Don't buy a distanzia unless you just need that look. Other than that, stick with last generation's sport bike tires like the pilot power, Dunlop qualifier, bridge stone bt003 or bt016 etc. The distanzia is way too expensive now.
08 KTM 250 XC
Was that the one for $88?
I found the one for $88 + $10 shipped (150/60/17 supermoto compound). Thanks for the heads up, I ordered today and it shipped same afternoon. Everything looks good so far, there's one left in stock if anyone needs it, can't beat the price.
I got my 160 from Dennis Kirk, $179 shipped. Then up popped the one on eBay for $109 from the guys you got yours from. Mine has 70 dollars worth of better rubber, guaranteed.
I'm a happy camper, should have them back on the bike Saturday morning. Wheelies by noon.
Yes, IronPonyDirect on EBAY is legit!!!! I got a NEW destinzia rear 150/60/17 supermoto compound delivered for $98 bucks, incredible deal.
'11 Derbi Senda DRD SM, that one has been sold.
'07 Aprilia MX 125 S2 Edition, small two-smoker.
'09 Husqvarna 510 SMR, it does broap.
Has anyone tried the new AVON Trailrider tires? They are supposed to have replaced the Distanzia. I was considering using the Heidenau K73 but those trailrider tires have me re-thinking what to run. Cam.
2011 Husky SMS 630 (declogged, de-catted, JDed)
2008 CRF230 (CR250 forks); 2007 CRF450; 2006 FZ6R
2002 KTM 200EXC; 1998 CBR900RR Fireblade; 1989 XR200
I'm going to run the Pilot Power 3 that I do know. All this talk about tires, and not one mention of what tubes to run and where to get them? I'm all ears...
Any tubes from anywhere.
To live outside the law my dear you gotta givea damn.
I live for this
2001 XR650LSM,Clark tank,Warp 9 wheels,Avon Distanzia's,40mm FCR -MX carb,UNI Filter,Marko Header,White brothers E2 muffler,CRF450R USD forks & triples,BRP SUB Mount,Scott's Damper,MotoMaster racing caliper & Rotor,Brembo 16/18 Radial MC,15-43 gearing.
I won't run any wheels which require tunes buy 95% of people on this forum probably do. Try posting to a different threat.
I run tubes. May weigh a bit more, but I won't notice any difference. I usually run whatever tube is cheapish- not like my tard is going to see many rocks. It's not street legal either, so no stairs in my immediate future. I've had great luck with kenda HD tubes for street supermoto. They seem to be pretty thick and beefy. I put a UHD tube in the front of a neighbor's dirt bike and it was extremely thick. In my dirt bike I just run tubliss.
08 KTM 250 XC
Last edited by Kwota; 03-25-2016 at 08:03 PM.
Can anybody help me find the post that stated actual tire width of 160 tires? I just put a 2ct 160 on a 5" wheel and its it already touching my chain. I want a 160 because of the wheel but I remember reading the Michelin is already a very wide 160.
Anybody running S20 of BT016 on a 5 inch wheel?
Could you measure the actual width for me? (160 and 150 tire)
Any difference between these tires? I read that the S20 are supposed to be better, still a lot of people i know prefer the BT016..
KTM 525 EXC Racing SM
I really like the tires (I'm sure every brand makes them) that look to be slicks, or close to it, that have those notches (for a lack of a better word) every 3-5 inches apart. I know they aren't DOT approved but most sumos aren't DOT approved lol. How difficult is it to ride those tires on a very clean, well paved street? Anyone have experience riding those on a street on a SM?
2016 Husquvarna 701SM
2014 Ducati Monster 796 - sold
2001 CBR600F4i - sold
Link to Husq Forums: http://supermotojunkie.com/forumdisp...p?36-Husqvarna
Link to Husq parts: http://www.ktm-parts.com/HUSQRMAPA.html
2004 625SMC STOLEN 9/18/2009
2006 SV1000, not stock
2003 WR450F supermoto - street legal, Excel/Talon wheels, Brembo/Braking brakes, etc
2002 YZ426F/448 supermoto - Behr/Talon wheels, Brembo/Braking brakes, etc
I want to try something other than the Continental ContiAttack SM's any recommendations?
I want good grip like the conti attack but am tired of using about 5 rear tires and 2 front tires/year.
Take note that I live in Denmark (Europe) so only few months with warm weather
Please help me out here.
