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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Got some pilot powers.

Very nice tire. Could be the best tire I've ridden on the road so far. I've broken in and tried to abuse corsas, m1s, bt014s, pilot sports and numerous others. I havn't felt this confident since before my last lowside, wich was about 3 months ago. I would highly recommend the pilot power to anybody. Seems to warm up quick and bites really good. You get a very confident inspiring ride with these mounted up. However, I was slipping and sliding in the rain today. There probably is a better wet tire out, but I didn't cover to many miles in the rain.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 11:28 AM
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I've heard that exact same response. I have Pilot Sports on mine right now. Next time I will try the Pilot Powers. I don't feel confident in Sports at all. I love the Dunlop 208 but to me, I didn't have the confidence in the colder weather.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 11:40 AM
 
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I have tried lots of tires and IMHO, for all around wet and cold conditions I like Metezler M1's.
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I've tried both, and I'll say Metz Z4 is good as well for dry/wet weather riding, although bit on the touring side.

And in dry surface, Powers seem to be one of the best, very good traction.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 12:00 PM
 
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Hi All-

Tried a bunch, but I remain a huge METZELER fan after everything is said and done. The only thing they manufacture is motorcycle tires...so successful designs are mandatory for them. They can't "coast" with other tire business.

Glad to hear the Michelins are treating you well at this point.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 01:26 PM
 
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Remember Ice that the Bridgestone BT-014 is the next thing to a touring bike tyre. Now the smaller the number the more grip you get, like BT-012 to BT-010. so pretty hard to say the BT-014 is not up to snuff of your latest set of tyres.

True in this area the Yamaha FZ6 comes with BT--020 sort of like the Bridestone 46 or 47s some yrs back on the Yamaha YZF-600r.

Personally I am using Bridestone BT-014 on the rear & BT-012 on the front as I like the better traction on the front wheel. Yes I am right over to the "point of no return" by 1/8" on the rear.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-21-2005, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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Smitty, I could have sworn the bt014's are the newest compounds bridgestone has made and is the stickiest. I know the bt014's won tire of the year in the UK from many of the top magazines over there. I heard bridgestone is coming out with a new tire very soon.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-21-2005, 01:44 PM
 
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Smitty, I could have sworn the bt014's are the newest compounds bridgestone has made and is the stickiest. I know the bt014's won tire of the year in the UK from many of the top magazines over there. I heard bridgestone is coming out with a new tire very soon.
the bt 014s are the next generation 010s, the stickiest of the bt tires using the most current technology..the 020 is the bridgestone touring tire.

i didnt care for the 014s but currently running pilot powers on one bike and find them very good. diablos corsas on my other bike are a bit better. i run the 020s on my spritn st and i've been happy with them. goona try the pirelli stradas next for touring
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