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Hi ,

I have just attended Level 1 at Silverstone in the UK on 12th Sep riding an R6 hire bike. It was a fantastic day and as well as learning a great deal I had a LOT of fun.

In fact so much fun that I forgot to ask about the tyres on the bike ( or even look at them ) I'm wondering if they were tyres specifically for the track or the kind of tyres found on a road going sportsbike?

What a great experience , everyone should do it. I'm already planning level 2 .

 

Thanks

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Hi ,

I have just attended Level 1 at Silverstone in the UK on 12th Sep riding an R6 hire bike. It was a fantastic day and as well as learning a great deal I had a LOT of fun.

In fact so much fun that I forgot to ask about the tyres on the bike ( or even look at them ) I'm wondering if they were tyres specifically for the track or the kind of tyres found on a road going sportsbike?

What a great experience , everyone should do it. I'm already planning level 2 .

 

Thanks

 

HI WLondoncb1000,

 

Glad to hear you had fun, Even though the weather was a little on the windy side.

 

I am fairly sure that the school hire bikes run on Dunlop Sportsmarts, a dual purpose road and track tyre. if you look on the dunlop web site there is loads of info.

 

I had a set fitted to my bike the last time i attended the school and have no complaints at all. They are very good in the wet and dry. Also I have done a TD at Mallory on them and they looked pretty well brand new

afterwards. Just had to drop the pressures when I arrived and re-inflate before riding home.

 

I will be testing them over a longer distance at the end of the month, Magny Cours about 2k. Will let you know what they look/feel like afterwards.

 

Also you can look on the Forums Tyre section there is plenty of info regarding tyre selection/pressures and the like.

 

Andy

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Yes, all the Hire Bikes are on Sportsmarts.

 

We've been really impressed with them this year, they have great grip for a road tyre whether hot, cold or in the wet but to get excellent mileage out of them as well is very impressive.

 

Oh, and we sell them through www.v2mal.com if you want some ;-)

 

 

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I'm going to be trying a set of these when I replace my Racetec K3s, I'll lose a little in outright grip, but I'm not really at a level yet where I think I'll notice.

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I concur with the above - I fitted Sportsmarts to my R1 2003 roadbike this year and have been very satisfied with them. When I did Level 3 + 4 in the beginning of May in Sweden, I actually had knee-downs on the first lap on several of the on-track sessions without any problems. I haven't tried them in the rain though.

 

Regards,

 

Kai

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Thanks for the info ,I've got Bridgestone Battlaxes on my CB1000, any views on using them on the track?

I've had them on a couple of road bikes and they are fine , but I've never been on a track with them.

 

Cheers

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