Best V-Strom Tires

best v-strom tiresThe Suzuki V-Strom was my go-to bike for thousands of miles. I used quite a few different tires on it. These are some of my favorites — the best V-Strom tires in my opinion.

The Suzuki V-Strom is a versatile adventure bike that demands durable and high-performance tires for a safe and enjoyable ride. Here are some of the V-Strom tires available on the market that I have used in no particular order.

1. Michelin Anakee Adventure: These tires offer superior grip and stability on both wet and dry surfaces, making them excellent for long rides.

MICHELIN Anakee Adventure Dual-Sport Radial Tire-110/80R-19 59V
  • Tremendous Wet Grip - New silica tread compounds provide tremendous wet grip for added confidence on slippery wet roads
  • Designed for approximately 80% on-road / 20% off-road use
  • A New Level of Stability - MICHELIN Bridge Block Technology introduced on MICHELIN Anakee Wild tires combined with MICHELIN 2CT+ Technology in the rear tire provides a new level of on-road stability.
  • Precise Handling and Longevity: The optimized profile combined with all-new tread pattern and MICHELIN 2CT compounds are designed to provide precise handling and long-lasting performance.
  • Confident Off-Road Traction - The fully grooved geometric tread pattern is designed to deliver uncompromising traction off-road

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MICHELIN Anakee Wild Dual-Sport Radial Tire-150/70R-17 69R
  • Long Lasting Performance - All-new compounds, combined with an innovative tread pattern inspired by our Dakar winning MICHELIN Desert Race tire, offer extraordinary longevity for extended adventures.
  • Stability and Comfort - In addition to proven off-road performance, front/rear casing design ensures impeccable on-road stability and comfort.
  • Off-Road Performance - Offset blocks and curved tread grooves provide true off-road performance, especially in soft and challenging conditions.
  • Resistance - Improved resistance to high temperatures and various deteriorations thanks to the optimized tread depth and new materials.

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2. Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41: These tires have a rugged design for off-road adventures and provide excellent handling on the pavement.

Bridgestone Battlax Adventurecross AX41 Front Tire (120/70B-19)
  • The Battlax Adventurecross AX41 Tires features a new pattern design, compound and high cross sectional area to provide enhanced performance on or offroad.
  • Improved block design for improved performance on-road by reducing deformation caused by wear
  • Designed specifically with the adventure enthusiast in mind
  • Tubeless (TL)
  • Q-rated for speeds up to 100 mph

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Bridgestone Battlax Adventurecross AX41 Rear Tire (150/70B-17)
  • Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) announces the launch of the BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS AX41 tire, a new addition to its lineup of adventure touring motorcycle tires.

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3. Dunlop Trailmax Mission: These tires are designed to handle the toughest terrains while providing a comfortable and smooth ride.

Dunlop Trailmax Mission Front Tire (110/80-19)
  • A true Adventure tire, offering premium performance in a wide range of terrain.
  • After more than two years in development, the Mission delivers knobby-like performance off-road, has impressive grip on the street, plus great ride quality and stability everywhere it goes.
  • An aggressive tread pattern yields traction in hard terrain.
  • Built-in rugged tread blocks feature Staggered Step design, a step-down feature to provide rigidity in the contact patch to enhance stability and handling.
  • Wrap-around lugs on the tire's edge to protect the tire from sharp rocks and provides additional off-road traction.

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Dunlop Trailmax Mission Rear Tire (150/70B-17)
  • A true Adventure tire, offering premium performance in a wide range of terrain.
  • After more than two years in development, the Mission delivers knobby-like performance off-road, has impressive grip on the street, plus great ride quality and stability everywhere it goes.
  • An aggressive tread pattern yields traction in hard terrain.
  • Built-in rugged tread blocks feature Staggered Step design, a step-down feature to provide rigidity in the contact patch to enhance stability and handling.
  • Wrap-around lugs on the tire's edge to protect the tire from sharp rocks and provides additional off-road traction.

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4. Continental Trail Attack 3: These tires offer excellent traction and grip.

Continental Trail Attack 3 Front Tire (110/80R-19)
  • Let's see the brand new ContiTrailAttack 3.
  • The new ContiTrailAttack 3 has debuted at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, and Continental is happy to say that it is a significant improvement over the previous model.
  • Over the years, the ContiTrailAttack 2 has been a dominant tire among the road biased dual-sport tire market.
  • It has been praised for its looks, handling and durability.
  • But constant innovation is part of the Continental DNA and they feel that better is always possible.

