Sport Vs Sport Touring Tires

Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by SteveRS, Apr 10, 2019.

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  1. SteveRS

    SteveRS Senior Member

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    well, after much research which included online discussions as well as professional and owners reviews, I think I have come to the conclusion (or maybe delusion) that a Sport Touring tire will be slipped onto the shoes of the Speed RS when the Super Corsa’s are toast. I may or may not regret putting them on, but hey their just tires, they will wear out and need replacing. I think you’ll be able to tell from the independent European tire test below which one I think best suits the RS, but all options and input are certainly encouraged. Cheers.

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  2. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    You will never go back to sport tyres again, even on track days sport touring tyres are more than enough for the majority of riders
     
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  3. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Steve,

    My 2p worth is...

    I used Bridgestone sport/touring tyres on both a Suzuki 1200 Bandit & a Fireblade. They lasted way better that sport orientated tyres, never broke traction in the wet or dry & never messed me about in any way shape or form.

    IMHO, 10% of riders genuinely need the extra grip offered by full on sports rubber. The other 90% just kid themselves that they do.

    Please let us know how you get on with your choice of new tyres?
     
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  4. SteveRS

    SteveRS Senior Member

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    Thanks for your input. How did you find the feel or feedback from them?
     
  5. SteveRS

    SteveRS Senior Member

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    Thanks. same question to you as well, how was the feel?
     
  6. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    #6 Dougie D, Apr 10, 2019
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    I have just put on the road 5s after having used 3 sets of Angel GTs on the speed triple they gave me more than enough feel,I've not done a lot of miles on the road 5s the first time i was out on them the roads were damp and the 2nd time my fork seals were leaking so it's difficult to tell if they are as good as the Angel GTs ..I just wanted to try them as they were getting good write ups and i think they will last a bit longer than the GTs which I got pretty good mileage from anyway
     
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  7. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    I ride like a bit of an old lady these days Steve so I'm not really the right guy to answer that question.
    However, a very fast mate borrowed one of my 1200 Bandits fitted with dual compound Pirellis. When his ZX10R blew a fork seal & he had tickets for a round of the BSB up north somewhere?

    5 other mates on various bikes (R1's, Blades etc etc) went the twisty cross country route. The guy that borrowed my bike was on the (on paper) slowest & shite handling bike & it was fitted with brand new un-scrubbed in tyres. I peeled the labels off the day he borrowed the bike.

    Apparently he lead the way & nobody could catch him.
    Having said that, the guy could ride the crate a bike comes in & still be quick.

    I asked if he had any trouble with tyres as they were not what he was used to on his ZX10R?
    He said they were great. His only complaint was the crap fuel economy of my Bandit :)
     
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  8. SteveRS

    SteveRS Senior Member

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    Haha, thank you.
     
  9. Sideburn

    Sideburn Well-Known Member

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    I’m too paranoid and OCD about things so it’s likely I’ll change my tires regularly anyway. Getting something longer lasting may not yield much benefits. I love the stock tires. Let’s see how many miles they last.
     
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  10. Andybow

    Andybow Active Member

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    Very true, don’t need tyres like the Supercorsa on a road bike.
    I’ve had lots of sets of angel Gts on various bikes and have always been brilliant, My last bike was a MT10 and I used rosso3 which were brilliant on road, touring and track, have just put a set on today as the Supercorsas were knackered.

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  11. Bryan3R

    Bryan3R Well-Known Member

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    I’ve got Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart II fitted to mine and i’m happy with them, though i have had a sheelspin at the top of my road once when the were cold and i gunned it a bit too much!
     
  12. Bryan3R

    Bryan3R Well-Known Member

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    I’ve got Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart II fitted to mine and I’m happy with them, though i have had a wheelspin at the top of my road once when they were cold and I gunned it a bit too much!
     
  13. SteveRS

    SteveRS Senior Member

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    Thanks, I appreciate your input.
     
  14. SteveRS

    SteveRS Senior Member

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    Yeah, I’m curious on how long they’ll last as well.
     
  15. SteveRS

    SteveRS Senior Member

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    I had a set a Rosso 3’s on my street triple. It was a great tire lots of grip. It lasted about 8k but was flattening out at about 5k I believe. I would like a tire that’s resists flat spotting for a little longer, thus the reason for giving the roads a try.
     
  16. SteveRS

    SteveRS Senior Member

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    Yeah, that could happen to any tire. I’ve heard good things about the roadsmart 3 as well.
     
  17. matt black

    matt black New Member

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    my vote goes on the new pirelli diablo rosso corsa 2 ive just replaced mine with the same. 6k+ miles no squaring off rode down to the wear bars. grip levels in wet or dry have been confidence inspiring they lacked feel for the last 1k miles but never moved only on polished tarmac which any tyre would. think pirelli have shot themselves in the foot making these. all of the miles have been touring with luggage and they were fitted to my 18 plate speed r which i traded in september last year and then fitted to the rs with 3k miles wear. yep they are that good normally a sport tyre would be showing severe wear. have used all sorts of main brand sport and touring tyres over the years and these are phenomenal. grip wet/dry,mileage, handling characteristics/profile and ride cushioning.give them a try i doubt you will be disappointed. had the speed r new from march 2018 and traded in for the rs end september 2018. great bikes.
     
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  18. SteveRS

    SteveRS Senior Member

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    Looks like a great tire for sure, but I’m looking for at least double the km’s. I had Corsa’s on my Street but this iteration does look much superior. Also, that’s impressive that it didn’t lose its shape over its life.
     
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  19. Cupracing

    Cupracing New Member

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    I had Michelin pilot road 4s on my speed triple S when I bought it, I really didn’t like them! Everyone’s different and they may be good in the wet but they gave no feedback at all and didn’t give me confidence. I never changed them out but when I traded for an RS I couldn’t believe how good the supercorsas were. The grip and feedback are phenomenal and they warm up very quickly. However, due to their short lifespan and sketchy wet weather grip, I think I will be looking at something else. Perhaps the metzeler m7rr as they get glowing reviews.
     
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  20. SteveRS

    SteveRS Senior Member

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    Thanks for sharing. That’s what concerns me about sport touring tires. When I hit the twisties I ride fairly aggressively and want feel out of a tire. It appears that the new iteration of ST tires do offer up some feedback and feel, but I guess I’ll never know until I pull the trigger on them.
     
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