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post #1 of 14 Old 05-22-2012, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone running Dunlop d616's?

I plan on buying a set this weekend, I like the aggressive look and the fact that I could ride gravel and dirt with a little less anxiety. Anyone else running these? How do you like them. Pros? Cons? Let's hear em!

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post #2 of 14 Old 05-22-2012, 05:30 PM
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If you get them and park so the letters are upside down on the tires they'll be 919p's. Just sayin.....

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post #3 of 14 Old 05-22-2012, 05:34 PM
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I believe "Ken Phenix" is running them, also a few other members.

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Thanks, I checked that thread out. Pretty sick build he's got there.

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post #5 of 14 Old 05-22-2012, 09:04 PM
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Thanks, I checked that thread out. Pretty sick build he's got there.
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The Dunlop D616 is a fantastic pavement tire - superb in the wet. However, I have already gone through 2 rears so the most I can expect is around 4500 miles. The front tire is pressure sensitive and @ 40psi can make the bike pretty twitchy and 80mph in the wind. Dropping it to 37psi made a huge improvement. Front tire tread is virtually unscathed @ 9k. The D616 will never inspire confidence, in me at least, off road. I'm not ready for the new fatboy TKC80 - especially @ $250 a copy. I don't expect to ever do more than 20% off road with this machine. I could throw in the towel and go back to the Storm St or Pilot Road and be happy. Or I can keep feeding this beast D616 rubber at least while looking for wheels suitable for a set of Anakee's, etc. Conclusion: I will need 2 sets of tires and wheels.
Thanks. I'd have to file the D616 under "pretty good ain't half bad" simply because it's about all there is in a 180/55/17. It's got great dry pavement grip, stickier than I'm accustomed to and superb in the rain too. the The D616 reviews much better than the Trail Attack. I think it would be easy to outrun its off road capabilities though. I have decided to stay with them for the time being - just ordered another rear.

Your/my choices are the same, buy and keep buying the D616, go all out with the new 180/55/17 - 120/70/17 Conti TKC80 or do a wheel swap to accommodate a 150/70 rear / 19" front Anakee, Tourance, etc.

Let me know how you do with this dilemma.
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post #6 of 14 Old 05-23-2012, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I don't forsee me doing any serious trail riding but when I do go back to my hometown for a few days off, some of our roads still aren't paved. but anywho yeah, these tires look sick I'm pretty pumped to see how they perform for myself. thanks for the heads up about the temperamental tire pressures. I'll post my thoughts on these once I get them good and broken in.

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UPDATE: I just ran through another D616 rear. I got 5400 miles out of this one. The front still has most of its tread at almost 10k and is just beginning to show signs of scallop. At this point, I see no reason to consider another tire.
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I fricken love mine

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Just put on a set. Will let ya know how they run!

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post #10 of 14 Old 09-22-2013, 04:36 PM
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These tires Rule! D616!!!!! joined just for this thread lol

I've been running them for years now... I've gone through glass n jagged rocks, dirt, tornado(that killed Joplin Missouri) n blizzard after blizzard, sand, black ice, gravel, grass....they just go through anything


I just got over 15000 miles out of my current back tire and that's not even exact wear its just what i know for sure. Its even more miles maybe close to 20000 miles today at the bottom of the wear marker. Found this thread as I was going to order another one joined the site just to let ya know about D616's... I love them so much!!!!!! they grip out the box and just perform. Sittin at 68020 miles (not for long) 2008 CBR600RR

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post #11 of 14 Old 09-22-2013, 04:49 PM
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INTERESTING....I actually could use a set of these where I live, because there are some roads that are partially paved and lots of gravel in spots.

I'll have to consider setting up a set of these in the future.

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I am sooo over the D616. I averaged 4.5k on the rears and the front made the bike twitchy at high speed. My hand grooved Shinko Ravens were better but now I'm very pleased with my new Tourance NEXT. The NEXT design was a collaboration with Metzeler and BMW engineers for the 2013 R1200GS. I figured that was good enough for me. When I learned they would be available in 919 sizes, I pulled the trigger on a pre-order.


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post #13 of 14 Old 09-23-2013, 08:36 AM
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I've used the 616s before. They are a good tire. They'll surprise you with what they are capable of. Though so would a slick. Even when off road. Think about what supermotos do off road with slicks..
I had a set on for a trip out west and loved them. Wore well, good traction in dirt for a sport bike tire, good enough traction on pavement. Rain performance was ok. Very good in standing water. It also helps they make the bike look bad ass.

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I've lowered the psi twice on my 616's and it's taking the twitch out of the front end but I don't know what kind of miles I'll get out of them.

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