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Hey guys. I got a '17 939 SP in July and the rear tire is already pretty flat spotted. These tires are really overkill for the type of mixed riding I do. What are you guys using when you replace the stock softies? Was looking at the Michelin PP3. I haven't tracked it yet and won't be aside from maybe a few times a season. A lot of twisty back country though with a few longer straight line trips thrown in now and the what would you guys suggest?
 

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I have been successfully running Q3s for the past several years. On sale. I can get them for just over $200/set


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Agreed that the Supercorsas are overkill unless you're at the track or only ride on the hairy edge. The new Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ will last you about 7,000 or more kms on the rear at moderate pace for mixed riding. Way less expensive than the Supercorsas and provide 90% of the performance. Hard to beat.
 

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Honestly unless you ride primarily in the canyons/mountains the Q3 is also overkill. I hear the Q3+ is suppose to last longer than the Q3 but you still have to deal with the near slick tread in the wet.

For a really good all around tire look at the Bridgestone S21, Michelin Pilot POWER III, and the Pirelli Diablo Rosso III.

Right now the Rosso III is my favorite in that class. I’m getting awesome performance wet and dry and exceptional mileage for a sport tire.


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Riding Pilot Road 4 on my 821 SP. Best year round street tire I have tried. Though new Road 5 is coming apparently. You can drag knee on these, and handle rain, dirt roads, wheelies, power slides, so on so forth. They will last much longer too. Been using Pilot Roads for street use on my GSXR, Tuono V4r and Hyper for years, only use hypersport rubber for track days.
 

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Honestly unless you ride primarily in the canyons/mountains the Q3 is also overkill. I hear the Q3+ is suppose to last longer than the Q3 but you still have to deal with the near slick tread in the wet.

For a really good all around tire look at the Bridgestone S21, Michelin Pilot POWER III, and the Pirelli Diablo Rosso III.

Right now the Rosso III is my favorite in that class. I’m getting awesome performance wet and dry and exceptional mileage for a sport tire.


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+1 on the Rosso III. Great tire, plenty of grip even for the occasional track day.
 

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I have 14000 miles on my SP and have tried Pirelli Diablo Corse, Michelin Pilot Power 3 and Power 1( burned up quick and overkill) , and currently running dumlop Q3's.

I dont get good milage out of the pirellie's, The pilot 3's were awesome and I got descent milage out of a set, like 2000. I am really liking the Q3's, very stable.

If your looking for milage, try the pirelli angel GT's.
 

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I ride mostly canyon on the HM but unfortunately, a few longer rides on the interstate really put a hurting on the softer tires. I have almost 1800 on the supercorsa SP that it came with. The rear is done and I'll be looking at your suggestions. Thanks guys. A lot of good info here.
 

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I’m telling you.... the Diablo Rosso III.

It must be the III. A huge improvement over previous versions. :)


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Agreed that the Supercorsas are overkill unless you're at the track or only ride on the hairy edge. The new Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ will last you about 7,000 or more kms on the rear at moderate pace for mixed riding. Way less expensive than the Supercorsas and provide 90% of the performance. Hard to beat.
I totally agree although I do run the Supercorsa's. :wink2:
 

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Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V2

There are many pics of track tires around but these are purely from street riding. Do you think they are SOFT and STICKY on their edges? If street cornering is your thing, here's your DOT tire. They even warm up reasonably quick. The downside, of course, is price, poor wet performance and short life. :wink2: Cheers!
 

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There are many pics of track tires around but these are purely from street riding. Do you think they are SOFT and STICKY on their edges? If street cornering is your thing, here's your DOT tire. They even warm up reasonably quick. The downside, of course, is price, poor wet performance and short life.
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This is the truth. I personally run them as well and it's 4,000 kms to a rear. I can see why one might step "down" to a Q3 or maybe a DR3 if one was so inclined to commute or do light touring. I personally would never put a heavy, less sticky, higher mileage tire on there like a pilot road or an Angel GT. If you've gone as far as to shell out the extra $$$ for the SP with its lighter wheels and trick suspension, then why sabotage all that with sub-par rubber? My POV...to each their own.
 

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I'm pleased with the performance of the Metzeler Sportec M7 RR I put on about 3000 miles ago. Good balance between all out performance and daily commute life. I'm probably 2/3s through the life of the rear with 100 highway/neighborhood commute miles during the week and 100-200 canyon type road spirited miles from weekends.
 

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After reading tons of reviews and checking out the tire in person, I recently installed a set of Michelin Power RS tires on my 14' SP. It has the 2ct Michelin compound so the centers are harder than the sides which should increase mileage on the street. Two days ago I did my first track day with them and they were perfectly at home all the way on the edge in both my wet and dry sessions. I can't speak for mileage yet since I only have about 600 miles on them but so far they aren't really showing any wear in the centers at all.
 

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Resurrecting this thread to discuss the 2019 Hypermotard tire choices.

The supercorsas that came with the 2019 SP are nice but are wearing out really quickly.

I was very satisfied with the Michelin Power RS tires on my Panigale, so I will be getting a set for the hyper as well.

After I run them, I will report back.
 

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Resurrecting this thread to discuss the 2019 Hypermotard tire choices.

The supercorsas that came with the 2019 SP are nice but are wearing out really quickly.

I was very satisfied with the Michelin Power RS tires on my Panigale, so I will be getting a set for the hyper as well.

After I run them, I will report back.
One more thing to consider, the Michelin Power RS is the lighter tire at 13.6 pounds and the Supercorsa is 6% heavier at 14.4 pounds.
 
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