Kumho or Nankang - 165/80R15

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Kumho or Nankang - 165/80R15

Post  V_MAX5150 on Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:30 am

Getting ready to switch my Gen 1 VMAX to the Darkside. Going with the 165 80 R15 tire but undecided about the brand. Any pros/cons for the Nankangs and Kumhos. I like the tread the best on the Federal that size but one forum says the Federals blow up. Thinking of going with the Kumhos because I can go down the street and pick one up from Discount tire....no shipping charge or wait time. Running Metzlers now and its like riding on snot and forget it when the roads are wet. The power of the VMAX can spin them in 3rd gear. Learned a lot from this forum, thanks to all. I'm sold. Waiting for a MC rally this weekend to finish off the Metzler in the burn out pit....then it's to the Darkside. HELLZ YA.

Nankangs or Kumhos....please let me know.
Thanks,
Darren

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Post  johnocooper on Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:36 pm

I really like my Kumhos but no experience with the other...the V-Max brings back memories of an on-ramp on I-35 in Austin Texas...I totaled it but walked away. What a fun machine.
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Post  vs800rider on Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:51 am

I put the Nankang on my vs800 back in '09 and I just put a new Nexen 165/80 15 on the bike yesterday after trying for 3 days. yeah I have no complaints on the Nankang and would have put another one on but I wanted to see if the Nexen handled any better. Good luck with which ever one you choose. Cheers
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