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View Poll Results: What tires do you think are the best for street riding??
Michelin Power One 0 0%
Michelin Power One 2 ct 3 7.14%
Michelin Pilot Pure 8 19.05%
Michelin Pilot Power 2 4.76%
Michelin Pilot Power 2 ct 8 19.05%
Battlax BT-003 3 7.14%
Battlax BT-016 18 42.86%
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:31 PM   #21
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Of what's listed, 016. I've don'e street riding and a novice TD on those.

My favorite right now, since I commute every day, and ride TDs, are the Pirelli Rosso IIs.

They last me about 8K miles, including a few TDs at intermediate pace. Also great in the rain.
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OK I Know that i really did not like my dunlop qualifiers i used....they didnt stick for ..how do the Q2s hold up at aggressive level TDs? How do they do when they are hot?
the reason the 003s arent so good at this level is after they are hot and you keep up the heat the begin to melt therefore making you slide....the Power Ones when they are super heated dont melt so you dont slide but you still stick like glue....lowered 4 secs on lap time just by switching from 003 to power one....4 TDS...how ever i want a tire (sounding like the Pure) that sticks like no other thru twisties but i can still get quite a few miles out of it communting....so i have ridden...Dunlop Qualifyers, Battlax 016 and 003, and Power Ones.....Please enlighten my knowledge about the Pures and Q2s and/or 2 cts
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OK I Know that i really did not like my dunlop qualifiers i used....they didnt stick for ..how do the Q2s hold up at aggressive level TDs? How do they do when they are hot?
the reason the 003s arent so good at this level is after they are hot and you keep up the heat the begin to melt therefore making you slide....the Power Ones when they are super heated dont melt so you dont slide but you still stick like glue....lowered 4 secs on lap time just by switching from 003 to power one....4 TDS...how ever i want a tire (sounding like the Pure) that sticks like no other thru twisties but i can still get quite a few miles out of it communting....so i have ridden...Dunlop Qualifyers, Battlax 016 and 003, and Power Ones.....Please enlighten my knowledge about the Pures and Q2s and/or 2 cts
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OK I Know that i really did not like my dunlop qualifiers i used....they didnt stick for ..how do the Q2s hold up at aggressive level TDs? How do they do when they are hot?
the reason the 003s arent so good at this level is after they are hot and you keep up the heat the begin to melt therefore making you slide....the Power Ones when they are super heated dont melt so you dont slide but you still stick like glue....lowered 4 secs on lap time just by switching from 003 to power one....4 TDS...how ever i want a tire (sounding like the Pure) that sticks like no other thru twisties but i can still get quite a few miles out of it communting....so i have ridden...Dunlop Qualifyers, Battlax 016 and 003, and Power Ones.....Please enlighten my knowledge about the Pures and Q2s and/or 2 cts
If you dropped 4 seconds moving from 003's to power ones, wait until you try the Dunlop D211GP's. Not for cheap though.
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Running 2:0x at MSRH @ 100 deg in May, the tires never broke loose once on me. They are dual compound, so you'll get some good street life as well. I'd bet the 016 gets a little better mileage, but for how sticky the q2's were, it wasn't a choice for ME.

I don't remember who it was, but there was a CMRA expert who did lvl 3/4 TDs on Q2's and said they were pretty good. Dr. Gonzo?

I had the old Qualifiers on my old ZX6R and hated them FWIW.
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If you dropped 4 seconds moving from 003's to power ones, wait until you try the Dunlop D211GP's. Not for cheap though.
giggity! hopefully a ntec front and GPA rear will still be a step up from 003rs's.
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:52 PM   #31
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BT016.
Had power one, great grip, but rear tire lasted only 2000 miles. I really feel good on the BT016. Great grip for a lesser pain in the wallet.
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you can get 016's for $200 shipped if you look in the right places. Q2's for <$220.
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im thinking between the pilot pures and Q2s
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Really not enough info there. There are different types of street riders. Some want all out performance some want more longevity. then there's the imbetweeners.
Then you have on your poll dual compound michelins and no dual compound bridgestones.
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umm whoop....the bridgestones BT-016 are triple compound and the BT- are triple i believe also, if im not mistaken...and if they aren't then they are a dual compound too
all these tires are comparable but i want something more comparable to the 003 but gets a lil more life outta them
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I really like my Q2's for fast street riding. Way better feel compared to bt016s for me. 1 TD and 1500 street miles and they seems to have a lot of life left. Never ran a 003 or pures so I can't compare, but no issues when hot for me yet with the Q2's. I also like the bt023s on the other bike for commuting and backroads. 2 TDs and 4000+ miles and they still look almost new.
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Bt-16s and Q2's are great.

The 16's don't last as long as the Q2's, but still have good grip.


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Always had 016 they have lasted me over 5k spirited rides!! Never broken loose. Heard good things on the Q2s too. If it was me, it be between those two.
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Always had 016 they have lasted me over 5k spirited rides!! Never broken loose. Heard good things on the Q2s too. If it was me, it be between those two.
run them on the track then... b/c you're obviously having traction problems with the tires you've chosen to run. at least in 2011 you sure did.
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I got 8500 miles out of a set of Q2s. No complaints but wanted to try something else so I went with the Pures. So far, I like them more. Better feel and stick even when cold. I'm not a super aggressive rider so "stick" to me would be different than "stick" to a more aggressive rider.
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