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So I got my pilot power 2ct front in the mail... but the rear I have ordered on backorder and looks like it's not going to show up before my canyon carving trip to canada.

Question is: Can I mix another rear tire from a different brand with the michelin pilot power 2ct front?

And if so, what would be a michelin pilot power 2ct equivalent? I don't want to mix a touring rear with the 2ct... looking for a identical twin of the michelin pilot power 2ct 160/60zr17 rear tire. Thanks if anyone maybe knows
 

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The closest is the regular Pilot Power. Same exact tire sans the small strip of softer compound rubber on the outside(which is not worth the extra $ for 99% of the riders out there. Hell, all of them since its too narrow to make any difference anyway).
 

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Actually forget that last post, thought for some reason you said the pilot roads. But yeah, either way the angels have more grip and traction then 95% of riders out there have the skill to use. Plus they work better in case you have to deal with wet or sandy roads.
 

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So are the stock tyres on the new '10 models bad? I have had mine on some damp roads, and they feel really skitish. My 250R is fitted with Pilot Sports and I never had many issues with slippage except in extreme conditions
Any thoughts?
 

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So are the stock tyres on the new '10 models bad? I have had mine on some damp roads, and they feel really skitish. My 250R is fitted with Pilot Sports and I never had many issues with slippage except in extreme conditions
Any thoughts?
Depends who you ask. I have read a LOT of complaints about the stock tires but there are some people that think they are great tires.

As for me, I've never had an issue on dry roads but definitely went down in about 1/4 second when I gave it too much front brake in the wet once. Was it the tires? I dunno since I haven't tried anything else. I've also found the rear wheel locks up really easy on wet roads.
 
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