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Tires for the real world

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I have a 2006 Katana 600 that needs new tires. I have read several reviews on the top brands, and they all seem to focus single run performance. I am looking for a tire that will perform after multiple heat cycles. I have a 10 mile spirited commute to and from work daily. Then about once a month my wife lets me off the leash for a 500+ mile tour of the N. Ga / W. Carolina mountians. What tire will perform the best and most consistent under these conditions?

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try a road 2



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Hello All,

I have a 2006 Katana 600 that needs new tires. I have read several reviews on the top brands, and they all seem to focus single run performance. I am looking for a tire that will perform after multiple heat cycles. I have a 10 mile spirited commute to and from work daily. Then about once a month my wife lets me off the leash for a 500+ mile tour of the N. Ga / W. Carolina mountians. What tire will perform the best and most consistent under these conditions?

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if your spirited commute to work is mainly straight up, I say go with Pilots Roads 2 or something comparable. The PR 2's have a hard center to get more mileage. Then have soft sides like a Pilot Power.
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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-31-2007, 11:06 AM
 
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I run michellin pilot roads and i got lil over 12,000 miles out of my back tire, getting new back tire put on tommorrow. pr are pretty much a touring tire and have a longer life. i also commute on my bike alot.
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if your spirited commute to work is mainly straight up, I say go with Pilots Roads 2 or something comparable. The PR 2's have a hard center to get more mileage. Then have soft sides like a Pilot Power.


I think you mean the Pilot Power 2CT's. The PR2's stand for Pilot Race compound 2 which were scraped the first 6 months they came out.
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pr2 can also stand for pilot road 2, the new 2 compound tire that has a harder middle with the pp sides and a slightly more aggresive tread then the pilot road



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pr2 can also stand for pilot road 2, the new 2 compound tire that has a harder middle with the pp sides and a slightly more aggresive tread then the pilot road

The PR series is designated for Pilot Race. Check their site. All PR stock numbers refer to the Pilot Race series
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The PR series is designated for Pilot Race. Check their site. All PR stock numbers refer to the Pilot Race series
So then just say Piliot Road 2 isntead of PR2's
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So then just say Piliot Road 2 isntead of PR2's
Thats what I said.
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No biggy we all make mistakes... If you go up to a tire vendor and ask for a PR2 he is going to tell you it was discontinued.

Back to the topic... for pretty much commuting and causal canyon carving the Pilot Road 2 will be perfect.
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I think you mean the Pilot Power 2CT's. The PR2's stand for Pilot Race compound 2 which were scraped the first 6 months they came out.
So since those tires are no longer in production, why can't we call the Pilot Road 2's, PR2?
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So since those tires are no longer in production, why can't we call the Pilot Road 2's, PR2?


LOL....no matter which way you skin a cat...its a cat. Because the PR2 is the code for medium-soft compound race tire...but lots of other morons are calling the Pilot Roads 2 PR2's so you might aswelll....


It seems you can still buy them too

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=818
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Say PR^2 then, because it's actually pilot road squared...

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Thanks for the Input

Thanks for the input. Michelin has been my leading candidate. I can't seem to find the Road 2's (PR2's ?), locally, so I'm probably going to get a set of Pilot Powers. Are the Pilot Road 2's available in the US yet?

Also, I'm thinking of going to a 170/60/17 rear which is slightly (1/8") smaller radially than the stock 150/70/17. Will there be any noticeable advantage or disadvantage?

BTW, my commute is zig-zaggy!

Thanks again,
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don't know if they are called road 2's as far as i know they are just pilot roads.
just checked michelin site here is linky

http://two-wheels.michelin.com/2w/fr...105938&lang=EN

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don't know if they are called road 2's as far as i know they are just pilot roads.
just checked michelin site here is linky

http://two-wheels.michelin.com/2w/fr...105938&lang=EN
I have seen that Michelin has the Pilot Roads' and the new Pilot Road 2's with the dual compound. I haven't been able to find a dealer that carries the Road 2's yet. I have heard that they simply haven't been distributed to the US yet.
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oh well i'll stick with the regular pilor roads for now. they great for my use.
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I have seen that Michelin has the Pilot Roads' and the new Pilot Road 2's with the dual compound. I haven't been able to find a dealer that carries the Road 2's yet. I have heard that they simply haven't been distributed to the US yet.
Yes, you can buy them on kneedraggers.

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...e--623107.html
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They aren't road 2's either, suggesting they are the 2nd version of pilot roads. THey are road 2CT's. So if you need an abbreviation to feel better, use PR2CT and they won't get confused with a race tire


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