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Anyone use sport touring tires for their first track day?

I want to do a track day sometime this year, but my bike has Pilot Road 2's so I'm not sure how well they will hold up on the track. Anyone run these for trackdays? I regret not getting Power Pures, or Q2's instead of the Road 2's.

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Then you need worse brakes, not better ones. I suggest adding some air to your lines and spraying your pads with wd-40 before you go out. You'll find all kinds of corner speed.
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Re: Anyone use sport touring tires for their first track day?

I havent personally, but a fellow coach used to use them for coaching in the Novice and Intermediate group all the time...and he would go as fast as anybody in the Intermediate group. And his tires werent even as good as the Pilot Roads, they were like some BT-021's.

I have gotten my knee down in Deals Gap on my 600+lb Triumph Sprint ST with the saddlebags installed and loaded down.

While most people won't agree with it or want to hear it, tires like the Pilot Roads or BT-023's are MORE than capable for anybody riding in the Novice track day group or through the mountains/canyons etc.

For your first track day, you will be fine. They will get up to temperature quickly and wont be affected by heat cycles. Most Novice groups are led out by an instructor (so you are "forced" to take it easy) for 1-2 laps every session to let your tires get up to temp.

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ah ok good to know. Thanks

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Re: Anyone use sport touring tires for their first track day?

my first trackday i did was on my fz6 with stock tires that had 6000 miles on them. I wasn't dragging knee or anything but for the novice group they worked fine and I wasn't the slowest out there.
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ah ok good to know. Thanks
No problem. Good luck
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