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Continental Trail Attack 3 Rear Tire (150/70R-17)
  • Let's see the brand new ContiTrailAttack 3.
  • The new ContiTrailAttack 3 has debuted at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, and Continental is happy to say that it is a significant improvement over the previous model.
  • Over the years, the ContiTrailAttack 2 has been a dominant tire among the road biased dual-sport tire market.
  • It has been praised for its looks, handling and durability.
  • But constant innovation is part of the Continental DNA and they feel that better is always possible.

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5. Pirelli Scorpion Trail II: These tires have a long-lasting tread life and provide excellent stability and handling in both wet and dry conditions.

Pirelli Scorpion Trail 2 Front Tire (110/80R-19)
  • A new path for adventure.
  • Italian (Publication Language)

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6. Shinko 704/705: These are a good value, with a sticky compound that works well in dry and gravel-roads. My go-to tire for most riding. I went through around 5 sets of these.

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7. Shinko 804/805: These tires are good for trail riding in dirt and gravel. I used these for forest roads in Wisconsin.

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8. Bridgestone Battlax T30: My favorite tire for pure road riding on the V-strom. I used these for long road trips where I knew 95 percent of my riding would be on the road.

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Benefits of V-Strom Tires

V-Strom tires are specially designed to fit Suzuki V-Strom motorcycles and offer several benefits to riders looking for high-quality tires for their bikes.

The primary benefits of V-Strom tires are:

  • Improved traction and stability on the road, especially on wet or slick surfaces.
  • Long-lasting durability, meaning less money spent on replacements over time.
  • Enhanced handling and cornering ability, allowing for smoother, safer rides.
  • Increased comfort through shock absorption and vibration reduction.

When selecting the best V-Strom tires, consider the following:

  • The tire size and width for your specific V-Strom model.
  • The type of riding you plan to do – on-road, off-road, or a mix of both.
  • The tire’s structure, including its ply rating and load index, which will impact its weight-bearing capacity.
  • The tread pattern and design – this can impact the tire’s traction and handling on different surfaces.

Factors to Consider When Choosing V-Strom Tires

Choosing the right tires for your V-Strom is crucial to ensure optimum performance and safety while riding. Several factors need to be considered when selecting the best V-Strom tires.

Tread pattern: The tire’s tread pattern affects its handling, grip, and durability. For off-road riding, go for tires with an aggressive tread pattern that offers excellent grip on loose and uneven surfaces. For road riding, a touring tire with a more subtle tread pattern works best.

Size: Selecting the right tire size is crucial to ensure proper fit, handling, and performance. Consult your bike’s manual or a tire fitment guide to determine the appropriate tire size for your V-Strom.

Load rating: The maximum weight a tire can carry safely is referred to as the load rating. Ensure that the tire you choose has an adequate load rating to support the weight of your bike, luggage, and any passengers you may carry.

Speed rating: The tire’s speed rating denotes the maximum speed at which it can safely carry a load. Ensure that the tire you select has an adequate speed rating to match your bike’s top speed.

Weather conditions: For riding in wet and slippery conditions, select tires with superior grip and wet weather performance. Ensure that the tires you select have features like siping and a high silica content for enhanced grip on wet surfaces.

Ultimately, the best V-Strom tires are the ones that meet your riding style, preferences, and requirements. Consult a reputable tire dealer or mechanic to help you select the right tires for your V-Strom.

Pro Tip: Invest in quality tires to avoid frequent replacements and ensure your safety while riding.

Popular Brands of V-Strom Tires

When it comes to finding the best V-Strom tires for your bike, there are several popular brands to choose from. Here are some of the top brands to consider for your V-Strom:

