180/55 17 Tyres

The following tyres have been reviewed in 180/55 17.
Avon Viper Xtreme AV62 (1) 100% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 200
Avon Spirit ST (4) 98% 100% 90% 98% 95% 98% 98% 96% 12,606
Michelin Power GP (1) 100% 80% 90% 90% 100% 90% 100% 93% 300
Michelin Power SuperSport Evo (2) 100% 80% 95% 95% 80% 100% 100% 93% 650
MRF ZLX (2) 100% 100% 90% 100% 100% 100% 55% 92% 32,500
Dunlop RoadSmart III (12) 94% 91% 92% 94% 91% 89% 94% 92% 37,506
Nankang WF2 Sportiac (4) 100% 97% 100% 65% 83% 85% 100% 90% 5,508
Michelin Pilot Road 3 (21) 92% 92% 87% 85% 90% 89% 92% 90% 120,499
Bridgestone Battlax BT 023 (38) 92% 85% 89% 89% 89% 92% 91% 90% 180,950
Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II (3) 100% 93% 97% 97% 57% 87% 93% 89% 6,800
Continental ContiSport Attack (5) 94% 76% 92% 94% 86% 88% 92% 89% 47,700
Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 (4) 98% 77% 93% 95% 78% 95% 85% 88% 6,600
Michelin Pilot Power 3 (4) 90% 83% 90% 95% 85% 88% 88% 88% 18,000
Dunlop GP Racer D211 (11) 98% 72% 97% 96% 72% 82% 98% 88% 15,050
Dunlop Sportsmart (10) 93% 78% 89% 90% 82% 84% 96% 87% 39,700
Continental ContiSportAttack 2 (6) 98% 78% 94% 92% 64% 94% 90% 87% 19,586
Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier II (2) 95% 75% 90% 95% 70% 95% 90% 87% 5,000
Avon 3D Ultra Sport (9) 96% 77% 91% 89% 69% 88% 98% 87% 11,457
Michelin Road 5 (8) 89% 86% 80% 81% 90% 94% 86% 87% 20,400
Metzeler SPORTEC M7 RR (9) 92% 82% 83% 88% 79% 91% 89% 86% 27,300
Metzeler ROADTEC 01 (12) 92% 91% 93% 86% 74% 92% 75% 86% 52,008
Dunlop Roadsmart (12) 88% 85% 84% 85% 83% 88% 86% 86% 45,970
Dunlop SportSmart 2 (4) 87% 73% 90% 97% 83% 90% 77% 85% 8,000
Michelin Pilot Road 4 (14) 90% 84% 83% 78% 83% 85% 88% 85% 62,115
Michelin Power One (3) 97% 60% 97% 97% 70% 87% 83% 84% 4,300
Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier D209 (10) 90% 76% 92% 83% 69% 95% 83% 84% 40,075
Michelin Pilot Road 2 (14) 90% 81% 85% 80% 88% 85% 74% 83% 95,000
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SC (1) 100% 80% 80% 80% 70% 80% 90% 83% 5,000
Pirelli Diablo Rosso III (6) 92% 78% 88% 90% 68% 84% 80% 83% 10,500
Bridgestone Battlax Sport Touring T30 EVO (8) 88% 85% 74% 85% 79% 84% 85% 83% 50,277
Michelin Power RS Plus (3) 90% 65% 80% 87% 80% 90% 87% 83% 7,000
Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa (19) 93% 66% 89% 88% 70% 86% 85% 82% 46,406
Pirelli Scorpion Trail II (7) 90% 74% 87% 87% 79% 83% 77% 82% 208
Michelin Pilot Road (4) 80% 78% 75% 80% 95% 90% 78% 82% 16,000
Bridgestone Battlax BT016 Pro Hypersport (6) 88% 77% 78% 90% 70% 87% 83% 82% 15,400
Michelin Pilot Sport (39) 92% 82% 86% 81% 73% 76% 80% 81% 512,375
Avon Storm 2 Ultra (25) 87% 71% 76% 77% 89% 84% 83% 81% 169,700
Dunlop SportSmart 2 Max (2) 80% 80% 75% 75% 0% 85% 90% 81% 5,500
Pirelli Diablo Rosso II (13) 90% 71% 85% 82% 75% 83% 78% 81% 35,700
Dunlop GP Racer D209 (2) 100% 70% 95% 90% 50% 60% 100% 81% 6,000
Pirelli Angel GT (9) 83% 81% 76% 76% 84% 84% 79% 80% 31,150
Michelin Pilot Power (10) 88% 85% 84% 74% 67% 80% 84% 80% 87,823
Pirelli Angel ST (5) 78% 80% 78% 76% 86% 90% 74% 80% 26,050
Michelin Pilot Power 2CT (9) 91% 74% 84% 61% 78% 86% 84% 80% 41,112
Continental ContiRoad Attack (11) 83% 72% 83% 79% 84% 83% 72% 79% 29,050
Maxxis M6029 Supermaxx (10) 85% 74% 79% 82% 71% 80% 79% 79% 25,921
Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier RR (4) 85% 70% 85% 83% 70% 83% 75% 79% 16,000
Pirelli Dragon Supercorsa Pro (10) 97% 48% 90% 89% 55% 78% 88% 78% 32,800
Pirelli Diablo (8) 74% 84% 71% 75% 83% 80% 74% 77% 28,000
Bridgestone S20 (11) 88% 78% 81% 87% 52% 80% 72% 77% 25,870
Bridgestone Battlax Racing R10 (6) 96% 45% 80% 70% 75% 83% 88% 77% 2,120
Michelin Power Pure (4) 80% 75% 73% 75% 78% 88% 63% 76% 9,500
Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact (7) 83% 76% 70% 73% 80% 84% 64% 76% 40,703
Bridgestone Battlax BT 021 (10) 86% 71% 76% 74% 79% 79% 59% 75% 72,250
Bridgestone BATTLAX SPORT TOURING T30 (8) 85% 73% 77% 66% 70% 80% 71% 74% 45,400
Avon Viper Supersport AV60 (5) 86% 64% 74% 66% 74% 80% 76% 74% 10,600
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa (8) 93% 44% 71% 87% 64% 83% 78% 74% 30,600
Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact (4) 88% 70% 73% 55% 73% 83% 70% 73% 14,500
Bridgestone Battlax BT 010 (3) 80% 73% 83% 83% 67% 67% 50% 72% 2,506
Bridgestone Battlax BT 015 (13) 85% 66% 76% 75% 52% 77% 62% 71% 31,303
Pirelli Diablo Corsa III (10) 87% 68% 81% 65% 55% 75% 61% 70% 32,756
Metzeler Tourance Next (3) 80% 80% 80% 70% 50% 77% 40% 68% 8,006
Avon Storm 3D XM (6) 82% 60% 62% 62% 88% 75% 43% 67% 18,008
Dunlop SP Sport Maxx (145) 80% 69% 70% 67% 64% 64% 54% 67% 2,105,560
Michelin Pilot Street (16) 74% 65% 61% 63% 74% 71% 57% 66% 56,400
Avon VP2 (2) 90% 75% 75% 75% 40% 65% 40% 66% 5,000
Maxxis Supermaxx ST (7) 83% 76% 79% 77% 23% 76% 37% 64% 23,600
Metzeler Racetec Interact K3 (3) 87% 37% 67% 63% 57% 67% 63% 63% 7,000
Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S20 (13) 79% 67% 72% 74% 32% 62% 44% 61% 25,690
Bridgestone Battlax BT 016 (23) 72% 47% 63% 68% 50% 65% 48% 59% 76,400
Dunlop Sportmax D207e (6) 68% 57% 57% 53% 43% 57% 35% 53% 16,050
Bridgestone Battlax BT 012 (10) 68% 46% 45% 41% 57% 62% 19% 48% 32,200
Avon 3D Ultra (2) 55% 10% 50% 5% 60% 60% 55% 42% 450

