The OE tyres were Dunlop RRs (or at least the Japanese version of these normally pretty good tyres). I persevered up until the first service, at just after 600 nerve wracking miles, but things were just the same and in the end I gave up and have just splashed out on a new set of Bridgestone BT015Rs. Early days yet but the difference is absolutely mind bending.

Has anyone else out there suffered similar problems with their OE tyres on their ‘Blades?? If so I would be very interested to hear back from you with your stories.

Happy riding.