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post #1 of 20 Old 01-10-2016, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Do these tires suck or something?

120 70 17 180 55 17 Bridgestone BT 016 Tire Kit | eBay

I had the factory Metzlers on my bike until the rear wore out, I was broke at the time so I just picked up a continental motion for the moment.
(I knew it sucked before getting it, but I commute and I really needed something at the time)

Now I am tired of having to baby my bike and be soo easy in the corners (The back kicks out in a heartbeat now)

I used to have Bridgestone on my 300 and I loved them, they where of the hypersport veriety. What about these though? Are they as terrible as the Continental?
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I wouldn't buy them...my phone e is acting up at the moment so I can't bring up the ad or see the price....but, there's great deals to be had on tires...Q3's for the win! Look at motomummy.com they usually have good deals on them.
Tires are the one thing that I wouldn't go cheap on! They do keep your bike right side up!

I had a set of pirelli's Diablo rossi II's before the Q3's a d I really liked them too and they lasted a bit longer than my first couple sets of Q3's.

Ask around for who has the good tire deals now but definitely don't even think about going cheap on your tires!

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Wrong size anyway

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Yes. Those tyres do suck.

My opinion: Do not get BT016's. They are terrible. My 15 had them stock and I hated them entirely. I know the factory tyres are often different to the same branded tyre that available but I wouldn't risk it. Q3's are a great tyre as stated and a great price. I also like Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa, great performance/wear balance for street riding.
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Tires are like women... some you like some dont.

Q3s are phenomenal but you have to change them very very often.

I ride with T30 evos and michelin PR4, and I really like them and wear fine for hard core street.

I have seen guys fly with 016 but honestly there are old tech... the new is S20 evos
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Ive had both stock bt-16s and bought them aftermarket. Seemed like night and day. Not a bad tire til the life is nearly out then they get a little greasy - greasy but predictable. That's just me though. And yea by this point they are old tech, but still not the worst tire by any means. Stock tires always suck.
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Ive had both stock bt-16s and bought them aftermarket. Seemed like night and day. Not a bad tire til the life is nearly out then they get a little greasy - greasy but predictable. That's just me though. And yea by this point they are old tech, but still not the worst tire by any means. Stock tires always suck.


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post #8 of 20 Old 01-26-2016, 04:29 PM
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What is the latest and greatest with the S20 evos?

Definitely some personal preference out there but ya, could easily just not be the tire for you!


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Tires are like women... some you like some dont.

Q3s are phenomenal but you have to change them very very often.

I ride with T30 evos and michelin PR4, and I really like them and wear fine for hard core street.

I have seen guys fly with 016 but honestly there are old tech... the new is S20 evos
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Not to raise this from the dead....but another vote for Q3's here. They seem to work in almost any condition, street or track. I love them.
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post #10 of 20 Old 02-09-2016, 06:29 PM
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anyone with S20 evo experience??
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