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This is a discussion on Best tire for dry, fast road use only within the FZ-09 Wheels & Tires forums, part of the Yamaha FZ-09 Garage category; Just go with the Mich Road 5's and call it done. A great tire for all conditions and you won't be looking for more grip. ...

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    Just go with the Mich Road 5's and call it done. A great tire for all conditions and you won't be looking for more grip. Pricey, but you should get two seasons out of a set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridetofish View Post
    Just go with the Mich Road 5's and call it done. A great tire for all conditions and you won't be looking for more grip. Pricey, but you should get two seasons out of a set.
    Yeah, will either be these or the Corsa III.

    As it happens, done 850 miles on the OEM rubber now and I have no real problems with them.
    Of course, I don't know what the improvement will be without trying the other tyres out on exactly the same bike...

    I will stick with them now - spring is here and summer approaches and they were okay in the wet anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPainRing View Post
    I am running Dunlop Q3+ and dry road traction is excellent. Have not ridden them in the rain. I am guessing based on current wear that the rear will not make it much past 7-8K miles.
    7-8K out of Q3+? I would be happy to get 3K out of that tire..... I cant get 8K out of any tire let alone a pure sport tire
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    Am I the only one who wasn't impressed with the Michelin PR's? I had a set of PR4s that I eeked 8k out of. Been riding Dunlop road smarts ever since. Got about 11k on this rear with more to go.

    I can't speak much to performance, but just wasn't thrilled with the lifetime.
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    I'm with LouG, Metzeler Roadtec 01's. Perhaps the most underrated tire out there. If it ever warms up here, I'll be starting my third season on them. The rear has 75%, the front has 85% remaining. Not for the track, but otherwise the best tire I've ever used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcpppf View Post
    Am I the only one who wasn't impressed with the Michelin PR's? I had a set of PR4s that I eeked 8k out of. Been riding Dunlop road smarts ever since. Got about 11k on this rear with more to go.

    I can't speak much to performance, but just wasn't thrilled with the lifetime.
    Honestly, I come from a time where I lived with getting a measly 2500 miles out of a rear tire. I was going through 3 sets a summer. So getting 6000 miles out of a PR4 was a treat. I switched to Metz M7rr but I prefer the profile of the Pilots. Sounds like you have reasonable expectations and the OEM tires will suffice for the time being. Enjoy the ride and keep safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crosshairs View Post
    7-8K out of Q3+? I would be happy to get 3K out of that tire..... I cant get 8K out of any tire let alone a pure sport tire
    Me too! The one time I tried them, I got about 2700-2800 miles on the rear and less than 5K on the front....but I do like the way they stick, especially dropping the rear down to 25-26 psi cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by triplethreat View Post
    Me too! The one time I tried them, I got about 2700-2800 miles on the rear and less than 5K on the front....but I do like the way they stick, especially dropping the rear down to 25-26 psi cold.
    Running Q3's under inflated may make them stick but it also shortens their life. But I do understand the need to do so if on the track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crosshairs View Post
    7-8K out of Q3+? I would be happy to get 3K out of that tire..... I cant get 8K out of any tire let alone a pure sport tire
    Sounds like my guess is overly optimistic!

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    Metzler m7, great dry grip and they work well in the rain. Roadtec 01 if you want more mileage.
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