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Apr 7th 2019, 03:58 PM   #1
 
  Jul 2016
  Bellevue, WA

Tires: Sharp profile and durable?

It's time for a new set of rubber on my R6. Right now I have Michelin Pilot 2CT and they developed flat spots too fast (because most of my miles are highway).

I don't track or "ride hard" so I'd like to buy some super durable tires that don't develop flat spots, however I want the triangular/pointy/V shaped profile for easy lean-in.

Can you guys please suggest some tires?
Apr 7th 2019, 05:19 PM   #2
 GPD323's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

Pirelli Angel GT's/ wish they lasted more, my favorite.

Dunlop Road Smart 3's/same as the Pirellis/great tire

I ran them on the ZX14, the C14 and they stick like glue and wear well. Good turn in and no negatives.

Both of my bikes are way heavier than yours.

The C14 eats front tires so the Pirellis I was getting 3K miles before they are toast. The rear lasts 6K so 2 fronts to one rear.

The Dunlops are wearing well to 6K miles.

You lite bike will get high mileage with either brand.
Apr 7th 2019, 05:41 PM   #3
 mgfchapin's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  Daytona 675R
Michelin Road 5. As much grip as you could possibly need in the wet or dry on the street, and they'll hold up fine at an intermediate pace at a track day.
Apr 7th 2019, 06:13 PM   #4
 Pavement Tested's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Seabeck

  '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750, '17 KTM 690 Duke
+1 for Michelin Pilot Road series. Haven't experienced the 5th iteration but the 3 and 4 were/are awesome.
Apr 7th 2019, 06:19 PM   #5
 
  Apr 2016
  WA

But the roads are not nearly as pointed as the powers. More of a round profile on the roads, also very soft carcass.
Apr 7th 2019, 06:27 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  Daytona 675R
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Originally Posted by Ryanthegreat1
But the roads are not nearly as pointed as the powers. More of a round profile on the roads, also very soft carcass.
Nothing wrong with their turn-in characteristics and if itís really an issue, you can raise the rear a few mm to speed everything up.
Apr 7th 2019, 09:13 PM   #7
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham, WA

  Yamaha FZ-07
+1 for the Road 5. I have had them almost a year and could not be happier.
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