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There are a number of factors that contribute to tire wear:
1. Obviously, the first is tire compound: soft, medium, hard, dual compound?
2. Chassis setup contributes to how much stress is placed on the tire, e.g., Hondas have been good all year on Michelins whereas the Camel Yamahas have been variable from race to race.
3. Racing/Riding Style: The best illustration that comes to mind was in the movie "Days of Thunder" when Cole Trickle is first learning how to race Nascar; there was "his" way to race, then there was the Crew Manager's way to race. You can shred tires by pushing too hard, or race clean and save tires.
4. Variability in Tire Manufacturing
5. Environmental Factors, i.e., track temps
"Itīs not easier to ride, but I donīt need something easier, I need something faster." - Nicky Hayden #69
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