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yamyr1

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yamyr1 says:

sports touring???????

am looking for a set of sports touring tyres for this year as i am doin a few longer trips and cant be sure of the weather so i was looking at the pilot road 3 or dunlop road smart 2 possibly even bridgestone BT-023's but can anyone tell me which is best i had pilot road 2's on my old r6 they were ok but were a bit cagey in some wet conditions so are the new pilot road 3's that much better?

any info would be very helpful.!

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bryfor59

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bryfor59 says:

Firstly

Apologies to steven.hood7, looks like I was wrong based on fuzzrr's comments, which to be fair, I accept, because, as stated previously, I am a bit out of touch regards sportsbike v tyre performance, so please accept my apologies.

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However I do use new generation sports/touring tyres on my current bike, but I accept that it is a completely different animal to a sportsbike, I am still only getting around 3500 mls out a rear maybe 4000 - 4500 front (and have tried various makes), this is due to excessive side tread wear, but thinking about things it is probably more down to my riding style with a bike that is pretty heavy and which has a tendency to buck and bounce a bit mid corner unlike sportsbikes, which by design are much lighter and can be cornered very smoothly. (think I am still trying ride my GSX like a sportsbike when it's not!!! keeps the adrenaline flowing though!!!! think that's the technical term for the brown marks I sometimes find on my underpants!!!!). Cheers

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steven.hood7

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steven.hood7 says:

Firstly reply:

Thankyou bryfor59, i accept your apologies and for the record, i'm not a joker or a clown. Just a biker like yourself.:wink:

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yamyr1

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yamyr1 says:

tyres

:sunglasses: i fitted the maxxis diamonds to the bike on saturday and did not far off 300 miles over the weekend and loved everyone after the first 50 getting used to the tyre. this tyre seems to have a high middle so when u lean intot the corner it seems to want to help and just makes cornering so much easier and far more fun the diamond pattern doesnt seem to affect anything didnt feel any movement like i thought i would with bein lots of pattern on the edges and the tyre heated up just perfect for more than enough grip when i needed it so far so good will post a better idea when i do far more miles but for £190 a set fitted i very much doubt anythin will manage to beat this the guy in the garage had them on his zx9 and said he went 8000miles and he was not bein very easy on them either but al judge that for myself in due time even i got 4000 or 5000 that would be more than enough any more would just be a bonus.

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adrenalinrush

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Corsa 3's

Some interesting thoughts and comments in this thread. For the past 4 or 5 years I've been on Corsa 3's to the likes of Germany, pyranees, Italy and Annecy, etc amongst others and they have always stood me well for 3000 miles. I do ride hard and fast chucking it about as and where possible with the pegs hitting the ground at least twice on every trip (by accident)! Because they have never let me down and not that bad in the wet i have never thought of changing until recently for no other reason than mileage and feeling I should now be moving on to a newer tyre.  Although I do read all the reviews and posts I really don't know what to get next for my 05 fireblade, so any more comments to this thread would be very much appreciated.

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mostlyslowly

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mostlyslowly says:

Had Bridgestone 021

on the blackbird.  Have just replaced with Mich Road Pilot 3s.  Priced and compared to Metzeler Interact, Bridgestone 023, Avon Ultra Storm and Maxxis 6209.  The Road 3s came recommended as the best of the bunch with only 10-15 quid between any of them, apart from the Maxxis, which my tyre supplier didn't stock. Only ridden 30 miles so far, but seem stable and grippy from the off.  I'm not a sportsbike rider, but make progress when possible.  I'll post again after some more miles. Btw 259 fitted to bike as a pair.

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SpeedT03

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SpeedT03 says:

Metzeler Z8s

Put the new ones on min Speed Tripple as they slayed the competion in the MCN wet test and just about every other sport touring test going. Awesome 1300 miles in and I am v happy :biggrin:

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yamyr1

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yamyr1 says:

tyres

well i have been to the TT and done another good few miles since i have come home maybe done about 2000miles all in all the tyres wear is great on the maxxis diamonds they still look new as the day they were put on but the grip levels in the wet are horrible i hated every minute of using them in the wet am going to go back to the pilot road 2 and get rid of these tyres.

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yamyr1

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yamyr1 says:

tyres

well i have been to the TT and done another good few miles since i have come home maybe done about 2000miles all in all the tyres wear is great on the maxxis diamonds they still look new as the day they were put on but the grip levels in the wet are horrible i hated every minute of using them in the wet am going to go back to the pilot road 2 and get rid of these tyres.

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steveb

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steveb says:

Really?

that's interesting, because the people I know that have tried the Maxxis diamonds in the wet really rate them. Guess I'll be sticking to Power 2ct's on the Buell and Sportsmarts on my YZF then.

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arryace

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arryace says:

fitted 023's

i ran 023's on my 02 RSVR and i used that bike in all weathers ranging from distance on m'ways to a couple of track days and i was getting 5000 miles plus from a pair.

they give plenty of grip hot or cold wet or dry

have also used Dunlop Sportsmax and they seem pretty much the same.

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