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So I'am getting ready to put new tires on my bike for next year, any suggestions on some good brands
 

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For your R6 check out Pilot Powers, I love'em but that's on a Busa.
They warm up fast, stick well in dry & rain. They do wear faster than your average tire, but that is to be expected on the softer rubber.
I get 4000 km out of a rear, change the front every 8000 km
 

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I liked the BT014 Bridgestone better than Metzlers. However I was getting about 3500 KMs out of the rear and in 1500 very aggressive kms on a multi day ride in an area with lots of twisties I wore out a front tire. Hard trail braking just demolishes them.
To get more kms out of a tire I tried a sport touring tire, and unless you are on the track you will find them very good, they seem to last about twice as long. They make a funny whining noise when leaned over, warm up a little slower,they are more stable in a straight line and take slightly more effort to get started to lean but they remain on track better. I think if you want to get more kms out of your tires donot be scared to try a sport touring tire. I havenot seen many riders who could find the limits of a sport touring tire on the road (if any). The down side is that once they wear down flat on the face you have to put up with feeling the tire move off the flat spot longer because they last longer.
 

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If your stunting, and like burnouts, nothing is better that a few sets of race take-offs! Plenty of rubber in the middle (where stunters need it), and super sticky once warm. Warm up is quick (small burnout). They just suck in the rain. I have more than a few sets for sale if you are interested. They are mostly Bridgestone BT-002 race DOT tires.
 

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holy crap those are nuts milages...

my stock dunlop 208's I got 11000km out of and now I'm on a set of Pirelli Diablos and I hit another 11000km.

Thats no burnouts... well a few small ones and I endo when and where I can. Can't wheelie worth shit so I gotta have fun somehow.

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They need to make some tires that last a long time, tires are such a money scam
 

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Actually race tire on the rear suck for burnouts. They heat up and push the front all over the place.

Pilot Powers are the best tire out there.
 

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A brand new pilot power on the rear lasts about 12 seconds in a burnout - just ask Martin.

Definetly wicked tires - but won't last long for burnouts.
 

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I liked the BT014 Bridgestone better than Metzlers. However I was getting about 3500 KMs out of the rear and in 1500 very aggressive kms on a multi day ride in an area with lots of twisties I wore out a front tire. Hard trail braking just demolishes them.
To get more kms out of a tire I tried a sport touring tire, and unless you are on the track you will find them very good, they seem to last about twice as long. They make a funny whining noise when leaned over, warm up a little slower,they are more stable in a straight line and take slightly more effort to get started to lean but they remain on track better. I think if you want to get more kms out of your tires donot be scared to try a sport touring tire. I havenot seen many riders who could find the limits of a sport touring tire on the road (if any). The down side is that once they wear down flat on the face you have to put up with feeling the tire move off the flat spot longer because they last longer.
wow, only 3500km. you doing alot of burnouts or what. i got 11,000km on the BT012 and im still running on a set of BT014's. with 25,500km on the bike.
 

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dont use pilot powers for burnouts, they flatspot easy, but nice for stoppies i hear
 
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