First Off, just speaking from experience here, the stock Dunlop qualifiers are pure trash as far as performance tires are concerned. The Q2's are better but not worth the coin imo when you can get Bridgestone BT-003s as cheap as they are going for right now.
The stock qualifiers have terrible feel when you start getting over on the edge of the tire even when you drop the pressure from the "recommended" 42 PSI to something more sensible like 32 PSI.
I am running Michelin Pilot Power 2CTs at the moment since Ive never tried them out (been a Pirelli man) and they are light years better than qualifiers even if they get a little squirrely if you are heavy handed in a deep lean turn. My next set of rubber will be the Bridgestone BT 003's with a 55 profile instead of the 50 for a faster drop in.
So if you are replacing the rear you might as well get the BT 003 front and rear, I've seen some deals where you can get the pair for less than just the rear Pilot Power One's, just throwing it out there since you wont get the performance the bike is capable of on the stock rubber (unless you only ride on superslab freeways).
Heres an example of the kinds of prices you can find if you look around:
BRIDGESTONE BT-003 RS TIRES SET
Thanks very much for the advice The Gerd, though I already got the Q2 rear tyre. Also I won't be riding on circuit, as the last time I did it, I practically destroyed a set of tyres in just one day. Way too expensive for me
I'll be riding these on cold and humid roads or dry and hot roads, but always without pushing the bike too much on lean angles. I'll only be doing some hard braking and accelerating with moderate leaning
For this type of use, what tyre would you recommend? (just out of curiosity)
Also, where I live, unfortunately, I don't get great deals like that (2 for the price of one, not that I know of at least). In that track day I was actually given a great deal but that was a limited time offer. the motorcycle commerce is a little limited here
Next time I've got to check other possibilities (ordering overseas etc) in advance... :smilebig:
Thank you very much!
ps. I don't know what I did but I didn't get the quote to work well. Maybe I replied in the wrong place