Michelin track Tire recommendation??

Discussion in 'General' started by Chaplain45, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. MELK-MAN

    MELK-MAN The Dude abides...

    Stickboy will sort you out if you are in the southeast. I'm almost positive he's got riders on those tires on the wee-bikes kickin ass.
    And pirelli cost just as much as Michelin tires.. b-stones are cheaper, but...
     
  2. stickboy274

    stickboy274 Stick-a-licious Tire Dude

    I had a father/daughter team that both win national championships on Ninja 250's using the RS tires. Does that count? We actually run the EVO Cup front on their bikes, but the 140 RS on the rear. She's moving to an R3 with a 150 rear for next year.

    If you came to our tire trailer, with what you are asking for, I would put you on the RS tires. They will do exactly what you are wanting.
     
  3. Chaplain45

    Chaplain45 Well-Known Member

    Might need you to send a set to the west coast.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-T217A using Tapatalk
     
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  4. rob linders

    rob linders Well-Known Member

    No, those guys that get really long life are just slower than you. :crackup:
     
  5. Ra.Ge. Raptor

    Ra.Ge. Raptor wanna_be_fast

    It does not apply to everyone, though... :D
     
  6. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Well-Known Member

    50% of me thanks you for that. The other 50% is kinda bummed that I don't ride opportunities that allow me to shred a tire a day and, still, another 50% of me is thankful I don't. :D
     
  7. Ra.Ge. Raptor

    Ra.Ge. Raptor wanna_be_fast

    it now makes more sense to me, I think. :)
     
  8. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Well-Known Member

    I was shootin' for 150%. :D
     
  9. Chaplain45

    Chaplain45 Well-Known Member

    180/55 or 180/60??
     
  10. stickboy274

    stickboy274 Stick-a-licious Tire Dude

  11. bored&stroked

    bored&stroked Disclaimer: Can't spell

    That was me last year. All by myself on track, not even totally pushing it. Gone threw that spot much faster many times before and then I didn't have a front tire working all a sudden. Still no idea what happened.
     
  12. No Brakes

    No Brakes Well-Known Member

    So you've been holding out on me Stick?
     
  13. stickboy274

    stickboy274 Stick-a-licious Tire Dude

    I keep both brands on hand just for you. They got what you didn't pick up. Really...trust me. BTW, I will have both again this year, but some new stuff is on the way in your sizes from B'Stone.
     
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  14. toybm

    toybm Active Member

    Okay I used the search feature. ........

    Question, since there are 4 types of Michelin outright track tyres -
    1. Power Cup Evo
    2. Power Cup Ulitmate
    3. Power Slick Evo
    4. Power Slick Ultimate

    If I were chosing my next set of tyres, which track tires from Dunlop or Pirelli do each of these matchup with?

    Racing a 08 Gsxr750 moving from Q3+.

    Thanks
     
  15. crashman

    crashman Getting slower every day

    Unless you are really fast and have your suspension spot on you should just scratch the Ultimate off of your list...
     
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  16. toybm

    toybm Active Member

    Is the Ultimate even more setup sensitive than the Pirelli or Dunlop DOT/Slick with compound selections?

    Coming off the Q3+ I like the idea of installing, checking pressures then riding that the Evos should provide. But am I comparing apples to apples between the Evos and the Dunlops/ Pirelli track rubber.
     
  17. crashman

    crashman Getting slower every day

    I have not used any of the other tires so can not comment on more sensitive but according to the Michelin guy in my area the Cup Ultimates are quite setup sensitive. I run the Cup Evo's without warmers and I like them but I also like taking the first lap easy to get me and the tires warmed up.
     
  18. MELK-MAN

    MELK-MAN The Dude abides...

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    yes, the Ultimate is a finicky tire. It's faster than the evo when you get the rear end sorted, but you have to go at a good pace to even keep heat in it. It's also expensive. It also won't work at overly abrasive tracks for most riders.
    If you are not battling for top 5 expert spots, stick with the Evo rear and front. the ultimate front REALLY requires fast pace to work.
     
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  19. pfhenry

    pfhenry Well-Known Member

    I was told the power race I got in 2009 from motorcycle super store was a totally different construction in both compound and carcass compared to race track distributor ... Is this still the case?
     
  20. stickboy274

    stickboy274 Stick-a-licious Tire Dude

    The race tires only come through race tire vendors now.
     

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