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andyholland 27-Apr-2011 10:04 AM

749s Tyre Selection
 
It's that time of year again, I need some new rubber.

Not quite sure what to go for and hope you guys can help?

I've currently got Michelin Pilot Sports on, I've found these to be fine, though they're now superseded.

Calling round the tyre shops, each person has recommended something different :-( the favourite being the Dunlop Roadsmart.

I'm a fast road rider and the bike never goes on track.

Thanks in advance.

Loz 27-Apr-2011 08:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andyholland
It's that time of year again, I need some new rubber.

Not quite sure what to go for and hope you guys can help?

I've currently got Michelin Pilot Sports on, I've found these to be fine, though they're now superseded.

Calling round the tyre shops, each person has recommended something different :-( the favourite being the Dunlop Roadsmart.

I'm a fast road rider and the bike never goes on track.

Thanks in advance.


I'm just about to try Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier 2 - previously I was a big fan of the D208 by Dunlop. Fast Road and track, not much tread for the wet though. I thought Roadsmarts are a touring style with a longer wear cycle but less grip. I could be wrong ...

As me in a month how I get on with the Qualifier 2 :)

Edit: Forgot to say I have a 999S, not a 749

Cobbett 27-Apr-2011 09:22 PM

As Loz says the Roadsmart is more sports-touring than fast-road, for which the Sportsmart would be the obvious. Very well reviewed, currently Bike magazine's top-rated tyre etc.

custard749 27-Apr-2011 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cobbett
As Loz says the Roadsmart is more sports-touring than fast-road, for which the Sportsmart would be the obvious. Very well reviewed, currently Bike magazine's top-rated tyre etc.


The Sportsmart is a completely different tire to the Roadsmart, the Sportsmart is the one to have, very sticky, top reviews, quite a lot more expensive too.


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