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Hi all, I'm going to need some new tires on my 919 really quick. I just wanted to see if anyone has any recomendations? I have a set of Metzler Sportec M-1's on now. I got less than 4000 miles out of the rear. I dont think I ride aggressivly enough to need tires these soft. Does anyone recomend a decent set of sport touring tires (emphasis on sport). Thanks in advance !

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Those are the ones I'm leaning toward. A friend of mine has them on his busa. We both got new tires about week apart, and his are still looking good.

I'm also looking at the new Metzler Roadtec Z6

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Michelin is the only thing I hear because people make fun of my stock dunlops all the time.

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Michelin is the only thing I hear because people make fun of my stock dunlops all the time.
You start pushing that SV hard enough and you wont like'em either. Dunlop makes some great tires as do most all manufactures. I just know first hand that you can get great mileage and performance form a Pilot Sport. There are more touring oriented tires out there. I just don't know of them for I never ues'em.

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Yeah I am going to end up with some Michelin pilots when I start riding harder. I just thought I would get some mileage out of my dunlops while I am still learning.

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Yeah I am going to end up with some Michelin pilots when I start riding harder. I just thought I would get some mileage out of my dunlops while I am still learning.
I wouldn't change them till they need it either. I usually leave stock tires on my bikes for the break-in miles. It helps keep my balls in check. Now days. You get pretty good tires stock on Supersport bikes.

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Forget the tour part and go full out sport... Pilot Power

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Forget the tour part and go full out sport... Pilot Power

The only tire for any sportbike!
I agree The Power is one of the best tires out now. Just cant get allot of mileage from them.
He has stated he wants a tire with mileage capabilities over performance because he is not an aggressive rider.

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I agree The Power is one of the best tires out now. Just cant get allot of mileage from them.
He has stated he wants a tire with mileage capabilities over performance because he is not an aggressive rider.
Yeah but he'll regret that on the first step out that lands him on his arse!!!




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Yeah but he'll regret that on the first step out that lands him on his arse!!!
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Not everybody rides balls to the wall.
I don't think you have to to have that happen...but then again I could have the wrong POV on it...




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I don't think you have to to have that happen...but then again I could have the wrong POV on it...
You bought the chopper because you couldn't slow down on a sportbike. Some can (not me).

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Ya so when I think of a sportbike I think fast... why else be on one!




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I hear you! Im the same.

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I agree The Power is one of the best tires out now. Just cant get allot of mileage from them.
He has stated he wants a tire with mileage capabilities over performance because he is not an aggressive rider.

Wait wait, I didn't say I don't ride aggresively. It's just the Sportec M1's I have are very soft tires, very close to track tires actually. Probably too soft for my weekend rides on back road twisties. It isn't for a lack of trying but I've never broken them free coming out of a turn, once they warm up they stick like crazy glue. I'm just looking to get more than three months worth of use out of a set of good tires. I've seen guys get many miles out of a set of the Michelins. But that new Metzeler Z6 looks like a great tire too, hence my dellema...

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I got the M1's too. They've lasted pretty long for me and i push 'em every chance I get. Got about a 1/4 of an inch of chicken strip left on both sides.
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And lately I've done a lot of two up riding which is what I figure has worn the rear out. But now that the girlfriend as a bike (ninja 250), and I can get rid of my "ballast", right now its a toss up between another set of M1s or a set of the Michelins...

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