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Hey guys, I need new tires and was wondering what people would recommend. I am currently looking at the Michelin pilot road 4. I just need it for normal street use and I have a 07 r6 (if that matters).
 

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PR4 is horrible tire. Anything but that. Seriously, it is fine in the cooler weather but in normal to hot temperatures it is squirmy and greasy feeling.
 

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I dont plan on riding in the rain. I was just searching for good street tires and this one came up. I definitely dont want the greasy feeling. thanks for the input
 

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I'll second Bridgestone S22's as well. VERY capable tire if you're a faster rider yet has great longevity and also quite capable in the cool/wet conditions as well. I just ordered my second set of them after putting them on my new bike last month. So far - 4500kms on them and going strong.

Also - lowest price of any decent tire to be had - can't beat that value.
 

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Michelin is a fine tire. In fact, you won't go wrong with any tire from the major manufacturers.
My problem with michelin was severe cupping on the front. Put lots of miles on them though.

Bridgestone is a fine tire. Almost always the stock tires on sportbikes. They wear out quick especially the rear. I ran a set of t30s that were excellent and lasted.

Recent years I've been running Dunlops. Roadsmarts on the rear and q3plus on the front. Excellent performance, longevity, and value.

I prefer the touring class tires on the rear. They keep their profile well while still delivering excellent adhesion for cornering. They last forever.
 

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I ran bto16 and s21 in the past. So far the Michelin pilot4's that came with my fz1 have proven pretty decent and way better longevity than either of the battlax s mentioned. My.02
 

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So I have been looking at more reviews and I think I will go with the s22's. Thanks for all the advice guys. Where did you guys buy your s22's from? I am also looking for a shop that could install at the same time. I looked at bayside but they dont seem to have the s22.
 

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So I have been looking at more reviews and I think I will go with the s22's. Thanks for all the advice guys. Where did you guys buy your s22's from? I am also looking for a shop that could install at the same time. I looked at bayside but they dont seem to have the s22.
I ordered a set from Fortnine 5 days ago, delivery is tomorrow.

$356/set shipped- 120/180
 

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I got a new S22 from Fortnine a few weeks ago. Free shipping.

Check your brake pads to see if you need any before you order tires. You're going to have the calipers off anyway.
 

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I am in a similar boat - I ride a 2008 NInja zx 6R - mainly commuting/urban riding. Fair weather rider but will commute to work if it is a drizzle or light rain.
I had OEM Bridgestone Battlax BT015 - they were ok. Looking for something with more grip and can handle dry/wet conditions well. Maybe it was my BT015, but I shying away from Battlax.

I have narrowed it down to Michelin Pilot Power 2CT or Pilot Road 4 or Road 5. Any advice of which is the best of these one for my riding needs/style?

Also - I take it is cheaper to order from Fortnine than from a dealer? Would most bike shops install tires you bought online? I usually go to Honda Carter near Granville Island.
 

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My local dealer in Vernon, Vernon Motorsport will price match fortnine for tires or more often beat them by a little bit. So I buy all my tires local. Cash and carry for me though, having tires mounted by shops I've found to be expensive and a unnecessary risk to my bike by having others touch it.

Btw I had burned off the road4's with 7500km to the wear bars front and rear. I'm now on the road 5's. Fwiw I had a hell of a time balancing the front. More trouble then ever before. I use a proper static balance stand(tusk) and I have had the tire in three different positions on the rim and balanced it four times I think. Each time and position requiring over 2ozs of weight. Works fine and it's balanced, was just kind of frustrating. Only kept messing with it to try and reduce the required weight because I've never needed so much. And because Michelin doesn't mark the road5's with heavy or light points? Da fuc is with that? I don't think I'll buy another set, may try the s22's next.
 
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