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Old 07-Apr-2017, 05:45 PM
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Cool 916 tyre replacement

The tyres on my 916 are dated 2006 and 2007, I know they need replacing but what make should I use for fast road use and what should I avoid?

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Old 07-Apr-2017, 07:07 PM
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Have these on my M1100 Evo for fast road and the odd track day.

https://www.pirelli.com/tyres/en-gb/...lo-rosso-corsa
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Old 10-Apr-2017, 03:47 PM
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What kind of mileage are you doing Yorkie?

I go for higher mileage type tyres on the Hypermotard as it's used as a commuter bike over a back-road thrasher. I used to run Pirelli Angel GT on it but just didn't gel with them and felt them too hard - even though I get excellent 10,000 miles out of a set - so this time I opted for the slightly softer Angel ST that I've had before.

One the 748 I have always gone with Bridgestone and that gets used on fast road and track too. I went for the BT014 this time - nothing too sticky but good enough for the road and the odd track use as well.

I don't think you'll go wrong with whatever you choose, it's just a case of finding the right balance between sticky and hard


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Old 10-Apr-2017, 06:09 PM
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I am not sure on my mileage yet as I am still getting used to it although I managed 750 miles odd this weekend was great.

I bought some Maxxis for my Monster project but I want some sticky quality tyres for the 916. What are the Diablo Supercorsa SPs like?.

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Old 15-Apr-2017, 11:08 PM
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How about Michelin Pilot RS's? Has anyone used these at all?

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Old 19-Apr-2017, 10:33 AM
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I use Michelin Pilot Power 2CT on a couple of bikes and cant praise them enough, brilliant sticky tyre and can be found cheap as they have been replaced by a nwer model. I got my last pair new (made 2016) for 137 quid delivered!!
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Old 19-Apr-2017, 10:39 AM
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Supercorsa SP's are absolutely awesome for silly fast road and track use but really struggled on cold frosty mornings if thats an issue for you. Hugely confidence inspiring when warm. Wear very quick too, I killed a front in less than 3000 miles and a rear didnt last 2000.
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