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nesbit 01-20-2006 08:53 PM

Re: A sportbike tyre for the street?
 
Dunlop "Q"

nesbit 01-20-2006 08:53 PM

Re: A sportbike tyre for the street?
 
Dunlop "Q"

MikeJesse 01-20-2006 11:42 PM

Re: A sportbike tyre for the street?
 
I live over in Bremerton, and ride everyday rain or shine.



I've had a pair of Pilot Roads on my ZRX1200 for about 2K miles now.



They look almost brand new. I'd say 10K easy.



The wet weather grip is exceptional IMO.




FOG-Racing 01-21-2006 04:00 AM

Re: A sportbike tyre for the street?
 
I run BT020's on my ZX12R. They will last around 5k miles if I keep a light right hand. Have no complaints on wet weather grip.BTW- I live in eastern washington, we only get the rain your folks in Seattle dont soak up!

bmwdude 01-21-2006 04:45 AM

Re: A sportbike tyre for the street?
 
I ride a k1200rs and have used two different tires on it. Bridgestone BT 020's and Michelin Pilot Roads .



The Bridgstone's were fantastic wet road tires but the backs only lasted about 4000 miles, fronts about 6 to 7 thousand. Wear on the front was badly uneven due the tread pattern.("scalloping" is, I believe is the term to describe the wear pattern) Dry grip was good but not nearly as good as my Michelins.



On the other hand, my Michelin Pilot Roads have worn really well 6 to 7 thousand miles per set. They provide adequate wet road grip and very good dry grip. In fact I like them so well that I've not bothered to try anything else.


STsprinter 01-21-2006 04:56 AM

Re: A sportbike tyre for the street?
 
I have a 2000 Sprint ST with 42K on the clock and I have tried several different tires through time. I now stick with the Bridgestone BT- 020

because of their good wet and dry performance and because they will last 5 to 6k even when loaded with 3 panniers and a passenger. I live in MN and ride March through Oct. and the tires still give me confidence in the cold temps. I mostly tour with my Sprint on long trips (I drove to AK and back on the Alcan Highway on a single set of BT020's) but I also ride more spirited on the backroads about 30% of the time. I almost always will change a rear 2 times for every front.

02TriBonnie 01-21-2006 05:58 AM

Re: A sportbike tyre for the street?
 
Try Diablo Stradas or Avon Av45/46. Best sport/sport touring tires I have found so far. More than enough grip for the street and decent wear. Way better than any of the BTs IMO, every Bridgestone I've ever had cupped the front tire severly before it was worn out.

mnmmelanson 01-21-2006 06:18 AM

Re: A sportbike tyre for the street?
 
I run those Tomahawk tires on my z1000. The price is great and they are holding up just fine at a third of the price.



http://www.cycletires.com/

brax4444 01-21-2006 06:21 AM

Re: A sportbike tyre for the street?
 
I'm interested in a longer lasting tire for my Buell XB-12S. Anyone recommend dual compound over a normal sport touring tire?

sarnali 01-21-2006 07:36 AM

Re: A sportbike tyre for the street?
 
I've had real good luck with Pilot Roads or the AV45/46 combo for this area, I'm near Tacoma. Stay away from Dunlop D220's, I wore out a set in the winter on my Trophy in 5k miles.


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