How many miles on what tire?
Hey all, I'm a new rider and recently learned that tires for the R6 don't last very long. I just purchased a '15 R6 with about 3400 miles on it and the tires seem short on life.
While looking at reviews and posts, I've gotten confused as to what might actually work best for me. Being a new rider, I don't plan on tracking the bike and my skill level won't allow me to canyon carve yet.
I was thinking about getting the Shinko 005 or 009 tires, but I've heard they don't last very long, so I'd be paying to replace them more often Revzilla suggested that I get the Michelin Road 5, but is that too much tire for just street riding? Will they last long enough to offset the mount/balance costs of a shorter life tire? What about the Dunlop Q3+? Will they last? Revzilla said that the Michelin will get longer life than the Shinko, so paying the higher price will be offset by replacing them less often, so paying less in mount/balance charges.
I'm looking for best bang for the buck, not a cheap tire, but I also don't want to buy more tire than I'll use.
What tire are you running for street use only and commuting purposes, and what mileage have you gotten before you needed to replace them? Thanks for your help.