02-16-2002, 07:48 PM
I know 1st post and a newbe question at that. I did search the forum for answers first though.
I need new tires and couldn't find much info on some of my choices.
Mostly street riding with 1-3 track days a year.
BT10. I've read enough about it to really like it.
BT012. New I can't find any info about it. Is it stickier than the 010? Same construction as it?
Metzeler Sportec M-1. No inf for that either. My local dealer is recommending it. He says better track times than the BT010.
I commonly like the "pointier" type tires. That is one reason I've steared clear of Metzelers in the past. My dealers says it is the same profile as the D207.
Thanks for any help guys.
02-16-2002, 08:07 PM
Here check this out :
and welcome to the forum !! :hellobye
02-16-2002, 08:09 PM
Go with the dunop 207's,i've tried all the others and came back to them.They are cheap and last.They give plenty of grip even the street compound sticks great on the track unless your really flyin!
02-16-2002, 08:26 PM
Welcome to the forum lawdog627 !! :hellobye
thanks for the info ;)
02-17-2002, 06:18 AM
Thank you for the welcome. I found the forum on my search for tires. I used to belong to the R1 mailing list a few years ago so I might even know a few of you.
I found that link in my search of the forum under "tires ".
It doesn't list any of the ones that I'm interested in though.
02-17-2002, 06:27 AM
LOL. I like this.
My R1 eats me.
02-20-2002, 02:54 PM
C'mon guys. No one has any info on the new BT 012's?
Bridgestones website doesn't even list it.
02-20-2002, 03:14 PM
The best tires I ever tried are Pirelli Dragon Evo Supercorsa. Huge, HUGE amounts of grip and stability to allow steering-damper-less riding.
Cool tread pattern, too...
02-20-2002, 05:47 PM
Best tires for the street. BT-010's. Even better with a rear 180. Loads better than the stock Dunlops.
02-21-2002, 12:31 AM
I just ordered a set of Bt10's though chapparal and they were even cheaper than listed, will let you know how they feel next week:D
02-21-2002, 01:58 AM
If you're coming from the stock Dunlops you'll love them. They wear well too.
02-22-2002, 09:53 PM
I posted the same question about a month ago. I've used the bridgestones and dunlops, and after reviewing that post that champion r1 sent you (he sent me the same thing) I decided to try the rennsports. I have to say dude these tires are nothing short of kick ass. I ride hard on the street and will do 5 trackdays this year, and these tires provide way better feel then the other choices. They are very pointy, and the bike dives for corners way easier than before ( on dunlops). That is something I thought the R1 needed, was easier turn in. Overall I would give these tires a 10 of 10. They might not last as long as the others, but **** man, wouldn't you spend an extra $200 a year to have your bike perform? All you have to do is look at them, and you'll see why you'll value them at the track...
02-23-2002, 08:06 AM
Originally posted by ChampionR1
Here check this out :
I think this link is dead.
02-23-2002, 10:57 AM
I don't run anything but Michelin Pilots but I have heard that the new Bridgestone is a great tire.
02-23-2002, 10:07 PM
One of the guys at work put a set of metzlers on and swears by them. The rear is a 190 but narrower than the Dunlop D207 due to its pointer profile. Ive had a look and they are not the same profile as a D207. Stable , faster turn in and good grip at low temp. :)
04-09-2002, 09:04 AM
I went with the 012's. I really like them. I've done 2 trackdays with them 120-130 miles and they show hardly any sign of wear. My buddy with rennsports are almost shot. They seem to suit me well as the last time there I dragged my peg which I haven't done before. I think tires must feel good to a rider to be confident on them. I do.