It was during this ride when checking the rear tyre when stopped for fuel that I realised just how low the tread was. Really not good, so today I contacted Bournemouth Bikes to arrange for a new Rosso 3 to be fitted. All booked in for Saturday.
Since having a pair of these fitted last year I have been really really impressed with every element of the tyre, including wear rate, and have no reservations about equipping the FireBlade with a fresh hoop.
A new rear tyre wasn't the only bit of 'replacing a worn and knackered part for something attractive and fresh'. My 2011 Supertech Rs have now been retired and they've been replaced with the 2016 model (a wonderful Christmas present from Carolina - thank you my love).
Five years for a set of boots is damn good going especially when I think about what I've done to them and where they have been. They've been used for everything in all kinds of conditions. Track days - check. Rainy commutes - check. Scorching hot summer rides - check. Foreign trip - check. Crashes - yep, two of them. These boots stood up to one hell of a beating and, like the Rosso 3, I can't recommend them highly enough. Yes they cost between £300 and £400 depending on where you shop, but they really are worth every penny.