I live in Holland, so basically the same climate as you
Still don't know which tires to choose..
Thinking about these tires:
Bridgestone BT016 (pro)
Bridgestone S20 (evo)
Bridgestone BT090 (because these are specifically for lighter bikes)
Michelin PP CT2
Michelin Power Pure SC
Metzeler Sportec M5
Pirelli Diablo Rosso II
The reason i list these tires above is because they are less then 100 euros (mostly below 90 euros) Thats like less then $120 for a rear tire.
Leaning towards the K80 or BT090 as they are especially for lighter bikes / supermoto's..
I had these tires before:
Maxxis Prese M6119 (superior grip, also offroad. But the were worn within 1000km in the summer)
Contiattack SM ( dont know exactly why, but i really dont like these tires much, although they are extremely populair among my friends... )
Michelin Power One ( very grippy race tire!!! unfortunately they dont make these any more in 150 or 160 sizes )
Pirelli Supercorsa Dragon ( good tire, really grippy but pricey )
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa (very good tire, but again, really pricey... )
Metzeler Sportec M1 ( takes a bit long to warm up, but a pretty good tire, not really suitable for supermoto in my opinion )
Hopefully someone can give me some advice. I dont want sport/tour tires, more like sport/racy tires! I ride really hard with some trackdays. When i'm not on the track i'm still riding like i'm on the track
Last edited by SM3; 06-28-2016 at 12:57 PM.
KTM 525 EXC Racing SM
I Just ordered a BT090 R Pro. there is about 1 week delivery time so luckily I have 1 week of vacation time with the kids coming up :-p
I've had my DRZ400SM since the Spring of this year and where I live on Vancouver island we have a lot of roads with gravel/shale sides and a lot of this gets moved out onto the road surface from large lumber trucks and tourist mobiles especially in the mountain roads which can be narrow and very twisty. What I have been doing every week is picking sharp shards of stone out of my rear stock tire with my pocket knife. It's only a matter of time before I pickup a shard large enough that cuts through the case so I have been looking at the Heidenau K73's which because of the block tread pattern might help with this. Also the pattern is tight so the ride will be fairly decent I think. The tires have silica compounds and rated to be excellent in the rain which we have a lot of out here in the PNW. The bike shop I deal with has installed them on other DRZ's and the 160 rear has no problem with clearance. |
Well I just ordered up a 120/70 and a 160/60 Heidenau K73 set for my 690smc. They look pretty sweet and I've been reading about guys getting 5-8K out of a rear, and my buddy seemed to like his on his Husky 610 on a 1000km gravel and highway rip last fall - we were riding fast and they did get a fair bit of wear, but he was railing those dirt turns. My recent Q3 rear is down to the belt so I'm thinking that it was about that time to get a new set and I'll possibly get another set for the summer heat. I'll miss the crazy drifts with our recent cold weather and my lack of rubber, but the fact that my rims are tubeless and I'm down to the belt is beginning to make me a little thoughtful, like how much rubber is on the inside of that belt keeping things nice and pressurized lol... I'll let you guys know how the K73's are
Wow long time ago for my posting something here
But i decided to go with Michelin (mainly because of the prices here in my country/region).
Michelin Pilot Power 2ct 160/60 in the rear - a bit harder than the front, but still warm up quick, goog grip and feedback.
Michelin Power one 2CT 120/70 up front - nice soft compound and warm up really quick!
Wish that the Power one's were still available in 160... Unfortunately the smallest are 180 now..
I saw that the Shinko Stealth tire has the same thread pattern which i like! Not sure about the quality of the tire though...
KTM 525 EXC Racing SM
Will I be happy going from a sport tire such as the regular Pilot Power, to a sport touring like the Road 4? My DRZ is mostly a backroads commuter, and I'm having trouble justifying a sport tire based on the longevity and lack of 150 series options. Can't find Pilot Powers or Power 3 in 150. Don't want shinkos or q3. Diablos Rosso III in 150, Pilot Power in 160? Road 4 in 150? It seems like the 150 options are dwindling.
Last edited by Neal Caffrey; 3 Weeks Ago at 11:51 PM.
Just kind of wondering if anyone has tried the Michelin Power RS yet? I know they are new. I am looking for tires now so just thought I would ask.
