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Old April 26th, 2014, 03:18 PM   #11
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I Ride: 1963 Ducati Bronco; 1978 GTS900; 1985 Mille; 1993 Bimota DB2; 2010 KTM 450 XC-W; 2013 Hyperstrada
Pilot Road 4s

I got 5,000 miles out of the original Scorpions, and they were about 500 miles past what I would have preferred - was on a trip to Little Switzerland NC.
Have used Pilot Roads for the last 7 (?) years and so I went straight to the PR 4s. Love em. This is my eighth set of Pilot Roads.
$290 (incl shipping) from Rocky Mountain ATV.
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Old May 4th, 2014, 02:35 PM   #12
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Bridgestone T30's

I got 3500 out of the rear OEM Pirelli but it was very squared off. I did a track evening at Knockhill with Ducati last year and the OEM tyres never missed a beat. I'm not super quick but was keeping up with some faster machinery.

The limitation was the ground clearance not the tyres. I ground the gear change lever away (we did the circuit anticlockwise) and to replace it was 64 nearly doubling the price of the 2 hour session :-) If we'd gone clockwise the rear brake lever looks a lot more expensive...

I asked Ducati Glasgow if the T30's (recommended by MCN) were a good fit for the Hyperstrada and they were fine with fitting them. They thought the Angel GT's were better for a heavier bike. MCN really rated the T30's and I hope to get 6-8K out of them. 228 for the tyres plus 50 fitting by Ducati.

The ride home was 70 miles but I went the long way round to 115 miles. The new T30's were excellent. The biggest difference on the road for me was the additional subtly of the ride and the feedback. Running at 36psi on both but might try a little harder on the rear.

I don't ride in the wet any more unless I'm caught out, but I would rate the T30's on 1-5 scale as one point up on the Pirelli's in every area. If they last twice as long they will be a bargain.

I always worm the bike. tyres and rider up for 5 miles when I get on the road so warm up time isn't really relevant but again MCN were impressed.

Still loving the bike, I can't imagine anything that would be more fun to ride, superb.
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Old May 8th, 2014, 04:10 AM   #13
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Here is an article on wet road testing of the Dunlop Q3 - quite informative, and it's always nice to hear someone else agree and expand upon one's opinion.

PS the Q3 is now available in 170/60. Have them on the SV.

Soup :: Dunlop Sportmax Q3: Making A Great Tire Even Better :: 07-03-2013
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Old May 8th, 2014, 05:13 AM   #14
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Metzeler Tourance Next

I'm leaning toward the Metzeler Tourance Next for my next set of street tire, any opinions?
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Old August 1st, 2014, 03:25 PM   #15
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Got my self a Dunlop Q3 from 4wheelonline. Well with zipppy4 9's review I do get the same experience. But I find the thread to soft that it tends to worn faster.
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Old August 1st, 2014, 11:01 PM   #16
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Just put on a pair of Michelin Pilot Road 4
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Old August 3rd, 2014, 03:50 PM   #17
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2600 miles on my bike. I have pirelli diablo corsa. Seems like a pretty good tire and had no complaints in some heavy rain. Never hit any scary puddles so I can't comment how they handle in "oh shit" situations.

The edges are definitely a soft compound. Even though I don't ride too aggressive on the street, im getting used to the bike and accelerating harder through turns. The tires warm up quickly, get sticky and scrub easily.

Of course it's all relativity. I used to run a Battleax, upgraded to Q2 which was a huuuge improvement with more aggressive lean angle, and better stability under hard braking. The Q2's actually had the tread inversed on the front tire to aid with grip under hard braking. The downside to that is it channels water inwards as opposed to outwards. Some Dunlop owners mounted the tire the correct way to help with rain... I have been told the Q3's are even more of a improvement over the Q2's and Dunlop is on their A game.

When I finally got a Ducati 848 they had the Diablo Supercorsa. That was a very aggressive tire with minimal tread patterns. Many clueless people, would kindly let me know my tires were bald (they were not). It looked more like a track tire and I think it behaved more like a track tire. On the street, I could never get that tire sticky on the sides.

Now I have hyper with diablo corsa. I have no complaints with them and I find myself having a hard time comparing to any other tire because the bike itself is so different from the sport bikes im used too. I could probably get 4000 miles out of them. I really dont kow what tire im going to try next.
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Old August 4th, 2014, 03:20 PM   #18
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I seem to be one of the few that take the Hyper off road !

I have 8500km on the Scorpions and they seem to be ok to me, but are $600 for a set here in Aus.

I was also considering the Conti Trail Attack 2 as they see to have a little more aggressive tread pattern. Anyone tried them ?

Obviously the Pirelli Diablo Rosso etc is good for the road, but not so much for the dirt.
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Old August 4th, 2014, 03:35 PM   #19
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Any word on the Hiedenau K60 in the US yet to fit HS
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Old August 5th, 2014, 04:08 AM   #20
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The K60s only come in a 150 wide rear so no fit and they don't make a 17" front.


You take the Hyper off road because your from Oz!
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