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Dunlop Tires on a Gixxer?

Cycle Gear has a great price on Dunlop D208 ZR's, $150 a set sized for new
GSX-R 600/750. Anyone out there have an opinion on the 208's? I haven't
ridden on Dunlops since the Sport Elites were the tire of choice...I think Reagan was President.

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Meh, go with Michelin Pilot Powers. If you were more of a long distance type bike where tire life was more of an issue and quick warm up was less dunlop might be cool.
For a gsxr though, go with PP's or might try some Pirelli Diablo Corsa's.

Hype is usually just hype but Pilot Powers are on my gsxr and they're...awesome. As everyone on here suggested.

I have dunlops on my bike I'm selling, an sv650 and they went rather fast, the road feel was mediocre and the grip wasn't the most confidence inspiring. Not exactly sure what model, def sport tires, not sport touring.
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Yeah, I do know that the Michelin PP's are the happenin' tire, they're just $100
more. I don't mind a little extra drift time on corner exits, and I don't mind longer warm-up times, either. On the other frame slider...so to speak, I don't want to end up sliding down the road watching my bike tumble!

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I rode the 208's. I have nothing good to say about them. They slip and slide and lead to a general feeling of insecurity and little confidence. I'd avoid them like the plague. Spend the extra dime on a good tire.



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I just gor PP's not that long ago and I love them Waaaaaaaaaay better then the OEM Battleaxes it came with.
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Buy the PP's.

Here is just about the best price you will find them for. Call them to make sure the exact pair you are getting has a good date code, we've heard sometimes they have some overstock that's been sitting for a while, which is bad for 'em.

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208s suck

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I was looking around a dealer yesterday (bought another filter and some oil). They wanted $165 for a 160/60 PP. And they didn't have a matching front!

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Meh, go with Michelin Pilot Powers. If you were more of a long distance type bike where tire life was more of an issue and quick warm up was less dunlop might be cool.
For a gsxr though, go with PP's or might try some Pirelli Diablo Corsa's.

Hype is usually just hype but Pilot Powers are on my gsxr and they're...awesome. As everyone on here suggested.

I have dunlops on my bike I'm selling, an sv650 and they went rather fast, the road feel was mediocre and the grip wasn't the most confidence inspiring. Not exactly sure what model, def sport tires, not sport touring.
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Cycle Gear has a great price on Dunlop D208 ZR's, $150 a set sized for new
GSX-R 600/750. Anyone out there have an opinion on the 208's? I haven't
ridden on Dunlops since the Sport Elites were the tire of choice...I think Reagan was President.


Stock tire on a SV is the Dunlop 220, a sport touring tire.
As for the Pirelli Diablo Corsa's, friend of mine riding a 89 (i think) YFZ600 just switched to those from Qualifiers... hates them, warm up time takes forever, and they just don't grip. He's going back to the Qualifiers next go round.
If I remember right, the 208's are the predecesor to the Qualifier.

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they make the one i posted in a strap on version
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Stock tire on a SV is the Dunlop 220, a sport touring tire.As for the Pirelli Diablo Corsa's, friend of mine riding a 89 (i think) YFZ600 just switched to those from Qualifiers... hates them, warm up time takes forever, and they just don't grip. He's going back to the Qualifiers next go round.
If I remember right, the 208's are the predecesor to the Qualifier.
Its funny, a while back Trip and I were talking about what stock tires come on different bikes and I guess it depends on where you live as to what OEM tire you get. THe OEM tires here are different from the OEM tires where Trip lives.
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Its funny, a while back Trip and I were talking about what stock tires come on different bikes and I guess it depends on where you live as to what OEM tire you get. THe OEM tires here are different from the OEM tires where Trip lives.
That is odd
I could see different tires for different build dates, but for different locations?

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Dunlops should be called Dunslips, or Dunflops!

I had D207's, and D208's and they both SUCKED! They take FOREVER to heat up and get sticky, and once they do...If you stop for a quick minute they are already cold again.

Go with Michelin Pilot Powers or Pirelli Diablos


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Its funny, a while back Trip and I were talking about what stock tires come on different bikes and I guess it depends on where you live as to what OEM tire you get. THe OEM tires here are different from the OEM tires where Trip lives.
I know the new 600rr can come with Bridgestone or Dunlop maybe depending on where you purchase. I got qualifiers and they are alright, wear quickly though. I like PPs because they sorta give you input to let you know when they are about to slip. Qualifiers just start slipping.

I got my bike in Chattanooga (Dunlop) and a buddy got his in Knoxville (Bridgestone), they are 80 miles apart. So I don't know how they pick tires, maybe it's just random.

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Dunlops should be called Dunslips, or Dunflops!

I had D207's, and D208's and they both SUCKED! They take FOREVER to heat up and get sticky, and once they do...If you stop for a quick minute they are already cold again.

Go with Michelin Pilot Powers or Pirelli Diablos
I think you should try the 208 GPA...they are very close to the pilot powers
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I know the new 600rr can come with Bridgestone or Dunlop depending on where you purchase. I got qualifiers and they are alright, wear quickly though. I like PPs because they sorta give you input to let you know when they are about to slip. Qualifiers just start slipping.


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I'm with trip. Dunlops are there, and then suddenly, not there. Sliiiiiiiiiiiiiiide and then you have poop in your pants
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Well, let's see...that's at least 5 votes for the Michelin Rubber Boy and zippo for
Dunlop, the manufacturer that brought us the incredible K81 TT100. I'm thinkin'
that I'll go with the "Sta-Pufft Man", Michelin. If the Dunlop rep is really that bad...I can take a clue.

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Well, let's see...that's at least 5 votes for the Michelin Rubber Boy and zippo for
Dunlop, the manufacturer that brought us the incredible K81 TT100. I'm thinkin'
that I'll go with the "Sta-Pufft Man", Michelin. If the Dunlop rep is really that bad...I can take a clue.
go with the Pilot Powers, you won't be disappointed.


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I'm with trip. Dunlops are there, and then suddenly, not there. Sliiiiiiiiiiiiiiide and then you have poop in your pants






I'm curious- what do you guys think of the Bridgestone Battlaxe (BTO20)? I have 1300 miles on mine, and the tread depth looks like new. I've had them on all kinds of pavement, and in the wet, and haven't had a problem. What kind of mileage can I expect? How do they perform on the track?

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I run Pilot roads on my Sv and completely happy with them.
There rated for longer life but still Great tires to ride on. There not as sticky as the PP but they are close enough for my use.

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