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Old 08-30-2016, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Insight Needed Regarding Slicks vs. Supercorsas & Q3s...

I'm trying to get the best DOT tire as close to the feeling of a slick for roughly 50/50 track street as my 6 will become my dedicated track bike in the not so far future. I need a tire I can run mid to upper level intermediate group preparing myself for the slow end of advanced. By then, I plan to be using extra wheels, warmers, and slicks.

This is me gradually working my way up to faster lap times using the right tires for the heat, speed, and abuse to come once I advance.

I also know I'll probably be averaging about 2500 miles or so out of a set, so...

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Re: Insight Needed Regarding Slicks vs. Supercorsas & Q3s...

Both SP and Q3 would be a good choice for that. I'd do the same in your situation.
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Without warmers, and riding on the street, go with Q3s or Michelin SuperSports.
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Without warmers, and riding on the street, go with Q3s or Michelin SuperSports.
Thanks, but my last 3 sets of tires were Michelin. Time to try something new.

I'm more leaning towards track duty as a first, and then street fun as a distant second.

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Thanks, but my last 3 sets of tires were Michelin. Time to try something new.
I'm more leaning towards track duty as a first, and then street fun as a distant second.
Just realized my street gsxr has take off Dunlop UK Ntecs from 2010. The sides are toast but the middle is like new. Guess maybe I should fit some new take offs to it soon.
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6 years old.
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Do you even ride that thing?

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Do you even ride that thing?
once in a while...lol. It only has ~4500 miles on it.
Last time I rode it was at Jennings in June.
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Re: Insight Needed Regarding Slicks vs. Supercorsas & Q3s...

My mate used to run Q3's while I ran Supercorsa SC's in Australia. The Q3 is fine for track days unless you're in the fastest group, but as you get faster you'll find you chew through tyres like crazy. He was in the 2nd fastest (intermediate/fast) group and wore through his Q3's every 3 track days. The supercorsa sp v2 will be good for a little more grip compared the Q3, but it won't be as good as a pure racing tyre, like the supercorsa SC. I don't recommend using the SC compounds on the road, they're slippery as hell when cold, you'll need to use them with warmers. Optimally, I say get a spare set of rims, one for road, one for track, but if you don't have the $$$ for that, get the supercorsa SP V2's for the best street tyre.
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Forgot to mention, get a 180/60 rear, they now offer that for the sp v2's and its incredible. I'll only run a 180/60 rear for the massive contact patch now. The grip is next level.
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Re: Insight Needed Regarding Slicks vs. Supercorsas & Q3s...

If things go well, I plan on having Q3s for street/canyon carving, and SC SP V2s for the track - separate sets of wheels.

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