Best tyres for ZXR 400 L3??

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Best tyres for ZXR 400 L3??

Post by TWxROCKY » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:42 pm

Hey everyone,

Just Bought myself my first big bike a Kawasaki ZXR400 L3 and I'm wondering what are the best rear tyres you can put on?

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Re: Best tyres for ZXR 400 L3??

Post by cargo » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:38 am

I'd go for the black round ones if I was you

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Re: Best tyres for ZXR 400 L3??

Post by TWxROCKY » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:49 am

Oh what! I heard the square one's were better :/

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Re: Best tyres for ZXR 400 L3??

Post by Tirpitz » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:04 pm

First thing you need to realise is that tyres are designed to work as a pair. Mixing brands / models of tyres front and rear rarely works and is frequently nasty. So don't think about just changing a rear unless you are going to put the matching tyre to the front on it, you need to have a matched pair.

Personally I recommend Pirelli Diablos. I've had several versions of Pirelli tyres on bikes over the years and have never been disappointed. I've also had Bridgestones, Dunlops and Metzelers and whilst some were better than others I wouldn't use anything other than Pirellis unless I got my arm seriously twisted.

But you also need to be aware that tyres are a personal thing. They all offer different types of feel and different tyres suit different riders. Even racers will tell you this - some hate Michelins, for example, some love them.
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Re: Best tyres for ZXR 400 L3??

Post by RedexRobB » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:35 pm

Also think about what your using the bike for. Communting up the motorway is no good on super soft tyres. Equally, touring tyres are no good for a bike your just having a mess around on.

Personally, i like Avons Viper Sports tyres on mine, best tyres ive ever ridden on, but thats just me. Like tirpitz said, they are a personal thing.

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Re: Best tyres for ZXR 400 L3??

Post by BigB » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:44 pm

RedexRobB wrote:Also think about what your using the bike for. Communting up the motorway is no good on super soft tyres. Equally, touring tyres are no good for a bike your just having a mess around on.

Personally, i like Avons Viper Sports tyres on mine, best tyres ive ever ridden on, but thats just me. Like tirpitz said, they are a personal thing.
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worth looking in to? as i've seen a set part worn!

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Re: Best tyres for ZXR 400 L3??

Post by banner001 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:43 pm

Tirpitz wrote:First thing you need to realise is that tyres are designed to work as a pair. Mixing brands / models of tyres front and rear rarely works and is frequently nasty. So don't think about just changing a rear unless you are going to put the matching tyre to the front on it, you need to have a matched pair.

Personally I recommend Pirelli Diablos. I've had several versions of Pirelli tyres on bikes over the years and have never been disappointed. I've also had Bridgestones, Dunlops and Metzelers and whilst some were better than others I wouldn't use anything other than Pirellis unless I got my arm seriously twisted.

But you also need to be aware that tyres are a personal thing. They all offer different types of feel and different tyres suit different riders. Even racers will tell you this - some hate Michelins, for example, some love them.
diablo rosso II's on mine...lovely tyre!
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Re: Best tyres for ZXR 400 L3??

Post by BigB » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:52 pm

got supercorsa's on mine - love them that much i ran them into slicks lol

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Re: Best tyres for ZXR 400 L3??

Post by Blaine zxr » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:07 pm

I'll add a question if i may, just bhought michelin power pilots any on here have run them before ? What's your views on them ? I no tyres are a personal thing but just curious if there was a bad review/ experience on here about them. oldman
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