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spychic 10-24-20 18:33

Tires (yes again)
 
Pandemic has led to a tire shortage. Having trouble finding a mated set. Local shop rx Conti Motions b/c they're cheap and they have the front in stock so just need a rear. Revzilla reviewers rate them as a 3.5 or less tire.

I don't mind spending more but have never much loved what came on the preowned 2012 D, OEM Corsa in front and rear Rosso IIs. Not worn just over 5 years old and hardening rubber now lets go in curves.

Love loved the Pirelli Dragons from my '07 D675 b/c they had a much rounder profile, handled monsoons, and gripped in all temperatures. The treads look a bit like the Rosso IIs, but those have not inspired the same confidence in leans.

Am not knee dragging or doing more than spirited country and city riding. Aggressive maneuvers muchvless often and only occasional commutes.

So just let me know what you like and why. With so many tire options, wish tires could be an ongoing forum thread. I get that while we all ride the same bike, how we ride is likely much different than someone else. But hearing 675 owner opinions applies more than random Amazon or Revzilla reviews.

NewYork 10-24-20 19:48

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Originally Posted by spychic (Post 1869640279)
Pandemic has led to a tire shortage. Having trouble finding a mated set. Local shop rx Conti Motions b/c they're cheap and they have the front in stock so just need a rear. Revzilla reviewers rate them as a 3.5 or less tire.

I don't mind spending more but have never much loved what came on the preowned 2012 D, OEM Corsa in front and rear Rosso IIs. Not worn just over 5 years old and hardening rubber now lets go in curves.

Love loved the Pirelli Dragons from my '07 D675 b/c they had a much rounder profile, handled monsoons, and gripped in all temperatures. The treads look a bit like the Rosso IIs, but those have not inspired the same confidence in leans.

Am not knee dragging or doing more than spirited country and city riding. Aggressive maneuvers muchvless often and only occasional commutes.

So just let me know what you like and why. With so many tire options, wish tires could be an ongoing forum thread. I get that while we all ride the same bike, how we ride is likely much different than someone else. But hearing 675 owner opinions applies more than random Amazon or Revzilla reviews.


I have only ridden this bike (14 675R) with the tires it came with SuperCorsa SPs and now I have my track tires from last season SuperCorsa Track Day. I only ride in dry weather and ride curvy backroads/up state mountain roads mostly at a moderate pace and these things just grip all day but we all know that already...Pirellis are awesome!


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Chirp 10-25-20 08:59

Dunlop Q3's. I use them on everything including my track bike. Excellent traction dry, wet, cold. Reasonably priced. On my 675's I got just over 3k miles rear and just under 6k front. That was using 36 psi rear and 33 front. Mostly moderately aggressive sport riding on Pennsylvania back roads.

Renboy 10-25-20 11:25

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Originally Posted by Chirp (Post 1869640285)
Dunlop Q3's. I use them on everything including my track bike. Excellent traction dry, wet, cold. Reasonably priced. On my 675's I got just over 3k miles rear and just under 6k front. That was using 36 psi rear and 33 front. Mostly moderately aggressive sport riding on Pennsylvania back roads.

Agreed on the q3's. Next year I'm moving to slicks but this year I got 7 tracks days out of a set. They won't hold up to a fast pace in red/A/advanced, but they're perfectly capable in a medium group.

Chirp 10-26-20 06:35

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Originally Posted by Renboy (Post 1869640291)
Agreed on the q3's. Next year I'm moving to slicks but this year I got 7 tracks days out of a set. They won't hold up to a fast pace in red/A/advanced, but they're perfectly capable in a medium group.

Which is the group I ride in. I should have noted that the 675's I refer to on mileage were previous Street Triple 675's.

Shamrock 10-26-20 19:21

Another vote for Dunlop Q3+. They last, heat up easy, and they are a fraction of the price of other brands.

Bmore 11-04-20 14:41

Dunlop has been offering rebates for their Q3+'s for years too. Make sure you send your receipt to Dunlop.

Arawn 11-10-20 12:00

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For that kind of use I'd go with Michelin Road 5s. The Q3 are fantastic, but short lived, and if you're not pushing it there is no point in going with that kind of tire. The Road 5 is surprisingly capable and leaps and bounds better in the wet, not to mention it will last twice as long as a Q3.

RickT 11-11-20 09:06

Pirelli Angel GT
 
I've been running Pirelli Angel GT's for the past few years (on my second set). Find them great in dry and wet conditions as well as gripping well in the cold. I'm not the knee dragger type of rider so if you're looking for outright performance these may not fit your needs.


I also find I get more than double the mileage as I did from my prior tires.

proteus 11-13-20 03:48

On the streets, I'd still go for Supercorsas, because they'll easily last 3,000+ miles, so they're well worth the extra cost in grip / confidence / safety.


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