Lol not sure if to take offence really ill make my self clearer but on the mountain roads I was on they went from minus temps to plus temps in the valley ... Max elevation of 2600 .. Lowest 200 .
The tyres I worked very hard but neither myself or the other rider on them could get any grip near the Conti at full lean over ( yes I can scrape my pegs ) ..
The final straw for me was the round a bout on my way to Guildford after going through the pirbright bends at a rapid pace the back end stepped out dramatically when laying the power on ... I went back and checked the road about out for debris / die sal Ect none there.... Dry day ... Tyre pressure definitely ok ..
So in short they may work in Spain but the expierience I've had with them is they are not a patch on the Conti ... So if your maxing the smt out wot about the instability with the hard acceleration ? Which again felt by my partner in crime on his duke..
As for your points
A: I did initially think it badly fitted so hence paid another £45 to have it refitted and rebalanced .... No joy ...
B: I checked tyre pressure at starting and mid ride and end of ride... I even tried nitrogen since I have a plentiful supply no joy ... I tried varying the pressure to give me more foot print ( yes slight squiggly ) but no joy
Still not a patch on the Conti ..
C: serious you criticise my riding ? Mmm nope definitely not that ... Had to adapt to riding on the road admittedly 20 years ago from my little ride off road but nope I'm a "competent rider" never done the isle but I'm fast and smooth ... I've not even done any track days to Guage myself against serious track riders but plan to change that soon after I've purchased a track bike of form ( I just made room by selling my exc
) Still trying to get weight down to 13 stone at least to give myself fighting chance. ( lost 2.4 stone in 6 weeks) ... I will admit I probably will need some track lessons one mainly being on how not to wear front and rear tyre out at the same time lol I have tried softening the front end but it felt not so good I've tried balancing my braking effort but the fact the back brake it not some thing to write home about lol ..
D: a lemon no just think it is horses for courses.. In the wet I could not complain on it .. The web site says they are no good for touring with weight Ect but on way back from Austria it rained cats and dogs and I'll agree they do clear some water .. At the wet patches from the snow melting in the mountains the grip was good ... BUT .. Not a patch on level ground normal English DRY weather..
Sooooo in conclusion I would buy rp3 if it pissing cat and dogs but for serious hard riding I'll use contis not only for the lean angle but the fact I can accelerate bloody hard still above 117 to the full speed ... I just accept the fact I m only gonna get 2000 miles if I'm nice to them ...