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What tires hould I get for the R6?
I want them to last and grip the road.

Thanks
 

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2CT's
 

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I just put on a set of corsa III's and love them. Once they get some heat them (which doesnt take long at all) they stick like mad.
 

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Grip + Last long???

It's like a penutbutter and tunafish sandwich
 

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I prefer the powers over the qualifiers...but I am going to try thr corsa III next. Powers are great, though.
 

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I just put on a set of corsa III's and love them. Once they get some heat them (which doesnt take long at all) they stick like mad.
Totally wrong. Corsa III are NOT made to be long lasting at all. Wrong wrong wrong.

It sounds like you're looking for a sport touring tire. The Michilen 2cts are good, but IMO the Pirelli Diablo Strada's are the best bang for your buck. I had a set and got about double the miles out of them than any other tire. Good grip, but they took awhile to warm up.
 

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Grip and longevity. Better pick one or the other becuase you anit gettin both. I perfer grip, kinda like an insurance policy. Who ever posted the stradas is kinda crazy. More of a sport touring tire. But if you desire long lasting than they would be a good tire. I would suggest the Bridgestone BT-002's to you, but they aren't going to last you as long as you might want. But, hey if you'd perfer to rash up your bike and spend $2000+ fixing it instead of buying tires a thousand miles earlier, have at it bro.
 

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Okay,

So what tire grips well, and is fairly inexpensive?
Do I need a new front if I'm switching the rear?
 

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The guys saying that sport-touring tires don't grip well have never used them. New sport touring tires will grip far better than they use. You can even do a trackday with modern sport-touring tires, so just look for some of them.

Michelin Pilot Road 2
Bridgestone BT-021
Pirelli Diablo Strada
Dunlop Roadsmart

Any of those has more grip than you will need and they will last far longer than full bore sport tires. I can drag knee with the sport touring tires, so if someone crashed using them, they were doing something wrong.
 

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2ct's man, they are wonderful

$259 shipped from hardracing.com:bow
 

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Chango is right. If someone crashed their bike because that had a sport touring tire on, they were doing something wrong. Kneedraggers.com has some good deals on sport touring tires and offers free shipping on some intermitently.

It is true that the nature of a sport bike is not geared towards long lasting tires. That is why companies started to develop sport touring tires. A solid combination of grip and durability-typically 2 different compounds are used. Grippy for the sides, and a harder, firmer center for those boring highway drives.
 

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Well it may be true that you chango can drag knee with sport touring tires, but isn't it still wiser for some one of less experiance to have better tires for when they do screw up?
 

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Also has anyone noticed the wear on the stock donlops, it looks way diff then my buddy's pilot powers???? How hard can I push these if i already got rid of all my chikcen strips? can i push them so they gunk up like my bros or is that too much for a newer(2600 miles+ 2500 on a strait trip, lol) rider like me?
 

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The stickier tires could actually cause more problems. If they slip and then grip again at the wrong time, you could be going from a minor lowside to a highside, and there's no such thing as a minor highside.

Chicken strips have very little to do with anything other than body position. My track tires have none, but my street tires have an inch or so of chicken strips.

And no, I would not recommend you trying to "gum up" your tires by pushing too hard. Even with your current amount of experience, there is no need to push tires that hard on the street. That will cause you to crash, no matter what kind of tires you have.
 

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I've got 5k and a track day on my Pilot Power 2CTs. I'm very pleased with them. My first tires, Dunlop Qualifiers only lasted 4,000 miles, and they seemed to have less "stick" in the corners.

I only need a rear tire, but do I need a matching front as well???
Yes. It's not just tread depth that affects traction, but also heat cycles. Your front which has been heated and cooled has significantly less traction than a new front tire.
 
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