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post #1 of 15 Old 10-04-2012, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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Tyres for the cold weather?

Hi Everyone,

Bike has been off the road for over a year now, and I need to get some new tyres for it. I was running Pilot Power Pure's before, and quite liked them from what I can remember!

I like a tyre with a quick turn in, which is why I liked the PP Pure. It is coming in to winter here in the UK now and the temps will soon be below 10 Celcius (50f). I won't be riding the bike in the rain, just when it's cold and sunny, want a grippy tyre with a good turn in. I used to run Racetec K2 and K1, but not sure if they will be any good on the cold roads?

Bike is an 09 CBR1000RR.

Any help would be much appriciated.

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post #2 of 15 Old 10-04-2012, 11:27 AM
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The Mich. Pilot Pures are an aggressive sport/track tire. They're nicely sticky, though tread life will be on the low side. Pilot One tires (ahem... "tyres") are even more sport/track oriented.

I hear good things from "everybody" about Dunlop Q2s. No one I know has been unhappy with their performance. Again, tread life is on the low side.

I am guessing that you ride for fun only and not to/from work, so tread life is low on your priorities.
With this in mind, either of those Michelin tires or the Dunlop Q2s will work well.

Whatever tire you choose, your weather will make it difficult to get your tires up to optimal temperatures. If you are looking for max dry grip and don't care about how long they last, the Michelin Power ONE is my first recommendation, followed by the PURE or Q2.

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pilot power 2ct's have never left me slipping in the cold (northern indiana) and they wear about 6000 miles or more.

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I'm a fan of the pilot power 2ct tires. They're price is fantastic and grip very well in all weather conditions.
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post #5 of 15 Old 10-05-2012, 07:16 AM
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I like PP 2CTs (I'm in the UK too)
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post #6 of 15 Old 10-05-2012, 12:35 PM
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Got to say I am a PP 2CT fan as well. Just got them 500 miles ago and the turn in is fantastic and the grip just boost my confidence. I am in a warm climate though, Southern Arizona, so my condition do very considerably from the UK. Putting a new set on the wifes 600rr tomorrow.
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post #7 of 15 Old 11-22-2012, 12:24 PM
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In my point of views tyres are not specific for the weather because all tyres behave good in winter or summer season...
54% of motorists said they sensed less safe when generating in the winter
18% of motorists said they did not make any particular winter weather arrangements to their car.

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In my point of views tyres are not specific for the weather because all tyres behave good in winter or summer season...
54% of motorists said they sensed less safe when generating in the winter
18% of motorists said they did not make any particular winter weather arrangements to their car.


Gentlemen, we have a spambot on the board.

Anyway, Pirelli Angels work great in colder weather and return great mileage to boot. Q2's really don't like low temps.

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post #9 of 15 Old 11-22-2012, 04:52 PM
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Pilot Road II Love them for winter riding I ride all winter

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post #10 of 15 Old 12-08-2012, 01:19 PM
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I had Pilot Power (1cts) and loved them in the cold... some people tried them and complained, but I never had any issues.. I'm on Bridgestone S20s right now and this is the first year I've gone ramping in late November here in Canada... (Mind you it was a 20C / 70F day)

Both warmed up really quick in cooler months

The S20 have seen aggressive riding from me in 12C on fast sweepers with NO llama drama whatsoever.



November ride, 12C temperatures... two happy S20 users...
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