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what are you guys using for tires? I like the sure footed feel of the stock tire, but would be interested in feedback from those w/other tires contrast/compared.

I ride in NorCal, mostly long high speed roads. Typical ride might be Folsom, CA to Jackson, CA.

Not a commuter bike.

I haven't checked to see what the new R1 is running for tires yet.
 

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I Run pp3 there good on slippery, surface and do good on corners. I had the Q2 and they where great on dry land but any water and sliding you go.
 

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The stock tire is good and feels very sure footed until all of a sudden you hit a point and she gone. The Dunlop have issues with consistency so one tire will be amazing and one will be crap and take forever to come to temp so I stopped using them. I run mostly Pirellis for performance riding but the Michelin were always my tire of choice for sporty/ commuting. The pilot powers are great nice soft carcus so you get a lot of feedback I'm not sure about now but they were making some of them with a harder middle compound for longer life. I want to say the pilot road I think it's called is more towards the commute side with sport riding in mind so they last longer but are still grippy. They keep adding new models so it's hard to keep track
 

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Dunlop Q4 but will have low tire life as it's mainly a street legal track tire, the Q3+ is better for street street. They don't like it cold, but no performance tire will.
 

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As long as you are not dragging knees and trying to test the limits of your turns, I would recommend tires like the Dunlop Q3+ and the Michelin Power RS. If you do a lot of upright riding, straight riding, you will get some decent mileage out of the Q3+ because the center ban of the tire is made of a hard & more durable compound. I get about 3500 miles out of them, but that is with a Ninja 1000.
 

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The stock tire is good and feels very sure footed until all of a sudden you hit a point and she gone. The Dunlop have issues with consistency so one tire will be amazing and one will be crap and take forever to come to temp so I stopped using them. I run mostly Pirellis for performance riding but the Michelin were always my tire of choice for sporty/ commuting. The pilot powers are great nice soft carcus so you get a lot of feedback I'm not sure about now but they were making some of them with a harder middle compound for longer life. I want to say the pilot road I think it's called is more towards the commute side with sport riding in mind so they last longer but are still grippy. They keep adding new models so it's hard to keep track
The sidewall is actually stiff, which telegraphs that feedback straight through the bike and into your hands and butt, much like the Dunlop's carbon fiber sidewall.

Softer sidewalls usually lead to delayed tire response and vague tire input.
 

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The Michelin Power RS are great tires, I rode them on my ZX10R, lots of grip and feedback, after about 1,000 miles or so I started seeing the center of the tire wearing out so I dont know how long they will last, I doubt they will reach 3,000 miles. On my R1 im testing the Pirelli Diablo Rosso III, so far so good, they seem to have a lot of grip, I wouldn't use them for the track but they perform well on the road.
 
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