Are you people sure it is ok, because I don't want to wreak my bike just because of some damn tires that won't get grip. On the other hand I am an poor college student also and can't be spending $200+ on tires that will only last 3000 miles. Of course I don't want to wreak my bike either and if it makes that much difference then I guess I will just spend the extra money and buy some pilot powers or D-208's.... Any other opinions? :feedback
Lately I've settled in on a Metz Z6 rear and an M1 front on my SV650. The M1 rear just doesn't last more than about 3500 miles. On warm, dry roads, the Z6 has never slipped. On cold, damp, tar snakes I have to be careful. I think you'll be OK on the Z6's although I haven't done a track day with that tire. Ease into the higher speeds and lean angles just to be sure.
I did a couple of track days on Bridgestone BT020's so the Z6's should be fine.
actually at arroyo seco in new mexico much cheaper and the track is WAYYYYYY better. 125 bux for sat AND sunday, open track ahhhhhh yeahhh
here is an email i got from one of my buddies who was runnin z-6's on his sv650
"Yes, I was running a Z6 on my bike at the track. They are good tyres - although in terms of ultimate
grip they aren't as good as, say, an M1. I have heard of cases where on pushing really hard, you can get
some unpleasant sidewall flex - not exactly confidence inspiring. In my case, even after a few warm up
laps it couldn't put down all the power to the track... it slid out on me - although being smoother would
have helped the situation.
So, I guess what I'm saying is, you'll be fine with your Z6 as long as you remember you don't have race
tyres on there.
my dad did 2 trackday's on his fz1, with bt020's on it. More of touring tires than sport. He had no problems with them. Run a good pressure and make sure they're warm and you should be ok, just go easy on the gas coming out of turns they'll prob have predictable sliding.
This isn't a question if the tires are good enough for the track, it's a question if the rider is good enough for the tires. Use good throttle control sir, keep the bike on the rear while you're on the deck, and use this scenario to understand how tires slide.
If you roll off and back on the throttle, you'll probably see a slide and if you let the rear slide then chop it, happy catapulting.
Get your corner entry speed up a few mph per lap and you'll know where the limits are.