Tire Life

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    CYCLONE 2Cooper New Member

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    On average, what kind of mileage can be expected for a front tire and a rear tire? Looking at a 2010 with reported 2K miles on the tires and wondering about when they will need to be changed. Michelin Pilot Road 4s. I know there are a lot of variables, but an average rider doing his share of twisties.
     
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    As you said, so many variables and no two situations are truly alike. That being said, the PR4 is known for getting some decent miles for many. I myself usually get 10-13k miles out of the rear tire and the same with a PP3 front I mate to it. My miles are mostly from commuting but do often get a few sport-touring and pure sport rides in enough to keep the tired from being truly square! I use the fore mentioned tire combo on my 6 Gen.
     
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    I remember a guy (maybe on Youtube) reporting short life on a gen7 front. He thought maybe there was something about the front end weight or design that caused early front tire wear. Since then I haven't noticed anyone having the same complaint. I wondered if this was a common problem with the gen7 or did he ride that hard, under inflated, defective tire? It's been a while, but I think I remember getting about 6K on the rear and about 10K on the front of my ZZR1200 with Conti Road Attacks.
     
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    I have 3rd set od PR4s on my bike and previous 2 took like 25k - 28k km to end.
     
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    For me, about 6-8K on the front, 12K (miles) or so on the rear.
     
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    Thats what blows me away on how anybody can get over 10k on a sporty bike tire, front or rear. Jeez,do ya know what that twist handle on the right bar is for? Dunno how to pull on the brake levers? (j/k) - I would love to get that much, but for me, it doesnt matter about the tire much - sport tires, I get 5k on front and 3k rear... sport touring mbe 5.5k rear and 7k front. Who knows? Maybe I ride harder?
     
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    There are just too many variables to say but I can say the majority of the miles are commuting miles. However, when I am sport riding, I am not afraid to twist the wrist and I typically brake late and/or use engine braking to slow down, so can't say why it works for me. Kind of like MotoGP some guys have plenty of tire at the end of the race, others fall short several laps into or several laps before the finish.

    I will say that the "pure" sport tires i.e. Michelin Pilot Power3, Pirelli Super Corsa, Dunlop Q2 that I ran lasted 5-6k, 2-3k, 2-3k, respectively. It was the Michelin Pilot Roads that last the 10-13k. (Even with a PP3 front) I'm currently on a set of the Road5s about 3K into them and they have plenty of tread left. That's even after two full days of track riding.

    A decent sample of how I ride when "sporting" it can be found in this thread at post #4659
    http://vfrworld.com/threads/what-did-you-do-to-your-vfr-today.46342/page-233
     
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