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Old 12-31-2012, 07:02 AM   #31
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Yep, I love the high-end ST tires for public road riding. Even if you're riding "hard" on public roads, you should be focused on smooth and control. There's plenty of grip performance, along w/better mileage and real road performance. If you're outriding the ability of these tires on the road, you don't need this advice and I'd check your judgement and sense of responsibility.

And, yes, I've been there myself in the past and my younger years. Shame on me. Have fun, be safe and considerate. Just a thought.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:44 PM   #32
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I ride a Triumph Daytona 675R and once the OEM Supercorsa SPs gave up the ghost (4k miles), I installed a set of PR3s. I'm certainly not the fastest rider, but I have had very good experiences with them over the last 4k miles. For the first 100 or so miles they felt really strange. (While cornering, the bike was resistant to turning at first, then it'll will drop rapidly on its side.) And from experience, they are AMAZING in the HEAVY rain and in standing water. They warm up VERY quickly and have plenty of grip.

4k miles on my meager 112RWHP bike and they show little wear. I have done quite a bit of fwy riding on them with no apparent signs of squaring off. I will buy them again for the Daytona and would buy them if they offered the right profile for my Ducati SF848.

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Old 01-02-2013, 02:55 PM   #33
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I would not put Road 3's on a bike you plan to run hard. The sipes feather as the tire wears. The harder you use them the worse it gets. I have run them on my 1050 Tiger and went back to Road 2's because of it.
But the Tiger is a heavey bike. This might not happen if they are mounted on something lighter.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:40 PM   #34
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:05 PM   #35
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I have PR3's on my modified Concours 14. They are the best tire I have ever used per my riding style. I am faster in the turns then I should be, and full bore in the straights, when I'm alone. But ride at the speed limit in traffic. And ride a lot of super slab. My brothers' both have PR3's on there bikes and love them. 2007 GSXR 1000, and a 2007 GSXR 750.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:23 PM   #36
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2000 mi now on my GSX 650 F......As good as the Metzlers in the dry (and that was very good) and the best wet tire I've ever used, bar none.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:18 AM   #37
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this was them after some track days too....




got me all the way up here..





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Old 01-03-2013, 03:17 AM   #38
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You rode a CBR up the Dalton?

Win.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:16 AM   #39
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I run the PR3s on my Futura and like them a lot for long distance riding, especially if there's going to be wet weather. They aren't as sticky as the Pirelli Angels I used to use, but they work really well most of the time. I'm hoping to get more than 4k miles out of the rear...we'll see!
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:04 PM   #40
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You rode a CBR up the Dalton?

Win.
She really wanted too.. So yeah. :). Got to Coldfoot only.

Will go all the way up this coming season.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:50 PM   #41
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Just to add what I have experienced.

Had to get new rubber early last year and the 2 sizes of PR3s I needed weren't available yet.

So the K100RS got Michelin PR2 and the R1100S Power Pilot 2CT.

As a direct comparison- the PR2 feel good as all around ST tires. Jumping onto the R bike- the PP tires feel like they roll (transition) from left to right turns (or the opposite) much easier. They feel more round from side to side.

Maybe that is just how they were designed?
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:41 PM   #42
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Just to add what I have experienced.

Had to get new rubber early last year and the 2 sizes of PR3s I needed weren't available yet.

So the K100RS got Michelin PR2 and the R1100S Power Pilot 2CT.

As a direct comparison- the PR2 feel good as all around ST tires. Jumping onto the R bike- the PP tires feel like they roll (transition) from left to right turns (or the opposite) much easier. They feel more round from side to side.

Maybe that is just how they were designed?

I went from 2CT to PP to PR2 on my Speed Triple, the 2CT/PP are basically the same shape, the PR2s have a more rounded profile, so they are a little more resistant to changes in angle. They are also more consistent when changing line mid corner, the PPs kind of flop into a new lean, the PR2s are a bit more controlled about it.

Its a profile thing between a hypersport (damn near DOT track) tire and a Road Tire.
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