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post #1 of 16 Old 01-29-19, 07:49 Thread Starter
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What tyres

I'm new here, so apologise in advance if I'm covering well worn ground. I've done a search, but results seem to be peoples experiences with specific tyres.

What's the general consensus on good tyres for a 675? For everyday 'enthusiastic' use, not for touring or long distance or track days.

Something nicely radiused and soft, but decently grippy in the wet?

I'm all ears. Even if the only reply links me to an faq I should already have read.

Fanks!
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post #2 of 16 Old 01-29-19, 08:58
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Dunlop Q3+. I've used them on street bikes and my tracj bike. They are great on the street and work well enough for track days -- at least at my pace. Very good wet traction -- again good enough for a wet track day. At 33f, 36r I'd expect 3000 miles from the rear and twice that on the front.

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Seems like you want a "do-it-all" tyre.

I've tried the following in my life: Pirelli Diablos, Dunlop SportSmarts, Bridgestone S20 & Metzeler M7RR.

By far the worst was the Dunlop. Atrocious grip when cold, and... took forever to warmup.

The best was (and is) is the Metzeler M7RR. Amazing tyre. Grip, feel, confidence in all conditions, and profile that won't surprise you nor will it make the bike feel heavy. They make me feel safe because they provide decent grip even when cold and in the wet they never betrayed me. I've caught myself riding on damp patches and only afterwards realize it. Made me love them even more. I even did a couple of trackdays on them, had a blast.

I'm wearing my second pair now and unless the industry comes up with some new miraculous tyre technology, I'll be sticking with them.
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Q3s are probably some of the worst tires I have ever tried. They do not talk, at all. They talk when your ass is sliding across the ground. If you are used to how a pirelli feels and talks do not go dunlop.


The Diablo Rosso (not the corsa) is a tire that can hang in the canyons, performs well in the rain, and can deal with colder days. I run these on my DRZ and they are crazy good for a street tire.
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I'd go with a set of Road 5's (MICHELIN). I've got these on my Striple and really can't complain.

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Peruse this forum. Lots of information.


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Q3s are probably some of the worst tires I have ever tried. They do not talk, at all. They talk when your ass is sliding across the ground. If you are used to how a pirelli feels and talks do not go dunlop.


The Diablo Rosso (not the corsa) is a tire that can hang in the canyons, performs well in the rain, and can deal with colder days. I run these on my DRZ and they are crazy good for a street tire.

And I am just the opposite. Dunlop has a harder carcass and "talks" better than any tire I've tried. Michelin is just super numb on the bars, and Pirelli is somewhere in between.
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Metzeler M7RR work great all year around (including 0C wet asphalt) and leaning to the edge of front and rear tire is no problem either. I have used these for years. They also have quite good longevity and do not seem to lose performance when wearing down.
These tires also have great reviews and won comparisons.

Michelin Power RS is a competitor and from this year there is a RS+ rear tire that has better wet performance.
RS front / RS+ rear will be my next set of tires.
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Thanks all. I too have heard very good things about the Metzelers.
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Q3s are probably some of the worst tires I have ever tried. They do not talk, at all. They talk when your ass is sliding across the ground. If you are used to how a pirelli feels and talks do not go dunlop.


The Diablo Rosso (not the corsa) is a tire that can hang in the canyons, performs well in the rain, and can deal with colder days. I run these on my DRZ and they are crazy good for a street tire.
I feel the same way about Q3s once you start to pick up the pace at the track. In my experience, they go from gripping to sliding without enough feedback for me as I am used to how Pirellis feel.
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