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  • Offline LeDuke   cy

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    Re: Recommendations for 1st New Tyres
    Reply #20 on: June 30, 2021, 01:53:08 pm
    June 30, 2021, 01:53:08 pm
    To help the op even further  :138:
    My two cents are:
    When I go on track after trying all the above, i found the pirellis Diablo RossoCorsa2 to be the best.
    Depends on your level and what you want to do on the track. I would go so far as to put SuperCorsas on the track. Others would stick to a sport Touring tyre. Rather than a flat out sports tyre.
    I found the Metzeler Roadtecs to be not rounded enough in profile and suited more for touring.
    I found the Michelins just too hard. However gives me great mileage.
    Depends what you use your bike for.
    I take it out on weekends only, i don't use it for work.
    So im either canyon carving or track.
    So with this in mind, my tyre choices are Pirellis DiablosRC2, Bridgestone S22, maybe Michelin Power5.
    But then again, it doesn't rain alot where i am either and due to the heat, my tyres last around 5000 miles maximum.
    So horses for courses mate. Any new tyre you choose is good.
    Just make sure you are in the right category. In my mind, a sport/touring tyre will never perform as well as a sport tyre.
    However, someone may want decent mileage, and decent traction in the wet.
    Its hard to have it all in one.

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    Re: Recommendations for 1st New Tyres
    Reply #21 on: June 30, 2021, 08:34:45 pm
    June 30, 2021, 08:34:45 pm
    *Originally Posted by LeDuke [+]
    To help the op even further  :138:
    My two cents are:
    When I go on track after trying all the above, i found the pirellis Diablo RossoCorsa2 to be the best.
    Depends on your level and what you want to do on the track. I would go so far as to put SuperCorsas on the track. Others would stick to a sport Touring tyre. Rather than a flat out sports tyre.
    I found the Metzeler Roadtecs to be not rounded enough in profile and suited more for touring.
    I found the Michelins just too hard. However gives me great mileage.
    Depends what you use your bike for.
    I take it out on weekends only, i don't use it for work.
    So im either canyon carving or track.
    So with this in mind, my tyre choices are Pirellis DiablosRC2, Bridgestone S22, maybe Michelin Power5.
    But then again, it doesn't rain alot where i am either and due to the heat, my tyres last around 5000 miles maximum.
    So horses for courses mate. Any new tyre you choose is good.
    Just make sure you are in the right category. In my mind, a sport/touring tyre will never perform as well as a sport tyre.
    However, someone may want decent mileage, and decent traction in the wet.
    Its hard to have it all in one.

    Excellent post Sir.. :028:

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    Re: Recommendations for 1st New Tyres
    Reply #22 on: July 19, 2021, 02:20:15 pm
    July 19, 2021, 02:20:15 pm
    *Originally Posted by LeDuke [+]
    To help the op even further  :138:
    My two cents are:
    When I go on track after trying all the above, i found the pirellis Diablo RossoCorsa2 to be the best.
    Depends on your level and what you want to do on the track. I would go so far as to put SuperCorsas on the track. Others would stick to a sport Touring tyre. Rather than a flat out sports tyre.
    I found the Metzeler Roadtecs to be not rounded enough in profile and suited more for touring.
    I found the Michelins just too hard. However gives me great mileage.
    Depends what you use your bike for.
    I take it out on weekends only, i don't use it for work.
    So im either canyon carving or track.
    So with this in mind, my tyre choices are Pirellis DiablosRC2, Bridgestone S22, maybe Michelin Power5.
    But then again, it doesn't rain alot where i am either and due to the heat, my tyres last around 5000 miles maximum.
    So horses for courses mate. Any new tyre you choose is good.
    Just make sure you are in the right category. In my mind, a sport/touring tyre will never perform as well as a sport tyre.
    However, someone may want decent mileage, and decent traction in the wet.
    Its hard to have it all in one.

