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Old 01-04-2010, 12:41 PM   #41
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My 2cts have been great so far. They warmed up quickly and stuck good =P
Guess it really differs from bike/rider.
Exactly. Personal prefference
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:56 PM   #42
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I thought that was all the hipe, the 016s added one more compund on the rear and the front is a 2 compound. I guess i should google it
The rear BT016 is a triple compound, the front is a dual.
They've been some good perforing tire and get respectzble mileage if the pressure is kept up with.

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The Pilot POWER 2CT center carcass is 18% SOFTER than a standard Pilot Power.

I don't recall how much harder the Pilot ROAD 2CT center carcass is over a standard Power, but it's a good bit.

My experience with the Pilot Road 2CT has been just o.k.; they take a while to come up to temp, and the fronts tend to cup wear early.
They do get good mileage though, and once warmed up they do stick well.
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I've got a friend that runs the Pilot Roads on his CBR1000 with no problems, but yes they will take a bit more time to heat up.

I've ran the Pilot Road and Power 2CTs and didn't care for either one. I liked the regular Pilot Powers though.

Now I'm running the Corsa IIIs and LOVE them.
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So once I get them warmed up I shouldn't have a issue? I just want to feel good that my tires should hold the road.
Bro. As long as you're not late braking, trailing to the apex, hammering the throttle out of the turn. These tires will be fine. You can carry plenty of corner speed. You should be smooth on the throttle and brakes regardless, but make sure youre extra smooth with less gripping tires.
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I've got a friend that runs the Pilot Roads on his CBR1000 with no problems, but yes they will take a bit more time to heat up.

I've ran the Pilot Road and Power 2CTs and didn't care for either one. I liked the regular Pilot Powers though.

Now I'm running the Corsa IIIs and LOVE them.
+1 on the Corsa III's, I loved them on my RC51. 2CT's I had the issue with the front cupping.
Until someone convinces me otherwise I'll stick with the BTO16's, great mileage and they are sticky enough for me street OR track.
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i am in the same boat. Got a flat on the hwy and had to buy a shenko to get me on the road. It sux ! I am affraid to even push it!
If you really only have 3 months experience I'm afraid for you to push it, too.
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+1 on the Corsa III's, I loved them on my RC51. 2CT's I had the issue with the front cupping.
Until someone convinces me otherwise I'll stick with the BTO16's, great mileage and they are sticky enough for me street OR track.
I'm thinking of trying the BT016s next...hopefully they have a 190/55 rear.
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I'm thinking of trying the BT016s next...hopefully they have a 190/55 rear.
They do. I'm running a 190/55 on my 636.
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I'm thinking of trying the BT016s next...hopefully they have a 190/55 rear.
Yeah they do, 7.5k out of the 1st rear (OEM) all street miles except for a couple dozen laps at the track.
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When riding back roads and such I'm smooth. But jacking around town and leaving red lights I tend to loose my smoothness. Lol.
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That explains alot
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Yeah they do, 7.5k out of the 1st rear (OEM) all street miles except for a couple dozen laps at the track.
Woah 7.5K...I'm definitely going to have to try those next!
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yeah - around town ur also dealin wtih oil spills, rough tarmac - stuff that degrades the grip anyway... can't expect track-traction on city-streets regardless of the tire, riiiight?
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yeah - around town ur also dealin wtih oil spills, rough tarmac - stuff that degrades the grip anyway... can't expect track-traction on city-streets regardless of the tire, riiiight?


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So if I am reading all if this right, this rear tire will land me in the ditch if I want to ride my bike the way I ride? Anyone need a rear tire?
Well, I don't know how hard you ride it in the streets, but if not too hard (as opposed to the track), then I think they do just fine, plus they do get great mileage on the highways. But if you're gonna push it on the streets in much as (or close to) how you would push it on the track, then I'd say the 2CTs are not good for you.

So in a nutshell, for "spirited" rides on the backroads around Houston, you'll be fine with the 2CTs. Anything other than or beyond that, go with something stickier.
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Also, if you ride your bike as aggressively 'in town' as you are proud to describe, you'll end up in a ditch some time anyway, regardless of the tire. I would invest in more insurance instead of more tire... but to suit what you're doing, you're right, the Roads are not enough.
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Currently, I am running the Road 2ct's on my 919. Took the bike on the RR few times and they felt great. Keeping it mind these are touring tires they are pretty good for few good twisties, gives you great mileage off them.

Ofcourse they are not as good s Pilot 2ct's--> had these on my 600rr awesome tires. Just my .02 cents.
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