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Jun 11

Posts: 67

Fireblade 900 tyres

Just acquired a 97 Blade and have been trawling the net for the possible tyre options given the 16 inch front tyre. The current options are:

Pirelli Diablo
Avon VP2 Sport
Bridgestone BTo16 Pro
Contisport Attack
Dunlop Qualifier II
Michellin Pilot Sport

Ride on Pilot Road 2s on a Fazer 600 which are great. Won't be doing track days. It will be for Spring/Summer riding. Don't want something that's going to wear out in 2k but want reasonable grip given the extra power of the Blade.

Any suggestions from fellow Blade riders would be appreciated.

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Jan 08

Posts: 283

steven.hood7 says:

97 RRV Fireblade Tyres.

My 97 RRV handled very well on Bridgestone BT014's. See if you can find some old stocks of them at a good price fitted. Excellent tyres for your year bike.

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Jun 09

Posts: 1050

Amateurcynic says:


Agree with Steven, go for the Bridgestones, found the Michelins made the handling somewhat "lively"!

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Apr 11

Posts: 853

Richnotrich says:

Mines a 1996

I've had Avon VP2s and Conti Sport Attacks which were both really good. Currently running Avon Storm2 Ultra on Rear and Azaro ST on front which work well together.

But my absolute favourite tyres for it were the Dunlop Q2s. Stuck like the proverbial to a blanket and mileage wasn't too bad either. The handling was sublime with those on. I'll be trying to get some again for the next change.

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Apr 11

Posts: 853

Richnotrich says:

Well I din't go for Dunlops this time

Got a pair of Metzeler Sportec M3's.

Like them so far. Been out today trying to get rid of the elephants.

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