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Old 07-02-2008, 03:14 PM   #21
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:34 PM   #22
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Im about to put a complete set of new tires on my busa. I would really like to put a set of really good tires, and was interested in putting the Michelin pilot power 2ct, or the Bridgestone bt-016 hypersport on it. I have recieved some feedback that it would silly to do this on a busa. Im not agreeing with them, and am seeking some feedback from my fellow MHers. thanks in advance.
What kind of riding do you do? Are you an aggresive rider in the curves? Are you looking for more traction or longer wear? Is cost an issue?

Recommending a tire is like picking a girl friend, everyone likes something different.

Dual compound tires are designed to give you more mileage on the center, and not give up as much corner traction as some harder touring tires. That being said, if a touring tire provides you enough traction for your riding, then the extra cost of the dual compound is the make/break point.

Also keep in mind touring tires are designed for all weather use/grip, whereas most sport tires are dry oriented, and don't have as much rain groove.
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:58 PM   #23
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The michelin Powers slipped on me in hard cornering around road repairs etc. No problems w the corsas so long as I wasn't straight up...

On the rear you can actually feel the difference on higher speed sweepers when you roll into it.
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Moose, for your riding style, I would go with a Pilot Road or one of the new Bridgestone sport/TOURING tires. Get something that gives you good mileage and not cost you $200 for a rear tire. Personally, I always run regular Pilot Powers(not 2ct) for me, they are the best average of cost vs. performance. They are decent on mileage depending on how hard you push em. I would say I am "moderate" rider on the street.....I am not trying to be the next Matt Mladin around every turn but I do have less then a 1/4" chicken strip..... Pilots have good stick on both straight lines and curves and you can still get 5000-6000 miles out of a rear if you're not doing a bunch of stupid stuff. If you want more miles then that, try the Pilot Road.....I could see 8-9k miles out of a rear with no noticeable loss in traction....at least on the street. I will probably try these on my 1000 next but they are a tad more $$$....

You can get Pilot Powers online for $250 a set shipped...
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I would like to put the Michelin pilot power ROAD 2ct on the busa. Ive been told that they provide wear life for highway riding, and really good traction for the curves. I dont drag a knee through the curves, but I feel that Im improving my abilities and would like a tire that would help me grow with confidance.
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Pilot Road 2CT's are an awesome tire.
Great wear with a harder center compound and good traction in corners with a softer side compound.
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I like the turn in on the corsas... not as 'flat' a tire in tread as the michelin.... it looks alot smaller then a michelin on the back of the bike but it is significantly more rounded it seems... I think in the same price range as well. I got 6k out of the last rear. Front is still going strong. Alot of that was long rides, harsh acceleration, burn out, two up cornering and single aggressive.
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A buddy of mine had less than 5k on his tire and he's showing thread... He cant do burn out so theres no wear because of that. Sides are still good. I want a sent thou.
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