Lightest tire out there? - Kawasaki ZX-10R.net
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 23 Old 11-17-2013, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
Track Day Rider
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Norway
Posts: 150
Posting Frequency
 
Lightest tire out there?

Do anyone here know which tires is the lightest?
I run Michelin Power Cup 190/55 and i've heard it suppose to be a light tire.
MH434 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 23 Old 11-17-2013, 11:14 AM
Champion Rider
 
Caffeine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Ottawa Ontario Canada EH!
Posts: 360
Posting Frequency
 
I always heard Michelin are the lightest. can't find any weights on the web though.. little surprising when they say there lighter but don't quantify it..
Caffeine is offline  
post #3 of 23 Old 11-17-2013, 04:44 PM
GP Rider
 
BOOSTED's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,868
Posting Frequency
 
Michelins are no doubt light.

Here is a tire comparison with weights, but they were not able to get the Michelin in time for this test.

http://www.sportrider.com/gear/146_1...t/viewall.html

2016 Ninja H2 - CANADAS Fastest 1/4 - 8.34 at 169mph - 208.4mph in the mile. Brocks Performance Stage 2 Package, MC Cycle works Intercooler, Full Polished Slash-Cut Exhaust, DNA Filter, PC5, Brocks Lowering Links, Brocks Front Strap Kit, BST Rim, Adams Performance Swingarm 7-11", Zero Gravity Corsa Windscreen, Evotech Radiator Guard, Evotech Fork Sliders, Yoshimura Tail Tidy


2011 ZX10R - SOLD
BOOSTED is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 23 Old 11-17-2013, 05:28 PM
vr6
GP Star
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 4,603
Posting Frequency
Images: 5
       
Quote:
Originally Posted by MH434 View Post
Do anyone here know which tires is the lightest?
I run Michelin Power Cup 190/55 and i've heard it suppose to be a light tire.
Going from Pirellie Corsa III to the 2CT I could tell the Michelin was a lighter tire. However, the Corsa III soaked up rough roads better and felt better under braking than the 2ct.

The 2ct does feel better in corners.

My favorite is the Bridgestone S20R! Sturdy like the Corsa III and the lean angle grip of the 2CT!

Next season I'm getting another set of the S20R's!

Last edited by vr6; 11-17-2013 at 05:33 PM.
vr6 is offline  
post #5 of 23 Old 11-17-2013, 06:36 PM
Champion Rider
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Boynton Bch
Posts: 475
Posting Frequency
 
Hate to break it to you but when I was getting my bst installed I weighed the 2ct and the rossa corsa and the rossa was 1.2 lb lighter for the front tire and the difference between the two for the rear tire produces similar results . The rossa corsa are much lighter trust me
inginekilla is offline  
post #6 of 23 Old 11-17-2013, 09:20 PM
Squid wannabe
 
rafa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Dekalb IL
Posts: 6,073
Posting Frequency
Images: 2
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by inginekilla View Post
Hate to break it to you but when I was getting my bst installed I weighed the 2ct and the rossa corsa and the rossa was 1.2 lb lighter for the front tire and the difference between the two for the rear tire produces similar results . The rossa corsa are much lighter trust me
Were they both brand new?

"The ZX-10R is capable of being perfectly docile and tractable, but few men are capable of resisting its ever-present voice urging them to just twist it and see what happens."
rafa is offline  
post #7 of 23 Old 11-18-2013, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
Track Day Rider
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Norway
Posts: 150
Posting Frequency
 
The regular power 2ct isn't known to be very light, but the pures is.
The power cup rear is supposed to be 3lbs lighter than the power one, but i don't know how it compares to other brands...
MH434 is offline  
post #8 of 23 Old 11-18-2013, 03:21 PM
Squid
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: southern England
Posts: 16
Posting Frequency
 
Hi,
a few years ago when I was racing I pondered this and spoke with some race setup guys and Pirelli slicks & race tyres were lighter, I did some direct weighing between my preferred Dunlop GP super stock tyres and michelin & Pirelli equivalents, Pirelli were lighter, and as such favoured for certain race circuits and venues, No point saving lbs with a super light race wheel then sticking in the heaviest tyre available !
Very good question which most people don't even consider, Brake rotors also can vary quite a bit, it can all add up if you are struggling with turn in etc.
I'd be interested to see some weights on current model tyres.
skek is offline  
post #9 of 23 Old 11-18-2013, 05:08 PM
Champion Rider
 
SportbikeTrackGear.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 273
Posting Frequency
 
I believe the weight is 17R 14F, The biggest weight advantage has got to be for the lightweight rims. The rotational mass is huge!

Eric Swahn - Sportbike Track Gear
Call me: 888-784-4327 Ext. 211
Email me: [email protected]
SportbikeTrackGear.com is offline  
post #10 of 23 Old 11-18-2013, 05:13 PM
Squid wannabe
 
rafa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Dekalb IL
Posts: 6,073
Posting Frequency
Images: 2
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by SportbikeTrackGear.com View Post
I believe the weight is 17R 14F, The biggest weight advantage has got to be for the lightweight rims. The rotational mass is huge!
Yup, the tire is even more important than the rim, since its weight is farther from the center of rotation, the moment of inertia is bigger.

"The ZX-10R is capable of being perfectly docile and tractable, but few men are capable of resisting its ever-present voice urging them to just twist it and see what happens."
rafa is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki ZX-10R.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lightest ZX10R Rider owned The ZX-10R 53 07-21-2011 01:18 AM
Lightest ZX10r ever? fireman69 Pictures and Videos 41 03-16-2011 08:10 PM
lightest exhaust for a 14? bikerman7502002 ZX-14 Discussion 17 12-30-2009 04:20 AM
Clear this up: Lightest or Not ??? lenshead The ZX-10R 2 07-12-2008 06:39 PM
who makes the lightest lid Enzo10 The Out House 31 04-18-2008 09:48 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome