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Old 05-21-2008, 05:58 PM   #41
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For most street riders, a combo like a BT014 front and BT021 rear, a Metzler M3 front with a Z6 rear, or a Pilot Power front with a Pilot Road rear will work very well over a wider range of conditions and will get good mileage / life.
Metzler has always been my brand, on both bikes.
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:30 AM   #42
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I'm one of the few ninja riders who actually liked the BT-014's I've been running Dunlop qualifiers for a while now but am thinking of getting some bt-014's for my next track day. I want to try out the BT-016's but no one seems to carry them yet. I tried PP's and I don't like them. Very low feedback, yeah they'll grip grip grip and then let go with no warning. Quick turn in if you like that kind of thing.
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:39 AM   #43
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If you're not doing track days.... I've been hearing really good things about the dunlop roadsmart tires... brand new for 2008... good price... supposedly really good mileage even for a sport touring... and dunlop qualifier like performance

Don't shy away from dunlops based on your stock tires on the R6.... they suuuuuuck! and stick to the OEM size on the front and rear
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:42 AM   #44
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If you're not doing track days.... I've been hearing really good things about the dunlop roadsmart tires... brand new for 2008... good price... supposedly really good mileage even for a sport touring... and dunlop qualifier like performance

Don't shy away from dunlops based on your stock tires on the R6.... they suuuuuuck! and stick to the OEM size on the front and rear
Qualifiers are my second tyre choice if you ask me. I want to try their GP 208, supposed to be really good as well. A lot of people knock the Dunlops as tyres, but I think they're decent.
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im useing M3's on my F4i, battleaxe for my 1000RR and dunlop qualifiers on the 650R

i like the Metzlers the best so far, my next set i'm going to try will be a brand of Michelin I just dont know what type yet.
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I'm one of the few ninja riders who actually liked the BT-014's I've been running Dunlop qualifiers for a while now but am thinking of getting some bt-014's for my next track day. I want to try out the BT-016's but no one seems to carry them yet. I tried PP's and I don't like them. Very low feedback, yeah they'll grip grip grip and then let go with no warning. Quick turn in if you like that kind of thing.
I've heard that about the Michelins, but never experienced that.
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:11 AM   #49
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michelin and i heard the michelin ROADS dont waste as fast
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I am buying a new set of tires this weekend, my 03, 954 had pilot sports when i got it. i replaced the rear tire whith a pilot power and got 5500 miles out of it whith comuting and some agressive cornering before i could see the cords, after reading this thread i have decided to stay whith michelin and get the 2 ct's because of the awsome grip theese tires have, and expect to get 7000 miles out of them whith comuting and some agesive conering whith the ocasional wheelie
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I am buying a new set of tires this weekend, my 03, 954 had pilot sports when i got it. i replaced the rear tire whith a pilot power and got 5500 miles out of it whith comuting and some agressive cornering before i could see the cords, after reading this thread i have decided to stay whith michelin and get the 2 ct's because of the awsome grip theese tires have, and expect to get 7000 miles out of them whith comuting and some agesive conering whith the ocasional wheelie
you got 5500 out of the Pilot Powers but expect 7000 from the 2CT's? it should be the other way around i think... the 2ct's are softer
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I have tried lots of tires and short of a race tire i really like the michelin 2ct. im new to the area so i cant tell you how long they will last on these highways. all the roads are asphalt where im from
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you got 5500 out of the Pilot Powers but expect 7000 from the 2CT's? it should be the other way around i think... the 2ct's are softer
The 2 cts are the same compound as the regular pilot powers only on the sides, the center of the 2ct's are harder for fighting the flat spot problem since thats where most street riders tires wear out quicker.
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michelin pilot roads.
How is the millage vs grip on these for comuting and some agressive cornering
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grip is excellent under agressive riding. as far as milage, my old rear tire had about 4k on it with barely any center wear before i had to replace it because of a nail. good milage.
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I liked the BT-014's, and got almost 10k out of my rear. I wanted a bit more, and picked up Metzeler M3's, and like having more grip, but I only get 6k with them. Both tires work well for me in the rain as well. I'll probably go back to Bridgestone soon just to try out the BT-002's, but that's not what you're looking for.
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I run pilot powers front and rear and I am not sure how good they are due to my lack of exp.
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