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michelin kinda just punked out, they need to apply how can they keep making better tires if there aren't racing anywhere
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Michelins are overrated tires...


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Michelins are overrated tires...
Well put...
Been with both manufacturers (still with one of them).

Unfortunately with regards to only one spec tire I believe it hurts the development on technology as there is nothing to compete against nor compare itself to.

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Michelins are overrated tires...

26 of the past 28 World Titles were Michelin.. Not overrated in my book .

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michelin kinda just punked out, they need to apply how can they keep making better tires if there aren't racing anywhere

Dunlop is not in MotoGP and they have IMO the best DOT race tire available here in the US. You dont need MotoGp to develop a great tire, just great racers. Pirelli is not in MotoGp either and they have awesome tires as well.

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Michelin hands out tires left and right...That is why most places stock them. More margin...Ever wonder why no one stocks Pirellies even though they are very good tires.

Michelin will never go on my bike unless someone hands them to me. Bridgestones 16s are my next tire and then I will be content with my tests. I have had after market Qualies and they were not bad...


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Well put...
Been with both manufacturers (still with one of them).

Unfortunately with regards to only one spec tire I believe it hurts the development on technology as there is nothing to compete against nor compare itself to.
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While Michelins may be over-rated, their competition with Bridgestone helped bring Bridgestone to the fore-front of MotoGP over the last couple of years. Michelins were dominant in the series (whether due to the "special" overnight tires provided, or just everyone else slacking) and I think that made Bridgestone step it up.

I hate this rule and it will only slow down the development of better technology. Competition breeds innovention.

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Dunlop is not in MotoGP and they have IMO the best DOT race tire available here in the US. You dont need MotoGp to develop a great tire, just great racers. Pirelli is not in MotoGp either and they have awesome tires as well.
yeah but dunlop is running AMA big time and Pirelli is running world super bike and a few other racing series, but michelin isnt being run anywhere in mass numbers anymore
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