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What is the tire I'm looking for. I have a set of Marchesini for the track that I will put slicks on, no brainer there. For the street I will be doing semi-agressive canyon riding. A dule compound possibly? Suggestions?
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190/55/r17 for size is most likely best for you....... every one has there favorite brand....duel compounds are good. I have run 190/50's all it is really is alot more input needed from the rider.
I am a Dunlop guy. Lots swear buy the Pilot power's. To each our own ????

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190/55/r17 for size is most likely best for you....... every one has there favorite brand....duel compounds are good. I have run 190/50's all it is really is alot more input needed from the rider.
I am a Dunlop guy. Lots swear buy the Pilot power's. To each our own ????
What model of Dunlop do you use?
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Dunlop Qualifier 2 "DunlopQ2" Good tires....As always, just drive until there warmed up....then ride the snot outta them !!!

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++ for the 190/55 sizing


I've always been a Michelin guy but trying out the Q2's since I have a set.



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Re: Tire suggestions

I run bridgestone battleax bt 016 pro an love them they grip great

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I have Q2's on my Marchisini's. They are a perfect mate. 190/55 is needed cause it's so easy too throw over you need that extra bit of tire there.
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I run bridgestone battleax bt 016 pro an love them they grip great

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+1 on the bridgestone bt016 pros! im still running the 180/55 coz i got too good a deal to pass up on it.. still waiting to go 190/55 next go around..
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Bridgestones (bt016/003) grip awesome when new(er) in the dry and they break loose very forgivingly, but they tend to wear down a bit quicker than the others. Okay in the rain.

Michelins Pilot Powers are awesome for the rain and last a long while and are the lightest tires I've run so far. They kind of break loose abruptly, imo. I really like the Power Ones, but they wear too quickly.

Continental ContiAttack 2s are good you don't have to worry as much about breaking them in properly as they use a different finishing process and grip exceptionally well and have pretty good life (5500-6000miles on the rear), but they are a bit more "numb" feeling than the others.. some like that, I don't. The numbness makes it disconcerting in the rain.

Dunlop Q2s... I haven't run 'em yet, I have a fresh set waiting for the following season the RC. all I can really say is that they are a frigging heavy set of tires.. probably the heaviest of the bunch. I don't know if you care about that.

These are all from personal experience, I'm in the slow group during track days and I daily ride above 40-45 degrees. Just to give you an idea of where the opinions are coming from.

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Thanks raylee I wasn't sure if it was me but in my opinion the Q2's are the heaviest tires for a sportbike I've ever hefted up.

I'm going to run them as the price I got this set for was a steal. But they better be a damn good tire to offset the weight of them.



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