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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-31-2005, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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ANy Tire Recomendations?

anywhere to look up good reviews, or anyone have any good opinions on any special kinds of sportbike tires?
will be for a 2003 yamaha R1 (cousin)
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I've always had good luck with Dunlop.
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I've always had good luck with Dunlop.
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I've got an '03 R1, and the Dunlops do fine by me. Plenty of grip for my tastes.
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Have been having good response from the Bridgestone BT 010 & especially the BT 014 & think my 010 will be replaced by an 014 as some of the other tyres on my three sportbikes.
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so many previous posts on this..

give avon a try.. they seem to be alright..


just depends on how ya ride, what ya like..
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....kinda like.....

...tires are kind of like news shoes.....you just never know how they're going to work until you've worn them a few times! I'm doing alot of touring this spring and summer, so I have switched from Dunlop 208ZR to Dunlop D220's!! Talk about an interesting feel! I've been very impressed so far! I haven't lost as much as I thought I would!
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docta_freeze is so right. Here I am with Metzeler MEZ-2 no longer made, Michelin Sport & Bridgestore BT-010 & 014 on my three bikes. The Michelins are stock from a new bike in August of '04.

So pretty hard to make a compairson of a make ESPECIALLY as some keep on changing designs as much as once a year. You go through a set of tyres a year & there you are on the same make only their latest design, so hard to say which is the best, besides to one that rides track days a lot to others that only use the road to hwys & to those that ride basically flat straight roads to those that ride roads with a maze of twists in them NOT to mention types of bikes to in many cases how we ride our bikes.
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