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Old 05-12-2007, 10:11 AM   #1
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Cool The Best Sport Bike Tire?

Who makes the best sportbike tire out there now.
I have a set of dunlops that I am changing out due to them being worn out.
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:13 AM   #2
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what kind of bike do you ride?

how/when do you ride?

i.e. commuting, weekend warrior, twisties, a lil of everything etc...

whats more important to you? price, mileage, grip?
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i use Metzlers m3 for commuting to work and maybe once a month doing some twisties. so far they are pretty sticky and i hear the mileage on them are also great.
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:19 AM   #5
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i use Metzlers m3 for commuting to work and maybe once a month doing some twisties. so far they are pretty sticky and i hear the mileage on them are also great.
don't get your hopes up for long mileage. I had a m-1 rear that lasted 2800 miles.
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:29 AM   #6
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The BT 014's are what I run on. Great tires so far.
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I have a 2000 R1 That I take out on weekends when I can. Some twisties but usually just crusin . Price is not a problem, But grip needs to be good.
Also who stocks them in town. I am thinking of going today to buy them.
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you can't go wrong with these....

http://www.cyclegear.com/sizzling-saturday.cfm

pirelli diablo pairs for 159.99-169.99!!!!
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I rode (in Alaska at this time) about every day at least 70miles per day in about all weather and road conditions. I ran on power pilots loved them. Warmed up fast and lasted about 5k. My last set I rode with were the qualifiers, I got the same distance. My only complaint was that they didn't feel as comfortable right out the garage (cold) has the "PP"s did. Also, make sure that the store that you purchase them at, sets the proper psi on the tires. When I purchased the qualifiers, i asked for 36 and 38 psi...I got 48 and 35 and I hated the ride thinking it was the tires. After resetting the psi, they rode a lot better. My $.02. Enjoy the riding, it will be a year before I get to ride again...
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+1 for Pilot Powers or M3's. Both are good all around, more sport oriented than touring.
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Old 05-12-2007, 11:19 AM   #12
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you can't go wrong with these....

http://www.cyclegear.com/sizzling-saturday.cfm

pirelli diablo pairs for 159.99-169.99!!!!
Yeah, these work pretty good...I have these on my bike now...
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Old 05-12-2007, 11:21 AM   #13
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Pilot powers ct2's or the M3's are best on the list. Ill be choosing out of those 2 when i buy new tires for my bike which will probably be pretty soon.

I have the BT014's on my 636 and i dont really like them. Ride nice and get decent mileage but dont feel too great in turns. They arent bad tires but i wouldnt personally buy them again for my bike.

I have the Dunlop Qualifiers on my zx10 and i like them so far but i havent had but about 200 easy miles experience on them yet. lol Im about to start puttin them to the test but from what i hear, not that great. In the shootout mags, one of the only things that was knocked on the zx10 out of the box was the crappy dunlop qualifier tires but its also the magazines opinion. Others may feel different about them and like them. They say put another set of tires on it and its a totally different handling machine.

Ive done my research and from what i have gathered, the 2 i listed above are top 2 best tires available right now for true performance. Ill probably go with a set of the pilot powers.
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Ive had bt-056 front and rear metzler m1,m3 and the pilot powers. Also ride the zx9 in the picture that has the bt-014's. The best grip that I have gotten from any of them were the metzlers. It is hard to distinguish the m1 and m3 but I believe the m3 is better imho
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YEah, the m3's are said to be a mean grippin tire. I guess i hear alot more about the pilots cause more people run them from what i have seen. Out of the 2, ill pick the tread pattern i like better cause either way, same price range and same performance.
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true, metlzler is just the way i go cause personal preference on their feel. and the first and only time my tire did not grip and the bike sliped out from under me from a slow take off on a semi wet road.
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don't get your hopes up for long mileage. I had a m-1 rear that lasted 2800 miles.

The M3's last a good deal longer than the M1's.
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Thank you on and all. I am out to buy Tires.
I will let you know how it turns out.
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I meant one and all. Sorry, typing is not my thing.
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