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SO my question is, after doing some research i have decided i would like to put sport touring tires on my CBR600RR. It seems they offer the best balance between grip and tread life.


Can i do this? Or is this some kind of cardinal rule i'm breaking here? I dont know anybody who rides so....this is really the only place I can come to have these burning questions answered.

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Hey guys whats up?


SO my question is, after doing some research i have decided i would like to put sport touring tires on my CBR600RR. It seems they offer the best balance between grip and tread life.


Can i do this? Or is this some kind of cardinal rule i'm breaking here? I dont know anybody who rides so....this is really the only place I can come to have these burning questions answered.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
Put whatever works on. I've been running Continental Conti-Motions on my F4i for about 10k and they've been great for commuting and for canyons. I am starting to get a flat spot from commuting finally though, but really for the 230/set I paid I can't complain.
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I've had good experience with Pirellis and Dunlops, not so good with Michelin. I run a sport touring on the back and a sport up front and change them at the same time
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I've had good experience with Pirellis and Dunlops, not so good with Michelin. I run a sport touring on the back and a sport up front and change them at the same time
Same. ST in the back for mileage and sport up front for grip.
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I've tried every major brand, I liked everything except Dunlops, but in the end the one l came back to and currently have is the Bridgestone BT023. Though I'm not liking the feel from the front on my Aprilia with it, last bike I had them on was an FZ1. I think come spring Ill put a sport front on.

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I've tried every major brand, I liked everything except Dunlops, but in the end the one l came back to and currently have is the Bridgestone BT023. Though I'm not liking the feel from the front on my Aprilia with it, last bike I had them on was an FZ1. I think come spring Ill put a sport front on.

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I have a BT023 rear, love it.
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I burned up my 1st set of tires on my 2009 Triumph Daytona after around 3800 miles. The cupping was bad enough where was a noticeable transition from straight line to cornering. I use my bikes for commuting and rack up miles quickly.
I came across the Michelin Pilot Road 2 on sale online so I gave them a shot. Riding 70 miles round trip in all 4 seasons with lots of rain travel I racked up over 14,000 miles on these tires before swapping them out. The only reason why I changed them was to step up to the newer Michelin Pilot Road 3 which came out. Check out the reviews on Motorcycle Superstore or Web bike world.
Tires are proven awesome in all conditions and guys even do track days with them, no issues. I myself took the Metzlers off my S1000rr before riding it out of the dealer and put a set of ZR rated Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires on.


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I burned up my 1st set of tires on my 2009 Triumph Daytona after around 3800 miles.



I've always been a die hard Pilot Power guy for great balance between performance, wet/dry traction, touring and longevity, but after reading those Road 3 reviews, I may look closer at those when the time comes. I'd get 'em from STG though. Package specials, free(fast!)shipping, and excellent customer service.
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I have a BT023 rear, love it.
Run 023's on the 1100 sport no complaints. The only precautionary thing I have to say is sports touring tyres and designed for long distance high speed running so they tend to shed heat/take longer to warm up than a full sports tyre or production race compound. So asking the big questions in a cold morning through the first corner you go round is not the brightest move. Having said that the bridgestones haven't put a foot wrong.

Running Pirelli Rosso II's on the Aprilia but haven't covered a lot of Kms with them yet my understanding is these are more of a sporting tyre. Never really had a good run or experience with Michlens other than their slicks.
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For my street bikes, Pirelli or Metzeler. On the dual sports, Continentals.


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You guys seriously run a different model tire front and back? They don't even recommend doing that on cars, let alone on a motorcycle where it's even more important. The front and rear tires are meant to go together as a set....the difference in compounds definitely wouldn't be ideal in the corners.
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I've had good experience with Pirellis and Dunlops, not so good with Michelin. I run a sport touring on the back and a sport up front and change them at the same time
This. Currently running a Diablo Rosso II in back with a Diablo in front. I absolutely love this pairing, the bike has just come alive!! I haven't had them on for long so I don't know what I'll see for mileage, after about 1k they look like new.

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You guys seriously run a different model tire front and back? They don't even recommend doing that on cars, let alone on a motorcycle where it's even more important. The front and rear tires are meant to go together as a set....the difference in compounds definitely wouldn't be ideal in the corners.
Those recommendations are purely for legal reasons. How do you think GP and SBK riders get away with running different compounds?
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I burned up my 1st set of tires on my 2009 Triumph Daytona after around 3800 miles. The cupping was bad enough where was a noticeable transition from straight line to cornering. I use my bikes for commuting and rack up miles quickly.
I came across the Michelin Pilot Road 2 on sale online so I gave them a shot. Riding 70 miles round trip in all 4 seasons with lots of rain travel I racked up over 14,000 miles on these tires before swapping them out. The only reason why I changed them was to step up to the newer Michelin Pilot Road 3 which came out. Check out the reviews on Motorcycle Superstore or Web bike world.
Tires are proven awesome in all conditions and guys even do track days with them, no issues. I myself took the Metzlers off my S1000rr before riding it out of the dealer and put a set of ZR rated Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires on.



Hey man thanks for confirming my choice. These were the tires i was looking at but when i saw they were sport touring.....i did not know if i should put them on a supersport bike. I do ALOT of commuting and will be going from Tampa,FL to Rochester,NY and back AGAIN this summer. I do spirited riding from time to time, but don't yet have the confidence to go crazy and try to drag knees in corners. Also, i only plan on doing maybe 1 trackday per year. So these seem like a perfect fit! Thanks all for your input. I am going to try and put them on myself, so get ready for a new round of questions because i am sure i will have alot of them when it comes time for that.

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I've tried every major brand, I liked everything except Dunlops, but in the end the one l came back to and currently have is the Bridgestone BT023. Though I'm not liking the feel from the front on my Aprilia with it, last bike I had them on was an FZ1. I think come spring Ill put a sport front on.

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My bike steered like a tractor when I put a bt023 on the back. I don't like those things at all

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