Michelin Pilot Sport tyres

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Lozzo, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    Anyone tried them?

    M+P have them at 120 quid a pair so I'm considering them for the Gaytona
    as a pair of winter/spring tyres[1], but if the concencus of opinion is
    that they are utter shite in snotty weather then I'll stick with
    Bridgestones.

    [1] Rear 010 is getting close to replacement, but front is good for
    another 4K. Rear 014 is going to cost £105. I'm thinking of putting the
    Michelins on until summer/they wear out, then swopping back to an
    010/014 combination.

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    Krusty Guest

    I've not tried the Sport, but I have got Powers on the MV & Roads on
    the 955. Both have proved excellent in the wet, including doing the
    Stelvio on the MV in an armageddon-esque downpour. I can't imagine the
    Sport would be any less impressive.


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  3. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    Krusty says...
    That's good enough for me as the Sport appears to fall between the Power
    and Road according to Michelin's webshite. Looks like Universal Tyres in
    Dunstable will be getting my business as they have them for £155 fitted
    and balanced. I've used them before and they're nice people who do a
    decent job while you wait.

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    'I do not object to people looking at their watches when I am speaking.
    But I strongly object when they start shaking them to make certain they
    are still going.' William Norman Birkett, 1st Baron Birkett, Oct 1960.
     
    Lozzo, Nov 3, 2006
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  4. Lozzo

    Krusty Guest

    Don't forget to check the pressures on the Michelin site - they do seem
    to vary more from OE than other manufacturers iirc.


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  5. Lozzo

    Eiron Guest

    So you're going to save 30 quid by getting less sticky tyres than the
    Pilot Powers, just for the winter. I don't see the logic in that.

    ps. Did you ever tell us or post photos of what broke on your Bandit?
    Was it your home-made suspension linkages that broke?
     
    Eiron, Nov 3, 2006
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    Pete Fisher Guest

    Seconded. The Michelin techies on the stand at the BMF advised
    significantly different pressures for the Pilot Power 2CTs on the Tart
    to those in the Voxan handbook.

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  7. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    Eiron says...
    Slicks are as sticky as you can get, but you wouldn't want to be riding
    through wet winter weather on them, would you? I fit tyres to suit the
    purpose and conditions. I've done a track day with Avon AV45/46STs and
    had no problems, so I don't see a problem with fitting something that
    comes recommended by someone like Krusty for riding in the wet.
    No, I didn't.

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    Triumph Daytona 955i SE (Black with added black bits)
    GSF600SW (broked)
    'I do not object to people looking at their watches when I am speaking.
    But I strongly object when they start shaking them to make certain they
    are still going.' William Norman Birkett, 1st Baron Birkett, Oct 1960.
     
    Lozzo, Nov 3, 2006
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  8. Lozzo

    Pip Guest

    <looks in garage>

    <observes tatty Bandit kicked into corner>

    Ah, looks like a Winter project to me ...

    <looks at RF900>

    I'll prolly get to mine first ...
     
    Pip, Nov 3, 2006
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  9. Lozzo

    Beav Guest

    Krusty says...
    That's good enough for me as the Sport appears to fall between the Power
    and Road according to Michelin's webshite. Looks like Universal Tyres in
    Dunstable will be getting my business as they have them for £155 fitted
    and balanced. I've used them before and they're nice people who do a
    decent job while you wait.

    And then there were two 'Stones (014's) on a pair of mint 17" Yam wheels
    complete with discs and sprocket, all of which have done the sum total of
    280 miles. All this for 50 quid and you let them go.

    You should be ashamed of yourself my son.


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  10. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    Beav says...
    Bugger, I forgot all about those. Sorry my man.

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    GSF600SW (broked)
    'I do not object to people looking at their watches when I am speaking.
    But I strongly object when they start shaking them to make certain they
    are still going.' William Norman Birkett, 1st Baron Birkett, Oct 1960.
     
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  11. Lozzo

    Beav Guest

    Beav says...
    Bugger, I forgot all about those. Sorry my man.

    Not to worry Loz.


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  12. Lozzo

    Andy Bonwick Guest

    I've got Pilot Sport Cup (1) on the 10R and will be using the same
    again if I can get hold of some at a decent price.

    They work well in the wet, warm up quickly, hold the heat and wear
    well compared to what others claim to get out of tyres on litre bikes.

    (1) I'm not sure what, if any, differences there are between them and
    Pilot Sport.
     
    Andy Bonwick, Nov 10, 2006
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  13. Lozzo

    Adie Guest

    they're cunts who when you phone to order a tyre they have it in.
    when, having traveled 50 miles each way to get there they suddenly
    don't have it in stock.

    utter cunts.
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