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May 09

Posts: 261

JustBe says:

What are the best tyres on a Sports bike for the English weather?

My bike came with the Bridgestone BT 016 tyres and any time it rains I give it a bit of throttle and the back steps out. I just don't feel safe on them for all weather riding and even the other week when it was really cold but dry they just didn't have grip. 

So I was just wondering what are the best tyres for this English weather? I know we'll be coming up to Spring and Summer but we all know it'll just rain even more than it did in the Winter lol.


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Nov 08

Posts: 879

"any time it rains I give it a bit of throttle"

You could try less gas when it rains?

Seriously, no tyre will handle all a sports bike has to offer when wet, cold or on slippery stuff (greasy road grime, dried powdery salt, etc).  Those little spinups and step outs are there to remind you just how little grip you really have, should you need to stop or steer.

Sports touring tyres such as RoadSmarts are quite a lot better in the cold and wet than Sports tyres, but they still warrant a slow hand and an easy touch this time of year...  The also last well and cope fine with the searing heat of a British Summer.

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Jan 09

Posts: 13

corsair426 says:


I've just fitted Bridgestone BT 0-23's to my CBR1000RR Fireblade (2011) So far they seem good but I will give my full thoughts after I've done a few more miles on them. I think if they are good enough for Ron Haslams race school bikes they will be more than good enough for me.

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Sep 06

Posts: 8579

fuzzrr says:


BT 016's are crap.

Best combination to put on for cold, wet, warm, slow and fast riding are a Michelin Power 2ct front, and a Michelin Road 2ct rear.

The rear will grip and heat up better than an 016, and will probably give over double the milage.

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Feb 12

Posts: 3

Rosscati says:


Why on earth would you need 2ct's on a wet winter road? Standard pilot powers will do.

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