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post #1 of 12 Old 06-25-2019, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Need a quick answer about how long tires last.

I'm going to have to get a new rear tire tomorrow. I'm down to these:

Road 5.

Q3+

Cont Motion Sport Tour.

or any others. Looks like I need a sport tour so that they'll last longer than 3 months.

Best I can figure right now is that the Road 5 is the longest lasting.

Any opinions on these?

Edit: I watched this, but it's not clear between the Q3+ and the Road 5. Based on looks, I'd guess the Road 5 is sport touring and the Q3+ is more sport.



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post #2 of 12 Old 06-25-2019, 11:49 PM
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I'm currently running Pirelli Diablos. On my second set. They last 3 times longer than the Bridgestone Battlax tire I had on previously.

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post #3 of 12 Old 06-26-2019, 02:56 AM
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Whoops, sorry for the cross-posting (also in your other thread):

Of the new rears I've fitted in the past, I've had 8,200km from a Pirelli Diablo, 10,500km from a Diablo Rosso II, and around 10,000 km each from two Conti Motions.

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Pirelli Angel GT is also a very good and popular choice for a good balance between handling and longevity.
They also just came out with an Angel GT II.

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Whoops, sorry for the cross-posting (also in your other thread):

Of the new rears I've fitted in the past, I've had 8,200km from a Pirelli Diablo, 10,500km from a Diablo Rosso II, and around 10,000 km each from two Conti Motions.
So that would be some 6000 miles. That might be about what I got from the S21's. Maybe I need to rethink this, maybe the S21's did just fine and I just wasn't paying attention to the miles.

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For the last 30+ years and hundreds of thousands of miles I have been running Michelin radials, first M59's (the first motorcycle radials), then Pilot Roads in their various iterations. Barring punctures not one rear tire lasted less than 10,000 miles despite consistently running pressures in the high 20s to low 30s.

As to performance in the rain (the best in wet conditions by far), blazing twisty roads (zero chicken strips, the best feedback when initiating a slide, and the best overall "feel"), and touring ... exemplary! Just ask anyone who has tried to keep up with me on a twisty road.

In a nutshell they are the only tires I have run that do not seem to have made compromises toward any specific use at the expense of general utility. Whatever I want to do they are right there for me.

There you have it.

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For the last 30+ years and hundreds of thousands of miles I have been running Michelin radials, first M59's (the first motorcycle radials), then Pilot Roads in their various iterations. Barring punctures not one rear tire lasted less than 10,000 miles despite consistently running pressures in the high 20s to low 30s.

As to performance in the rain (the best in wet conditions by far), blazing twisty roads (zero chicken strips, the best feedback when initiating a slide, and the best overall "feel"), and touring ... exemplary! Just ask anyone who has tried to keep up with me on a twisty road.

In a nutshell they are the only tires I have run that do not seem to have made compromises toward any specific use at the expense of general utility. Whatever I want to do they are right there for me.

There you have it.

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I'll have to agree with Rob on his choice of Michelin. I went through PR 2, 3, and now 4's on the '03 919 with PR 4 GT's on ST1300A. The '06 919 has Pilot Power 2 CT's and has suffered 2 rear punctures on both sets. Coincidence? I don't know. If you are looking for the best all around tire with good wear and performance especially in the wet, I would suggest the new PR 5's.

Just my experience.
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Another vote for the Pilot Road Tires... I have yet to have one last less than 10,000 miles, and that's including trackdays, trips to the drag strip, and lots of other use and abuse. I had one last to over 14,000 miles and I've never ran one until I could see cords.

The Q3+ is almost the opposite end of the spectrum from the Pilot Road, as it's meant to be a very sporty tire that handles the street and can be used at quite a high pace on the track as well.
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Done! Went with the Road $228.83 mounted and balanced out the door.

Let's see how many miles I get from this one.

I'll have to keep a close eye on the front tire because it has the same miles as the rear. She's not down to the marker bars yet, but I'll probably be getting a Road 5 for the front, not sure I like different tires front/rear.
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Well...a tire worn out after 3 months, fuel economy gone to shit. Sounds like someone's been having some fun.
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Well...a tire worn out after 3 months, fuel economy gone to shit. Sounds like someone's been having some fun.
LOL, yea that tire might be dead and gone, but we have some memories.

I guess I got a bit wrapped up in the whole thing and didn't realize how many miles I put on her or how fast those miles add up.

I really hope the Road 5 will be as sticky as the S21 was.

Maybe I should buy tires by the Six Pack
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post #12 of 12 Old 06-26-2019, 08:32 PM
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I couldn't get 10,000 miles out of a motorcycle tire to save my soul.

I've run lots of Michelins. Recently, I've tried a couple of Pirellis. The Pirellis seem a bit more stable, more trustworthy.

There are a lot of really good tires out there.
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