I think i ready to share my new SW riding experience bought Feb this year 2017. Coming from 10 years of riding a S4 with a dual compound tyres, i am not use to not having the good grip that kind of tyres offer.
Boon Siew SW stock tyre is Bridgestone Hoop B03 front and B02 rear. When i first skip a bit during wet weather riding on road marking, I thought to myself **** must be IRC tyres.
A couple weeks after, i put the SW on stand to examine the tyre to find that its actually Bridgestone. So i check the manufacturing date the last 4 digit of the DOT marking its indicated that XX16 which meant its made 2016 so the tyre is not old.
So i dive into tyre knowledge reading, I found out that i been spoil by the dual compound tyre installed into my S4 since forever. Tyre such as Bridgestone Hoop are cruiser tyre single component design for longevity. Also the run in period is also longer, about 1500km onwards. Which i find its true currently i have run it for 1700 km. The grip while not great compare to dual compound tyre is still there.
I still would want a dual compound sport touring tyres for my next tyres swap.
Just want to set the record straight don't want to anyhow blame IRC.