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    Best tire for dry, fast road use only

    I am picking up a new MT-09 SP in just over a week's time and told them this morning to let me know how much it would cost to remove the OEM tires immediately and fit Michelin Road 5 tires on it - after reading the squabble on here about the OEM tires.

    However, are they the best fit for ME?

    Fast road - 30minute to 2 hour blasts.
    No track use ever.
    Never ride in the wet but might of course get caught out in it.
    As yet, fairly new to riding and not gotten close to a 'knee down'.

    The OEM tires may well be fine for me BUT I have the money and happy to make the change anyway.

    Thanks!

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    If riding hard and fast, id stick with a more sport tire instead of sport touring. Bridgestone S21 or Dunlop Q3+ type tires.
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    First of all, as a self described newer rider, the OEM tires on the bike are probably just fine for you.

    The Road 5s are likely sticky enough for anything you'll be doing with them, but they are actually a sport touring tire designed to excel in the wet.

    I'd look more at the sporty tires like Bridgestone S21, Metzeler M7, Dunlop Q3+ if you are only concerned about dry grip. I've ridden all of the above and liked all of them for different reasons.

    If your looking at dry grip ONLY, I would go with the Dunlop.

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    An interesting question. What mileage do you expect to do?
    For high mileage I'd go for Road 5's or Metz Roadtec 01's, low mileage Metz M7's.
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    Another vote for the Q3+. Or if you're looking for more mileage, the Roadsmart 3's have been good to me.

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    I have Dunlop Q3’s and they are resonably priced, very good on dry roads but don’t last very long. Gonna try the Roadsmarts next change.
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    I ran Michelin Pilot Power 2CT's on my FZ1 and loved them in the dry. Today I'd go w/ the newer Michelin Pilot Power 3.
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    Wow, thanks all.

    Yeahm, just dry, some 5000 miles a year in mostly short bursts.
    I will take a look at those mentioned. Thanks.

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    I just receive today the new bridgestone S22 it replaces the s21 says better dry and wet grip then the s21,I really like the s21 and should like the s22 better..
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    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.

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