I put a set of Heindenau K73's on my 690SMC a few weeks ago and like probably everyone else in North America, we've had some weird cold weather recently. I've been commuting on them (aggressively) and I just did an hour on the highway today, and it was 2 degrees above freezing, with a touch of windchill... these tires are awesome, I'd recommend them, especially right now, or off road. Here's some moments worth mentioning already:
-went out to the shop and admittedly there was salt and sand on the streets, but I was on bald Dunlop Q3's that were just sliding everywhere, I mean like down to the belt and just drifting lane changes, and when I rode out of the shop they gave me the standard take it easy on the new tires for the first 100km, well, after the first left/right they were far far stickier...
-on my ride in the other day I took a corner a bit late and came in a bit, well, way, too hot, it was like morning rush, went for it kind of thing on a yellow, but was on the brakes so hard leaning it over left, foot skimming the pavement, just starting to tighten up downstairs as I suddenly realized that I was coming in Really Hot,one of those life flash before you moments, and as I stayed hard on the front brake and just kept leaning it over more and more I felt the slipper clutch step in as I started sliding sideways through the turn kind of crossing it up to complete it, this was in the shadows with air temp at 2 degrees above freezing, the tires were glued to the street. awesome. I might buy another set of something more oriented for the summer heat, but then again, the tires are cheap, and my buddy with a 610 and my other buddy with a XR650R both have them and they're seeing at least 5000km out of a set through the summer, and they look great
-rode home at 9 the other night and there was some other guys out for a ride, suddenly realized that I was totally glued to the road compared to them
-did my first highway rip on them today; 2 degrees above freezing, highway 99 which is a twisty coastal mountain highway north from Vancouver, I had a lot of layers on. glued the whole way; there are some tight sections, it felt like I was riding in June heat. Explains why I got those funny looks from the guys on the bikes the other night, I realize that they're all old or on cold numb hard old dead rubber. My front end got a little light cresting a hill one time, not sure if it was the tire, but throttled back, slid forward and it was sorted, these tires are really confidence inspiring, a bit stiff through the carcass but in a planted sort of way, they really fall into a turn quickly but in a way thats really predictable all the way to the limit and I wasn't hesitating too put a foot down if needed, or hang off the bike if needed, it was a good rip. I just felt that planted.
Not something that you'll regret trying, basically I was told that they're a rain tire pattern with street rubber 120/17, and 160-60.
Last edited by Kwota2.0; 3 Weeks Ago at 12:29 AM.
Once the 150/60 is back in stock in Canadaland, I'll be buying a set for the WR450.
But.. I don't live near many twisty roads, nor do I go to a track.
So my opinion of them will be pretty much useless.
They look awesome, and the reviews seem good on sport bikes, so might as well... I liked the Pilot Power 2CTs I had on my DRZ and on my Husaberg 550, so I'm sure the Power RS are even better.
EDIT: I ordered some anyway, $280 Canadian Pesos for the set, replacing 10 year old Pirelli Diablo Rosso tires.. they sat in a garage for years, came on the wheels I bought last year, they make me quite uncomfortable.
Last edited by Borg; 2 Weeks Ago at 08:08 AM.
Cool.... looking forward to hear what you think of them.
Thanks everyone for the info on here, as I just purchased and installed a new set of tires for my SM. I decided to go with the Metzeler M7RR since I've been hearing that they are a great street tire with pretty good life, and they are decent on the track. On top of that, there is a $40 rebate program going on right now. Unfortunately there wasn't a ton of rider feedback on 'em on the internet regarding use as a supermoto tire, so as I get some mileage on them I can give my impressions if anyone is curious. I took them for a quick spin on some local twistys just now, and I am pretty impressed, but that may just be due to the fact that my old tires were Dunlop D208 SMs from 2008... I wouldn't usually run a tire that old, but the wheel set I bought already had them mounted. We just got some good rain here on the California Cental coast, so there was mud, rocks, wet tar snakes and everything you wouldn't want to see on the road in my way and the tires stuck over everything. Looking forward to taking these to a kart track at some point and really seeing how they stick.
Just to note, the 150 width M7RR is about the same overall width as the 140 Dunlop that it replaced.
1995 XR600R Motard/Dual Sport - CA plated, FCR 40, USD fork conversion, Supertrapp exhaust
1994 VFR 750 - 93k miles and going strong
1993 Husqvarna WXC 610 - Exotic Italian Firebreather (for sale)