Bestseller No. 1
Bridgestone TW152 150/70R17 Rear Tire 3268
  • A 4-ply front/rear combination designed primarily for dual sport use
  • Special dimpled tread pattern means many edges, which helps maximize traction
  • Unique front/rear combination provides balanced highway and offroad performance
  • 4-ply construction for long-wearing durability
  • Self-cleaning tread blocks still give a traction edge for muddy and loose terrains
Bestseller No. 2
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Bestseller No. 5
Pirelli Angel ST Front & Rear Street Sport Touring Motorcycle Tires (1x Front 120/70ZR17 1x Rear 180/55ZR17)
  • All tires Guaranteed 2020 or newer
  • Set seven FIM records and garnered the prestigious 24-hour Duration World Record on one set of tires on March 15, 2009, in Nardo, Italy - 3,190.8 miles, average speed of 132.9 mph
  • Steel belt radial structure and advanced compounding technology provide balanced behavior wet or dry
  • Extended Mileage Sport (EMS) tires tailored for the latest Sport/Supersport touring bikes
SaleBestseller No. 6
Motorcycle Pedal, 1 Pair Motorcycle Safety Footrest CNC Aluminum Alloy Foot Plates Pedals Fit for DL650 DL1000 V?Strom 650XT/1000XT(Black)
  • ⭐️【Applicability】 Practical accessories can ensure safer parking. The Motorcycle Pedals are produced according to the original factory standards, which is very suitable for the size of the installed model, and is especially suitable for DL650 DL1000/V-STROM650/XT/V-STROM1000/XT motorcycles. It can be purchased and used with confidence.
  • ⭐️【Simple installation】Installation and disassembly are very simple, no complicated tools are needed, time-saving and labor-saving, and reliable in use. Replace the old or damaged foot pegs, wide design, improve riding comfort.Size: Approx. 85 x 60 x 15mm/3.34 x 2.36 x 0.59in .
  • ⭐️【Function】 Motorcycle Wide Footrest has a stylish appearance and excellent technology, which is more suitable for your vehicle. It provides an even and stable grip for your shoes during riding.
  • ⭐️【Quality assurance】 We know that you want high-quality products, which is why we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason our products do not meet your expectations, please contact us in time.
  • ⭐️【Function】 CNC Wide Fat Foot Pegs has a stylish appearance and excellent technology, which is more suitable for your vehicle. It provides an even and stable grip for your shoes during riding.
SaleBestseller No. 7
12PCS Car Tire Valve Stem Caps, Corrosion Resistant Aluminum Alloy Leak-Proof Car Wheel Pressure Caps Cover, Auto Accessories Universal for Vehicle SUV Truck Motorcycle Bike (Silver)
  • 【Durable Quality】: These tire valve covers are made of high quality and sturdy aluminum alloy shell and plastic lining that will not rust, fade, resist heat and last. So you get the best of both materials. There will be no internal corrosion, external cracking or fading. It can effectively protect the original car valve and prevent the tire valve cover from clogging.
  • 【Completely Sealed】: This tire valve has a rubber seal inside which gives a stronger seal to the tire valve cover, and the dust caps on all wheels are designed with rubber rings to help prevent air leakage. And can largely prevent dust, dirt, oil and road debris and other substances that harm car tires from leaking during long and difficult drives.
  • 【Wide Application】: Automotive tire valves are compatible with all standard U.S. Schrader valves. This valve tire cap is designed to fit most vehicle models including cars, SUVs, trucks, RVs, bicycles, bicycles and other motor vehicles. The tire valve cap has an outside diameter of 0.43 inch and an overall length of 0.6 inch.
  • 【EASY to INSTALL】: These tire caps are easy to tighten or remove by hand, which helps us to easily install and remove the valve cap cover without the need for any tools. These quality aluminum tire caps are anodized for durability, but they can fuse with the tire valve stem if not cared for properly. So remember to apply grease before installation and between re-use to help prevent fusion.
  • 【Great Decoration】: This valve cap surface has a horizontal stripe design, very fashionable, improve the grade of your car, it seems that you have a very good taste in using the car and decorate your car's car interior selection, the horizontal stripe design is beautiful, unique, with fashion and personality double taste, you will absolutely love it!
Bestseller No. 8
Motorcycle Kickstand Pad for Suzuki VSTROM 650/XT DL650 2012-2019 Aluminium Support Plate Kick Stand Coaster Outdoor Soft Ground Parking (Black)
  • Kickstand pad helps you park stably on the ground, while providing a large surface area to prevent the kickstand from sinking into soft surfaces like asphalt, mud & grass.
  • Fits for Suzuki DL650 V-Strom 650 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  • Made of CNC aluminium , high quality & durable
  • Easy to install
  • Size : 4’’ x 2.44’’
Bestseller No. 9
SINGARO American Flag Valve Stem Cap, 12PCS Aluminum Alloy Rubber Sealed Tire Cap, Universal for Cars, Trucks, SUVs and Motorcycles, Car Exterior Accessories (Silver)
  • High quality: Made of high-quality aluminum alloy, fine workmanship, anti-oxidation and wear-resistant. With a rubber seal inside, long-term solid-state drives won't leak.
  • Personalization: Unique American flag pattern shape, can well decorate the appearance of car tires.
  • Easy installation: Simply screw the bonnet to the stem along the thread, and the bonnet will not be damaged during the simple installation process.
  • Product size: The product is 0.83 inches in length and 0.44 inches in width, which is common to most models.
  • Excellent service: If you have any questions, please contact us, we will solve your problem in time.
Bestseller No. 10
Skull Valve Stem Caps Cool Decoration Accessories for Car Tires-Upgrade Aluminum Zinc Alloy Anti-air Leakage,Compatibility with Car SUV Truck Motorcycles Bicycles (Silver)
  • High Quality Material:Car valve stem caps are made of high-hardness lightweight zinc alloy material,metal shell effectively protects the tore valve from direct cntact with dust.And the material is wear-resistant,high temperature resistant waterproof and rust-proof,furthermore,It shows the premium texture.
  • Cool skull graphic:The top of the tire valve stem caps is designed with a cool skull logo, which shows your unique style ,perfect for skeleton element lovers.Both decorate your car and show off your cool and fashionable personality,making your car stand out from all the other vehicle.
  • Prevent leak air:By adopts insralled quality rubber washer inside the valve caps,provide a double layer of prorectioon,effectively prevent valve nozzles from leakage,prevents clogging.keeping your drriving safe.
  • Wide compatibility:Perfect suitable for the most of  mass vehicle(It's also compalibility with  Truck, Bicycle, Motorcycle, etc),help you no more trouble in finding the suitable valve cap.
  • Simple installation:It only takes you a few seconds to remove the old valve cap and install our producct,non-destructive quick replacement installation.

