I know there are thousand of this kind of topics per year. But I’m really struggling to make a choice
Pilot Power 2ct VS Sportmax sportsmart2 (2014 model)
I’m looking for best available grip in dry and if possible very or just good grip in wet.
Currently I’m running pilot road 2ct on front (Inherited) and Pilot power 2ct ar rear. (very happy with it so far)
And I have heard sportsmart2 are amazing as well (dunno if that’s true)
Had pirelli diablo rosso 2 at rear, it’s a bit sketchy in the wet.
I have Pilot Power 2CTs and I get on with them fine. I had Bridgestone BT016 on before, I got on ok with those even though people said they were pants. I didn’t notice a step change when I moved to the Pilot Power 2CTs the perform well though. It’s a tough one to judge without comparing them back to back and when you change a new tyre for an old one the new one is always going to feel better. Don’t over think it have a punt and see how you get on.
Same here, had them on the track, no problems for my level of skill (not too high).
The Diablo Rossos are a bit more aggressive than the 2CT’s, so I wouldn’t be surprised that they a bit skittish in the wet. The tread doesn’t go to the edges on them.
If you’re not a superstar level rider and ride a lot in the wet, then I would recommend the Pilot Road series of tyres (PR3 or 4). I’ve had them on the track and they were ok, just a bit slower turning.
I got a tyre replaced at Essential Rubber last week, and was wondering what to go for (I was considering the PR4’s). They turned round to me and said that most decent tyres have capabilities past all but the most expert of riders, and therefore to pick something that I liked the look of!
I have run Pilot Power 2CT, Pilot power 3’s, currently on Diablo Rosso II - they are all very good with the Rosso’s offering quicker warm up time and better grip in the dry however after using dawns bike for a week when she had the PR4’s put on - thats what i am going for next, instant grip, warm up quick, great grip in dry and brilliant in the wet and the rear ‘should’ last longer then the other 3 which i never seem to get more then 4k out of (Rusty got 10k out of his PR4 rear i believe)
Just got back from Essential and have put PR4’s on, as need to have a tyre that will do 3000 miles in 10 day’s next week.
The PR3’s which came off still had about 1000 left in them, and had done 9024 miles so average for me with PR3’s is 10k.
That includes some progressive riding, track day at Silverstone, 1000 miles round the Isle of Man and Santa Pod.
I think I got my money’s worth out of them
Had an interesting conversation with Mick, who said it was like putting clogs on Hussain Bolt adding PR4’s to a S1000.
I said well they don’t slow me down, don’t think I would want to go any quicker. And would not get 10k out of a rear Diablo or the like