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Dr. Carbon
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So anyone know what the difference is. If a tire is made specific for a certain model bike but the dimensions are the same is it not the same tire essentially? I mean the size in all respects is the same and the compound would have to be the same or else it wouldnt be a 2CT(etc etc). Would the only difference be the carcass stiffness, and the resulting weight of the tire, or would there be any other differences?

even with any differences would you expect any change in performance? Albeit it is designed to meet a certain specification for a certain model machine but what would make it any worse or better for a different machine, considering that the generic version is used on so many different machines for replacement and not all machines are created equal but everyone may rave about performance even on such drasticly different machines?

sounds like it's just a way for the tire manuf to solidify a contract to supply a certain tire as OE for a model line and please the manufacturer imo....

debate, thanks
 

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The only experience I have in this respect regards my 929.
It came with model-specific Bridgestone BT010 G and I was so pleased with them I bought another set, then another. Then supply dried up so I went for regular BT010's. And never bought another set again, switching over to Dunlop (D207 for the road and D207RR for track duties) with a odd set of Pirelli's thrown in.
The bike just didn't feel as good on generic BT010's as it did on model specific tyres. It run a bit wider and it seemed the tyres took longer to warm up. It could have an impression but for me it worked that way.

I've just fitted Michelin Pilot Road 3 to my BMW and I decided to go for a model specific "B" rear (which differs in having an extra ply in both the thread and the shoulders). I have no experience with the generic PR3 but I am not completely happy with this rear tyre.
 

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I had a set that came with my Gixxer years ago last 22k on the rear and more on the front. This is with wheelies and burnout. Never came close to those mileage on newer sets of same brand/size tires.
 

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Depends on Carcass.. softer the smaller profile it'll be, hard the taller!
 
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