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Old 02-10-2006, 12:07 PM   #1
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Metzler M1 vs. Pilot powers

Ive pretty much used dunlop 207- 208's everytime until just this last set where im using m1's im pretty happy with them and surprised at the difference in grip between the dunlop and M1. ive heard alot about pilot powers and was considering them next, does the m1 and power offer pretty much the same grip? also these tires get sticky pretty quick and grip well how far away are they performance wise from lets say a racetake off or slick??
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Old 02-10-2006, 12:10 PM   #2
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I have run Dunlops and Pilot Powers. Would choose the Pilot Powers anyday. Never touched an M1. I here good things about the Bridgestone BT014 as well.
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I hated every living second that my bike had dunlops on it...The bt-014's are bad tires and so are pilot powers...I have been using powers for a little while now and will never go to anything elce the heat up so fast its redicules the grips is nere perfection as you can get for the street...

I have never herd anything about the m1's good or bad...
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the only bad thing about the pilot powers is changing them every oil change...
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I've used the 014's, Powers and the M1's. All offer very good grip. The 014's offed the best steering of the 3. The M1's seem to wear pretty fast! But, a 160+ hp bike will do that. They are all three great tires, Metzeler now has the M3's, which are supposed to be very good as well. For the money, I'd go with the 014's!!!
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I have used BT014 and M1's, street and track, tome the M1's offer me more feedback and are superbly stable when trailbraking.
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I've used the Pilot Powers at the track and had great results in the Advance group on the GSX-R 1000. The front end does start to tuck in some after the tire heats up and loses grip. This might have been because I orginally set the bike up with Bridgestones tires when I adjusted the front end and rear. This has only happened on Turn 1 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) over 130mph. I've had no experience with the BT014 just yet but will try them out later this year. BT-02 are the best for doing you Track day events.
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I had bt014's on my bike (stock tires) and rand 3 track days no problems. Now I have pilot powers and so far they seem to stick pretty well...I can't wait to see what they'll be like at track.
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I've used the Pilot Powers at the track and had great results in the Advance group on the GSX-R 1000. The front end does start to tuck in some after the tire heats up and loses grip. This might have been because I orginally set the bike up with Bridgestones tires when I adjusted the front end and rear. This has only happened on Turn 1 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) over 130mph. I've had no experience with the BT014 just yet but will try them out later this year. BT-02 are the best for doing you Track day events.
This sounds like some excellent advice as well.

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Pilot Powers. Love the stability and how predictable they are, which boosted my confidence in the corners. I used to have Continental Conti-Sport and the Pilot Powers clearly define the line between chocolate and . The smoothness the Pilots offer in the streets is awesome and of course the bump absorption is good too, which my girlfriend can attest to, since she's always with me on the Gixxer.
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