Best Sport Motorcycle Tires of 2017

From track-focused to road-biased, RyanF9 breaks down his top selection for best sport motorcycle tires that you can find on the market.

Best Sport Motorcycle Tires of 2017 :

0:10 – Metzeler Racetec RR :

2:24 – Bridgestone RS10 :

4:26 – Bridgestone S21 :

4:26 – Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3 :

6:56 – Continental Sport Attack 3

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Tim Vella says:

with the RR do you need to use tyre warmers? i ran supercorsa SP tyres that just won’t warm up. in Australia our track day sessions are only 8 minutes long.

DopestDope says:

so this guy tries to relate with “his” claimed stories. does this guy even race? or just saying stuff to give example?

Scott Frailey says:

You’re going to have to do a part 2 and add the new Michelin Power RS… Good video and keep up the good work.

Justin Marshall says:

Hey Ryan, have you thought about coming out to the Track this summer? Would be nice to see a VideoLog from a track day/race weekend. CSBK looks good this year. Also, you should do a tire review on Lightweight motorcycle tires, as more and more manufactures are offering pretty sporty bike, and they are selling tons of them. If you want track comparison come out to Shannonville this summer for quality LWT motorcycle racing.

Will Viljoen says:

I would love to hear your thought on the Michelin Pilot Power 3…I am having a tuff choice deciding on a set of tyres so far the Continental Sport Attacks make the most sense on paper but I have used the road attacks and didn’t love them. So for 600cc bike that does aggressive street riding and the occasional track day would you go with the Power 3 ‘s, Sport Attacks or something else. Not too worried about price. p.s I have only ever been disappointed in Bridgestones so not to crazy about going there…would love to hear your thoughts, thanks.

Steve James says:

Probably the best motorcycle tire review I’ve ever seen or read. It explains why the various tire are good, what they are good for, and why they are good at it, with no extraneous marketing fluff. Excellent job Ryan

Speedy E says:

Can you corner low, M8?

ThunderWolf39 says:

are there any good tires for track/street that get 4k to 5k miles that have good grip and fast turn in, that you don’t have to worry losing traction and lowsiding

Ios Pro'z says:

Any suggestions for a 300 cc bike for commuting purposes offering good mileage and decent grip on wet roads. A longer lasting one wont hurt 😉

C Ney says:

Why do you refer to yourself as RyanF9? I think you could go with “Ryan from F9” or simply just “Ryan”. It isn’t Brian Vansportbiketrackgear or Anthonyrevzilla. 
Unless your last name is Effnein, then I apologize

954rider3000 says:

Can you please do a video comparing the taller and shorter ratio tires? Example 190/50 vs 190/55 and so on. I personally prefer taller profiles. However, I’ve met many riders that haven’t learned to even pay attention to the ratios on the tires they buy, much less know the strengths or weaknesses of them.

Ps, if you know of a good existing video, fire away. I may have simply not found if.

UeDeniz says:

No Michellin Power RS?? 🙁

Gene Kim says:

Those are not the micro sipes on the S21 but a kinda decoration just like the chicken strip indicator on the Metzler m5.

Calculatedrisk262 says:

Ryan, what do you think about mixing tires.
Was thinking s21 rear with rs10 front. for a 07 gsxr1k

Piridajac says:

RS10 for my doing job really good….

george elias says:

For a semi beginner rider. Do you think I should get a soft stickier tire or a longer lasting firmer tire?

Find Gohan says:

I can’t decide between the s21’s and the Rosso III’s. I commute a lot but I do like to have confidence in the tire during leans. I’m also planning a track day next month. which tire would best suit me?

wolli wobbel says:

Great video, but you should get the front tires in the test aswell 🙂

Carlos Sonomiya says:

What do u prefer for some track races. Metzeler RR or Supercorsa SC?

tylerdtharp says:

What’s your opinion of the shinko advance 005?

Dman117z z says:

I know lower prices usually mean less quality but is a “best budget sportbike tires” video possible?

Xénos Polemistí̱s says:

George Road Race Martin?!

MrGrandure says:

I list weight, got more aggressive, and destroyed my pilot road 4s. some one recommended the m7rr….

