I'm pretty new to the whole track seen ( only done four track days and a one day school). I want to start racing next season but after four track days and less than 500 miles the Pirelli's I bought new for the bike are pretty much worn out. And at over $350 a set that's gonna get real expensive. I started looking around at D.O.T. race tires and I've found the Bridgestone BT-001's to be about $150 cheaper per set. So does the old saying "You get what you pay for" ring true for these tires are are the Pirelli's just overpriced???? Any input would be appreciated.
I may not be the best guy to respond as I've only used bridgestones on the track and nothing else, but here goes.
They are darn cheap, and if you are not that fast (I'm sure not) they work just fine. I don't see why you would spend an extra 150 bucks when you are brand new to the track experience. I am glad I burned these up on track days and school (also setting up the basics on my bike) as opposed to more expensive tires.
That being said.....I don't ride that fast and by the end of my race school (after 2 trackdays) they were shredded and getting pretty greasy.
I say give them a shot while you are just trying to shakedown your bike or learn rules and whatnot, after that....upgrade....
Hey Beanfield would be a good guy to get an opinion from.
there is a guy on the jenningsgp.com site selling a pair of those
medium front and rear for I think $270 shipped
and $260 to pick them up
i think he will be there this weekend at jennings
I'll be at jennings this weekend , how about you??? I found a place online(Discount motorcycle tire) that sells them for $200 a set plus shipping (but I can't imagine shipping be $70). I just wanted to get an opinion on them. I love the supercorsa race componds I'm running now but there are EXPENSIVE.
Don't let the price deceive you - you won't save any money if you have to buy twice as many. We've been using them on our endurance bike this year, and we can usually only get about 3 hours out of a rear tire, versus an entire 6 hour we got out of a Michelin. Spend the extra money and buy a set of decent tires for your bike. I hate those f***in' Bridgestones. They suck and they wear out quick. Dunlop, Michelin, Pirelli, you can't go wrong with any of them. Racing is expensive, get used to it or don't do it. Racing on a tight budget usually just means you will have a hard time.
I am new to racing as well and I have used both Dunlops and the Pirellis.....The pirellis are nice but the dunlops roll over a bit quicker because of their shape and last just as long....give the 208gpA's a try you will like them....using warmers before and after each session also extends your tire life