No, it's not a pilot sport. Here's a link to STT's catalog showing them.tigerblade said:An H2 is a Pilot Race tire. Do you mean Pilot Sport? The H2s take a while to heat up. Probably not the best for street riding. For the track, I ran S2 fronts and M2 (harder than H2) rears this year.
Sounds like you and TB have the same idea. Good info.lfg929 said:Stay away from the H2 front tire. It sucks ass... I was running an H2 when I tossed the RC51 down. I had it on the 929 at Putnam last year and its grip sucked. I have heard that this is because the H2 front had to meet some sort of European tire wear spec so they had to modify its construction. Thus, it doesn't work as well. It is an ok street tire, but if you are pushing things then bump up to an M2 or S2 in the front. For the rear you can use the M2 or the H2 (depends on your riding style, the track, and the temp). I just go with an S2 front and M2 rear and it is good enough for any of the conditions I have ridden in so far.
OK, I see. I think that "Pilot Race" may have been the predecessor to the H2/M2/S2 line? I'd be leery of buying one. Stick with Pilot Sport for the street and the S2/H2 or S2/M2 combo for the track IMHO. :thumb:fivestar929 said:
I had thought that too. Just wanted another opinion.tigerblade said:OK, I see. I think that "Pilot Race" may have been the predecessor to the H2/M2/S2 line? I'd be leery of buying one. Stick with Pilot Sport for the street and the S2/H2 or S2/M2 combo for the track IMHO. :thumb:
Actually, I prefer Dunlops on the street anyway because of the more rounded profile. S2/M2 on the track is awesome though.
Sounds like a pretty common set-up. I think I'm actually gonna go w/slicks this year.Steve F said:I use S2 front and H2 rear at the track. The H2 rear lasts about 1 1/2 track days and that's with flipping the tire after the first day( the RC51 is notorious for eating rear tires). The S2 front will last four track days flipping between the second and third day.
I haven't tried the Metzler/Pirelli DOT race tires as they will cost me a lot more.