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jackparker

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jackparker says:

Best tyres for a 99 R6?

Hi well my R6 is due some new rubber and was just wondering hat people would recommend? pilot power 2ct's have been recommended to me but I have read good and bad comments online about them so not really sure.


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Jack

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BrandsR6

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BrandsR6 says:

It depends......

.... on what type of riding you're planning on doing?

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Bridgestone

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Bridgestone says:

R6 tyres

From the Bridgestone range you have the following options: BT-016's, these are a Hypersports tyre and offer very good grip levels and are also very durable..We use these on the Ron Haslam Race School. The rear features 3 different compounds. check out www.bridgestonebikersclub.co.uk for further info

The other option is the BT-021's, these are a sports touring tyre but still offer plenty of grip, and are pretty durable so it depends on what you're looking for.

If you're doing the odd track day and ride fast on the road then go for BT-016.. If you're suited to commuting, no track days then plump for the BT-021's.  Your sizes are 120/60-17 and 180/55-17 and pressures are 36 psi front and 42 psi rear. I trust this helps.

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jackparker

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jackparker says:

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Well my style is fast acceleration and hard braking, and trying to push it on the corners but I also do some commuting so not really sure.



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v1nn1e

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v1nn1e says:

Dunlop

Their Qualifier RR got very good reviews in Bike recently.

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Bridgestone

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Bridgestone says:

BT-016

My advise then would be tov try the BT-016's...

 

Regards,

 

Bridgestone

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BrandsR6

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BrandsR6 says:

As well as the Bridgestones

you could go for the highly rated Dunlop Qualifier II (the RR's might not last long enough for commuting), Pirelli Diablo Rosso, or the Michelins.  Modern tyres (from the big-name brands) are all very similar in their own category (ie. fast road/track day, sport-touring etc.).  It partly comes down to budget and how long you want them to last versus performance.  If you don't do track days, there's no point going for the stickiest tyres, as they won't always be at the correct operating temperature for normal road riding.

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jubilee

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jubilee says:

r6 tyres

i ride  a 07 r6 have had 2ct did not like them i found the dunlop qualifiers rr to be exelllent mate ride 2000 r6 he uses the same

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