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Old 04-13-2009, 01:20 PM   #21
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HANDS DOWN Meltzer M3. I have GSXR600, And ZX10 and those are the longest lasting without sacrificing performance. HANDS down best In the rain.
I drive 700 miles a week just to work. Pirelli's r best for the track, but if most of your riding is long distance Pirelli's will last only about a month if you drive 5 days a week to work. Michelin Blahh blaahhh. Pilot Powers Blah.

The M3 is one of the most overlooked best all around tire. Bridgestone is ok.

If you hav3 a 600cc go with 180 tires if you have a 1000cc go with 190's. Only go with 180 on a 1000cc if your tracking it. Just my 2 cents
You are crazy... If you have a 1000 and are tracking it go with a 190/55

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The latest issue of Sport Rider did their tire test for '09. They concentrated on tires that are made for both Street and Track usage (Michelin 2CT, etc.). They tested them on both a GSXR 600 and a ZX10 both on and off the track. The following are the results (from lowest to highest):

Continental Contisport Attack

Avon Viper Xtreme AV61/62

Avon VP2 Sport AV59/60

Metzeler Sprtec M3:[/b]

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Old 04-13-2009, 01:21 PM   #22
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Alright people. She has already said this is a COMMUTER BIKE. Stop giving info on whats a good track tire.
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glad i went with Michelin Pilot Power 2CT

but for serious commuter, the Michelin Pilot Road 2
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:18 PM   #24
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Shenko boy! I gotta admit, at maximum lean that shinko front tire seemed like it held traction pretty well for you
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my rear tire just went out and i was wondering same question and i was thinking of just sticking with the same one it has pirelli diablo corsa
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For a long distance commuter go with

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Just call Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited. He'll give you teh right tire for your needs at a great price.
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:49 PM   #29
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For your type of riding I'd recommend the BT021.

Dual compound rear. Excellent taction, mileage and price.
In my exprience, it holds up better than ANY of the Sport Touring tires available currently, and the pricing is good.
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Oh and also remember, your going to find a lot of opinionated folks replying to this topic. . . ^cough cough^

lol yup yup 2nd that. It depends pretty much how hard/soft the compound is. ranges per tire. harder compound= less expensive/less grip on the road/ longer lasting. softer= well opposite
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For your type of riding I'd recommend the BT021.

Dual compound rear. Excellent taction, mileage and price.
In my exprience, it holds up better than ANY of the Sport Touring tires available currently, and the pricing is good.
well, my solid advice just got blown out of the water by solid actually helpful advice.
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Well, it is about that time.... I need new tires. Which is a better brand Michelin or Pirelli? And, yes, this is probably a re-post, but I do Not have the time to search for past forums. And, if Michelin is the better brand, is the Pilot Road or Pilot Power better?
my michelin pilot roads are the best for me
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HANDS DOWN Meltzer M3. I have GSXR600, And ZX10 and those are the longest lasting without sacrificing performance. HANDS down best In the rain.
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The M3 is one of the most overlooked best all around tire. Bridgestone is ok.

If you hav3 a 600cc go with 180 tires if you have a 1000cc go with 190's. Only go with 180 on a 1000cc if your tracking it. Just my 2 cents
i had a metzeler in my old gs it was good but michelin takes the prize
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can patrick pm me a price on both tires. front and back. and install etc... She goes to school and work alot so im the one who probably is gonna have to take it up there. thanks pat
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