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post #31 of 78 (permalink) Old 08-26-2016, 04:44 PM
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Another vote for the Angel GTs. I enjoyed the set on my FZ6 on both the street and my first 4 track days. Still have plenty of life in them and I saw someone on the track this past Monday with a set of them.
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Running touring tyres or for that matter anything too similar in the sport touring segment just never felt good on the street triple, the chassis is too aggressive for lazy feeling tyres IMHO. The Metzler m7rr are good, the rosso corsa are also at the top of the list but I'm sure the diablo rosso 2-3 would also be a solid choice, I think tyres like the T30 belong on something more like a sprint gt than a hooligan machine....

Although, it's always down to the individual.
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Ron Haslam will say anything if he can get free tyres for life I suspect? I wonder how much he saves?

It's certainly just my opinion, but I found that a sport oriented tyre felt better on the street triple where as on some of my other bikes it didn't make much difference, I'm assuming it's largely because of the profile differences?
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But, does he not also have to provide a high quality and safe riding experience to those who pony up not insignificant sums of money for his course? I'm certainly no Cal Crutchlow - not only do I not have 1/10,000th of his skill, I'm also quite a bit more averse to crashing than he appears to be - but in dry conditions, I feel no difference between the stock Corsas and the T30s.

Probably, I'm just not good enough to feel it, if it's there. At the end of the day, I'm not trying to convince anyone looking for ultimate grip to switch to sport touring tires, I'm just answering the question "recommend me a sport touring tyre."
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It's probably the profile. A sport touring tire will have a slightly larger radius in the center which helps mileage and stability at the expense of response. If you find that offensive, you can drop the front end a bit to get some response back.

I'd like to test the theory that a sport touring tire is "lazy" on a Street Triple. When I had my Angels (ST and GT) they were only on the FZ6. I've only had sport tires on my Triples.
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I think it's a combination of bike and tyre, I had Angel GT on the street and thought they were horrific, a friend also had the same tyre on his daytona and he'd them so much he swapped them out after 500miles and he really isn't fussy with tyres. Yet using them on a sprint st they felt absolutely perfect for the bike.... suggesting more of a combination problem than a tyre issue.

I think of it this way... I love mushy peas and I also love tea.... but I wouldn't want them together. Sports tyres worked for me both on the street triples I've had and the speed triple but sports touring was the only choice worth making with some of my other motorcycles.
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It's probably the profile. A sport touring tire will have a slightly larger radius in the center which helps mileage and stability at the expense of response. If you find that offensive, you can drop the front end a bit to get some response back.

I'd like to test the theory that a sport touring tire is "lazy" on a Street Triple. When I had my Angels (ST and GT) they were only on the FZ6. I've only had sport tires on my Triples.
You did. You rode mine with the T30s.

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I've been running PR4s quite happily on my Sprint for a couple years now. So, I put a set on my street rims for the Streety. I didn't put any miles on the OEM Pirelli's, so I can't compare, but the PR4s feel just fine on the Streety, and I'm not known for being gentile with tires. With the lightness, and extra leverage of the tube bars, I can't see how the small profile difference could really be THAT bad between sport and sport-touring tires, for most of us.

I am keeping the OEM rims and tires for the streety's first trackday, though. I'll move up from there in that environment.

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You did. You rode mine with the T30s.
Oh yeah, that's right! No problems there.

Now that I think about it, I also rode a 2015 last year at the local dealership that had the stock tires on it. Not sure what type of tire comes stock, but they didn't put me to sleep either.

My first 2008 came with Pilot Power 3s and a CBR600RR shock. The extra height from the CBR shock made way more difference in how the bike turned in than the tires. Those Michelins are now on my 2010R with an Ohlins unit @ stock ride height and the bike is much more stable and less twitchy.
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Recommend me a sport touring tyre



I bought the bike with power 3 installed already. Put 4.5k on the bike within three month with occasion canyon session. They seem to wear very well and provide good grip in the corners. This is compared to my past ninja 650 with bt016.

Another thing to note, I'm not the fastest in the canyon but they don't get gummed up like my friends PR4?
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Anyone ever mixed tires? My pilot road 2 front still has plenty of life but I want to put the pp3 on the rear and try it out

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