Floyd Burdett says:

I went “suddenly” from the OEM’s on my Yamaha — something from BRidgestone, but I don’t remember the model — to Q3’s because I picked up screws in both tires on my way to a Track Day… And Dunlop was sponsoring the Day, so I put them on and took off!
It was my first Track Day EVER! I had almost 40 years of ‘riding experience’…but it was on the ‘standards’ of the 70’s and 80’s — Kawa 2-stroke triples & KZ900 & KZ650, etc.– and then ‘cruisers’…until my FZ1. I was ‘almost’ like a new rider…getting to know that kind of HP and the differences in tire design as well as weight-saving and frame stiffness, etc.
But by lunch time, I was knee-dragging and ‘going to the edge’ on the tires. I was amazed at the difference in confidence I had in the Q3’s over OEM..!! And I have been riding Q3’s for over 3 years now…and interested what the changes to the Q3+ will do.
But…I got a set of Rosso Corsa’s for Christmas — I LOVE my Brother! — and even though I only have a few 100 miles on them so far, I have been Very pleased, and totally confident to also ‘go to the edge’ with them. They gobble up twisty mountain roads, like the well known “Tail of the Dragon” in western N. Carolina, allowing me to ‘keep up’ with the full supersports of all but a very few very skilled riders…
Not bad for a 65 year old Retired Marine, with a fractured back, artificial rt hip and left knee..!! But Still Loving to Ride!
I was VERY Pleased with your reviews! And I think you did an excellent job! And I am surprised that the Q3’s were “not worth reviewing” because these new tires are that much better! I have run Metzlers on my ‘cruiser’ for years, but haven’t thought of them as “Sport/Racing” tires…

spiedey8 says:

Hello! What tire should I get? I ride +60% in the city, 30% on the twisties, and 10% on the track. I do moderate to hard riding and I avoid the rain when possible. I am thinking about Metzeler Sportec M7 RR
or Pirelli Diablo Rosso III. Bike: Ninja 650 2017

GneX4Ktb says:

Rosso 3 milage?

Jonathan says:

Hey Ryan, I ride the torquey k6 gsxr1000 and I’m not down for killing tires but I like to go fast. The best set of twisties are the 327 and I’m in Montréal so 50-80km. I was thinking Pirelli angel gts. What do you think? It’s more for dry performance and Montréal performance 🙂

Phil Cormier says:

only lose 1 sec. off your time LOL….yea 1 sec if your running rookie lap times

Brian Wind Grøndahl says:

how about Michelin pilot power?

Sheldon Nicholl says:

Looking to replace my Yamaha R3 tires. I looked at the Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3. Then I thought something from the “touring” class like the Pilot Road 4 or Battlax tires might be better. . . . No track days. So not a consideration.

Nenad Stojanovic says:

Diablo roso 3 ro Diablo roso corsa ??? for B3 675

Yam Yam46 says:

had the diablo rossos on my R1, front end gave out on me with no warning…

Andrew Freeman says:

“Hit the track 2-3 times a month”? Damn, I want that life!

I 2nd the choice of the Pirelli Rosso III. It’s the best 85% street, 15% track tire I’ve ever used. Surprisingly stellar in wet conditions and you can get a decent amount of miles out of them. Yes, with the softer carcass they can be a bit squirrely on acceleration when leaning, but they are grippy and predictable, unlike the ice skates I’ve tried in the past from Dunlop and Michelin

Jeff Royle says:

Dude, you are very professional. Excellent review.

twag0735 says:

hey Ryan, I cannot for the life of me decide on a tire. I ride a 2001 zrx1200, on Southern California canyons, streets of willow raceway, and as a daily as well. the canyons and racetrack both have a lot of pebbles and grit that I catch myself sliding on. I’ve got less than a centimeter of “chicken strip” on my continental contimotion tires, but only about 3000 miles, and one track day and the back is already toast. I ride with a pilion a lot, and do a lot of high speed runs getting to the canyons (sometimes doing 150+ for 80 or more miles) and the back tire is pretty square because of it. I’m stuck between the pirelli corssa Rossa, metzeler roadtech 01, Bridgestone s21, and pirelli angel gt. I weigh 160, and my pillion weighs 100 with full gear. if you could point me in a good direction, or have a different tire you think would work great, please let me know. I just want something that will last more than 3000 miles, good grip in mostly warm climates, and decent in the rain (I take it easy when there’s wet stuff falling from the sky) thank you!

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