    As I have said before I really rated the M Road 5 on my Gen 1 having not got on with the OEM Battalax T30. My Gen 2 came with B T31 tyres so I tried them on a trackday. I must say that they were surprisingly good up to 55 degrees lean in Int/Adv group.
    Having said that I have ordered Pirellis Diablo Rosso Corsa 2 before I push it any further  :028:

    Last Edit: July 19, 2021, 02:22:43 pm by Warree

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    Re: Recommendations for 1st New Tyres
    Reply #23 on: December 18, 2021, 04:34:13 pm
    December 18, 2021, 04:34:13 pm
    My all time favorite tires on my XR's:

    Conti Sport Attacks, first Gen tires.  Stick like glue wet or dry, handle great, soft, single compound, won't get much mileage but I don't care, I don't like sliding.

    I have also run the following on my XR,  all good tires, just personal preference.  I like a single compound tire.

    Pirelli Angel ST

    Battalax S21, S31, evo's

    Metzler M5's

    I usually get about 1800-2000 miles from a set, we ride rather spirited in the Tennessee, Georgia, N.Carolina area.
    I don't spend more than $2-225 on a set, shipped.
    My experience...






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    Re: Recommendations for 1st New Tyres
    Reply #24 on: December 18, 2021, 07:12:18 pm
    December 18, 2021, 07:12:18 pm
    Conti Sport Attacks are awesome but in my case I need a trailer to get the bike to and from the holiday destination. Not only that the tire won't last the whole trip, is just a waste of money to use that tire on travel to / from
    Edit. Michelin Road 5 is my favourite so far. get 3-4000 miles out of them
    Last Edit: December 18, 2021, 07:24:35 pm by Salem

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    Re: Recommendations for 1st New Tyres
    Reply #25 on: December 18, 2021, 07:29:36 pm
    December 18, 2021, 07:29:36 pm
    Metzeler Roadtec 01 SE - brilliant!

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    Re: Recommendations for 1st New Tyres
    Reply #26 on: December 18, 2021, 07:30:11 pm
    December 18, 2021, 07:30:11 pm
    *Originally Posted by Salem [+]
    Conti Sport Attacks are awesome but in my case I need a trailer to get the bike to and from the holiday destination. Not only that the tire won't last the whole trip, is just a waste of money to use that tire on travel to / from
    Edit. Michelin Road 5 is my favourite so far. get 3-4000 miles out of them

    you could always look for a shop on your route and plan for a tire change ..we did that on one trip, we just called ahead and ordered the tires we needed so they would be there when we arrived.
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    Re: Recommendations for 1st New Tyres
    Reply #27 on: December 18, 2021, 07:51:10 pm
    December 18, 2021, 07:51:10 pm
    *Originally Posted by Crosshairs [+]
    you could always look for a shop on your route and plan for a tire change ..we did that on one trip, we just called ahead and ordered the tires we needed so they would be there when we arrived.
    Did that too. Takes one day of the holiday, and costs are high as they know you dont have a choice. Then do you thrust an unknown  local shop and eventual rim damage.  Most modern car dealers have tire tools that grip the wheel by the hub
    Last Edit: December 18, 2021, 08:10:50 pm by Salem

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    Re: Recommendations for 1st New Tyres
    Reply #28 on: December 19, 2021, 12:51:40 pm
    December 19, 2021, 12:51:40 pm
    *Originally Posted by Salem [+]
    Did that too. Takes one day of the holiday, and costs are high as they know you dont have a choice. Then do you thrust an unknown  local shop and eventual rim damage.  Most modern car dealers have tire tools that grip the wheel by the hub

    Not my experience but I did my research ahead of time  and picked a shop with a good reputation
    We called ahead , made an appointment , ordered and paid for the tires we needed..2 bikes were in and out in 2 hours with no damage and no unusual cost.

    We ate breakfast down the road while we waited so we really only lost about an hour.
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    Re: Recommendations for 1st New Tyres
    Reply #29 on: December 19, 2021, 01:13:59 pm
    December 19, 2021, 01:13:59 pm
    Oh the joys of travelling in the US as opposed to multiple countries....

     



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