Hmm, I'm not sure what type they are, but I'm really happy with the Dunlop 491 Elite II's, front & rear.
They've lasted quite awhile (haven't paid attention to the actual mileage, but my buddy on his Nighthawk has gone thru a couple rear tires to my one)
As far as bias or radial, I believe bias provides better handling.
(someone correct me if that's not right)
The Elite IIs are bias. I have one on the rear of my bike and I hope to replace it with another one when the time comes. I like this tire.
In answer to the first question, there is still a lot of debate about the radial or bias tires and which is best. For our purposes, I don't think the added cost of radials is really warranted as our application of the tire is different than that of a car.
As for brand, I have heard that Metzler, Dunlop (my fave), Avon, and Michelin are all good. That's not to say that the rest are bad, just that these are the brands I have heard or read the most about. I really think tires are like the choice of oil. Find a brand that works for you. You really can't go wrong with the main brands of tires.
You can't run Radial tires on the Vulcan. Bikes are specificly built to run radials or bias tires...not both. The Vulcan 750 uses bias tires so you need to stay away from radial tires, as they can severely effect the handling of the bike.
Hmm, maybe I should get my white paint pen and brand my Dunlops with "Kawasaki Vulcan 750".
But then again, they're already RWL (raised white letter) so it might end up being a little crowded !! Maybe just "Vulcan". :motorcycl
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