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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-06-2017, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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Mitchellin tyres

So any body have any advice on which one to put on my gsxr?
The Mitchellin powers or mitchellin road 2?


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The Roads are sticky enough for all but the fastest of riders and they will last twice as long as the Powers or CT's.
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Roads it is then.
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Is there a big difference when I get new tyres on the bike. I've heard it's really sketchy to ride after.
How long will it be like this? How long does it take to break them in?


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Is there a big difference when I get new tyres on the bike. I've heard it's really sketchy to ride after.
How long will it be like this? How long does it take to break them in?


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I depends on how similar the profiles are. The Michelins have a rounder profile than the Battlaxes more triangular profile. For me. Side to side transition is much smoother on the Michelins.

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I depends on how similar the profiles are. The Michelins have a rounder profile than the Battlaxes more triangular profile. For me. Side to side transition is much smoother on the Michelins.


So I shouldn't be too worried about riding them straight after.
I was worried that because they are all shiny and new the grip would be sketchy.


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So I shouldn't be too worried about riding them straight after.
I was worried that because they are all shiny and new the grip would be sketchy.


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At one time I think new tires were a concern but now just take the bike over a little at a time to scrub them in and you'll be fine.

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I was actually about to order the CT's thinking they would be perfect fro my bike, but after this I am sorta rethinking and going with the Road's because there isn't much knee dragging roads in my area so it is a lot of flat riding which always destroys the center. After doing a little more research these tires are perfect for most riding off track. Thanks guys.

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Road 4's

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I did see those, but if i can be completely honest I hate the tread pattern on them. They don't give me the sport bike vibe.

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I did see those, but if i can be completely honest I hate the tread pattern on them. They don't give me the sport bike vibe.
Tire specs / performance > how the tread looks LOL. Can only see it when its parked anyway...all that goofy design is for a purpose.

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Tire specs / performance > how the tread looks LOL. Can only see it when its parked anyway...all that goofy design is for a purpose.


Haha it's all about looks... isn't that why we get shiny gorgeous bikes... can't have anything looking out of place now.

Nothing like a goofy tyre tread to damage your street rep. Ha


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