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Hello people, and Happy New Year!

Thinking about changing the stock tyres on my 250R since I found a nice shiny new nail head embedded in the rear :eek: May just get it plugged for the time being, but wondering what's a good choice for replacement... mainly use the bike for commuting, but take it out in the summer for a blast around the countryside when I can, so looking for something that'll suit both if poss! Any suggestions? What's on yours?

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I've recently owned Conti Sport Attacks and Bridgestone BT-016 Pros, and both have been excellent. Michelin Pilot Powers are also very good. You'll find many good choices for 17" tires, almost all of which will be better than the stockers.

I personally always run a fresh full-sport tire on the front for the added traction when and where I need it most, and it has saved me at least once bigtime (my mistake...).

When you really need maximum stopping (like during an emergency stop) or maximum traction (like maximum cornering) a fresh sport tire on the front is your best friend.

The rear isn't anywhere near as critical, and a break in traction is much easier to manage IMO.


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I used my stock tires last late summer driving on dirt mountain roads in New Hampshire. They worked ok. Just had to be carefull on steep slopes where it looked wet n muddy.....:eek::eek::eek:
Don't really recommend this, but it was the only shortcut I could find that day. It was snowing in the mountain beside me 500 or so feet higher in elevation, so I was getting a bit worried.....
:facepalm::facepalm:








 

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On my supermoto I ran a full gp wet front (off a proper gp 250 bike before they changed to moto 2) and a cut slick on the rear !on my zx6r I'm running metzeler m5 interacts they are quite good but will be putting super Corsas on this year ! The best tyres I've ever ridden on were Bridgestone 002's (they were control tyre for the hornet cup here in England but road legal) but they don't make 180 rears anymore
 
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