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Old April 2nd, 2014, 08:45 AM   #1
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It would be nice to know what tires you are using for on-road driving.

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Type/model:

Your experience concerning:
- Handling in corners
- Stability at higher speed
- Dry grip
- Wet grip
- Braking
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 10:03 AM   #2
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I Ride: anything I can get my hands on
Dunlop Qualifier 3. All ratings based on a scale of 1 - 5.

Handling (how well it turns in and holds a line): 4
Stability: 5, at both high speeds and entering corners
Dry Grip: 5
Wet Grip: maybe I'll have to ride in the rain someday
Braking: 4
Durability: 3
Price: 5 ($260 per set, delivered to my door)

They work so well that my Ducati dealer is stocking them.

For comparison, here are my ratings for the Scorpion Trails:

Handling: 4
Stability: 4
Dry Grip: 4
Wet Grip: see above
Braking: 4
Durability: 4
Price: 4.5 ($290 shipped)
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Old April 2nd, 2014, 07:31 PM   #3
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I will be getting Pirelli Angel GT based on my pervious experiences (and Diablo Strada before that) on my ZX14, ZX6R and VFR750.

Corners: neutral with good feedback. Confidence inspiring.

High speed: did just fine at 290kph on my zx14.

Dry grip: freshly installed, right into the twisties. Had no edges left on them. Very good, my favorite road tire.

Wet grip: rode in torrential rains, and Axel deep puddles. I have never felt out of control. Excellent!

Durability: 18,000km on a big bike with lots of luggage. Surprisingly didn't go too square even to the end. Amazing value!
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Old April 13th, 2014, 08:57 AM   #4
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Michelin Pilot Power 3's I only ride mountain twisties and, for that purpose, the PP3 Michelins are superb with tenacious dry grip on the edges. I have them on two bikes!

From 1 to 5:

Handling: 4.5
Stability: 4.6
Dry Grip: 4.9
Wet Grip: ?
Braking: 4.5
Durability: ?
Price: 4 ($275 mail order)

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Old April 13th, 2014, 02:40 PM   #5
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BT023 bridgestone, 30 psi cold front and rear..scrapping pegs and center stand, great wet and dry
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Old April 16th, 2014, 01:41 AM   #6
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I Ride: Triumph Thruxton R.Ducati 916 foggy rep, NC30 Honda, RD350 YPVS F1, Ducati HyperStrada
I just put on Michelin pilot road 3 and so far prefer them over the scorpion trails. Bike feels smoother, turns in much better. Maybe feels better because my scorpions where toasted at the end.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 04:16 AM   #7
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I just put on Michelin pilot road 3 and so far prefer them over the scorpion trails. Bike feels smoother, turns in much better. Maybe feels better because my scorpions where toasted at the end.
how many miles did you get out of them? I guess you tracked yours a bit, though.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 06:15 AM   #8
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I Ride: Triumph Thruxton R.Ducati 916 foggy rep, NC30 Honda, RD350 YPVS F1, Ducati HyperStrada
Got 4200 miles, only one track day where I did only two sessions. The front wore on the sides and the rear squared off nearer the end of its life.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 07:32 AM   #9
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damn, that's light. My front is nearing the wear bars at 6400 mi. Hard to say about the rear as I had a blow out around 3000 mi. I hear the P3's get significantly better life.
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Old April 25th, 2014, 01:50 PM   #10
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Damn!! I was running the Dunlop D616's, I have about 5k on them and the rear is shot the front is still good. I wanted to replace the rear but it looks like they are discontinued now.. I liked the overall performance of the tire on road and the aggressive tread pattern was good on fire roads. Now I'm back to square one looking for a 20/80 tire, which is proving difficult in this tire size. Any suggestions out there?

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