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Old 01-31-2013, 08:16 PM   #1
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I own a 2007 Honda RWB VFR and I need a new rear tire ( darn nail)

Is anyone running a Michelin Pilot Road 3 tire and if so what you think?

I dont track my bike but do get on it hard on weekends with the guys and we drive into Brookshire and enjoy the twisting roads. I also use the bike 2-3 times a week for commuting to work so mileage is important.
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I love them. I have never lost traction on a curve. I have lost the rear under hard acceleration, but mainly due to oil on the road.
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I love them. I have never lost traction on a curve. I have lost the rear under hard acceleration, but mainly due to oil on the road.
What he said. No other tire does is right for me. Pilot road 2 ct.
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I did not ride with those tires on, but from what I read everywhere, they seem to be very good tires. If you want, go with Pilot power or power 2ct's. They have a proven record..
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What he said. No other tire does is right for me. Pilot road 2 ct.
thats what i run
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Now the Pilot Road 2's is what a friend recommended to me but after reading the review on Revzilla on the new Pilot Road 3's they state that the new ones last longer. I guess it due to a new 2 compound technology. Dudes I just want them last and perform. I've only been riding since June 2012 and this is all new to me.
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Now the Pilot Road 2's is what a friend recommended to me but after reading the review on Revzilla on the new Pilot Road 3's they state that the new ones last longer. I guess it due to a new 2 compound technology. Dudes I just want them last and perform. I've only been riding since June 2012 and this is all new to me.
I've run several sets of a BT-016 front and BT-023 rear combinations for 30,000 miles including some track days. That's what Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited recommended in order to get longer life out of the rear. The BT-023 has a hard center and soft shoulders. Never had the rear break lose unless I'm hard on the throttle coming out of a turn, but that's going to happen with any tire on this bike so I just ignore it and ride it out.
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Have PR3 on my C14. Great ST and commuter tire, yet has more than sufficient performance for all but the dedicated track rider. Kinda pricey though. Cost almost the same as 2 sets of S20 at WWH (not counting installation, of course).
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I have 5,500 miles on my pilot power 2ct with little to none flat spot .. quite impressed
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The Pirelli Angel is an extended mileage sport tire that will last longer than the other sport tires. However, to get decent life a sport touring tire would be best. They offer more than enough grip for the street.
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For your type of riding I'd recommend going with either the Michelin Pilot Road 3's or the above mentioned BT023/016 combination.
Both have good wear characteristics along with excellent traction for even reasonably aggressive riding.
Both also have a high silica content, (the Pilot Road is higher I believe.) so they perform very well in the rain.
I keep both in stock, let me know if we can help.
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The Pirelli Angel is an extended mileage sport tire that will last longer than the other sport tires. However, to get decent life a sport touring tire would be best. They offer more than enough grip for the street.
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I've used both pirelli angels and BT-023s recently. I had the angels on a monster 696 and got about 6000 miles out of them. The BTs go about 5500 miles on the griso. The BTs seem to have better grip and better bump absorption. I'd bet they would also last longer (the griso is about 150 lbs heavier and has nearly double the torque of the monster). I've heard nothing but good about the PR3s though.
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I've used both pirelli angels and BT-023s recently. I had the angels on a monster 696 and got about 6000 miles out of them. The BTs go about 5500 miles on the griso. The BTs seem to have better grip and better bump absorption. I'd bet they would also last longer (the griso is about 150 lbs heavier and has nearly double the torque of the monster). I've heard nothing but good about the PR3s though.
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The Pirelli Angel's are more expensive than most sport tires, but they do last longer. $265 for a 120/180 set. I personally would buy Pilot Road 3's or Roadsmart II's for the VFR.
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I really like the BT combo on my VFR, also recommended by Patrick. I ride street and track on them.
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I've run several sets of a BT-016 front and BT-023 rear combinations for 30,000 miles including some track days. That's what Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited recommended in order to get longer life out of the rear. The BT-023 has a hard center and soft shoulders. Never had the rear break lose unless I'm hard on the throttle coming out of a turn, but that's going to happen with any tire on this bike so I just ignore it and ride it out.
Yeah the Bt-023's have provided me that EXTRA bit of mileage necessary to make up the difference between a sport and sport touring tire, while at the same time not compromising the sport aspect of a good street bike tire.

I reccomend the BT series of tires, either the 016 or 023 as stated.

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I've used both pirelli angels and BT-023s recently. I had the angels on a monster 696 and got about 6000 miles out of them. The BTs go about 5500 miles on the griso. The BTs seem to have better grip and better bump absorption. I'd bet they would also last longer (the griso is about 150 lbs heavier and has nearly double the torque of the monster). I've heard nothing but good about the PR3s though.
I've gotten 8,000+ mi out of every BT series tire i've owned, that being said I do not do track days and i do 100% street/commute riding, and this measurement is form new until metal belt is showing (past wear bar)
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