Pirelli Night Dragon Front Tires
Great tires for wet weather.
Put these on last winter, and I ride rain or shine 50 miles a day in Oregon. They warm up quick and grip well, even when temps dip into the teens. These were magnitudes better than stock, and I no longer have any issues with any minor slipping when cornering in wet weather. Installation was a little rough, I highly recommend making sure the tires are warmed up before mounting. I installed in my garage in winter and they were not very flexible for a large cruiser wheel, even after having them in the house overnight. It's probably a lot easier to just have the shop mount them, or wait till summer.
September 15, 2014
I am active duty military stationed in Italy. The roads are quite slick when it rains, almost like riding on ice. These tires grip like no other. i am on my 3rd set now and untill i come back stateside, i will not use another brand. The only downfall to these tires is the life. I ride quite a bit and the mountain roads here are quite aggressive, so i am only able to get 5000 miles out of these tires due to their soft compound. however as any true rider will say, "never put price over safety..."
September 13, 2014
2011 kawasaki voyager abs front tire
Si far 800 miles on it it doesn't show any losses in treads still like new grips really good in turns and so far is good in wet road great price
July 21, 2014
I replaced stock Dunlops on my Fatboy. It was like riding a new bike. Grip and handling was fantastic. I have about 7000 miles and tires still look good. I have not ridden in the rain.
August 30, 2014
What an improvement!
I ride a 2008 Harley Super Glide Custom that weighs about 650lbs. It still had the stock Dunlop tires which I "thought" were good tires...I honestly thought the reviews were mostly hype and I was just getting a good tire. I can now say WOW! I couldn't believe the difference in overall ride quality, and especially GRIP! I can lay the bike so low in turns my foot pegs can touch. The ride was smoother, more comfortable, and I felt no "slipping or moving" feeling in turns at all. I highly recommend these tires, and definitely purchase them from Revzilla! They're customer service is unmatched as far as I'm concerned.
June 23, 2014
Great tires at an affordable price
These tires are great. Granted I'm comparing them to the only other pair of tires I've had, which were a worn set of Metzeler ME 880 Marathon tires. They have great grip that I have gone over dirt, gravel, and some lightly wet roads and it handled great in all conditions. As proof of the grip they get nice and loudly squeaky when turning my tire on the garage floor. I also think the tires look good. While I feel the tires tracking cracks and what not, I don't have enough experience to compare to other tires (they track about the same as my old Metzelers).
June 30, 2014
The tires now have about 1,000 miles on them.
The grip is night and day compared to the old dunlops but that was expected.
During a 300 mile trip, on the expressway, I was forced to ride about half of that in wet conditions. About 10 miles was in the rain and the balance was wet roads...some very wet.
The bike handled very well on wet roads, and in the rain with the tires. It handles very well on dry roads. Riding temps so far 55-93 degrees so I cannot comment on very cold conditions yet or longevity.
My goal was to have a safe ride and I believe the tires provide that.
June 30, 2014
Best tire I've tried so far, by far.
I'm a long time rider that used to buy tires with a priority on price. But ever since I put these on to replace the oem Dunlops, I will always prioritize handling and therefore, safety, as they go hand in hand.
After seeking some advice from Revzilla I got the Pirelli Night Dragons because they were the best available that had matched front and rear sizes for my cruiser. Revzilla's recommendation: Use matched front and rear tires from the same manufacturer.
Because my rear tire still had a lot of meat, I decided to just change the front for the time being. On my first ride I was amazed at the difference in how the bike feels and handles... more than I realized a simple tire change could make. I can't wait to change my rear tire now, never mind that it still has lots of tread left. Go with the NIght Dragons... they'll bring a smile to your face!
October 14, 2013