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Supermoto tires

I'm wondering what people are using. I'm fairly happy with the stock tires (first time ever for me). However, I'm interested in options and opinions. My WR250 runs a 110 front 140 rear as stock (but I'm assuming a 120/150 combo would be just fine). What tires have you folks been running on your supermotos? Wear isn't my primary concern, I'm more interested in both wet and dry traction. Thanks!

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I am running 120-150 Distanza's on both of mine. Great grip on the street and good grip in the dirt. They have an agressive look to them that gives the Sumo a killer look when its parked.

I was amazed at the level of grip on pavement, in all honesty. I was turning low 1:30's laps at Jennings on the SM610 and was making all the time up in the corners.

I've heard good things about the Conti rains on Sumo's as well. There alittle blockier/knobbier than most other sumo tires. They do wear quicker than the distanzas, but they are made to do so, beings its a rain tire.

Can't tell you about wet weather grip on pavement with any tires, anymore. But I would bet the distanza is a great wet weather tire based on the tread pattern. I am a fair weather rider nowadays and if its wet out I will ride dirt instead of pavement.

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Yes. I still love my ZX10 and I rode her yesterday. However, I'm always a bit nervous when I ride her on the street, given they started arresting people around here about 2 years ago for speeds that the 10 can do in second gear. Whereas the little SM can do the corners as well or better and it would be hard to get anything worse than a ticket on it. It should be noted, this bike wouldn't be much fun at all if you lived in an area without many corners or if you like acceleration more than corners (for anyone thinking about one). And, if you own a literbike or the like, be careful when you switch (that first corner appears much sooner....).

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I am running 120-150 Distanza's on both of mine. Great grip on the street and good grip in the dirt. They have an agressive look to them that gives the Sumo a killer look when its parked.

I was amazed at the level of grip on pavement, in all honesty. I was turning low 1:30's laps at Jennings on the SM610 and was making all the time up in the corners.

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Checking your line below, you list the 610 and the WRX. So, am I assuming correctly that the WRX has the Distanza's too, since you have referred to it as the wife's bike? If yes, how well does the 120-150 size fit onto the rims?

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I believe I read somewhere that a 150 will ever so slightly rub the chain on the wrx, you could measure how much space is between your 140 tire and the chain though to be certain. nothing that would ruin the tire but you may see little rub marks along the edge of the tire form the chain.

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Distanza's are supposed to be a great supermoto tire. You can shave the tire a little to make it clear the chain.

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Yep, the 250 has distanza's also. It close but 150 is not touching the chain.

The 120/150 Distanza is a great set of tires for ANY sumo...imho.

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I am, no supermoto guy, but I can appreciate riding Randy's 610 sideways!
I rode it with stock tires once, then the distanzas ever since. For the dumb stuff I do, the distanzas are working great.

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I am, no supermoto guy, but I can appreciate riding Randy's 610 sideways!
I rode it with stock tires once, then the distanzas ever since. For the dumb stuff I do, the distanzas are working great.

One of these days, Randy will want his bike back!
Bout time you started riding it like its supposed to be ridden!

I need to pick it up soon, Kates wanting to go riding.

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Cool, I will put it back on the charger.

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Put a set of 2CT Pilot Road 2s on the SM610 last month. Real nice.

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Put a set of 2CT Pilot Road 2s on the SM610 last month. Real nice.
Great street tire!

Offroad fogetaboutit.

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610 isn't really an offroad bike anyway.

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I agree but its still fun to play around on in the dirt. Great bike overall and ear to ear grins in the twisties and around town.

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What tires would folks recommend if the bike is unlikely to do any dirt time? My goal is for the best combo of dry and wet weather street traction. I'm curious about the Conti SM tires and also the new BT003rs. Any thoughts?

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I had Diablos on before the Pilots and they were great on dirty wet pavement, gravel roads, and the like. The Pilots feel even better.

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