Tyres, what do you like about yours

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  1. MrB

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    Very happy with the S22's, no need to try anything different. Cope well in all conditions, when you have a 400 mile trip to do from the sunny Isle of Man to wet and windy Cornwall I prefer a good all rounder.
     
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  2. LRJimmy

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    M9rr’s
    I can’t really give a proper evaluation on them yet as they only have 45 miles on them but felt good compared to my square ones i took off.
    Groovy pattern on them :D

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  3. mk3golfcab

    mk3golfcab Well-Known Member

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    Thought you’d got angled valves Jimmy ;):p:D
     
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  4. LRJimmy

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    I have, they’ll last longer in my gym with all the rest of the gear in there ;)
     
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  5. Brom66

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    Had them on my ducati for touring done al but 3000 miles on the rear, front was barely touched so I bought a another rear and put them on the ZZR, so 2 up will last about 1500miles of pure fun, but the Mrs don't know that yet !

    Buit do like my diablo supercorsa
     
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  6. Bikeboy

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    It's funny how some tyres suit some bikes but not all. I had a steel framed cbr600 which was ok on whatever was fitted. Then I fitted Diablo's ... wow amazing .felt like the best bike in the world. Completely blown away by how it handled.
    More grip .. confidence and trust.
    Then I fitted them to a zx9r. Total shit .hated riding it. Felt awful. Changed them after 500 miles to a set of 2ct's.
     
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  7. Empty_Ten

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    I've currently got a set of Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa on mine in standard size (190/50 & 120/70). No real complaints on them, they feel good to me. Have had them on for coming upto 6000 Miles now and have been used on two track days. Normally go for a touring tyre but wanted something a bit more sports orientated for track use, but not a supercorsa as it is still predominantly a road bike. I'm tempted to try the 190/55 profile but I don't want the additional height, I'm vertically challenged and I like the feeling of security to be able to get both feet comfortably on the ground (whereas on the MT10 with the 190/55, I'm right at the limit and would give a ballet dancer a run for their money with my tip toe game)

    Have a plugged puncture in the rear which is holding fine. When the time comes to replace, I've got my eyes on a set of Pirelli Rosso 3

    On my MT10 I've got a set of Pirelli Angel GT2, 190/55 & 120/70. Fantastic tyres. I had the original Angel GT before that and got 16k miles out of the front and 10K out of the rear, the first rear I got 6k before I got the puncture. Still tread left, but very squared off as its mostly commuter/motorway miles. Currently on 10k for the Angel GT2, I'm tempted to replace the rear as its so squared off, but theres plenty of tread left and I'm a tight arse - and if I get new tyres then I should really do the blade first because its plugged.

    I ran the Metzeler Roadtec 01 for a year on the MT10 before the Pirelli's. 15k miles combined but I went through 3 rear tyres (2 punctures, 1 at under 1k miles and one at just over 4k miles, I got 10k out of the last one). I found the Angel GT's better, they felt more responsive to me. And I know its pot luck, but I lost confidence in them because of the amount of punctures I had.

    Also ran a set of Michelin PR4's on my old MT07 which again were great, I'm tempted to get a set of PR5's on the MT10 when the time comes, but I'm getting on so well with Pirelli at the moment that I see no reason to change - and when I got the GT2's, Pirelli had an offer on where you buy a rear tyre and you get the front for free, so it was no brainer for this bean counter!
     
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  8. Marc

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    Michelin Pilot Road 4's on my RR6 at the minute. They were on the bike when I bought it 18 months ago. They've worn well but grip wise I'm not hugely impressed, the rear is very keen to spin up, even in innocuous situations where I'm not really trying.

    Have just ordered a set of S22's. They've not arrived yet so probably won't be on the bike for a few weeks. Fingers crossed they'll live up to some of the reviews I've read.
     
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  9. Gravel trap

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    I've had angel gt s on they were good I had some racetecs great warm terrible in wet and cold weather got punted out the seat loads on them now got Michelin road 5 things on and with all year all condition riding I have to say im impressed ok if it was a track bike I'd change them but for my use I really rate them . I'll replace them with another set when they wear out for sure.
     
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  10. dgr

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    I had a set of Road 5s on for 7,000 miles. The rear was a bit squared off but still had some life in it and the front looked like it could do another 7,000 when I swapped them for the new Power 5s. I'm not commuting now so I thought I'd try something a little sportier. I liked the Road 5s but I fancied I could feel it when the bike tipped on to the different compound on the edge. Maybe just the squaring off. I don't get that feeling with the Power 5s but it's early days.
     
