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Aug 11

Posts: 75

DuNkZz1993 says:


Hey I have a 1999 R6, and just wondered if anyone could reccomend the best tyres to use:

- I ride in the wet

- Cover alot of mile

- Like to get my knee know on sunny days

- Will be also using them at the TT this year


Feel free to enlighten me with your knowledge because theres so many tyres out there I dont have a clue :lol: 

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Aug 09

Posts: 2685

MarcusMarsh says:

R6 Tyres

You will want sports-touring tyres.  Bridgestone and Dunlop and Michelin amoungst other all have an offering.  I currently have BT023's on my FZS100 and VFR800 - the set on the VFR have done over 7,000 miles and are still fine.  Michelin Pilot Roads also seem very popular with guys on these forums.   

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Aug 11

Posts: 75

DuNkZz1993 says:


Which do you think is better the BT023 or the pilot roads?

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Oct 05

Posts: 323

BrandsR6 says:

Dunlop Sportsmart


are marketed as the do-it-all tyre and could be just what you're looking for.


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Sep 06

Posts: 8572

fuzzrr says:


If you want to be doing cold weather, wet and knee down riding, put a Michelin Pilot Road2 on the rear, and a Michelin Power 2CT on the front.

The front will keep the steering sharp. The rear will give you all the grip you will ever need on the road in the dry, but will also give you 6,000 miles plus wear.

I was getting 2,500 - 3,000 miles on my 600's out of a sports tyre, but swapped to the Road 2 on the rear. I have doubled mileage without losing grip. the 6,000 mile rear wear was on an R1. And I pushed them as hard as I could on the road.

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Feb 10

Posts: 871

robsot says:


I got an 2003 R6, i ride in the wet at times too and love to blast the twistys on days like today. Pirelli Corsa 3's are the nuts mate!!

And yes!! i know they are a hyper sports tyre but they work very well in the wet!!

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