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Old 10-17-2008, 11:04 AM   #1
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The Best Street Motorcycle tires

So i wanted to get some opinions of street NOT TRACK tires

Im tired of hearing this same speech " these tires r hard in the middle and soft on the sides for turns". This is getting old. Does anyone have good information.

This is mostly what I need to know.

1- Good for rain
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Please bear in mind that I know about different tires for different kind of riding and most of us r not going to change tires every time were go ridng. Please don't tell me that you love your tires unless you have been through 3 brands or more.

I have had Bridestone, M3, dunlops. I like dunlops over M3's.

I have been told not to use pilotpowers on my bikes because the so called expert said that i would have to change them within the month because I ride a lot of miles. I have 2 1000cc and 1 600cc

If anyone has insight please share. Thanks
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none of the tires ya'll have listed do one of his main needs well. high miles. i've run all those tires, and never gotten more than 6k out of any of them.

i've you're looking for a good street tire that still gives decent milage i'd look into the michelin pilot roads, or the road 2s (same compound as the road in the center, but softer pilot power side compounds). both of those will grip extremely well, have much better wet weather traction than the more aggressive street/track day tires, and will last probably twice as long.
The new pirelli diablo stradas have also been getting excellent reviews, although i have not tried them out myself.

Don't be scared to try some of the more street oriented sport tires out there. Most people won't run them because they feel like they'll be under equipped on the street. when the fact of the matter is, if you're going at a pace fast enough to overwork the pilot roads or stradas, you're going WAY too fast for the street in the first place. the roads will offer more than enough grip to get down and have some fun, and i've even seen people use them at trackdays when they couldn't afford new tires, and still couldn't reach the limit of the tire.

check em out, you'll be impressed with the grip, the handling, and especially the mileage you get out of them. you'll just lose out on poser points because you're not running super cool race tires like everyone else.
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When I wsa looking to replace the stock dunlops that came on my sv [which sucked BTW] those were my main areas of concern, and so I looked around quite a bit.

now I know the SV is a far cry from a 1000 super sport but I have been extremely pleased with my Conti Road Attacks. They came very highly recomended on the SV boards.
I've ridden in some floaters, or gully warshers [bad thunderstorms] and they've done really well, I've done 2 track days on them and they did well [well for a n00b, a more advanced rider would quickly reach the Road Attack's limits on the track].
So far I have almost 5k miles on them and there is a ton of tread left, though they are starting to square off from striaght line daily commuting. I imagine if I mixed up the riding more, or road for recreation more offten they would wear a little more even
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good call on the road attacks, forgot all about those. excellent tire, and very well priced. you should look into those as well.
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Pilot road is what you are looking for. I know someone who got around 7k and TWO trackdays on em.
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After running about 50,000 sport touring miles on my ZZR-1200 and my ZX-14 and going thru a lot of tires in the process, I found that the best combination for me was either the Pirelli Diablo Stradas or the Continental Road Attacks. Both tires have about 7mm of tread depth compared to 5mm or less on most sport tires. That is what allows them to take care of the sporty rides and still get long life. I felt that the Contis did better on wet roads and it was a toss up otherwise. Avon Storms are getting good reviews from the ST forums but cost somewhat more than the two mentioned earlier. If you know where to buy, the Road Attacks are the best bang for the buck.
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oh yeah, price was the other thing that pushed me towards the Road Attacks.
www.swmototires.com had a great price + free shipping [on 2 or more tires]

I ordered late on a Tuesday and they were on my door on Thursday
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