Best Tires for Trackdays That Do NOT Need Warmers

Discussion in 'Tire Information Center (archive)' started by Off Camber, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. Nesba

    Nesba New Member

    I would say any tire carrys :)
  2. HondaGalToo

    HondaGalToo Control Rider

    Which is pretty much all brands now!:)
  3. 03bueller

    03bueller Control Rider

    Now if only he had the 180/60 rosso corsa listed up there....
  4. Off Camber

    Off Camber New Member

    Thanks for all the good info everybody! :cheers:
  5. Domiken

    Domiken New Member

    I've been running the Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsas on the street and on the track, they are amazing compared to the others I had.
  6. andersoncm2

    andersoncm2 New Member

    I ran Bridgestone's Battlax S20 tires all last season on my GSXR 600. They worked great and stuck like glue. After about 1/2 a lap, the tires were ready to go. I run a low to medium intermediate pace, and they worked great for me. You might want to give them a try.
  7. vzhulin

    vzhulin New Member

    I am a big fan of the Q3's. No tire warmers needed, the tire warms up very quickly (a couple laps before you start pushing it) and has excellent grip and feel. I've never felt like I'm outriding the tire and need something better. Great price too.

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  8. Mike55

    Mike55 New Member

    If I had to choose from a neutral standpoint (no predetermined loyalty to one brand vs another) I'd listen to vzhulin and go with Q3s. I've personally seen him ride his Fireblade 3 hours to the track on them, kill it all weekend, get bumped to A, then ride 3 hours back home. If he wasn't such a good guy it would probably piss me off HAHAHA!!! Seriously though, he is speaking from first hand experience.

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  9. vzhulin

    vzhulin New Member

    Thanks buddy! :) You're exaggerating but I'll take it ha!

    It is indeed a good street and track combo tire. I guess I'm so used to it that even if I had a track only bike I would stick with that tire.

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  10. vinny337

    vinny337 Vin is in...Beastmode! Control Rider

    He is a beast!! :agree: I've seen him in action…
  11. vzhulin

    vzhulin New Member

  12. whitarnold

    whitarnold Member

    Tires do not "need" the warmers 1/2 as much as I do. Tires will EVENTUALLY warm up but every lap is $$$$ that you paid and that you waste trying to warm up tires. Second, warmers are a pain in the A#$ but well worth it for the PEACE OF MIND!
  13. yokel84

    yokel84 New Member

    I'm probably crazy, but I kinda like warming up tires the way I learned to like riding in the rain. You get the chance to get a feel for playing with traction to see how much throttle you can dial in before things get squirmy. Though, the last time a CR followed me through Barber T4 he was like: "chill out, you're leaving a black line allll they way up the hill".. Highsides definitely don't sound fun.

    Back on topic: though I like the DRCs, I've been thinking about switching to Q3s just because they're priced so well.

    Though, I'm not sure if I should change bikes AND tires at the same time?
  14. MidwesterneRR

    MidwesterneRR New Member

    dang, i just ordered a set of Q3's on a great deal to try them, after reading this im kind of wishing i had ordered a few sets
  15. moman

    moman Member

    You'll definitely kick yourself if you didn't buy a couple sets when you had the chance. I've used up several sets of Q3's since they came out and before that lots of Q2's. I did get a great deal on a couple sets of GPA'S last fall so going to check them out soon I'm hoping.
  16. virtualsolitude

    virtualsolitude Musician, physician but mostly fond of fishin'.

    My experience/observation with Dunlop v Pirelli is similar to HondaGal's assessment. I loved my Pirelli when I had my first bike (12yrs ago). They warmed up quickly and had handling to suit my turn-in style. The Q2s were slippery and, more than once, I went down during warmup (my fault for treating them like Pirelli's). Now I'm running Q3s on my new street bike and have no issues with them on the track. Of course, I wonder if I run Pirellis again... ;)
  17. akilalbert

    akilalbert New Member

    People like to visit forum for several information regarding their day to day living style. But sometime it is found that they are also much serious regarding their vehicle and its proper maintenance. For that reason sometime they used to follow several forum topics of track days.
  18. virtualsolitude

    virtualsolitude Musician, physician but mostly fond of fishin'.

    Last year, I ran Dunlop Q2s (came stock) on my street and I had no issues with them at all tho I was new to the track (after 10yrs) and really didn't ride hard.

    I also had a few of the Dunlops from 10yrs ago as I felt they were slippery-when-cold and once put me down on a warmup lap. My fault, of course, for riding them like they were Pirellis (which I loved back then).

    This year, my new track bike came with Michelin Supersports and I absolutely love 'em.

    +1 on what Judy said: "Pick a brand you like and stay with it to learn it, rather than switching brands all the time."

    Outside of the fact that my bikes came with brand new & different tires, I won't switch brands just to score a deal.

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