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So i am looking at the infamous michelin pilots for my gsxr 1000. i want to ride with more confidence in my canyon riding and would like a tire that has great handling and some comfort. i see they have pilotpowers, streets, 2cts and other things can someone shine a light from what i want... THanks
 

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I swear by the Pilot Powers 2ct. They have great characteristics and the 2ct has surprisingly good wear. There is a review of some tires in the current issue of Sport Rider and the Pilot Powers are one of them. I can't find it on their website though.
 

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Pilot Power 2CT is the best sportbike tire there is. Lifelength has a lot to do with what kind of riding you do, and also what kind of tarmac you're running on. I live in Norway and made 8000km on my rear tire, and that's very good for a bike like this, and a tire like that. I do trackdays on them too, so 8000km is pretty good I think :)

2CT is harder in the middle, and softer in the edges.











And of course, they look pretty darn good :)
 

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So i am looking at the infamous michelin pilots for my gsxr 1000. i want to ride with more confidence in my canyon riding and would like a tire that has great handling and some comfort. i see they have pilotpowers, streets, 2cts and other things can someone shine a light from what i want... THanks
I have a set of 2 ct's on my bike. My second set. To be honest though...my old dunlops worked just as well. i know the 2 ct's are to grab..but so did my dunlops. i get the 2cts for less money now so i keep getting them.
 

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I have a set of 2 ct's on my bike. My second set. To be honest though...my old dunlops worked just as well. i know the 2 ct's are to grab..but so did my dunlops. i get the 2cts for less money now so i keep getting them.
The Dunlops are good too. I have gotten a lot more mileage out of the 2CT's as I ride the bike to work and school as well as do some touring on it. The center lasts a lot longer on the rear. (Of course this is all relative as they still won't last near as long as a sport touring tire.)
 

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I've got pirelli diablo corsicas.. i've ridden about 3k miles on them, man these things are STICKY. great tires IMO. Just thought I'd throw my 2 cents in.
 

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Theyre not too worn actually.. i drive a lot of highway miles on them though, 90 miles a day round trip to work.. but i take some twisties to keep them rounded whenever I can.. but they're holding up real well.. i'd say i'm going to get 8-10k out of them.. i don't do burnouts or anything on them either though
 

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Right now I have the 2CTs on the old gixxer, which replaced the regular Pilot Powers.
I put about 7000 street miles on them, and 6 trackdays/open practices. On the street the regular Powers should take anything outside of stupidity you can throw at them.
The 2CTs have the same compound in ths middle, so I would expect them to last as long on the street.
 

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i was into the michelin but my pocket took me to the bridgestones... I got the bt 002 and they are lovely!!!! they hold and stick great... i have bt 002 in the front and bt 016 in the back.. the reason for that is it has a triple compound. hard medium and soft so i can get the wear i need... the bt 002 is a very nice tire for holding the turn medium/soft. more to come as i break them in.
 

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Tires is what's keep the day up 'n up, and your bike too. Tires are the most important thing on your bike, yeah really.
What about them green papers.. ? :ban::mrgreen:
 

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yeah gixxerman i know tires are the most important but i am not going to do a 51.4 degree lean lol "esp. on the road". bridgestone had a triple compound rather than michelin double compound and generally i can/get decent miles out of bridgestone so i just upgraded the tire rather than replace the whole formula.
 

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I have 5 bikes and ride them all in the canyon, all my bikes have Bridge-stone BT-023 they stick really well in the curves. especially on the Hayabusa. I only run 190 in the rear 120 front get the set for $238.00 E-Bay.
 
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