The Hyperstrada has over 5000 miles on it, and the rear tire is done. I wasn’t surprised, maybe a little disappointed though. Motorcycle tires just don’t last long enough for the miles I do.
When looking for a replacement I decided to go for the tried and true and somewhat budget option. The bridgestone BT-023s that I’ve done thousands of miles on with the monster, and haven’t let me down.
As usual the guys at Nichols Sportbikes helped me out, I was almost glad of the excuse to go visit the shop. Though I hope with the new motorcycle I won’t be in quite as often. While I was there we also took a sample of my oil. Ducati insists that I don’t need to change it for another 4,000 miles, but to be safe we’ll have a lab look at it and see what they find.
I had no idea that this was a way to get oil out the engine.
Overall a pleasant way to spend a Saturday Morning.