Ok here is the deal first and foremost i am interested to see your comments and speculations on what may or may not happen or your personal experiance with these tires!
THE BIKE IS A 2006 CBR 600RR AND I AM 6'5" 250LBS the bikes condition is fair and with minimal bolt on modifications
a. I have yet to find definitive feedback on the comparison or a review itself on these tires namely the michelins and the shinko SLICKS. there have been pros and cons for there previous model tires but none for the new shinko 008 road race slick!
b. My personal experiance with shinko brand has been up and down the major benefits of these tires is of course COST!
c. I have already noticed the differances in the tires the chemistry in the rubber and the mold or "contour" or the tires are much like the michelin prc's or race tires!
d. PRICE .... POWER ONE COMBO FOR FRONT AND BACK 269.95$ ....source is http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=6804
008 road race shinko slicks are 201.98$
these prices are including shipping and subject to change!
2. THE QUESTION
a. Will this tire hold up and perform to said abilities close or above the perfomances of the michelin power one combo?
b. Will the life of the tire or wear be able to sustain performance like the michelin power on combo?
c. Will it be cost effective to run the shinko's compared to the michelin power one combo?
a. My theory is that the shinko tires will perform for at least on full track day and be able to consistantly produce numbers equal to or greater than the michelin power one combo
4. My method and control of testing
a. controlled conditions i.e dry track same track for both test
b. same or relative temperature for date of testing
c. same tire pressures and sizes with tire warmers
d. I will take before and after temps of tires on and off sessions
e. LAST BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY THE SAME MOTORCYCLE WITH THE SAME RIDER WITH NO ADDITIONAL MODIFICATIONS
the obvious is to do a proper review of these tires for future inquires and to produce a well written and almost scientific way of comparing the two tires! i.e the reason why im doing this in a science style format!
i will be attending two trackdays at a track that i know very well and have ridden on michelin power race and power ones numerous times within weeks of each other!
The obvious does not elude me i know im comparing apples and oranges here... comparing a D.O.T MICHELIN to a primarily race SHINKO but the fact there lies if i did compare a MICHELIN RACE combo the price would only raise to WELL OVER 400$ :shock: :shock:
tire sizes are 120/70/17 and 190/50/17
wish me luck i will report my results in ruffly a months time as i am preping my bike for this season adding some modifications