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Post by Yamahahaha » Mon May 09, 2011 4:46 pm

How about a tyre's section?? Well after a few years of using Michellin Power 2cts, I have decided to move to Bridgestone's BT-023. The reason is tyre wear, the 'Danger' Powers are great tyres but the mileage is rubbish. I check a few websites and they are raving about the BT-023. Once I get my new boots on I will post up a review.

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Post by MrT » Mon May 09, 2011 6:38 pm

I've had Pilot Road 2's on my Sprint for the past 8 months and so far I've done 8000 miles, very surprised by the mileage, thinking of changing them soon as they are getting fairly squared off with winter commuting but still plenty left on them.

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Post by Zax » Mon May 09, 2011 8:01 pm

I have had pirelli angels on my Mille after super corsas and 2 CTs great all round tyre

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Post by coullstar » Mon May 09, 2011 9:23 pm

Good to know as I was looking at the Angels.

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Post by abjectblitz » Mon May 09, 2011 9:30 pm

I've been a Pilot Road2 fan for a few years now but they've been replaced with PR3's which I haven't tried yet. I heard they made the new one softer but that may not be correct. I hope not as I only get 4.5k out of the rears as it is.

Before that I used to use Avon STs and IIRC Bridgestone BT18 and 20 and 21's. The PR2 was leaps and bounds better than all those especially in colder months and in the wet.

Would love to see a good review comparing the Angels, BT23's, PR2's and the new PR3.

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Post by MrSIXXXX » Mon May 09, 2011 10:15 pm

spent the last few summers on michelin power one's and find it really hard to fault them

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Post by Yarek » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:22 am

abjectblitz wrote:I've been a Pilot Road2 fan for a few years now but they've been replaced with PR3's which I haven't tried yet. I heard they made the new one softer but that may not be correct. I hope not as I only get 4.5k out of the rears as it is.

Before that I used to use Avon STs and IIRC Bridgestone BT18 and 20 and 21's. The PR2 was leaps and bounds better than all those especially in colder months and in the wet.

Would love to see a good review comparing the Angels, BT23's, PR2's and the new PR3.
I've just switched out the OEM tyres off the Street Triple (BT016's I think, although there's suggestion on other forums that they are actually a cheap version of the BT016's) to spanking new PR3s. Initial feedback from the 100+ miles I've done is how much more confident I feel with them. Going over damp white lines doesn't appear to result in the squirming about that I was getting in the old tyres, but I haven't ridden them in the full wet yet. Just looking at the tyre tread gives me more confidence for when I do anyway. Will obviously be a while before I get a view on any squaring off etc.

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Post by Zathos » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:52 am

The BT016 is a race spec road tyre...i.e. loads of grip when hot, but not so good in cold conditions.

Excellent tyres for summer roads, but caution is needed at this time of year.

The PR3 is more like an all round tyre and much more usable on the road, but you shouldn't compare the o16 to the PR3 as they are designed to do different things. The equivalent Bridgestone tyre to the PR3 will be the BT023.

Chart below is a few years old, but will give you the idea.
http://media.photobucket.com/image/bike ... 03RS_3.jpg

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Post by Yarek » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:20 am

Zathos wrote:The BT016 is a race spec road tyre...i.e. loads of grip when hot, but not so good in cold conditions.

Excellent tyres for summer roads, but caution is needed at this time of year.

The PR3 is more like an all round tyre and much more usable on the road, but you shouldn't compare the o16 to the PR3 as they are designed to do different things. The equivalent Bridgestone tyre to the PR3 will be the BT023.

Chart below is a few years old, but will give you the idea.
http://media.photobucket.com/image/bike ... 03RS_3.jpg
Only reason I compare them is because the bike comes fitted with BT016s as stock, when it is clearly a street fighter / road bike. Sure some people take them on the track and have some fun there, but they're not a track bike by design.

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Re: Tyres

Post by al » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:00 pm

Yarek wrote:
Zathos wrote:The BT016 is a race spec road tyre...i.e. loads of grip when hot, but not so good in cold conditions.

Excellent tyres for summer roads, but caution is needed at this time of year.

The PR3 is more like an all round tyre and much more usable on the road, but you shouldn't compare the o16 to the PR3 as they are designed to do different things. The equivalent Bridgestone tyre to the PR3 will be the BT023.

Chart below is a few years old, but will give you the idea.
http://media.photobucket.com/image/bike ... 03RS_3.jpg
Only reason I compare them is because the bike comes fitted with BT016s as stock, when it is clearly a street fighter / road bike. Sure some people take them on the track and have some fun there, but they're not a track bike by design.
My Monster had BT-016's fitted as standard. I didn't have any issues with them in the wet or riding over Glenshee back from Glasgow in wet and wintery weather. They did square off however after 2500 miles and started to feel a bit unpredictable but that is probably more to do with my riding than anything.

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Re: Tyres

Post by Feckdeamon » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:14 pm

CB1000R came with BT-015 fitted - rear lasted 1000 miles, front 2500. BT-023's were a massive improvement in both mileage and handling (for me) over OE supply.

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Re: Tyres

Post by steve » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:53 pm

Are Dunlop Arrowmax still available ?

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