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Old 06-14-2010, 09:22 AM   #1
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OK here is my review for the tire. Let me say my preference. for the price.

If I have oodles of money or I want to go to the track my first pick is

1. Pirelli Corsa III for track only because the street will wast all that good spent money.

2. BTO16 last a little longer than corsa III not as good but its not far away either. You can get this for the street or track.

OK here it is

PILOT RD 2: One thick azz tire. 5236 miles before I changed it. Went to dallas on it and back to houston showed almost no wear. This tire does take longer to heat up but I can scrap in the corners. I ride 500LB ZX14 and I do pleanty of top ends speeds for prolonged amount of time.

I ride 5 days a week from katy to galveston and back.

This is the best commuting tire by far. I know we always here that this so and so tire is hard in the middle soft on the side yada yada.

but this tire es extremely hard in the middle and and mildly soft on the sides.
When you look at this tire its grooves ar like 2 to 3 times deeper than a BTO.

I don't know how they did it but if you have a heavy bike like a zx14 or busa you will aprreciate spending about $120 for front and $160 for rear.

I have not drag raced this tire and I probably wouldnt if I was serious about drag racing. But for those of you that don't go to the track and do mostly street riding.


IF YOU GOT MONEY TO SPEND ON TIRES by the CORSA 3 or BTO16 if you want your money to last you Buy a pilot road and you will be suprised that im sure they will last and perform twice as long as the other tires.

Make no mistake they are not Corsa 3 and don't perform as easy. however make sure to take your time and heat the tires up then lean on that bad boy and you will be thrilled.

By the way I have 3 bikes been riding for 13 years and I ride over 30k+ miles a year on bikes. I have a set of corsa 3 that I havn't touched in the garage. because I don't want to waste them yet.

Im buying about 4 sets of Pilot rds 2 soon.

Thats my word and im stickin to it.

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Old 06-14-2010, 10:39 AM   #2
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yup, plan to get those for the busa when i need new tires.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:39 AM   #3
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Try the BT021 and the Dunlop Roadsmarts for similar performance at less cost... my Dunlops are wearing well and stick just fine when leaned over.
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Old 06-14-2010, 12:21 PM   #4
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i have a BT-021 rear and BT016 front on my gsxr600 great for track and street. ive had one track day on them and loved them.

they are dual compound in the rear so center is hard and the sides are softer. prob have 3k on the rear tire now and no sign of wear and i mean non!!!. the fronts have 2k or so and also no wear. great set up and very sticky in the twisties!!!

i run 36psi front and 38 rear psi on the street ( most of the time 36 front and rear)
27 psi front and 29 psi rear at the track! i could prob go a bit lower to get it more sticky thinking 26 ,27
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:54 PM   #5
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love the PR2's. things outlasted themselves. the rubber hardened up and started to lose traction even after i put roughly 9k miles on the rear and 12k on the front, and i still wasnt down to the wear markers. it was money well spent.

Bringing back the old school.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:42 AM   #6
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PR2 its the truth. keep it alive man
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