I eat my R6
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Southwest Ohio
Bike: 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6s Stock
Re: Storing bike in winter? Rock hard tires
Are you talking about competition riding or street?
I ride during the Winter and have chosen to stick with the Michelin Pilot Road 4s for their additional siping rather than go for the PR5s. The PR5s like the 4s, should do fine during the Winter. Doesn't matter what you're on, you don't go full tilt to the point of irrecoverability first time out. If you do that, wrecking is just a repeated eventuality. As the roads warm, I gradually increase my lean. As the tires scrub from riding, lean and traction increase.
For various reasons, not all of which are related to the tires it's a bad idea to store a bicycle or motorcycle out in the elements. If you can find a secure place to store it for $50/month for the three months or whatever, that would be ideal. Even then, nature's critters may turn it into a home or worse, begin the process of recycling it. This is aside from the rusting that will occur from sitting outside.
Last edited by Intuit; 02-07-2019 at 07:37 PM.