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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-24-2016, 05:25 AM
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The BT 023 is a ST tire with an emphasis on sport. The T 30 is more of a straight touring tire so I'm thinking less grippy.
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I commute a lot on my bike. I milked 11K miles out of the D222's down to the wear bars, but really they were done after 9,000 or so, front and rear. Granted, I had about 20 miles almost daily of milled/scarified/ground/whatever-you-call-it highway for 8 months take to beans out of those poor OEM tires. When it came time I mounted Michelin Pilot Road 4's front and rear and I'm at 24K miles now with only some slight squaring but none of the wobbling and on transition edge traction issues I had when I dismounted the Dunlops.

Downside, they're pricey. Looking at $500 or more for the pair.

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The BT 023 is a ST tire with an emphasis on sport. The T 30 is more of a straight touring tire so I'm thinking less grippy.

Bridgestone T30s are fitted to fleets of cbr1000 & 600rr and used at Ron Haslam Racing school @Donnington Park race circuit.

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Cracks in the sidewall are nothing to mess around with, that much I know for sure! Fortunately though the sidewalls still look brand new.

The Diablo looks like a nice tire, and the price seems very reasonable, but I just got done reading a couple reviews, and they say it sticks really well, but that it also wears fast. Has that been your experience with this tire?
I believe they won't last as long on a CBR1000RR which, depending on how much they are stressed, may shred them much earlier. But on the lighter and less powerful CBR500R they perform like a sports tire but last as long as a touring tire.
http://www.cbr500riders.com/forum/wh...13-000-km.html

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pirelli diablo rosso is a premium supersport rubber which is an overkill for the cbr for daily commuting.
but if we have lots of loose change lying around
why not?
(lol - no pun intended!).

Yes, it may be overkill for the little CBR but I really like the feedback these tires give.
The advantage is that I get good mileage which makes them not that expensive in the long run.
And when it comes to tires I don't mind a bit of overkill!

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If by ST you mean sport touring, then that's what I'm leaning toward. I'm more interested in durability than anything.

I can understand that you want your tires to last as long as possible, but many touring tires last because they are harder, which means less grip.
I rather get super sports tires which may not last as long but what if you drop the bike because the harder tire couldn't hold on to the road?
I prefer to spend a bit more and have a softer, safer tire that keeps me upright in slippery situations - saves me money in the long run!

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BT 023 is a dual compound tire that uses a harder rubber in the middle and softer on the edges.
They are very long lasting grippy tires.
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I'm quite happy running Michelin PR4 tires on my "adventure bike".

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I can understand that you want your tires to last as long as possible, but many touring tires last because they are harder, which means less grip.
I rather get super sports tires which may not last as long but what if you drop the bike because the harder tire couldn't hold on to the road?
I prefer to spend a bit more and have a softer, safer tire that keeps me upright in slippery situations - saves me money in the long run!

I understand completely, but I generally take curves very conservatively. The odds of me having my bike go out from under me in a curve are probably pretty slim!

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