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Question Tire advice - August 27, 2007, 10:46 PM

I am looking for tires for my 04 R6 but can't seem to make up my mind.

I want something that will atleast last me more than a season but will be able to hold the road on a sharp turns (I do not go to the track, and have no intentions of, so I need something that isn't based purely on track performace). I looked into Qualifiers but they have a very short life, same thing with PP's.

If anyone has any suggestions I will be glad to hear it, cause as of right now I am completely lost .

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August 27, 2007, 10:53 PM

simple, get a
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second that...Pirelli Corsa III
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second that...Pirelli Corsa III
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August 27, 2007, 11:34 PM

how about the Diablo Strada?
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how about the Diablo Strada?
That would be a good choice. May be a little on the hard side. My GF has them on her FZ6 I think they handle well. She has about 5000 miles on them and they look great. She is not aggressive so they will make it about 8k.

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how about the Diablo Strada?
That would be a good choice. May be a little on the hard side. My GF has them on her FZ6 I think they handle well. She has about 5000 miles on them and they look great. She is not aggressive so they will make it about 8k.

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August 28, 2007, 06:24 AM

The strada is more of a sport/touring tire and (as said) is going to be made of a harder compound. If you're not going to get into the meat of the tire (the edges) then no problem but the R6 is a (super?)sport bike and if ridden at pace you will need some softer sides.

The Corsa III is a superb tire.


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August 28, 2007, 06:32 AM

My tire of choice right now is the Dunlop D616. It has given me great wet traction, great traction on gravel roads, good cornering traction, I can spin it a little on exit, turn in is a little slow.

this is with 5k


I think a better choice for you may be the Conti Road Attacks. I have run 4 sets of them and cannot find a reason not to like them. They handle well, givegood feed back, good in the rain, last me adout 6k. I changed to the D616 because they claim to cut cut resistent when riding on gravel and they are. Another option is the Avon Storm or Pilot Road 2CT.
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The strada is more of a sport/touring tire and (as said) is going to be made of a harder compound. If you're not going to get into the meat of the tire (the edges) then no problem but the R6 is a (super?)sport bike and if ridden at pace you will need some softer sides.

The Corsa III is a superb tire.
Common misconception. I have had no problem running a ST tire to the sidewall. For street riding they should handle the power of a 600 fine. Your R1 would destroy them on exit under power. My bike makes about the same power as 600 but weighs about 125#s more and puts tremendous cornering loads on the tires.

I think Witold had the Strada's on his bike. He didn't seem to have problem one.

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August 28, 2007, 06:52 AM

Michelin Pilot Road! I run them on my zrx1200 with 135 hp with no problem in the fast sweepers! Great in the rain and they last! I even have a spare set that would fit your bike brand new!

Pilot Road Excellent grip in any conditions
  • Remarkable wet grip
  • Unsurpassed high-speed stability

Heat, rain, cold – in virtually any conditions, the Michelin Pilot Road and its 100% silica-charged tread compound won’t let weather get in the way of your ride. The front tire’s rounded profile offers progressive steering response, and the advanced casing design tackles rough roads easily. The Michelin Pilot Road strikes the ideal balance between tread life and performance, while affording an exceptional quality/price ratio. It’s the ideal tire for your Fazer, Bandit or VFR.




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August 28, 2007, 06:58 AM

Not having much seat time on an R6 I can't say much but I have enough problem spinning the soft DCIII on the R1.

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August 28, 2007, 07:11 AM

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Not having much seat time on an R6 I can't say much but I have enough problem spinning the soft DCIII on the R1.

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August 28, 2007, 07:41 AM

Thanks guys for your feedback, your advice is truly appreciated.
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August 28, 2007, 08:03 AM

I like the Corsa III's.. super sticky but if you don't watch the tire pressure, you'll lose mileage on 'em quick. How many miles is a 'season' for you? What kind of riding do you do? Commute to work.. slab miles? etc...


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