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post #1 of 48 Old 05-07-2016, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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what tires do you suggest

I ride everyday to work.
yes i go in and out of traffic in mornings. I travel home at night with no traffic so I do ride as fast as possible
50 miles. me=120 lbs, no luggage. wet and dry conditions and humid always. mostly freeway but I like to take bike to track day once in while.
Here is what i have come up with. Would love to know your opinions.

Metzeler Sportec M7 RR
Here in Hawaii i can get the angeL gt tyre right now or wait 10 days for the others. i have another bike but if the angel gts are the best i would like to know.
thanks in advance for all your thoughts
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post #2 of 48 Old 05-08-2016, 01:12 AM
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Z8 will probably outlast the others, and would be my choice.

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post #3 of 48 Old 05-08-2016, 08:24 AM
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If you want good edge grip and use it regularly then I'd go M77 Sportecs, very impressed with them. If it's more straight line work then I think the M8's are the best compromise.
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post #4 of 48 Old 05-08-2016, 05:31 PM
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I have replaced the origins fit metzeler roadtec Z8's with metzeler roadtec 01and am really pleased with them. The originals were good all round tyres and lasted the longest mileage I've had out of motorcycle tyres. First time I've got excited over tyres - love the 01's.
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post #5 of 48 Old 05-08-2016, 11:48 PM
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Roadtec 01 is good
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post #6 of 48 Old 05-09-2016, 01:43 AM
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Not in this list, but I've heard good reviews from my friends on the new Bridgestone S21.

Think I will be switching to that on my next tyre change. Have always had good experiences with Japanese rubber =D

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post #7 of 48 Old 05-09-2016, 09:06 AM
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I'll be the contrarian on the Metzler Z8s - especially if you are mostly wearing the middle of the tire on commutes and highway riding. These tires have caught so many people out on rides that I'd never put them on any bike I own. The problem with them is that they have no wear indication in the middle of the tire. The tire will look perfectly fine when you start up for a day ride and 50 miles later be showing cords. This problem is exacerbated by the typical over-inflation many people run in them (at the pressure recommended in the owner's manual).

If you ride it like a sport bike or for track days, I'd recommend Dunlop Q3s and if you ride it like a commuter or sport tourer, the Michelin Pilot Road 4s.
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post #9 of 48 Old 05-09-2016, 12:30 PM
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I've found the standard fitment Z8's to be grippy enough for hooligan peg down action, plus they seem to be wearing well too. Double Joy!!

However, always wanting more edge grip, I've already bought a set of Metzeler M5 Sportec (similar tread pattern to the Z8 but in a softer compound) ready to be fitted when the Z8's are eventually killed off.

I also second Mr filtered comments about Japanese rubber.....been using Bridgestone (BT023 and now BT016 Pro) on my 955i Daytona with impressive results.

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post #10 of 48 Old 05-09-2016, 07:39 PM
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Im still on the originals but that will soon change. I'm a big fan of the dual compound Dunlop Roadsmart 2 tires. Have used them on my FJR for years and will soon use them on my 9-T. They're yet to fail me, plenty of grip, dry or wet, solid feel what else could you want.
The good news is that motorcycle tire technology has improved leaps and bounds and most any good quality tire will give you plenty of safe miles. Ride safe

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