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  11. Slick

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    I have to be honest I'm a Michelin fan boi, Power for play Roads every other day!

    I was converted to the Roads during a track day where many of the litre bikes were sporting them (IIRC its was PR2s at the time), it rained heavily during the afternoon session and whilst most of us (OK just me) tiptoed around those with wets and roads carried on business as usual. Thought I'd give em a go!

    Use all their generation up to PR5 now, shamelessly I don't play much anymore so the PRs are plenty good. Out right grip there are better out there but with the changeable weather these are reliable and predictable. The previous BT somethings I had when I bought the Blade slipped out on me a few times, when they were worn made a beeline for the PRs.
     
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  12. dern

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    I'm a moderate road rider and a novice on track...

    I used to run Bridgestone T30s on my 2007 and really liked them on the road. They handled really well on the road and did everything that was asked of them in the dry or wet. They handled track use very well indeed until a very cold day at Bedford made me want something a bit sticker. They were fine but the front moved too much for my limited experience. I also did a low speed handling course on the bike with these tyres with the IAM where we were riding very tight courses in 1st/2nd gear and they let me go all way way to the edge of the tyres in first on my bike. This is what they looked like after a few hours at Thruxton on an IAM track training day...

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    I changed to the S22s because the front T30 moved around too much on a very cold day at Bedford (we had hail at one point and some rain so they did pretty well). I think that these are wasted on the road as the T30s were fine but on track they are very confidence inspiring. Only used them in the dry and warm. The first picture is from another training day at Thruxton and the second is a very hot day at Pembrey where they were amazing although it looks like I could have lost some pressure. No pictures on the front I'm afraid...

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    Cheers,

    Mark
     
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  13. Mr_Chin_LK

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    Like Slick, I'm a Michelin boi too!

    Running PR5's atm - I'm an all year round rider, so Sports touring tyres it is for me.

    I've had every version from PR1 to the current PR5's too.

    I've also had Bridgestones, Dunlop and Metzelers, but as an only road user (never been on a track) I really don't feel much difference from each tbh, but then again, I'm not an all out fast rider on the roads though either. I run standard sizes and paid c.£280 for a pair of PR5's fitted iirc?

    Chin
     
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  14. Mattie660

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    Nobody keen on Continentals then ? they don't seem to get much of a mention.

    I tried some road (whatever) they were called. Brilliant in the dry, and all squirrelly in the wet - sold the bike with them on and never bought them again :D
     
  15. dern

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    I've got conti trail attacks on my ktm 1190 adventure. I've been glad it's got traction control on occasions but they're ok. I wouldn't put them on a blade unless you really need to go offroad o_O

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  16. Mattie660

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    I suppose they come as original equipment on a KTM ?

    These were the Road Attack 2 that I had on my VFR. They did not like even upright in the rain at motorways speeds, but great in the dry.

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  17. dern

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    That doesn't sound good at all.

    Yes, OE on the KTM. They are fine but can set the tc off on wet/cold road sometimes. Never feel like they'll give way although it feels like a long way down to the floor sometimes. The stopping power is incredible though. Did a low speed handling course on it which including some brake practice from speed at the end of the day. Really hard braking from 75mph and this lump of a bike was stopping in really short order, shortest distance on the day, shorter than a lot of sports bikes, without the ABS kicking in. If you squeezed the brakes so that the suspension compressed, the weight dug those tyres in and would not let go. Really impressive.
     
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  18. Slick

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    My local has been trying to peddle them to me for years! even with quite decent discounts I've declined. I'd like to try something new but i just seem to stay with the current generation Michelin PR. I had one highside on them ( my fault on newish tyres) since then I always buy loose and get a belt sander then a random orbital - probably unnecessary but now a bit of a ritual of mine.
     
  19. CharlieR85

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    I'm having a Bridgestone S22 front tyre fitted on Thursday. Still have over 1000miles left on an S21 rear, I'm not wasting that for the sake of having a full set of S22's. I know it's not ideal to have mismatched model tyres on a bike but I'd like to think an S21/S22 combo won't matter....opinions? Front is completely shot, it's an awful shape and below 1mm. Have liked the S21s though, they've been very good. Can't fault them in the dry or wet, mileage has been very decent too, I think the front has lasted 5-6000miles and the rear 3-4000.
     
  20. Mr_Chin_LK

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    I'm no GP rider, so in the real world, I don't think that will matter much tbh, but that's just my opinion.

    I doubt you'll feel any difference really!

    At least they're both Bridgestone's too.

    Chin
     
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