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post #1 of 14 Old 01-05-2006, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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The Best Tires...or tyres...

So I use Sportec M1 tires myself. I'm not saying they're the best but they do pretty well. I'm going to be putting some Perelli Diablo tires on next.

I hear alot of talk about dunlop and bridgestone and whatnot, but I've heard good and bad things about those in particular. So anyway, who here thinks they have the best tires and why?

Personally i'm looking for really soft, sticky, fat tires that heat up fairly quick. So thats why I took the path I did.

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I just put a set of the new Avon Viper tires on the 10 and i love them, they heat up well and grip tight in the corners, have not slipped or broken loose YET been about 3 weeks of riding ( 1100 miles)
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tires are down to persannal choice im on my 2nd set of dunlops 208rr and love them i,ve had a set of diablos on the 10 not the best feedback from the front .i,ve not tried pilots powers yet but they seem very popular on here but im sticking to what works for me and dunlop are replacing the 208 so they will be cheap till the stocks run out
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I just tried out a set of Pilot Power Race on mine yesturday. Loved 'em. Also dropped from a 190 to a 180.


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I'm using the Sportec M1 and have been pleased with the performance. I've done 1 track day and put about 1,000 street miles on them. I bought two sets last month because it was buy a back tire, get a front tire for free type of deal.

I'm thinking about the Dunlop Qualifier the next time I need tires.
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I like the pilot powers now that I got use to them. They felt a little too twitchy at first, due to the ZX10's short wheel base and the pilot power's tall skinny front tire profile. I have 2100 miles on them now and they still seem to have a lot of life left in them, I'm just now start to break the back loose in corners.
I had the stock 218's completely worn out after 1900 miles, they seem to have the same profile as the 208zr (short wide front tire).

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Michelin pilot ROADS.Lots of grip and damn good milage.Almost got 6,000 miles on my rear and a friend of mine has over 7,000 on his.PC
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I have had PP's and diablos, liked them equally. I will try qualifiers after my new PP's are done...
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I put new pilot power street on today, and only had 500 miles on the 218s with a track day until I got a broken part of a bone in them. I wanted the new dunlop but it was not on the shelfs yet. On my GSXR 1000 I had a set of pilot power street and got 12000 miles out of them yep 12000 miles before getting a nail in the rear.
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had the M1's for about 9k miles or so, loving them!

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