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Has anyone tried the 010 Bridgestone on there ZX? I just got a set from Chaparral. I had 207's on it before but there idea of a package deal (at Chaparral) was to put you on a waiting list. The 010 was cheaper to.
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I just replaced a set of BT-56ss with the 010's, and so far I like the 010's better. They seem to be wearing better with the same level of grip.



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I just put a set on my 9r. I had some on a f2 before and I had good luck with them. I didn't like the 207's, they wore out too soon.
 

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I read that tire article when it first came out. It's very informative. I liked it so much that I was going to order Metzler rennsport until Metzler released the M1 sportec very recently. So I decided to order 2 sets of the M1's one for my zx12r and the other for my wife's zx9R. Can't wait to get the stock tires off these bikes.

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I went up from ordinary BT56 to Sportec M-1. I've only done about 500 miles with them. That's what I think of them; outstanding grip at cold temps (40degr.F) very quick warm-up, very much confidence inspiring, very good dampening.

Here in this little country they're (Metzeler in general) not being sold that much 'cause they're much more expensive(+25%). But after what I read about them, I had to have them. If you could get them at same retail as BT010, go for the M-1. It's not because +90% is driving with BT010's that they're the best. That's a reason enough for me not to go for the BT010.
 

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I put 010's on just before my last track day (like, on the way there). They never slid (well, except when I got crazy with the throttle). I love them. I'll probably go with Pirelli SuperCorsas next time. Not because of any problems with the Bridgestones, just to try something different.

 

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I have a set of Supercorsa's on the way this week. I thought they were great on the Mille, although I never pushed it real hard. They gave great feedback and never stepped out like the 010's. Full report after I get them scrubbed in!
 

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Stepped Out? Oh that dont sound good. Thanks for all the feedback .If it ever warms up I'll find out for myself Thanks all

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Well, they're gonna be my next choice for sure. Since I ride all year round, my 207's are getting one hell of a flat spot down the middle from rush hour commuting. I need something a little tougher down the center that'll still keep me from sliding when I'm having more fun.

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from what i hear the 010 is a great tire that warms up quickly and is good for cold weather. it gives good feedback and all, but i slapped a pair of 207rr on my zx-7r, and i must say, they do the job very nicely. and i got the set for $265.00 from ema-usa.com you might wanna consider them. depending on how you ride...
 

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I just bought a set of 010s for my 9R based on a positive review by Sport Bike. I have not tried them out yet, but they should be better than the Azaro IIs that are on there now! The Azaros are old and hard.

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After 5000 km on 207's, I made the move to the 010's.

The verdict: 207's suck. Period.

The 010's have quicker turn-in, and much more stability at lean angles. They heat up quicker, and always give good feedback. The 207's came stock on my bike, and being a cheap SOB, I decided to wear 'em out befor changing. I should have put the 010's on from day one. They ARE that much better.

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I've tried 207's, Pilots, and 010's on my 9R...and the 010's are the only ones I would buy again. They warm up faster than the Pilots, and don't wear as fast as the 207s. The Pilots and the 010's stick about the same once they're warm from what I can tell, but there's a huge difference before they warm up.

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I've always ridden on Bridgestones with no complaints. Next time I change my tires though, I'm thinking about trying the Pirreli Dragons. Not because I'm not satisfied with the Battleaxe's, but because I love the look of the Dragons, and have heard a lot of good things about them in reviews and from friends.

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I've ran the 010s on my 9R for over a year now and wouldn't change for anything. Ok, well, maybe an 020 on the back for some more mileage...


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It'll be along time off before I choose a Bridgestone to ride on again. Those BT56's that came on my 9R were the worst tires I'd ever ridden on, it's not a wonder when the magazines did the first test rides on the bike that the ride was so harsh. And they had no feedback.

I ride on 205's, I know their not the latest in sticky high tech race tires but I've already been down that road. I wanted a tire that would last, give feedback, stick to the road and give a comfortable ride. The 205's fit right in, they take a little longer to warm-up but once they are at temp I can corner with all confidence on them. Yeah if I was on the track I would choose a stickier tire, but for street use I can't think of better rubber, and they're cheap.

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Do not despair you will not be disappointed with the 010's. I was a dunlop supporter all the way until I figured out I was getting 500-700 miles out of a set of 207's, now I have 1500 miles or so on my fist set of 010's and am ecstatic with them. I will never buy another 207..........

 

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010 front and 020 back seems to be the perfect combination for the street! So far I haven't had any problems with 'em. And I've tried just about every tire over the years form ChengShings to Continentals to Dunlops (obviously not all on the same bike) and the BattleAxes seem to be the most confidence inspiring to me.

The only reason I would consider changing, is to try a set of Pilots, and find out if they are worth the money. (have heard some really good reviews of them)

 
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