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View Poll Results: Which Tire is Best
Michelin Pilot Power 2CT 10 29.41%
Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S-20 7 20.59%
Metzeler Sportec M3 Supersport 2 5.88%
Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 3 8.82%
Dunlop Q2 12 35.29%
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post #16 of 833 Old 01-16-2009, 08:33 AM
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Never thought I would ever say this but the new Dunlops roadsmarts are supposed to be great! A mate has them and swearrs by them. They also got the Bike mags tire of 2008 title.

Good all-weather, sports touring tires.
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post #17 of 833 Old 01-16-2009, 08:40 AM
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Avon Storms are an excellent non track tyre, they will do track work but they are superb on the road and excellent in the wet too.



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Never thought I would ever say this but the new Dunlops roadsmarts are supposed to be great! A mate has them and swearrs by them. They also got the Bike mags tire of 2008 title.

Good all-weather, sports touring tires.
i HAVE USED THE rOADSMARTS...AND YES, FOR SOMEONE WHO DOESNT GO OUT RIDING HARD ON THE "TWISTIES" tHEY WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT TIRE....My only complaint about them at all was they were slow to warm up, but I do ride a little more agressively, on my "weekend" rides

sorry, about the caps, to start
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post #19 of 833 Old 01-16-2009, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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I'm in pretty much exactly the same situation as you Pete - passed my test and rode a 400 for a month but then bought a new 6R in September, so I'm busy squaring off my tyres while I get more confident.

How many miles have you put on it, out of interest? I'm only on around 1700 as I've not ridden much since it started to freeze every night...
Hi Sam,

I have just passed the 4,000 miles service.

Confidence is growing much more, but concentration is a must.

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post #22 of 833 Old 01-17-2009, 02:05 AM
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Ive been using Avon Vipers. A new set of the Super sport were fitted to the bike when i bought it .

I don't do track days. Just fast road. They are really stable on the brakes & mid-turn you can wind the throttle on really early. They really do suit the bike on the road they're not the quickest tyre to turn in, but the bike very rarely shake it's head & i do have an aggressive riding style. My brothers zx10r on 2ct's shakes it's head wildly mid-turn on bumps the zx6 hardly notices. The grip level is awesome in all weather conditions (Launched off the lights at 8k revs in heavy rain once & she just hooked up & went amazing) . But tyre life is really poor I only got 600 miles out of them.

So i switched to Viper sports as it's just a different compound. So the handleing of the bike is the same. You can feel that there isn't as much ultimate grip, but there is more than on the pirrelli's i had on my old GSXR. But again tyre life is poor the rear is worn out after 1300 miles the front probably has another 1k left in it.

So i've ordered a set of Viper Sport VP2's for it now, as they are multi compound so hopefully will give decent millage. The carcass is supposedly simillar, so the handleing should be the same. Which is great for road riding.
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PP 2ct. they are the SHIT.
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Hi mate.Sounds to me (because you said you do most of your mileage on the motorway) that a good duel compound is the go.Several brands make these.I've stuck with the bridgestones cause I've used them on several different bikes all with good results.At the moment I've got Hypersports 016's they stick like glue but mileage is ok.However if you want more mileage go for a sportstourer tyre.Compounds are slightly harder but with more tread/grooves for getting the water away for better grip in the wet.I hope this is a help and not an over load.

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Today I ordered some Conti Road Attack's.

Let's hope they get me more than the 5K mileage than my rear tyre's almost worn out with.

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i am up for some new rubber soon. have been running maxxis super sport that were new on the bike when i bought her. supposed to be a good long wear tyre with good performance. no complaints but expect to be on the shoulder more on the next set. anyone else have a view on maxxis?
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Tire opinions?

I have always run qualifiers and bridge stones alike. I am looking into getting two new tires. I have it down to these options:
Metzeler M3-
Pilot Power 2ct-
Bridgestone BT016-
Super Corsa III-
Shoot me your opinions with milage you got out of them, if they were sticky, braking, and corning.
I am kind of leaning toawrd 2ct's cause of the mild triangular shape. Leaving Flat side for more surface contact. I use my bike in the corner. I do not stunt. Maybe an occasional wheelie at most. I hear great stuff on the M3 tire but they have a complete round profile. i am wondering if these are good in the corners?
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ive got the bridgestone BT16. i would say better than the stardard ones that come with the bike but wouldn't buy again mate.
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I am using Continental Road Attack, front and rear. I have gotten almost 7,000 miles on the rear tire and have a couple left on the front. I just replaced the rear tire this weekend. I am satisfied with the grip and handling (though I am not a balls out rider). I like them.

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