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New Tires, Your Recommendations?

I have been doing some reading and trying to find a tire that is going to perform and meet my budget. I have been off the bike for 5 yrs and getting back into it.
These new tires will be suited on the 07 10R. My intended use will be minor track days 2-4 yr and mostly Sunday rides. I want to try for the first time 190/55/17
What are your Recommendations? or other tires in the $250 range shipped.

Bridgestone -BT-016s Cycle Great $240 OTD

Pirelli Diablo - $ $240 OTD
I have used these on the track and liked them 5 years ago.

Pilot Powers - I have used and always a great tire.

Metzler sportec M3- good deal on Bike Bandit shipped for $240 last I checked.

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I have been doing some reading and trying to find a tire that is going to perform and meet my budget. I have been off the bike for 5 yrs and getting back into it.
These new tires will be suited on the 07 10R. My intended use will be minor track days 2-4 yr and mostly Sunday rides. I want to try for the first time 190/55/17
What are your Recommendations? or other tires in the $250 range shipped.

Bridgestone -BT-016s Cycle Great $240 OTD

Pirelli Diablo - $ $240 OTD
I have used these on the track and liked them 5 years ago.

Pilot Powers - I have used and always a great tire.

Metzler sportec M3- good deal on Bike Bandit shipped for $240 last I checked.
im kind of michelin whore now but i used to run purely metzlers. the m3 is a good tire but i hated how short the life was out of it. i think under hard use i felt serious traction loss after 2k like to the point i changed it out. i still really like the pp 2ct which i bet you could get for around 250 shipped if you shop around. one of my favorite tires. im running the pp3 2ct now and really love it. dont have enough miles on to comment on longevity though. i hate dunlop and bridgestone so im kinda bias i guess...

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I currently run Michellin Pilot Road 2's. Great commuter tire that warms up quickly and provides plenty of stability when spirit riding. Not a track day tire. If I were looking for a commuter/track day tire, I would choose one of the following:

Dunlop Sportmax Q2

Pirelli Diablo Rosso II

Michellin PP 2CT

Michellin PP Pure

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How many miles are you getting out of a set. I would like to know from track day to canyon carvers?

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dunlop sportsmarts if u can get them awesome tyre
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