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Old 07-13-2011, 09:55 PM   #1
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anyone have any personal reviews on these tires? good street/ track tires? would you compare these to the same as Q2 or the bt016? thanks for your input!
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:09 PM   #2
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I ride on pilot powers. Good enough for me on the street. Never been on the track. They are the only tires I have been on so I can't compare them to another brand but I'm happy with them.
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Well I run Pilot Powers on my bike and I am relatively new but honestly compared to the tires I rode on before them they were great on the street. More than enough grip in my opinion. Also came highly regarded by the guys I rode with of whom rode 8+ years every one of them. I can't speak for the other tires you asked about though. Honestly I am sold on the Pilot Powers for as long as I ride an SV650s on the street.

Oh and I run a 120/ 70R17 on the front instead of the 60. Another suggestion by my rider friends. Dunno if that was any help.

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Old 07-13-2011, 10:46 PM   #4
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I run a pilot power in rear and a pilot power 2ct up front on the motard. I like them, I tried the q2's liked them too, but the rear runs a little wide for a 160 and it bulges on the wheel. Never tried the bt016's.
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Been through plenty of tires but can't remember all the brands and models, but I have pilot powers now and I like them a lot. Nice and sticky tire
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The Pilot Powers don't stick as well as either the BT016 or Q2.. they are just older technology. Those other tires are multi compound, the PP are single.

They are GREAT tires tho, and the shape makes them turn real easily.

The PP were my favorite tires, ran many a set.. now it's the Q2 until something betters them.
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Great tires, work great in the rain on twisties, on my third set. Tried Dunlop, but the pilots are lots better.
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Go with the Power Pures. Better and lighter than the Pilot Power.
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Had them on my KTM Supermotard a few years track time just good 'ol street thrashing.

Really liked them, but hard to compare since the bike was so light.
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i have ran the PP's before.

the pointed shape does seem to make them dip into turns very quickly which is nice. like riding on a pencil tip. nice contact patch.

it all depends on what kind of riding you do, though!

i sell tires at work...its hilarious when i see mechanics taking a set of pilot power 2ct's off of a bike, and putting a fresh set of the same tires on. the old set is flat in the middle, wore out, and the thing has gigantic chicken strips on it. rider obviously just commutes. total waste, IMO. classic example of customers not knowing whats what and applying it to their own riding style. he would have been far better off with pilot roads or something.

i also wonder why riders always want more grip. its like "more grip" is always the answer. yes, i know grip is a good thing, and not enough can be very very bad....but its a another classic case of americans always thinking more=better. as in, "hey...having a cup of coffee yesterday morning seemed to start my day out today (instead of just having another cup of coffee again) i think ill have a pot of coffee, slam a five hour energy, and follow it up with a monster energy, and then shoot up some meth."

i love puzzling my customers sometimes to make them think.

customer: i want some tires with good grip.
me: so the tires you have now arent gripping good enough?
customer: (stumped) ummm...i dont know...i just know i want a good tire.

customer has no idea how much grip he has, how much he needs. he doesnt know how at what rate of turning and/or speed, or acceleration the tires start to lose grip.

they dont buy based on what they need or what makes sense. they buy based on how much money they have left over from their paycheck, that they feel good about spending on tires. its like the htc evo verse iphone cartoon. "i dont care!" LOL.

if you need 2CT's. buy 2CT's. if you dont, dont. make your decision based on logic, not whether or not you got paid $60 extra bucks for a little overtime that pay period.

sorry...i didnt mean to rant lol. all that is not meant to be directed at the OP, just at riders in general, haha.
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:44 PM   #12
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I had the pilot power 2ct front and rear, and they didn't feel like they were gripping enough on the back road twisties. I upgrated to the power ones, alot more money, but I feel alot more confident in the turns. Depending on how you ride and how much you want to spend is the question.
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