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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-13-2017, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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15-16 R1 Tire Alternatives?

Rear tire only lasted 2000 miles; most of that was hot summer riding and some moderate track activity, like weekend track days and stuff like that.

I also have an R6 for track day riding so my plan is leaving the R1 for street riding mostly.

Do you guys think that a harder composite will give better value to the money I spent on them? Wich alternatives are there in the market? Looking for a better mile/USD ratio.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-13-2017, 07:31 AM
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Was that the OE tyre?

I'm very happy with the Metzler M7RR. IMHO better than the Q3 for street riding and lasts longer.

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Was that the OE tyre?

I'm very happy with the Metzler M7RR. IMHO better than the Q3 for street riding and lasts longer.

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Oem is either supercorsa or brigestone.i just threw q3 out there yours could be better I don't care about mileage so I run the Diablo Superbike.
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2000 miles?? Where did it wear? Down the center?

Most tires last a bit longer than that.


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I get 1200 at most
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I get 1200 at most
Stop doing burnouts then.

OP, if your tire is wearing down the middle and you are talking about the RS10 which is OEM on the 2015+ R1 then consider the M7RR, Michelin Pilot Power 3, Bridgestone S21 and Diablo Rosso 3. If I were you I'd try all of them, see which one I like more and then stick to it.
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Stop doing burnouts then.

OP, if your tire is wearing down the middle and you are talking about the RS10 which is OEM on the 2015+ R1 then consider the M7RR, Michelin Pilot Power 3, Bridgestone S21 and Diablo Rosso 3. If I were you I'd try all of them, see which one I like more and then stick to it.
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I have a set of M7RR on the way, cant wait to try them out, i was running Michelin Pures the last few years and loved them.


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I never do burn outs
Then how the hell are you only getting 1200 at the most? That's insane. Oh wait do you run 20F/20R psi hot?
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Then how the hell are you only getting 1200 at the most? That's insane. Oh wait do you run 20F/20R psi hot?
No 33f 31r.pirreli supercorsa
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Usual wear at around 400miles
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Ordering a set of Q3's and taking advantage of the occasional discount that Dunlop offers.
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Is there anything grippier than Q3's but with the wide operating temp range of Q3's for street use?

I ran Q3's on my old R6, and that felt better than the R1 w/ OEM RS10's, both bikes with stock suspension (setup correctly). But from Google searching, RS10's are supposedly grippier than Q3's?


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M7RR. Plus they grip better in the wet and when they're almost worn out.

I can't say what they're like on the track, but they are brilliant street tyres. I still find myself taking corners at what I think is a decent speed, then realising I could have easily gone faster.

Also, the front has done over 4,000 miles and there's no sign of the shoulders flattening like the Q3 front did.
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RS10 is certainly stickier than a q3. I have found that the rear suspension needs dialing in to get the most out of a rear RS10. If you want more mileage switch to a Bridgestone S21 Evo. Great tire, not as sticky as the RS10, but will last much longer.

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Is there anything grippier than Q3's but with the wide operating temp range of Q3's for street use?
What pressures do you run?
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RS10 is certainly stickier than a q3. I have found that the rear suspension needs dialing in to get the most out of a rear RS10. If you want more mileage switch to a Bridgestone S21 Evo. Great tire, not as sticky as the RS10, but will last much longer.
I'm a pretty aggressive street rider and these do the job very well for me. I will continue to buy them. (the S21 evo) plus they're like the least expensive tire you can get that are hypersport tires. (usually about $245 with a 190 rear) and they keep offering their $50 rebate. which they are right now again.
I mean look at the thumbnail, the dude is dragging elbows riding on them.




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I think the stock tires are sticky enough but the single compound wears out too fast. The middle wears out super fast compared to the sides. Speaking of sticky, the sides are not even that sticky. I've got them hot and they don't have any sticky boogers hanging off them.

I'm a huge fan of the Pilot Power 2CT. The dual compound center lasts much longer than the RS10 did for me and the sides are MUCH stickier. Carve some canyons, check your tires and the edges will be sticky snot boogers that smell very strong of rubber. RS10 tires are also very intermediate/novice profile. They are round and flat and turn in slow.

The Pilot 2CTS are steep and drop in extremely quick and have a much larger contact surface area at more extreme lean angles. And they last longer. At least 3k miles. Which is more than I can say for the RS10. Google the RS10 reviews. Everyone says they wear out fast.
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