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Old 02-12-2016, 03:50 PM   #1
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Track Tire Types for Supermoto

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Getting my 07 Husky 450 supermoto ready for the track season, and it's really needing a new rear tire. The tire on it currently is a Bridgestone Battleax Supermoto 165/625 r17. Pretty worn at the moment, came with the bike when I bought it about 1 year ago. Pretty sure it's a slick. I looked online and asked a dealer, and it seems they come in two varieties- Medium Super Motard, has a little bit of tread down the center, and Medium Super Slick- no tread, just a regular slick. I've never heard of the Super Motard style tire before. Is this for on/off-road racing? My question is which would be best? Price is the same. My planned use:

Pictures of the two: http://www.bridgestone.com/products/...dex.html#anc02

Probably 4-5 trackdays a year, at most
Level 2 at most, and a slow level 2 at that
Track use only (MSRH, TWS (Texas World Speedway), GSS)

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(cross-posted in the motard thread)
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Old 02-12-2016, 05:25 PM   #2
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I ran street tires in level three. It's a light bike so no need for race tires if you are not pushing it that hard. If you ride it on the street it's a no brainer. Also. Unless someone knows something I don't I would hold your breath for GSS.
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Michelin makes a nice Supermoto tire for the track. Metzlers too.
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Old 02-12-2016, 09:25 PM   #4
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Talk with John at SCRC. He will match your tire to your riding ability and bike type. Getting the wrong tire can really hurt. For example getting a slick that requires a lot of temperature to stick, would be really useless if you were putting around the track in level one, and may very well put you on your ads.
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I ran dunlop q3s (street tires) up to fast level two pace/very slow level 3 without any issues on my motard. 2:10 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and 1:33 at MSRc. No warmers either. Never had one sketchy moment at all.

Don't waste your money on race tires if you are level 2 pace.
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