which tyres to get - Suzuki GSXS1000 Forum
User Tag List

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By blueglue
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 03-17-2016, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: mid Wales
Posts: 307
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
which tyres to get

anybody know what the difference between the metzler m7rr and dunlop sport smart are, i have always gone for sport smart but lots on here rave about the metzler, just wondered which is the most sportier
lumberjack is offline  
post #2 of 7 Old 03-23-2016, 04:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Thumper07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 299
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
They don't make the SportSmart tire for the US market. If they are anything like the Q3 Sportmax, then they are equal in performance, depending on the reviewer of course.

But still, the M7rr is the hottest tire on the market right now and I already plan to switch to that tire in about another 1,000 miles. Mostly for it's unprecedented wet weather grip. The Dunlop doesn't have as good wet weather reviews that the Metzler has.




1-1986 Harley Sportster 883
2-1992 Suzuki Bandit 600
3-1993 Kawaski Ninja 600
4-1994 Suzuki GSXR600
5-1995 Buell M2 Cyclone
6-1996 Honda VTR1000
7-1997 Suzuki Hayabusa

8-1997 Suzuki DR650
9-1998 Yamaha VStar 1100
10-2000 Kawaski Z1000
11-2003 Yamaha FZ1
12-2005 Ducati S2R 1000
13-2006 Honda CBR600RR
14-2007 Honda CBR1000RR
15-2007 Aprilia Tuono 1000
16-2013 Harley Davidson Switchback

17-2016 Suzuki GSXS1000


Thumper07 is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 03-23-2016, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: mid Wales
Posts: 307
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 82 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thumper07 View Post
They don't make the SportSmart tire for the US market. If they are anything like the Q3 Sportmax, then they are equal in performance, depending on the reviewer of course.

But still, the M7rr is the hottest tire on the market right now and I already plan to switch to that tire in about another 1,000 miles. Mostly for it's unprecedented wet weather grip. The Dunlop doesn't have as good wet weather reviews that the Metzler has.
cheers thumper will prob go for the new m7rr when i need to change, if the weather ever warms up here and i get to use the bike more lol
lumberjack is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 Old 03-26-2016, 10:55 AM
Senior Member
 
WMus26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Cape Town (SA)
Posts: 147
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thumper07 View Post
.

The Dunlop doesn't have as good wet weather reviews that the Metzler has.


Not sure if you talking about Dunlops in general or the specific tyre you referred to. I could not understand reason guys were complaining about the standard Dunlops on our bike, since I have had a great time with them with great grip. But this is in dry conditions and warmer weather. Two weekends ago almost lost the rear in wet weather and not even that wet, just a little Autumn showers from the heat, coming out of a corner. Don't even think I accelerated that hard and just lost grip. Definitely have ridden same stretch of road much harder with other bikes and other tyres in the wet and no problems.
WMus26 is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 03-26-2016, 02:09 PM
Senior Member
 
Thumper07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 299
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
Yeah, I'm sure they are no better. Just pointed out that I read some great reviews on the 77s.




1-1986 Harley Sportster 883
2-1992 Suzuki Bandit 600
3-1993 Kawaski Ninja 600
4-1994 Suzuki GSXR600
5-1995 Buell M2 Cyclone
6-1996 Honda VTR1000
7-1997 Suzuki Hayabusa

8-1997 Suzuki DR650
9-1998 Yamaha VStar 1100
10-2000 Kawaski Z1000
11-2003 Yamaha FZ1
12-2005 Ducati S2R 1000
13-2006 Honda CBR600RR
14-2007 Honda CBR1000RR
15-2007 Aprilia Tuono 1000
16-2013 Harley Davidson Switchback

17-2016 Suzuki GSXS1000


Thumper07 is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 03-26-2016, 02:17 PM
Senior Member
 
BanditBrent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Kingsbridge, Devon
Posts: 234
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 86 Post(s)
MCN has a tyre review this week. Quite surprised how far down the PR4's came. M7 RR's came top in the sports tyres for road again.
I have just put on PR4" s as every time I open the garage door Noah floats by but when I get full confidence on this bike will go for the Metzler's
BanditBrent is online now  
post #7 of 7 Old 03-26-2016, 05:03 PM
Senior Member
 
blueglue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: UK
Posts: 249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by BanditBrent View Post
MCN has a tyre review this week. Quite surprised how far down the PR4's came. M7 RR's came top in the sports tyres for road again.
I have just put on PR4" s as every time I open the garage door Noah floats by but when I get full confidence on this bike will go for the Metzler's
They must have fallen out since 2014 then haha
Michelin scoops MCN Tyre of the Year award - News | MICHELIN - Motorcycle - United Kingdom
Kiwi Geoff likes this.

blueglue is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki GSXS1000 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome