I've had a set of Bridgestone BT-010's for about 12 months & am very happy with them. They stick pretty good when up in the twisties & the wear rate is excellent. I've done about 4000 miles on them & theres plenty of tread left to do at least 4000 more.
I might go for something stickier next time though, maybe Bridgestone BT-012's (or BT-012SS) next if these ever wear out ????
I've also heard good reports from the Metzeler Sportec M1's as well.
some of the guys on the r1 forum are saying that the r1 works better with rounder profile tires like perelli. i dont know if that is the same for the 6 or not. im sure just about anything will do just fine.
i ordered a pirelli diablo rear for my bike from discount motorcycle tire. then i found out that their shop is only like 40 min from my house so i just went down to pick it up. they installed it for me for 33 bucks so i only paid 151$ for the whole deal and the tire itself is usually 195-200$. i will def be dealing with them a lot!! :mrgreen: :jump
Just put on some Metzler Sportec M1 friday and going through 100-200 mile break in period. So far i haven't pushed it and have a long way to dip down on the edges but they seem good. Everyone in SF that is serious about riding recommend these tires. The guy at the shop said they dont last that long though. Sticky or Touring tire? can't have both
Anyway i had some dunlop 207 (stock, i think) before with the tread bottoming out and it slide a couple times when i downshifted at higher rpm.