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Old 12-01-2012, 09:28 AM   #1
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Michelin Pilot Power vs Dunlop qualifiers Q2

I have had Michelin Pilot powers on numerous bikes and am going to try the Dunlop Q2's now but I would like some outside opinions from the normal people who I ride with.
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I dont ride with anyone but, I like the Dunlops over the Michelins,
the Q2s are great tires, also the Bridgestone s20s are very good and less expensive if you've never tried them either.
I go through so many sets of tires and have tried many types.
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I'm not one of you're normal people, but be careful to compare the correct Michelin. The Pilot Power or the Pilot Power 2CT. Are you interested in overall performance or is mileage also a factor?
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Are you talking about the standard Pilot Power?

Q2 is quite a bit stickier, you'll get about 2/3 the miles, they steer a little heavier/slower due to profile but a couple extra PSI in the front helps that a bunch.

Compared to the Pilot Power 2CT, warm up is quicker on the Q2, grip is similar until the 2CT gets hot, then they tended to slip around on me

I am gonna try some of the new S20's as I didn't like the wooden feel of the BT016. IF they are on a similar carcass I'll stick with the Q2.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:40 AM   #5
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Not the 2ct Michelin I have had a set of those and didn't like them. I'm looking for over all grip, straight line and cornering with the occasional wheelie here and there. The michelins have a tendency of slipping when I dump clutch for a wheelie. All great opinions tho, I will consider the s20 next time.
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I'd try the Q2's.
The standard Pilot Powers are a decent tire but the fronts are prone to cupping and their technology is a bit dated.
The S20's are a great tire but wear very quickly, I'd give the BT016's a try.
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I have tried the bt016 and didn't like them they were a bit sketchy for me on high speed turns
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What pressure were you running?
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The 16's always stuck well for me on multiple track days at a mid pack level 2 pace and murdering the backroads lol!
Haven't tried the s20's yet, but for the price I haven't heard any complaints yet other than not lasting as long!
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pilot pure with 38/40.
Same compound as 2ct but the side ratio is much larger for more grip but you still have the harder/medium center for milage. 2cts are good but take a while to warm up, Pures are not current anymore until the Pilot Pure 2 comes out.
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pilot pure with 38/40.
Same compound as 2ct but the side ratio is much larger for more grip but you still have the harder/medium center for milage. 2cts are good but take a while to warm up, Pures are not current anymore until the Pilot Pure 2 comes out.
Keep in mind that both the Power Pure and the 2CT are at least 18% softer in the center than a standard Pilot Power. The Pures are still available, but will be phased out sometime next Spring.
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Q2 just took the first place on the tire tests on sports rider magazine
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I've seen quite a few people with the big bikes (1K and above) say the Pilot Pure has too soft a carcass. Feels squirmy when leaned over and on the gas.

Just an FYI and it will definately vary on different bikes and rider styles.
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Q2 just took the first place on the tire tests on sports rider magazine
Which others were tested?
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