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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-31-2018, 12:52 PM
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I have close to 13k miles on my Dunlop RoadSmart 3 rear tire. It's meant for wet weather with a harder center for long life and softer sides for good leaning traction. I also live in the south where it's mostly straight line riding.
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I have close to 13k miles on my Dunlop RoadSmart 3 rear tire. I also live in the south where it's mostly straight line riding.
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13K miles!


Yup. And it's about time I change it. The center wear marks are gone.

The Roadsmart 1 got me around 10,000 miles on my previous 1000RR.

I keep strict track of mileage and years/months a tire lasts me.
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I have a 2018 1200R and I love the tires it comes with. I just turned the traction control up and the rear is holding up well, granted I only have 1200 miles on it, but still its in good shape. I recently sold my 2015 R1 where all i did was track days in advanced....I tried Dunlop, Michelin, Bridgestone and Pirelli. Out of them all the feel of the Pirelli is superior, that is just my opinion.
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great traction, great wear. Over 5K miles many high speed, probably 3k Left, some cupping.

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im currently running the angel gt on the rear and rosso 3 on the front.

Its perfect so the rear can last longer and has more than enough traction when giving gas. Then the rosso 3 on the front gives me all the grip for cornering.
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I have a 2018 1200R and I love the tires it comes with. I just turned the traction control up and the rear is holding up well, granted I only have 1200 miles on it, but still its in good shape. I recently sold my 2015 R1 where all i did was track days in advanced....I tried Dunlop, Michelin, Bridgestone and Pirelli. Out of them all the feel of the Pirelli is superior, that is just my opinion.
Those Pirelli's are superior because the OEM tire on your "R' model are Supercorsa SP V2 which are DOT approved track tires.
They are amazingly sticky on dry pavement but I have melted my rear tire in less than 4k km.
I've since replaced it with a Rosso 3 which is better in the cold and wet.

Notwithstanding, I'm a big fan of the Pirelli SC's. I use them on my 959 Panigale which originally came stock with Rosso Corsa's.
I'm now only using Supercorsa's on this bike going forward as it doesn't have the massive torque of the Monster where it lasts much longer and I don't ride this one in adverse conditions.

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Yeah I had the Rosso 3 on my R1...will most likely put them on my R I really liked them, plus they are better in the wet for sure

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IMHO, all brands of "quality premium" tires will do. It's more a question of feel and getting accustomed to the profile of a specific set.

Much of your choice depends on how you like to ride. The more cornering you do, the more you would want to tilt toward the "sport performance" spectrum.
However, if you like to ride your Monster "on and off the gas" like I do, then you'd want to use something along the "sport touring" category for centerline durability.

In my case, I had Pirelli Supercorsa as OEM's on my Monster 1200R. They were totally the wrong tire for me on that bike. Although very sticky in corners, I chewed right through them in no time.
However, I also have the same Pirelli Supercorsa on my 959 Panigale and they're the perfect tire for that bike because I primarily don't ride it the same way.
I strive to be smooth on the throttle and brakes. Moreover it doesn't have the same torque as the Monster 1200.

I now have Pirelli Rosso 3's on the Monster. I like the profile as they're similar to SC and they seem to wear well and warm-up faster. If not, I may try Pirelli Angel GT's next.

Hi, newbe here.

I've run the GT's and ST's on various bikes and I'm looking for a new set for my Monster 1200 R.

I looked at Pirelli's site but they don't do a 200/55 rear in the GT sizes, just wondered if you're fitting a 190 instead.

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I've run the GT's and ST's on various bikes and I'm looking for a new set for my Monster 1200 R.
I looked at Pirelli's site but they don't do a 200/55 rear in the GT sizes, just wondered if you're fitting a 190 instead. Aldo.
I have the 200/55 Rosso III. If you like the GT's however, I can't imagine it would make a big difference especially given that the base and "S" models have 190/55 as OEM.

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