Took the 996 out for a blat today for the first time since I realised it had no mot 2 months ago! First time test for the racetecs k2's.
Only dry road riding so not a real test for them but first impression says they're frighteningly sticky! Hogfisch says they take an age to get up to temp - I didn't find that at all, in fact they built heat pretty quick. When I stopped after about 40 miles of lanes they were as hot as the 208GP's ever got on the track... I reckon they're going to get fried at Cadwell! After a few tentative corner exits to get used to the grip, I was having no issues with full throttle 3rd gear while the knee was still dragging - they were just refusing to let go, they wouldn't even drift.
They've got a higher crown than the dunlops, and that's quicked up the turning to great effect. The racetecs along with the steeper steering angle and we're closing in on fireblade teritory for quick steering. It did make the front very prone to a bit of weaving in a straight line, since the slightest movement on the bars would make the tyre think it's about to see a corner. Not sure if this will encourage the tank slappers, but there was no sign of one today.
They're not going last long by the look of it - I'll be lucky to get 1000 miles I reckon.
Can't wait to try them on track - I hope it's dry at Cadders
I'd be interested to hear your thoughts weeksy, don't forget to write your bit of rubbish! (Your words!)