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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-07-2015, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for recommendations on new rubber. Something good and will get some mileage.
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Re: Tires?

If it not going to be raced sports touring tires would be a good call.
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I use Metzlers M7RR and they are really good. I don't think you will get lot of miles out of it but they hold on very well both in wet n dry
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+1 on sport touring tires. Plenty of grip for sane street riding, and tons of mileage.
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Re: Tires?

I think a sport touring tire (from a major manufacturer) is what you are after. Michelin pilot road 3s will last a very long time and they work pretty well in the rain. They're the only sport touring tires that I have any experience with, but I'm sure that there are plenty of good choices out there.
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Re: Tires?

Q3's seem to be a great deal right now. Should get 4000km rear and 8000km front on a 1000.
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Re: Tires?

I don't hide the fact that I'm a Michelin fan ... I have them fitted to most of my bikes !!!

Though I have recently had two bikes fitted with Pirelli angel ST Tyres ... They seem to perform very well.
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Re: Tires?

Stick with black, round ones, put the bigger one in the back.

Any sport touring tire from any major brand will be fine.


Actually any black, round tire from any manufacturer will get "some" mileage. Street/Track day tires will get you less mileage then sport touring tires
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-08-2015, 07:24 AM
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Re: Tires?

Ran Q2's on the last bike and now have a set of Q3's waiting to go on the next. I've only tried the factory tires and the dunlop's so my opinion is biased. From what I hear, just read reviews and pretty much any tire from any major tire brand should be decent. The brands you've never heard of aren't necessarily bad, but just make sure they have good reviews.
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Just stay away from Avon, Continental, and Shinko, and you will be fine.

Pirelli, Michelin, Dunlop, Bridgestone, and Metzeler all make great tires.
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If it not going to be raced sports touring tires would be a good call.
Agreed.

Sport touring tires offer much more grip than anyone will require on the street, are great in the rain, warm up fast and will last longer than a hypersport tire.
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Just stay away from Avon, Continental, and Shinko, and you will be fine.

Pirelli, Michelin, Dunlop, Bridgestone, and Metzeler all make great tires.
Actually Avon and Continental make rather nice tires, especially in the sport touring categories
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Actually Avon and Continental make rather nice tires, especially in the sport touring categories
I disagree.
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I disagree.
The Continental Road Attack EVO is reviewed to have perhaps the best wet grip of any tire for sport bikes.

Their ContiRaceAttack Comp. End is the tire of choice in the European World Endurance series and the have several models in between sport touring and DOT legal race tires.

Many riders seem to like their new Sport Attack 3 tire because it returns excellent feedback at the limits of traction.

Avon perhaps more limited with a single high performance sport bike tire and a single sport touring model. But they include free road hazard protection. Still probably good tires.
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Re: Tires?

Ive got the new pirelli angel gt tires on my 750, previously had dunlop roadsmart and michelin pilot road 3. I much much prefer the pirelli over the previous two i mentioned. I currently am touring australia at the moment and doing a lot of different road conditions here in tropical queensland. In the wet they are very good and predictable..maybe not as good as the michelin...but then again who is riding balls to the wall on the street in the rain. As for dry grip they are far superior to either of the other two. I do some pretty hard street riding in the twisties...ive pushed them to the limit and had the rear tire sliding in a few occasions...but even once they start letting go they were extermely predictable and never felt out of control...could i say it was even fun?..as for the front i use a far bit of trail braking in my riding and never let me down. Only complaint is the high speed cornering 200km/h+ they arnt the best...but shouldnt be doing that on the road.

As for wear on them...i have around 5000km + on them at the moment and still a fair but of tread. Ive been doing a far bit of twisties and i actually have more depth on the tread markers on the side than in the middle...not many tires alow me to do that. So i can only assume the multi compounds they have a very well balanced.

I highly recommend the over the othera...better dry road performance than the michelins and better wear i think too

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Just stay away from Avon, Continental, and Shinko, and you will be fine.

Pirelli, Michelin, Dunlop, Bridgestone, and Metzeler all make great tires.
I have Conti-Motions on my TL1000R and love them. My buddy had them on his 1100xx blackbird. He got 10k miles out of the rear and nearly 12k out of the front. He out rides a lot of riders. They work very well for heavier ST bikes (500lb +) and work well enough on 600-1000 sport bikes. $165 shipped, you cant beat that for a quality pair of tires. Ive also ran BT23 and Q2 on my TLR. I like the BT23s a bit better but, for the money I love the contimotions.

Perelli DR2 are good tires. Mich PR 2/3/4 are great tires.
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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 07:24 AM
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I agree to stay away from Avon... Just had a Avon Storm on my k5 600, would never buy them again... Left me spinning several times in 2nd and 3rd gear after stopping for coffee about 10 minutes, after riding in 22 celsius earlier in july. Also horrible in wet weather. Maybe better for weather conditions like in Spain or Italy
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Pirelli, Michelin are what I'd stick too. Im weird I have a Diablo on front and pilot on rear.... Great in wet conditions I ride frequently in the rai.
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 06:14 PM
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i have the michelin road 5s they're great particularly in wet conditions and good in dry and last for a decent amount of time,they're a little pricey though but comparable to pirellis pricing
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