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Old 05-28-2007, 04:16 PM   #1
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Euro Tire on supersport bike???

I have been using M1 and M3 lately on my 2006 R6 and I have only been getting like a little over 2200 miles. Which is getting expensive.

This guy at pp1 was telling me about using a euro tire. How he gets like 8000 miles out of it and also how there is no difference in traction or stick.

Has anybory else tired this.....?????

if so whats your experience?????
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Old 05-28-2007, 04:18 PM   #2
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a 'euro' tire?

i put about 5k on my metzler sport touring tire and it had tons left to go when i switched
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Old 05-28-2007, 04:20 PM   #3
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maybe that's what he was talking about "Sport Touring".
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Old 05-28-2007, 04:27 PM   #4
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BTW, if you're getting 2200 miles out of a tire on an R6, you need to change you're riding style.
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my m3 lasted forever on my r1 like around 4-5k
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Old 05-28-2007, 04:29 PM   #6
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mileage can be greatly affected by your riding style.
Do you do a lot of *hard* riding or just ride around a little bit mild.
I use Bridgestone BT014's and have seen about 2000 miles and have tons of tread left plus one trackday on them. But I just cruise the street and not hard riding.
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I don't think i ride that hard....bottom line these tires are geting expensive....and i wanted to know if there are any other options....
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Old 05-28-2007, 04:33 PM   #8
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I was at a little less than 4000 miles on my last tire anr a i had thread showing
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I don't think i ride that hard....bottom line these tires are geting expensive....and i wanted to know if there are any other options....
Try these:
Michelin Pilot Power 2 CT Racing Tires � Dual-compound MotoGP racing technology for the road.

I've just tried my first set, they are suppose to wear really well and so far I do like the gripability in turns and I lean pretty hard.

Has anyone else tried these?
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If you talk to patrick and suzanne they will know what tire to get.
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I had the same problem out of my metzelers. I put a metzeler z-6 on back and have 5k on them and easily have another 3 k left.
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Try these:
Michelin Pilot Power 2 CT Racing Tires � Dual-compound MotoGP racing technology for the road.
Michelin hasn't exactly been killin it in MotoGp lately:laughing6

As far as grip levels are concerned, if you are riding even close to legal limits, then the sport touring tires will work fine.
Bridgestone revamped the BT020 this year and it is supposed to be awesome. The Z6's are supposed to be very good as well. I've heard good things about Pilot roads too. I guess get what fits in your price range.
BTW I ran the Mi's on my RC51 and smoked them in like 2K miles (cord showing). Granted I was riding "spirited" most the time, but still...
The BT014 stuck great and gave me better mileage under the same conditions.
Also check your air pressure frequently, the wrong pressures will kill tires quick. On a 600 I'd supect out of tune suspension and air pressure issues to be the culprit for your tire wearing so fast. Only a guess though.

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Old 05-28-2007, 05:06 PM   #14
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Try these:
Michelin Pilot Power 2 CT Racing Tires � Dual-compound MotoGP racing technology for the road.

I've just tried my first set, they are suppose to wear really well and so far I do like the gripability in turns and I lean pretty hard.

Has anyone else tried these?
It's not a bad tire, but the rear didn't last very long. I switched from the 2ct back to the Pilot Power. I got around 5 or 6K on my last PP.
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I've been rocking the BT014 on my bike for years. I generally get about 2500-3000 out of the rear and that usually includes 1-3 trackdays. The current set I have on has 4 trackdays and over 2000 miles... but they are nearing the end of their lifespan.
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One thing that hasn't been mentioned here is your throttle control... if you're really hamfisted and get hard on the gas coming out of corners all the time without being smooth, you'll rip through tires quicker.

Trying carrying your speed through the corners... that's what our 600s are for. :icon_bigg
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Tire pressure, what are you running? For good mileage, run 36 or 38 in the rear, you'll give up a small amount of max traction, but you'll gain some mileage.
Also, unless you're VERY aggressive on the street, you would do better with any of the sport tour biased tires; Metzler Z6, Michelin Pilot Road or Bridgestone BT021.

Lastly, FWIW, the Pilot Power 2CT is a "track day" tire, so mileage will be less than a standard Pilot Power.

The new Pilot Road 2CTs are coming out soon and seem like they may be the best of both worlds.
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Yeah the tire pressure thing is very true. I rode out to west Texas on a nearly new set and when I got home, about 600 miles they were mostly done.
Turns out I was runnin' 32 psi when I shoulda been at 36-38. Live and learn.
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Tire pressure, what are you running? For good mileage, run 36 or 38 in the rear, you'll give up a small amount of max traction, but you'll gain some mileage.
Also, unless you're VERY aggressive on the street, you would do better with any of the sport tour biased tires; Metzler Z6, Michelin Pilot Road or Bridgestone BT021.

Lastly, FWIW, the Pilot Power 2CT is a "track day" tire, so mileage will be less than a standard Pilot Power.

The new Pilot Road 2CTs are coming out soon and seem like they may be the best of both worlds.
I'm not sure you got this quite right? Check this out.
http://www.sportrider.com/tech/tires...wer_2ct_tires/
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