Motorcycle riders...Wanted to recommend a great tire.

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  1. KING-PIN

    KING-PIN

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    If you are in the market for the perfect sport bike tire, I HIGHLY recommend the Michelin Pilot Power 2CT. It has a hard compound in the center of the tire for straight line/street riding. It has a very soft compound on the shoulder of the tire that is perfect for sharp corners with a steep lean.

    I have never in my life ridden a more stable, corner friendly, smooth riding tire.

    Everybody at the little shop I go to uses them. Literally. Now I see why.

    Just wanted to pass along a product that is nothing short of perfect, to me.

    I see myself buying these tires for a VERY long time to come.

    Hope this helps somebody out there.

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  2. Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    The Pilot was exactly what I was gonna say when I saw the thread title.
     

  3. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I'll stick with Metzler Roadtec and Sportec.
     
  4. DeltaNu1142

    DeltaNu1142 Glock talker

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    I run these, and Pilot Road 2CTs. The mileage I get out of the Road 2CT is better than any other tire I've tried.
     
  5. HexHead

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    Bridgestone Battlax BT-021 has the same feature.
     
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    how will they do in this situation?


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  7. pjrocco

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    +1 on Metzeler!

    But the OP is correct, the PP2CT is a great tire...
     
  8. Gareth68

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    That sounds like a great sport tour tire, but sport bike?

    Let me throw this out there.

    It's raining, a nice warm summer rain.

    You are out playing.

    You are coming in hot to a corner.

    You are riding the edge of braking ability.

    You feel the rear of the bike floating as you give it all the brake it can take.

    Do you really want the center of the tire to be hard compound?
     
  9. KING-PIN

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    I do my best to not get caught in the rain.

    But, if you ride long enough, it's going to happen. Period.

    So, when I do get caught in the rain, I ride extremely conservative. I don't go hot into corners and ride on the edge of braking ability. That's my solution.

    :wavey:
     
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    I've run the Metlzers before. The Michelin Pilot Road 2CT is a lot better IMHO, at least on my VFR. Much better mileage and the front tire geometry (and thus handling) doesn't go off as quickly.

    Sportbike Track Gear has great prices on the Michelins
     
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  11. davew83

    davew83 hhhhhhhhmmmmmmm

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    The center isn't really a hard compound, just harder than the sides.
     
  12. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I doubt that you can generate enough speed while riding the twisties (as opposed to the track) to outperform the tires.
     
  13. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    It's all depending on the bikes. They don't tip over worth a damn on my bike regardless of what pressure variations I run.
     
  14. Super Trucker

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    I am not a big fan of the PP 2ct's, I had them on my Busa for about a month and had to get rid of them. That hard center makes it a ***** when on one wheel (Busa runs half the length of 1/4 mile track on one wheel). They may be different on small/lighter bikes, but I didn't care for them

    I have had good luck with Dunlop Qualifiers though.
     
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  15. DeltaNu1142

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    This thread is hysterical.

    No one motorcycle tire is the choice for a 1/4 mile, hardcore canyon-carving, standing water, and high-mileage touring. Yet, that's the standard this single manufacturer is being held to...! Hah! If you bought the PP 2CT for a 1/4 mile drag bike, I assure you you're going to be disappointed.

    I run either the Power 2CT or the Road 2CT because they everything I need them to do well. I've got the grip I need in twisties, it provides confidence in the wet, and if running the Road the harder center compound outlasts any other tire I've tried (yet to try the Pirelli Angel).

    I don't work for them or anything, so please feel free to try what you like. I happen to agree with the OP. Ride safe!
     
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    Really?

    He made a comment about the hard center, so I added that in my opinion it wasn't great. Could it be that not every effin person is as awesome as you. I was trying to add to the discussion of what problems some might have.
    In my opinion on the Busa they don't handle for s**t in the curves either. But what do I know.
     
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    Is it a tire for a bagger?
     
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    I've been really happy with my Conti Road-Attacks.
     
  19. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

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    Forget the rain and imagine yourself - on a perfectly sunny & dry day - riding toward an intersection when an oncoming car turns left in front of you, and now you are faced with a head-on collision that seems to be a certainty in about 1.5 seconds or less.

    Having soft compound in the center of the tire saved my life in exactly this same situation at least 4 times during the years when I used to ride my Kawasaki 900 Ninja. Hard touring compound will compromise your ability to nail the brakes well enough to stop short of the killer cars, as I did.

    On one unfortunate occasion, before the 4 near-death experiences I just described above, I tried to save money and bought touring tires because I knew they wouldn't wear out so fast. I found my self facing the dreaded oncoming car turning left, and as I discovered my ability to brake was not good enough to save me, and it was certain that I was about to collide at around 40 MPH, I was thinking to myself, "I sure wish I could pay the extra money right now for better tires, and get out of this situation". But just then, a miracle happened and the killer car saw me and stopped, allowing me to swerve around him and my *** was saved to live another day. 24 hours later I was in the bike shop buying new tires that were the softest & stickiest I could find.

    I swear on my mothers grave that's a true story.

    If you can't afford to pay the higher price for the softest stickiest tires available, and accept the fact that they will wear out really fast, then in my book, you should figure that you just can't afford to ride a bike (safely). I'll NEVER buy anything with touring compound in it ever again.


    And BTW: Don't listen to those idiots who won't wear helmets.
     
  20. Geezer Glide

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    This thread is funny. Makes about as much sense as "I want to recommend a pair of shoes." People have different bikes, different riding styles, and different ideas in what they want and expect out of a tire. Also, some people actually ride their bikes, not just talk about riding.