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which tire do you use?

  • shinko 003

    Votes: 5 3.4%
  • michelin power one

    Votes: 9 6.2%
  • michelin power race

    Votes: 11 7.6%
  • michelin pilot power 2ct

    Votes: 32 22.1%
  • pirelli supercorsa

    Votes: 18 12.4%
  • pirelli DC 3

    Votes: 18 12.4%
  • metzeler racetech

    Votes: 5 3.4%
  • metzeler m3

    Votes: 5 3.4%
  • bridgestone bt-003 DOT

    Votes: 20 13.8%
  • dunlop 211

    Votes: 12 8.3%
  • dunlop 208

    Votes: 2 1.4%
  • dunlop q2

    Votes: 8 5.5%
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Of the choices, either the 211 or the power one. Michelin slicks have become my fave over the last few years, though. You won't believe the grip the first time you try slicks on a track and they are usually cheaper than the DOT tires.

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I run the 2ct's on the street, they seem to overheat get greasy on the track. I really like the pirelli dot race tires and slicks for the track, the michelins make some nice slicks too. As far as presures go I work with the tire vendor at the track, for the street I run 32F 32R.
 

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Yeay, my 1st post. Currently running D211's. Like them a lot! Running the 200/55 rear so had to make some adjustments to suspension. Previous set was Michelin Power One street version. Also an awesome tire but wears quicker. Power Ones have plenty of grip for the street and also were impressive on the track. Will be trying the D211's at "Streets of Willow" this weekend. Will try to update with my impressions.
 

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I have the supercorsas on my 6, have not tried anything else but they stick like glue when the track is dry.
 

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I run Supercorsas on my 6RR and Qualifiers on the 10R - not the OEM set. I've run Pilot Powers and Pilot Race on the 6RR before, but like the SC's better. I don't know what I'll try next on the 10R...was thinking Pilot One or the new Dunlops, but I'm not sure yet. I still have about another 1000 miles or so of tread left to figure it out.
 

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On the 10R I ran the Pilot Power 2CT on the track twice, they were okay. But on the end of the 2nd track day, i lost grip in the rear and lowsided... They do get greasy and slick on hot days after repeated use.

I tried the Dunlop Sportmax GP-A (i think formerly called 208?) and I liked them a lot better. Though they were 55 profile instead of 50, which helped a bit I'm sure. End of the 2nd trackday on them and they were still sticky as hell.

Gonna try BT-003 on the 6R later this month.
 

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Ntec 211's are the shit! cold 29 f 20 r Hot 32f 28r they last a good amount of time on the track but seem to wear fast on the street. Despite what the poll reflects at this point, the number one performance modification you can do to your bike is getting a high pertformance track tire for a trackday. I would never recommmend a street tire to anyone.
 

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I've only used the 2cts with a 50 profile, loved them. Next time i'm gonna try a 55 profile on the BTO 16s..
 
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