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I have searched and read a ton of reviews and still can't decide.

I ride mostly in country roads, around town and some highway, no track or rain unless i get caught in it.

I love the thought of the S20's, they are a beautiful tire but I realize probably not the smartest option for my riding style.

I am now leaning towards the PR4, seem like a smart option but damn they are ugly.

Anyone have an recommendations?
 

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I just put a set of q3s on and they felt great and are really sticky. It just sucks that after 3 track days the sides are completely done grooves are gone. I had to stop half way through my last session because they were slipping. Expected from the track but I used to run them on my r1 and for back country roads they were great.
 

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Q3s are a great tire I found as well as the PP2ct tires I also really liked so I would imagine the PP3s which are the newest model would be equally as good if not better as for what they are saying. This is coming strictly from road use, never used these on the track before. Good luck!
 

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Even though I do a lot of country roads there are not a lot of twisties so I am a little concerned about getting a flat spot with a softer tire like the s20 or PP3 that is why I was leaning towards the PR4's. That front PR4 (i am am sure it performs well) is so hideous but I know looks aren't everything or my wife wouldn't have married me!!
 

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Check out the Metzler M5 tyres. Everyone that I have convinced to try them, loves them. They are awesome in the rain, super sticky, and last. I'm on my third set of M5's, I went with the D-spec rear tire this time. The compound is the same in the middle as the regular M5's but the sides are a super soft and sticky compound. They really do build confidence on your lean angles. I have 6500 miles on them now and need to get a new set shortly.

Metzler is suppose to release a new M7 tyre shortly, if they are even better than the M5's I cant wait to try them out.
 

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Check out the Metzler M5 tyres. Everyone that I have convinced to try them, loves them. They are awesome in the rain, super sticky, and last. I'm on my third set of M5's, I went with the D-spec rear tire this time. The compound is the same in the middle as the regular M5's but the sides are a super soft and sticky compound. They really do build confidence on your lean angles. I have 6500 miles on them now and need to get a new set shortly.

Metzler is suppose to release a new M7 tyre shortly, if they are even better than the M5's I cant wait to try them out.
I am really liking the idea of the M7's. I think I will hold out for them!
 

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:bowroll ugly tires. And how do you get caught out at the track? :confused:
 

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Been through a set of pilot's, two sets of Q2's and a set of Metzler's I believe M5's and Metzler's were ehh... Q2's are really good, pilot's were awesome. I only ride twisties, no track days... yet...
 

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I don't do trackdays, just mountain roads, city and open highways. I am running the Pilot Power 2CT front with a Pilot Road 2 rear on my 05 GSXR750 and love them. The PP2CT front has more than enough grip for my bike and riding abilities, and the PR2 rear has never slipped unless I try to make it in the wet. My last set, both tires wore out around 14-16k miles. I had a brand new Power 2CT on the rear of the bike when I bought it, but it wore out within 3600 miles. On the streets I couldn't really feel much difference between that rear tire and the PR2. A lot of people on katriders.com swear by the PR3 and PR4 for wet traction and durability. The wifes R6 has the PP2ct front and rear.
 

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I just put on some Q3's today, and compared to the factory Dunlop Qualifiers they are awesome. They only have about 60 miles so far but the bike just feels so much more agile and leaning is so much easier. If you're looking for longevity then the PR3's or PR4's are probably gonna be you're best bet.
 
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