Monthly Archives: January 2018

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Qatar, Dunlop 6757 compound

By | 2018-01-27T18:38:57+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Categories: Tires|

Dunlop 195 rear, date code 5011, compound 6757. 2012 BMW S1000RR NOTE: The massive tire tearing issues at Losail were consistent with almost all riders irrespective of pace or make of bike. The first thing to fix is carcass temps, so we started with 1.5bar, then as the track and day warmed up depending on [...]

Pirelli Super Corsa Pro Tire Test

By | 2018-01-27T18:41:01+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Categories: Tires|

PIRELLI TIRE TEST, WILLOW SPRINGS RACEWAY DATE: 9/5/2010 TEMP: 99F ambient, surface at 130F BIKE:  2009 Yamaha R1, 6,000 miles on the odometer -    previously owned by Ken Hill of Ken Hill Coaching and Yamaha School of Champions -    at the start of the test, the new Pirelli Pro slick tires were put on by [...]

Dunlop Q3 track day tire initial evaluation

By | 2018-01-27T18:41:40+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Categories: Tires|

Keigwin’s at The Track Novice School   Laguna Seca August 5th & 6th   Ambient high 65F Having seen only one set of Dunlop Q3 tires so far this year prior to the School that were on a Triumph Speed Triple, I didn’t have much repetitive data to draw from other than the carcass was completely [...]

Dunlop 2012 US Made GP211-A DOT race tire test

By | 2018-01-27T18:42:24+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Categories: Tires|

2012 Dunlop 211 GP-A tire test at Thunderhill Raceway Park   Date:5/29/2012 Ambient temps 80F with track temps at 105F Cold pressures 20psi rear 30psi front Tires provided by For the Track LLC: (forthetrack.com / sales@forthetrack.com)   * Medium plus front 120/170 x 17 * Rear  new for 2012: 190/60 x 17     Bike: 09 [...]

Dunlop 2011 D211 GP-A Tire Test

By | 2018-01-27T18:43:11+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Categories: Tires|

DUNLOP TIRE TEST, THUNDERHILL RACEWAY PARK DATE: 9/5/2010 TEMP: 95F ambient, surface at 130F BIKE:  2009 Yamaha R1, 5,500 miles on the odometer previously owned by Ken Hill of Ken Hill Coaching and Yamaha School of Champions at the start of the test, the new tires were put on by Race [...]

Driven’s Mantis IR Sensor Technology

By | 2018-01-27T18:43:49+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Categories: Tires|

How do you manage tire temperature on very cold days? I did a test day at Thunderhill to work this very topic and produce this page. The day started with temps in the low 50F’s for the 9am session, climbing to a noticeable 59F. As always on cold days, tire pressure is a big issue [...]

BT003 Type 3 revised front tire test, Thunderhill Raceway Park

By | 2018-01-27T18:44:23+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Categories: Tires|

To order this tire online, go to: http://viets-performance.com   Jeff Viets of Viets Performance brought me the new front tire to test. To the eye, there’s not much to see until you put the tire on the rim and inflate it and suddenly the change in roll profile becomes immediately obvious. Putting my 09 R1 on [...]

Bridgestone YCX slick V profile test

By | 2018-01-27T18:44:59+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Categories: Tires|

Bridgestone V front YCX Tire test To order this tire online, go to: http://viets-performance.com   June 7th, 2012 at Thunderhill Race way Park, CA   Ambient temp: 90F   Track temp 125F   Bike: 2009 Yamaha R1   Nitron Race Shock Spring rate: 631nm Installed preload unknown Current preload setting at 21 clicks in from full [...]