should last a long time and be pretty good in the rain as well. Running them on an Elite 250. These are a huge upgrade over the stock Dunlops that wandered all over and were not confidence inspiring. The scooter feels much more stable in corners, tracks straight and doesnt wander. The limiting factor in corners for me now is dragging the center stand on the ground. I bought these partially on the good reviews, and partially on my stellar experiences with Michelin, and I was not disappointed.