Originally Posted by ashkicker
I only do street riding. I am planning a trck day this summer but dont know if this tire will last. I just need a tire to run to finish out my front. I have narrowed it down to 3
metzeler m1 $125 shipped 190/50
michilin pilot race $125 shipped 190/50
perelli diablo $125 shipped 180/55
I havent had any expeience with any except the perelli. Like I said it will be 95% strret tire commuting for work till they wear out and I will probably go with a sport touring. I dont know which will give me the most mileage. I wanted the cheapest but there all the same price. I thought of a take off but by the time I pay for it and shipping I will have $80 and may as well get a new tire.
I need to order it in the next few days as I am on my wear bars now.
I had the M1s on when I got my 929 - great tyre, plenty of grip, good feedback and turn-in, I changed to Powers about 3500Kms ago and love them - Haven't been able to fault them in many varied road conditions - yet to get them onto a track so can't comment about extreme use...although, I get up early on the weekend and ride a local twisty pretty hard, my rear tyre get used from shoulder to shoulder so I reckon they get a reasonable work out.
I wouldn't put a Power Race onto my bike because they're as soft a butter - I was looking at one the other day and could leave marks in the surface of it with my finger nail !! - sure felt sticky though...which could cause problems for your front tyre as with a super sticky rear you'll start pushing the front a lot harder.
A lot of the guys in this forum swear by the Pirelli hoops, I've never used 'em, so can't comment, but I have heard from guys who have used Diablos and M1s and they say they are nearly identical in terms of feel (I guess the Corsa version would be stickier though).
What front tyre are you running ? - that should have a significant bearing on what you want to put on the rear...there's plenty of words in this forum devoted to supporting a matched set of tyres on your bike for optimal performance.
Good luck with your choice.