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View Poll Results: What tires would you choose?
Pirelli Corsa somethings 3 6.67%
Dunlop Q2 17 37.78%
Bridgestone BT016 14 31.11%
Michelin Pilot Pure 6 13.33%
Other 5 11.11%
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:05 PM   #1
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Which next set of tires should I get?

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Old 07-27-2011, 06:11 PM   #2
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BT016 front and BT021 rear

I assure u you can't go wrong with any of the tires u listed but if u want long lasting get what I listed. Any of these tires are plenty sticky and when u say rain tires those are usually a really soft compound that wear out super fast
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Dunlops GP Ntecs for the WIN.... But if you say your a 6 then Michelin Pilot Pure are good the BT016 due wear down pretty quick thats my .2 cents
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Dunlops GP Ntecs for the WIN.... But if you say your a 6 then Michelin Pilot Pure are good the BT016 due wear down pretty quick thats my .2 cents
Lol NTECs for the street? FTL! at $550 a set and being a track tire that's probably not what the OP is looking for but they are an awesome tire. Are u saying the BT016 wear down fast on your bike? If so anything would because of the weight/torque......OP ur gonna get all kinds of advice from ppl who arent experts so I would call up Motorcycles Unlimited or John Hutchinson from SCRC and get thier advice first hand.
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If you want a longer lasting tire that you can drag your knees on the choice is simple. Bridgestone BT16 is the way to go. The rubber in middle is a hard compound. The sides are sticky.
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BT016 front and BT023 rear.
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BT016 front and BT023 rear.
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BT016 front and BT023 rear.
thats what i run. previously 016 F and 021 R. no complaints here but i probably don't ride as hard as your 6... well, maybe 10% of the time.
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BT016 front and BT023 rear.
I have never tried the BT's...Will try them the next time...
I have favored the Michelin Pilot road 2ct ..
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That is what I was going to get 016 Front and 023 rear, but seems like every person I talk to is recommending a different set of tires. So I am basically going in circles, even the poll is all jacked up lol! Lastnight Pirelli Angels were brought to my attention I'm kinda leaning towards those.

I asked a rider about the Bridgestones he looked at my and asked "why the you want those?" Michelins seem to have "tip-in" issues. I rode a Speed triple with Piolt Road 2's and notcied it was harder to lean it than my bike, but I firgured because its heaver street touring liter bike.

A friend said go with the cheaper Bridgestones if I don't like them sell them, with all the riders out there using them they should be a lot easier to sell. So I might take her advice.
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Its not the last set you will ever buy. Just make a decision and stick with it. No need to spend too much time on it.
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6/10ths of a motogp rider is probably a top 3 AMA Superbike guy. You better stick to race tires of you're that good. Otherwise I like the BT016.
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I love the Q2's.. also the BT's area geat tires.. they both go head to head.
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6/10ths of a motogp rider is probably a top 3 AMA Superbike guy. You better stick to race tires of you're that good. Otherwise I like the BT016.
That's pretty much what she was saying. I'm over thinking it.
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Its not the last set you will ever buy. Just make a decision and stick with it. No need to spend too much time on it.
Oh no I saw the BT003 waaaay too soft for how I ride. They feel kinda like drag radials. I am looking for a step down from my Supercorssas something I can do at least 2 track days on but mostly street.

@Pat I'm having some come get the 023 from you.
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I have a buddy in Dallas that has the BT016's at both ends of his R6- he rides the out of those tires. He is on his third set due to the type or riding he does and the miles he puts on them.

On my bike I have a BT023 rear and Pilot Power front-but I don't ride as hard as you do. I'll gradually move to Bridgestones front and rear, and possibly end up with the 016's all the way around as my riding progresses more.

I will admit though, I am loving the wear rate I am seeing with this BT023!
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I rode a Speed triple with Piolt Road 2's and notcied it was harder to lean it than my bike, but I firgured because its heaver street touring liter bike.
its a liter bike... Of course it weighs more. Which means its not as easy to initiate lean
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its a liter bike... Of course it weighs more. Which means its not as easy to initiate lean
Just a push on the bar.. it's not so much the weight as how you ride the bike.
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I ran 3 sets of the BT016, I am on my 2nd set of the Q2s and I won't go back. The Q2 gives me way more feedback when Im pushing it hard in a turn. When I leaned the BT016 over I had no chicken strips. On the Q2 I'll scrape my stock pegs on my R6 before the chicken strips are gone on the Q2 so its shaped differently.

The Q2 is a harder tire than the BT016. The Dunlop kicks on the track too, it gave me a lot of confidence. The BT016 is a great tire too, but I really like the feel of the Dunlops These are MY experiences with the tire. I am not a professional so this is your average Joe giving his feedback.

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Just kidding. Ill be in the same boat as you pretty soon. Im prolly going to follow Patrick's recommendation and doe the Bstones 16/23 combo.
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