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Ive searched and read and now my head hurts.....I ride aggressive on the street/twisties (love hitting the back roads hard when I do) along with a daily commute to and from school twice a week...Im torn between a few sets of tires, was gonna get some used take off but decided to dig a lil deeper and put a new set on er:th_salute:

Bridgestone BT-002RS
Pirelli Diablo Rossa
Pirelli Corsa 3
Michelin 2ct's

Any input would be appreciated
 

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James,

I can only give you my experiance which is limited to Pirelli DCIII and
Bridgestone 016's.

The DCIII's are really good for aggressive street riding and track days but for just basic
commuting they suck. You get very low mileage out of them. DCIII's are like dirty whores, they like to be ridin hard.

The 016's are a good overall street tire but I wouldn't take them to the track,
and I was kind of worried when I rode real aggressive on the street. Every once in a while,
you would feel the rear tire slip when coming out of a corner, but if you expect it you can
deal with it. As far as mileage you would benefit from the 016's.

Just my .02 so take it for what its worth, I'm sure some other guys may have different opinions.

BTW I stuck with the DCIII's because most of my riding is more aggressive then anything.
 

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I've have to go w the Michelin 2ct. I've tired to Bridgestone and didn't like them.
Ive been leaning toward the 2ct, arent they a "race" compund...Wasnt quite sure

James,

I can only give you my experiance which is limited to Pirelli DCIII and
Bridgestone 016's.

The DCIII's are really good for aggressive street riding and track days but for just basic
commuting they suck. You get very low mileage out of them. DCIII's are like dirty whores, they like to be ridin hard.

The 016's are a good overall street tire but I wouldn't take them to the track,
and I was kind of worried when I rode real aggressive on the street. Every once in a while,
you would feel the rear tire slip when coming out of a corner, but if you expect it you can
deal with it. As far as mileage you would benefit from the 016's.

Just my .02 so take it for what its worth, I'm sure some other guys may have different opinions.

BTW I stuck with the DCIII's because most of my riding is more aggressive then anything.

Yeah man I love the DC3's but they do tend to wear fast, the front lasted me 2 rears, but now its time to replace both....hate to shell out 350+ for the DC3's when they dont last me that long, wanted somthing similar that was good for street mileage too
 

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When I run my trackbikes on the street I use bridgestone BT021's and love them, good grip wet or dry and I get good wear out of them. If your not on the track with them and have grip issues one or all of three things (ham fisted(one has to learn to be smooth to be fast))(suspension is crap) or (really ridding over your head for conditions)
 

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Bridgestone BT-002RS
these are my fave. not the most high mileage tire, but excellent feedback, heat up quick, and are just amazing. the 003RS will be out soon though and it should offer some more miles
 

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I love my bt-002rs's ,great stick and heat up quick..

When i ride, i commute 100miles daily.. With the suspension setup and checking my tire pressures in check.Ive gotten 4500 out of the rear(commuting and running the hills) and the front should last long enough to make it thru the current rear(1 front to 2 rears).

got them for 250.00 shipped (including the 190/55 rear)..Bought a couple of sets while they were on sale.
 

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Just from experience I've ran BT015s, BT016's and Pilot Powers.

15's are terrible, they wear out so quickly, wasn't even funny. Pilot Powers were good in the corners, but also wore quickly. Best bet would be 16's, I ride out through our state park daily and never have issues with the tire wanting to slide out from under me.
 

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(Instead of making a new post basically about the same thing I decided to bring this one back but wanted to get you all to elaborate on some other things as well)

First off I am riding a 2009 Repsol 1000. I've come to a point where I need to replace both front and rear tires.

I only commute about 1-2 miles a day. I plan on doing track days. And often take long rides through the mountains (1000-1500 mile weekend rides) I'm not so much looking for a tire that is going to last a long time but a tire combo that is safe and predictable for high speed riding.

I am curious as to what tire sizes you would recommend and why? Also what brand/model tire you would recommend and why? And how many miles do you think or know that that tire would get out of it?
 

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The 2cts and bt-016s are great alternatives to the DCIII's if you are looking to change from the Pirelli's.

If you don't care about millage or go with the BT-002 or 003 RS's. These stick well and the price is right.
 

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The 2cts and bt-016s are great alternatives to the DCIII's if you are looking to change from the Pirelli's.

If you don't care about millage or go with the BT-002 or 003 RS's. These stick well and the price is right.
Yep. What he said. :th_salute: If all else fails, then :google:. You'll find even more opinions. Quite honestly, advise from the guys/gals here on this site is fantastic, but it comes down to what you like. So weigh your options, go buy a set, and ultimately you'll discover what works best for you. Clear as mud? Let us know what you decide and if you like your purchase.
 

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Metzler M3's.. I've been running them hard on the street for a few years now and I like them so much I won't even try a new tire until these aren't available anymore. I average 3,000 miles out of a rear. They can be found for $279 A set. If I had to try a new tire, I'd go with the Rosso..
 

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3k isnt much when your doing a lot of commuting. For some of us thats only about 3 months of use.
These bikes are built to ride, not commute..:th_down: Pretty sure the guy that started this post said he rides hard. If you expect to get more than 3,000 miles out of a sport tire you better ride easy or go with a touring tire and give up performance. I took of the stock Dunflops at 140 miles and went with the M3's. Like I said, I like metzlers..
 

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i dont expect more than 3000 miles out of any tire i get.....i will always get high perf tires too.....i am always lettn it rip!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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i dont expect more than 3000 miles out of any tire i get.....i will always get high perf tires too.....i am always lettn it rip!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm with you.. I can't ride this bike easy. She only feels smooth when I'm rippin the shit out of her. :thumbsup:
 

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got my 016's 190/55 rear......oh yeah more rubber should last longer right?.....hahahahhaaaa
 
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