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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-02-2017, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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2017 R6 OEM tires

Hey guys. Just bought the new R6 last weekend. Didn't closely inspect the tires when I took delivery. I noticed they were Dunlop's and when I was watching how to videos on exup cable removal I noticed the bike they were working on had bridgestones. I started researching and found a press release from Bridgestone saying their new S21 Battleaxe tire would be OEM for the 2017 R6. My bike came with the Dunlop Sportmax D214's. Which are now out of production and can not be found on Dunlop's website. Can the guys that have bought the new R6 let me know if they also got these D214's or if they got the Q3's or S21's. I called Yamaha and they said the bike comes with either Dunlop or Bridgestone. But they didn't know specifically which tire. Thanks
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-06-2017, 05:26 PM
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I have S21's on mine.
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I have S21's on mine.
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-09-2017, 08:09 AM
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you got ****ed. I wouldn't run a dunlop if they gave them away free
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you got ****ed. I wouldn't run a dunlop if they gave them away free
Exactly how i feel about Michelins
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Im willing to bet $500 that neither of you guys would know which brand tires were on a bike from a riding perspective.
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Let me shed light on my comment. I've had 3 sets of Michelins. 2 sets street 1 set slicks.
Of the street sets, 1 cause tank slappers during braking the other developed a bubble on the side wall. Both were replaced before 1000 miles. The slicks I just never felt comfortable on.

But you may be correct..I wouldn't know and avon from a continental
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Let me shed light on my comment. I've had 3 sets of Michelins. 2 sets street 1 set slicks.
Of the street sets, 1 cause tank slappers during braking the other developed a bubble on the side wall. Both were replaced before 1000 miles. The slicks I just never felt comfortable on.
But you may be correct..I wouldn't know and avon from a continental
thats what Im saying. Not discounting your issues/experience but if you were to get on a bike and ride it, without the knowledge of what brand tire was on the wheels... the perspective is totally different. Could you be more objective judging them just on their performance merits vs personal prejudice? Its kind of hard to do.
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Myself...I have a more favorable opinion of Michelin & Dunlop.
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I do agree with you. Many people love and trust them, My experience was more a monetary loss.
I never wanted to be one of those guys(I don't like what you like)
But yes, If someone put Michelins on my bike in a blind taste test...I might like them as far as performance goes
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