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I currently use pilot power 2ct but commute alot. I thought of the continental motion tires. Anyone have any feed back. I do some twisties on the weekends but nothing too crazy.
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I'm a fan of Q3's myself. I'm on my third rear and second front and will be buying them again when they wear out. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure the Q3's should last longer than the pilot powers. They are also very popular at the local track. I have never had a continental tire on any motorcycle I have ever owned, so can't speak as to how those tires would be. Just my 2 cents.
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I'm a fan of Q3's myself. I'm on my third rear and second front and will be buying them again when they wear out. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure the Q3's should last longer than the pilot powers. They are also very popular at the local track. I have never had a continental tire on any motorcycle I have ever owned, so can't speak as to how those tires would be. Just my 2 cents.
Just curious how many miles you getting out of your Q3's?

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I'm running the Conti attack 3 on my 400, very good wear and wet weather performance. I'm not sure how they relate to the motion but if you want a good high mileage tire the Michelin Pilot Road 4 is all you can use on the street at a sane pace. I've nicked the pegs on my MTS 1200 2 up and I get 8700 rear and around 11-12k front. I cant use more tire safely on the street.
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Just curious how many miles you getting out of your Q3's?

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My first Q3 rear I was able to get just over 9k miles on it. This was mostly because this was my first liter bike and I rode like a grandma and never went to the track. Just commuting to and from work. I went through 2 more Q3's with less than 2k miles each cause I picked up a nail in one and ran over a razor blade in the other. My current Q3 rear has 5k miles on it and I still have a good amount of meat left. I am starting to ride a bit more aggressive so I'm guessing I will be closer to 7k miles when I change again. My fronts last for at least 10k miles riding like a baby. Once I start riding it at the track, all bets are off. Hope this helps.
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You might want to take a good look at the latest batch of ST tires. Yes, I said sport-touring. A wee bit heavier, and maybe a little pricier, sure, but with mileage figures easily lasting at least twice as long as a 100% sporting tire. And before the purists start to whine, they can handle damn near anything you can throw at them on the back roads. I've even seen fast 'B' pace riders take them to the edges on trackdays. The only caveat is that they tend to get a bit greasy when pushed hard in hot conditions.
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My first Q3 rear I was able to get just over 9k miles on it. This was mostly because this was my first liter bike and I rode like a grandma and never went to the track. Just commuting to and from work. I went through 2 more Q3's with less than 2k miles each cause I picked up a nail in one and ran over a razor blade in the other. My current Q3 rear has 5k miles on it and I still have a good amount of meat left. I am starting to ride a bit more aggressive so I'm guessing I will be closer to 7k miles when I change again. My fronts last for at least 10k miles riding like a baby. Once I start riding it at the track, all bets are off. Hope this helps.
Thanks for the info! Been riding regular Pilot Powers for the last 12 years or so and get 8kish out of a set. Will probably try the Q3's next.

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I got about 1500 out of my Q3. It still has plenty of tread, but it is flat spotted in the middle. Where I am at we have a lot of great roads to have fun on, but it is usually a 30-40 mile ride to get to the ride, so we do a lot of what is basically commuting, before we get to the fun twisty stuff. I just slapped on a Roadsmart3 on the back with a new Q3 up front. Hopefully I will get a few more miles with this combo. I would be happy with 3k, overjoyed with 5k, anything after that would be gravy. Also looking for a second rear rim so I can run either a slick or a DOT for when I go to the track.


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Thanks for the info! Been riding regular Pilot Powers for the last 12 years or so and get 8kish out of a set. Will probably try the Q3's next.

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If you like the Michelins, you might not like the Dunlops. I have read and talked to a lot of people that like Q3's and a lot that like PP's, but haven't run into too many people that like them both...

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I ordered the sport attack 3, so many good things said about them and after seeing what you said I'm glad i ordered them
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The trend in the group I ride with is heading towards running a sport tire up front and a sport touring tire in the back. On a liter bike it seems you get one front per two rear, so in theory running this combo will make them wear about the same. Down side is you need to buy two tires at once, but hopefully one less rear tire over the same amount of time. We have some pretty spirited rides, but it's street riding so you are not pushing the tire like at the track. I was running the 180/55 Q3 and wore out the center. This time I have the 190/55 Roadsmart3. I will probably go back to the 180/55 size RS3 when this one wears out. The smaller size is about $15 cheaper and I am not using the additional 10mm anyway...


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I've gotten great mileage and performance from the pilot power 2ct , about 6k on the rears. I wad just looking for better wet weather traction and performance that's why I went with the sport attack 3, Q3 don't get the mileage I want
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I've gotten great mileage and performance from the pilot power 2ct , about 6k on the rears. I wad just looking for better wet weather traction and performance that's why I went with the sport attack 3, Q3 don't get the mileage I want
I've liked my 2ct front and pilot road 3 rear from day one.. I converted from 2ct front and rear so I know where your coming from. Next round I'll go to a pilot road 4 rear. Great mileage, grip, and wet weather no problem!

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Wet weather is not an issue for me. I am only riding for fun on the weekends and if it is more than a little wet I don't go, but the Roadsmart is supposedly excellent in the rain.

My R1 came with 2ct's and I hated them.


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