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So I'm going to be needing some new tires soon, I've alway ran Michelin power pilot 2cts but I'm thinking about switching it up :devious. Just would like to get some opinions see what people like so any input is appreciated . Thx
 

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I ran mich for one year, wet and dry weather not bad but Dunlop Q3's are my fav's. Warms up good and solid feel mid corner. They helped me feel more confident and rode better lines.
 

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I seen a few things in the q3's . A lot of people like them.. And Dunlap has their 50$ rebate on them as well so good call. Appreciate the input guys
 

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If you are doing mostly commuting/riding around and occasionally hitting the twisties then go with Pilot Road 4s. You can get 10k miles out of them and still get great wet grip/cornering grip
 

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+1 Pilot Road 4. What many people forget to mention about the Q3's is that the tread wears FAST! Don't get me wrong, the Q3 is a great tire for the rider who really pushes their bike. Most guys I talk to tell me they love the Q3, but they are only getting around 4,000 miles out of the rear. If you are a commuter/weekend canyon rider I'd go with the Pilot Road 4. I will say that the $50 rebate is worth trying them out, but don't expect to get more than 4,000 out of the rear. :O
 

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I've always been a michelin man, Power pures mostly, great in the dry and good in the wet for street riding. Track days not so much, they get greasy as soon you start to push.

heard good things with pilot 2cts and still hearing them til this day.

Q3's I heard both good and bad....


This season ill be running Pirelli Supercorsa SP. Can't wait to try them out.
 

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I've always been a michelin man, Power pures mostly, great in the dry and good in the wet for street riding. Track days not so much, they get greasy as soon you start to push.

heard good things with pilot 2cts and still hearing them til this day.

Q3's I heard both good and bad....


This season ill be running Pirelli Supercorsa SP. Can't wait to try them out.
Go with the SC compound, SP is alright and gets decent wear but the SC is sublime.
 

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Go with the SC compound, SP is alright and gets decent wear but the SC is sublime.
I was thinking about getting SC but I wanna get on consistent on my times this season first. I don't wanna prematurely wear out the SC's because I'm not riding to its potential. I was dealing with some suspension geometry issues last season, hopefully I have them squared away now so I can brake deeper into the turns.
 

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I was thinking about getting SC but I wanna get on consistent on my times this season first. I don't wanna prematurely wear out the SC's because I'm not riding to its potential. I was dealing with some suspension geometry issues last season, hopefully I have them squared away now so I can brake deeper into the turns.
If that is th case I would say still give the SC a try but try the V1, lasts longer than the V2 with virtually the same grip. Both are much cheaper than the SP too. Honestly I'm not the fastest guy by any stretch but I found running them with warmers they last pretty long. Don't sell yourself short I think you are more than capable of getting some benefit out of them, and I see nothing wrong if you have to " grow into" them over the season, I found knowing the grip was there much more confidence inspiring even if I didn't use all of it right away. Just my thoughts though man.
 

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If that is th case I would say still give the SC a try but try the V1, lasts longer than the V2 with virtually the same grip. Both are much cheaper than the SP too. Honestly I'm not the fastest guy by any stretch but I found running them with warmers they last pretty long. Don't sell yourself short I think you are more than capable of getting some benefit out of them, and I see nothing wrong if you have to " grow into" them over the season, I found knowing the grip was there much more confidence inspiring even if I didn't use all of it right away. Just my thoughts though man.
Very good points there. That's definitely one thing I always do to myself, is sell myself short. I need to fix that this season.
 

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Very good points there. That's definitely one thing I always do to myself, is sell myself short. I need to fix that this season.
You and me both brother, I progressed so much more when I'm in a positive mood and confident, the mental plays a big role. I have to admit it also helped riding with others who have honest but positive feedback when you come off the track as well. I find I always compare my pace to fastest out there usually a pro or very fast amateur and this was wrong, well at least not fair to myself. Don't worry man I promise you you are faster than you think!
 

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You and me both brother, I progressed so much more when I'm in a positive mood and confident, the mental plays a big role. I have to admit it also helped riding with others who have honest but positive feedback when you come off the track as well. I find I always compare my pace to fastest out there usually a pro or very fast amateur and this was wrong, well at least not fair to myself. Don't worry man I promise you you are faster than you think!
My last best day was last June. I felt great, pushing the limits and learning the limits. My rear was dancing so much that I know I'm on the limit. A few of my friends always tell me I need to push, I have great BP, i know and hold the lines real well but I need to push it. When I did, I would go off line. I have to work on my mental stage. A few amateur racers I know personally and are always willing to work with me. Thanks for the confidence boost.
 

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I prefer Dunlop Q's, they have served me well for track and street. Most shootouts, they finish at or near the top. There are enough rebates for me to stock up and makes them the most affordable. I would like to switch to Pirelli but I can't justify the price/performance ratio.

That being said, if you are not planning track days or extreme street riding, the mileage you get from the Q may not make the price worth it.
 

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Watch this video below, it covers a lot of the tires people run on here. Great breakdown. I run Q3's and after seeing the reviews and riding with them so far I'd go with them again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_5HHBP9yuw
 

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What's the main difference between Pilot Road 4's and Pilot Power 3's. The Roads are more dedicated touring tires right? So do the Pilots have better performance but less life?
 

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If you are doing mostly commuting/riding around and occasionally hitting the twisties then go with Pilot Road 4s. You can get 10k miles out of them and still get great wet grip/cornering grip
Unless you are a super super aggressive rider or do track days, go with Pilot Road 4s. Great for overall commuting, corners, and better wet grips than Q3 and PP3s not to mention fantastic tread life.
 
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