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About to order some new rubber for the back of the RR and just wanted to check with you guys to see what the tire to have was this season. From what I understand, its the Pilot Power. Ive got the Pilot Sport on right now which is what came from the factory and I was pleased with it, but always looking to upgrade anything. TIA Roach954
 

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I look at the cross-section of the tire. Some are triangular, with the point on the bottom. The pilots are triangular, putting lots of rubber on the road when leaning. But the center will wear out quickly. Some tires are round in cross-section. Metzeler Sportec tires are round, giving neutral handling. I use the Sportec's on my heavy CBR. They work great on tight, twisty roads.
 

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Well, if the Powers are designed to put more rubber down in the twisties, then its worth it to me even if the center does wear out a little quicker. I put my bike through its paces on the insane amount of roads we have around here and like that little bit of added protection. Of course I'm up on the back tire a lot too. It will probably wear just like my Pilot Sport that I have on now did. Still a ton of rubber on the sides, but smooth in the center. Thanks guys :dthumb:
 

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It will ware quicker than a Sport.
I had almost 3k on the Sport and major ware on the Power with just over 1k.
I expect to get close to 2k before bald on sides.
The weather is better so I'm ridding harder more often.
That might have a little to do with it.
 

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Well, getting a little over 1k miles with the way the riding is looking this season is not an option. Ill probably stick with another Sport. Ive been happy with it so far.
 

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Pilot Power all the way.... who cares about milage on the tire... I want it to stick!!
 

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Gas Man said:
Pilot Power all the way.... who cares about milage on the tire... I want it to stick!!
I think I just found my new tire sponsor Mr. Moneybags.. I don't care about wear either when Gasman is replacing my tires out of his overflowing pocket..
 

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Im with ya, i cant afford to put on three tires a month....out of my budget
I actually jsut got a sport compound Tomahawk and i cant find a hting to complain about.. it will get knee down and have grip to spare.. it was 78$ if i remember right delivered for the front tire.... and grip is as good or better htne factory rubber.. plus it seems like itll last to 3K if not 4 or 5K, havnet got enough on it yet..... its recapped off a 208 core, steering is neutral, and the fornt has a lot of center rubber... though the sides have more htne enough, so im expectign it to be a good rian tire as well....

For the money (or jsut performance) it offers more htne youll get with any company, once i wear out the rear on it and the ContiRoadAttack in my garage then itll get a Tomahawk rear tire too.... Saves me lots of Money and still able to ride as hard as i could on any tire.... the Tomahawks perofrmance is more then my skill and im not slow so ill stick with em. At saivng 30-40 a tire itll save me at leasdt 300$ a year... thatll almost pay my insurance with the saved money. I'd recommend em to anyone.. and htye even have track compounds for the same price if u want more grip.... I think Twisty has em for Track rtires right????? If he cna trust the grip on em id say they are good.. Ask him which compound he iused as they have three race compounds and one sport.
 

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Pilot Power are a great street tyre and wear as well as the Pilot Sports. My parts manager has them on his R1 and he hits the canyons every weekend...finally took them off after 4,000 miles with tread to spare. If you do a lot of track, the Power Race are awesome tyres.
 

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I think I just found my new tire sponsor Mr. Moneybags.. I don't care about wear either when Gasman is replacing my tires out of his overflowing pocket..
Well if you have to replace a rear every year..that's not so bad...and a front every other year.. no biggie...
 

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Gas Man said:
Well if you have to replace a rear every year..that's not so bad...and a front every other year.. no biggie...
Hey its your money there tough guy.. Just send me a copy of the Gasman logo and I will put it on my bike there sponsor..
 

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im not commenting on the content of the thread, just the title, it sounds like a personal problem!!!! :lol:
 

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what about metzeler tires on heard one comment on them ......no good or just not popular?? :bash:
My old CBR is 600 pounds, and I weigh over 200. The twisties that I ride are very tight. Transitioning quickly from full left to full right is more important than ultimate traction at full lean. With the round profile Metzler Sportec, it is like having power steering. With the triangular-profile Avon tires I had, it felt like manual steering.
 

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Im with ya, i cant afford to put on three tires a month....out of my budget
I actually jsut got a sport compound Tomahawk and i cant find a hting to complain about.. it will get knee down and have grip to spare.. it was 78$ if i remember right delivered for the front tire.... and grip is as good or better htne factory rubber.. plus it seems like itll last to 3K if not 4 or 5K, havnet got enough on it yet..... its recapped off a 208 core, steering is neutral, and the fornt has a lot of center rubber... though the sides have more htne enough, so im expectign it to be a good rian tire as well....

For the money (or jsut performance) it offers more htne youll get with any company, once i wear out the rear on it and the ContiRoadAttack in my garage then itll get a Tomahawk rear tire too.... Saves me lots of Money and still able to ride as hard as i could on any tire.... the Tomahawks perofrmance is more then my skill and im not slow so ill stick with em. At saivng 30-40 a tire itll save me at leasdt 300$ a year... thatll almost pay my insurance with the saved money. I'd recommend em to anyone.. and htye even have track compounds for the same price if u want more grip.... I think Twisty has em for Track rtires right????? If he cna trust the grip on em id say they are good.. Ask him which compound he iused as they have three race compounds and one sport.

Yeah they have became a full time supporter of Twistified Racing. The tires are top notch as long as they are not over heated.
 

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long time since ive seen u post man, how are you?>


And do u run Tomahawks on the street or no?

Scott
 
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