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The german magazine "Motorrad" tested the 2014 generation of sport tires.
The tested them on six identical BMW S 1000 RR.
Tested on race track, back roads and highways (new & after 4000 km), on a flooded test track, measured wear after 4000km.
The candidates were:
Bridgestone S20 Evo, Continental Sport Attack 2, Dunlop Sportsmart 2, Metzeler Sportec M7 RR, Michelin Pilot Power 3, Pirelli Diablo Rossa Corse

Race Track Alcarras, Spain:
Pirelli DRC 1:46,6, 97 of 100 Points
Metzeler M7RR 1:47,3, 94
Conti SA2 1:47,9, 91
Dunlop SS2 1:47,6, 86
Bridgestone S20 Evo, 1:48,7, 86
Michelin PP3 1:48,7, 80 Points

Wet Performance:
Michelin PP3 1:13,8, 92 Points
Bridgestone 1:14,3, 90
Dunlop SS2 1:15,0, 87
Metzeler M7RR 1:15,9, 86
Pirelli DRC 1:19,2, 78
Conti SA2 1:20,4, 77

Back Roads and Highway Performance
Metzeler and Michelin 93 of 100 points
Conti 92
Bridgestone 91
Pirelli 88
Dunlop 84

Back Roads and Highway after 4000km
Michelin 91
Metzeler 90
Conti 88
Bridgestone 85
Pirelli 83
Dunlop 82

Wear after 4000km, rest of tread
Michelin Front 58,3%, Rear 45,9%, 91 Points
Metzeler 53,8%, 33,3%, 84
Dunlop 45,8%, 39,0%, 83
Bridgestone 41,7%, 18,9%, 73
Pirelli 31,6%, 24,2, 71
Conti 30,6 %, 21,2%,

Summary:
Winner - Metzeler and Michelin
Michelin = 447 Points - If You don't trailer Your bike to the race tracks, the PP3 is the tire for all days.
Metzeler = 447 Points - Convincing on track and for all day, even under the stress of high power performance bikes.
Bridgestone = 425 Pints - Good for every day and in the rain, more stability on track but high on wear
Dunlop = 424 - Great wet performance and long lasting, but instability on track as lack of feedback on every days duty
Tied on 5th place - Conti and Pirelli
Conti = 417 - The tire in need for special lovers. Nothing for the cost calculating and all weather riders. Sporty back road surfers will be delighted with the Conti
Pirelli = 417 - Who is chasing with racy ambitions, on sunny days, with power bikes like the HP4, over race tracks and the home back road needs this tire.

I have Conti's on my F4 and this tire is exactly for my riding style. No tracks in sight and smoky mountain back roads on sunny days.
Okay the occasional rain happens but I never had any scary moments.
 

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This vindicates my choice of Michelin PP3 :grin:
 

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I put on the Metzeler M7RR on my bike. Found the former Pilot Power 2ct too weak when riding hard in hotter temperatures.

So far a great tire!!

It seems the Metzeler is much more "rounder"and harder to ride it to the edge.
 

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I put on the Metzeler M7RR on my bike. Found the former Pilot Power 2ct too weak when riding hard in hotter temperatures.
"Hotter temperatures"?Is there such a thing in Germany? How hot do you mean?
 

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"Hotter temperatures"?Is there such a thing in Germany? How hot do you mean?
Actually we have 93°F or 34°C :smoking:.

I have the tire test here that Haupti is referring to - it was printed in German motorcycle magazine "Motorrad".

They say the PiPo is not good for hard riding or the race track. Last place from all tires.

So I went for the M7RR (made by Pirelli in Germany) - and did not regret it.
 

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"Hotter temperatures"?Is there such a thing in Germany? How hot do you mean?
Actually we have 93°F or 34°C :smoking:.

I have the tire test here that Haupti is referring to.

They say the PiPo is not good for hard riding or the race track. Last place from all tires.

So I went for the M7RR (made by Pirelli in Germany) - and did not regret it.
 

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Actually we have 93°F or 34°C :smoking:.

I have the tire test here that Haupti is referring to.

They say the PiPo is not good for hard riding or the race track. Last place from all tires.

So I went for the M7RR (made by Pirelli in Germany) - and did not regret it.
Nice to know you've got nice weather over there :)

Regarding tyres, to each their own. My Brutale spends lot more time on the road than at the track. Given the few long rides I do every now and then, I need tyres which perform in all weathers and that are durable. Hence my choice of PP3…though I picked them before I saw the test. I've always liked Michelin better than any other brand.

The only exception were the dual purpose Metzeler Tourance I had on my GS, which I liked a lot better than the Michelin Anakee.

Enjoy your summer, mate.
 

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look at the day I posted it ;) .
 
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