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post #51 of 78 (permalink) Old 09-16-2016, 01:15 AM
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I own an 09 STR, I've run Bridgestone BT016's, Dunlop Q2/3's, Michelin PR2's, Pirelli Rosso's, Metzeler Sportec M05's and M7RR's off the top of my head that's what I can recall, the sporty tires tend to last about 2500-3500 miles, the sport touring tires lasted around 5-7k miles. The sport touring tires will give a slightly heavier feel to the steering because they usually are profiled differently and weigh a bit more, they will still provide most street riders with all the grip they need plus they usually have good wet weather performance also. If you are using all the grip they provide on the street you are getting close to a track pace on the road. I also own a Tiger800 that I run sport touring tires on, ones that come in a 19" front, they provide plenty of grip, I've had the Bridgestone T30's and BT023's, plus a set of Continental Road Attack EVO 2's, they all have been grippy enough to run out ground clearance before you run out of traction. If you are looking for more tire life, I would consider sport touring tires, given the fact that a Street Triple steers so easily, I doubt that you would be losing too much feel. The new Metzeler Roadtec 01's are supposed to be really good tires, I bought a set for the Tiger, I have a set of the Angels for the STR when I finish off the M7RR's currently mounted up. Out of all the different tires I've used on the STR, I liked the M7RR's and if I didn't get a deal on the Angels I would run them again.
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post #52 of 78 (permalink) Old 09-17-2016, 03:53 AM
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Save yourself a few quid and consider pilot road 2.

They are a very very capable sport touring tyre and seem to have the nicest profile of the lot. There even oem on the Yamaha MT07 so can't be that old and decrepid! For the last few years people have been going crazy for them and I've personally seen them returning riders 10,000miles from a set.
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Living in the Pacific Northwet, I put a set of Pilot Road 4s on my '14 StripleR for year round commuting. They seem to be holding up really well, so far, on the mileage side. Excellent feel and steering on the street (both commuting and on spirited weekend rides), and the only issue I had on the track with them was my own over-active lizard brain twisting my wrist the wrong direction. Very capable both dry and wet, IMO, but, of course, that's just the opinion of an old slow guy...
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I just put my bike in for the 12,000 mile service. While they're at it, I'm having them change the back tire. It's a Pilot Road 4 with 6800 miles on it. I could probably have gotten another 2-3 hundred miles before hitting the wear bars, but since it's already in the shop, another Road 4 is going on. If this one and the front wear out at the same time, I might do a set of Pirelli Angels just to see the difference.

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Thread Resurrection PR4 vs Pirelli Angel vs ?

That PR4 rear in my post from last September wound up being a PR4 GT. I didn't notice any difference in traction, but at 4,752 miles, it's already getting close to the wear bars. The PR4 front that I talked about last August now has 11,488 miles and is quite knackered. Since I'm ready for a full set, I'm considering trying something different. I haven't done a track day and have no specific plan to. I only ride street, sometimes in Rossi mode, sometimes not. I seldom ride in rain, but it happens, and I've been known to go for short rides with temperatures as low as 20f.

I've read several threads about this but they're all from last fall or before. I wonder if anyone has developed a new opinion. What should I get? Pirelli Angel? Stick with PR4? Something else?

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That PR4 rear in my post from last September wound up being a PR4 GT. I didn't notice any difference in traction, but at 4,752 miles, it's already getting close to the wear bars. The PR4 front that I talked about last August now has 11,488 miles and is quite knackered. Since I'm ready for a full set, I'm considering trying something different. I haven't done a track day and have no specific plan to. I only ride street, sometimes in Rossi mode, sometimes not. I seldom ride in rain, but it happens, and I've been known to go for short rides with temperatures as low as 20f.

I've read several threads about this but they're all from last fall or before. I wonder if anyone has developed a new opinion. What should I get? Pirelli Angel? Stick with PR4? Something else?
Since posting the last time in this thread, I have more miles on the Continental RoadAttack 2EVO's and have been impressed with their grip both wet and dry, but since then Dunlop released the Roadsmart 3, Continental has a RA 3, then you have the tires you mentioned plus the Bridgestone T30, I sure any major brand will provide good grip. If you are pleased with the PR4's and they seemed to last and unless you want to try something else, there are many good choices. I mounted a set of the Angels on my Street and they work fine for me and I have pushed them fairly hard on couple of rides, have about 7-8 hundred miles on them, but have yet to ride in the wet with them. Dunlop and Continental have rebates if price is a big concern.
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I just picked up the Roadsmart III's this weekend due to a flat rear tire on the stock Pirelli's. They were squaring off so I would have had to replace them after a bit anyways.

I have been taking it easy a bit to scrub the new tires in and get used to them so nothing to report yet but will once I get a few hundred miles on them. The reviews seemed very good on the Roadsmart III's so I'm excited about them. Since I live in Central Ohio (flat and few twisties) and commute on the motorcycle I'm hoping they stave off squaring a longer than the stock tires.
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Over 14,000 miles on PR3s. The rear is squared off some but wear had been slow; they don't need changing. I don't really take it into the twisties but ride spiritedly otherwise. I got caught in a treacherous downpour the other day, scary amounts of water, but the bike gripped fine and I was riding really aggressively to get to some place with cover. I've been caught in thunderstorms like that before and it always handled great with the PR3s. So, at least in terms of wet grip I can confidently recommend them.
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That PR4 rear in my post from last September wound up being a PR4 GT. I didn't notice any difference in traction, but at 4,752 miles, it's already getting close to the wear bars. The PR4 front that I talked about last August now has 11,488 miles and is quite knackered. Since I'm ready for a full set, I'm considering trying something different. I haven't done a track day and have no specific plan to. I only ride street, sometimes in Rossi mode, sometimes not. I seldom ride in rain, but it happens, and I've been known to go for short rides with temperatures as low as 20f.

I've read several threads about this but they're all from last fall or before. I wonder if anyone has developed a new opinion. What should I get? Pirelli Angel? Stick with PR4? Something else?
Strange the PR4 GT didn't last longer than the straight PR4, as it's built for heavier bikes.

I've just done some good miles on my Sprint ST on the first set of Angel GTs, after a few sets of PR4s. The main feel difference has been the Angels have a bit more aggressive profile, which lead to them dancing a bit more on the interstate. So, turn in should be a bit sharper on the Angels over the PR4s. Haven't gotten a good read on mileage on the Angels, yet.

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I wound up ordering the Angel GT. If things go according to plan they should go on Friday.

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