Please contact customer service promptly for any product quertion.

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Maintenance and Care of V-Strom Tires

Choosing the best tires for your V-Strom can be challenging since there are numerous brands and models on the market. However, with proper maintenance and care, you can prolong the life of your V-Strom tires and improve your overall riding experience.

Here are some tips for maintaining and caring for your V-Strom tires:

Proper Inflation: Always keep your tires inflated to the recommended PSI level. Check your owner’s manual or consult a mechanic for the correct pressure range.

Regular Inspection: Inspect your tires regularly for any damage, such as punctures, cracks, or bulges. These signs may indicate the need for tire repair or replacement.

Balanced Tires: Unbalanced tires can cause uneven wear and tear, leading to reduced tire lifespan. Ensure that your tires are balanced and aligned correctly.

Proper Storage: When not in use, store your V-Strom in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture.

By maintaining your V-Strom tires, you can enjoy a good riding experience with improved safety and performance. Additionally, it is essential to select the right tire size, tread design, and material for your specific V-Strom model and riding style. Research various brands, read product reviews, and consult with a motorcycle tire specialist to purchase the best tires for your V-Strom.

Common Issues with V-Strom Tires

When it comes to the best V-Strom tires, it’s important to consider the common issues faced by riders on this adventure motorcycle. Here are the three most common issues along with their potential solutions:

1. Front-end wobble: This issue can be caused by worn out or imbalanced tires. It can be fixed by replacing tires, ensuring proper air pressure, and balancing the tires.

2. Limited off-road grip: V-Stroms are versatile bikes that excel both on and off-road. However, some tires that perform well on-road may not offer enough grip off-road. The solution is to choose dual-sport tires that are specifically designed for both on and off-road use.

3. Uneven tire wear: Uneven tire wear can be caused by a misaligned suspension, incorrect tire pressure, or poor tire quality. The solution is to maintain proper air pressure, get regular wheel alignments, and choose high-quality tires that can handle the demands of adventure riding.

Therefore, it is recommended to choose your V-Strom tires based on their ability to handle both on and off-road conditions and durability to limit uneven wear.

Pro tip: Regularly maintaining your V Strom bike and checking tire pressure and tread depth will help prolong the life of your tires and ensure a safe and enjoyable ride every time you hit the road.

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