you can usually mix tires styles (within reason?) if you follow one rule....never
run a slick sport style front tire with a coarse treaded dual sport type rear tire.
Anything else you can adapt to, but this always seems to be a killer combination on wet roads.
I have a set of the new Michelin Power Pure scooter tires just waiting for the right time.
These are high tech scooter tires!Product Features
Center tread compound formulated for durability
Smooth area in the center of the contact patch resists wear
Shoulder tread compound formulated for adhesion in wet or dry conditions
Tread design inspired by racing rain tires
Optimized tread design helps maintain consistent profile over the life of the tire
As you can see, they use two different compounds: a hard durable rubber for the centerline and soft grippy rubber for the shoulders.
It just sounds too logical not to try, right? And the front tire uses softer compounds than the rear, as it should!
Just reading the description intrigued me, but seeing the graphic convinced me to order a set from American MotoTires.