180/55 17 Tyre Review Highlights

Avon Viper Xtreme AV62 rated 100% while driving a Suzuki GSXR600 K5
Driving on track for 200 spirited miles
I used these tyres late summer at Rockingham after getting them cheap & really liked them although would rate them more as a fast road summer tyre than pure track day as they're marketed.

I usually use Racetech K1fr k2r on set up suspension and can go through a rear a day whn it's sunny

The AV62 seemed to wear well, not to much snot on the edges and have cleaned up nicely giving no moments to speak off.

Will leave them on for day 1 @ Almeria before swapping over to Racetechs, great tyre & will put them on again

tyre reviewed on 2010-09-27 17:15:02
Michelin Power One rated 100% while driving a Suzuki GSXR600 K5
Driving on track for 300 spirited miles
Stiffer side walls made set up a bit tricky but once dialed in these tyres gripped like the proverbial giving elbow down lean angles on a road legal tyre.

Used for 2 days at Cartagena race track in Southern Spain in 25degC heat left them a little tired and used at lunch on the second day.

B compound front with Endurance rear & silly low preassure took some getting used to 27fr 24r psi cold.

Warmed up well without warmers and you could pin it after two warm up laps with knee down after 6 corners.
tyre reviewed on 2010-09-27 17:21:04
Avon Spirit ST rated 100% while driving a Honda CBR1100XX
Driving on a combination of roads for 6 spirited miles
I can say now, after another 5.000 miles on these excellent tyres, that my initial review was a very modest one! I rode for most of these miles with a pillion and hard luggage (total weight of the bike, myself, pillion and hard luggage was at least 500 kilos), on country roads and highways, in dry (very hot...) and wet (very wet...) conditions. The pace was sometimes touring and sometimes faster than it should, considering the weight... The bike felt very stable at high speeds on the highways and it was leaning quite easily at the twisty b-roads... Never had a worry of any kind from the tyres, they were just perfect all the way! And after all these miles, despite the weight, the different weather conditions, the (relatively quick) pace and the variety of roads, the tyres show no sign of wear!!! They look just like they did when they had less than a 1000 miles on them!!! Sounds impossible, yes, but that 's the truth! So, I stick to my initial review and I confirm everything I said back then. Plus I wonder no more about the tyres lasting for a long time. I highly recommend them and I will buy them again (and again...)!
tyre reviewed on 2018-09-06 15:03:11
Dunlop RoadSmart III rated 100% while driving a Honda CBR 600F4i
Driving on a combination of roads for 1000 spirited miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2016-05-19 11:12:36
Metzeler ROADTEC 01 rated 100% while driving a BMW R1200GS
Driving on a combination of roads for 5000 spirited miles
Best tyre ever. In my 27 years I tried everything. Last I used were bridgeStone Battlax30, Metzeler roadtec Z8, Dunlop Sportmaxx III and Michelin PR4. Dunlops are sporty, Michelins are great in cold, but Roadtec 01 outperform both. Tyre wear is also good, have to use HWM model on heavy bikes, so don't wine, if U use wrong tyre on your bike and get bad results. Great handling, great wet grip, great feedback as it could be on RT with ESA, great comfort, great handling. I will buy and buy them again :)
tyre reviewed on 2018-04-17 13:12:33
Avon Storm 2 Ultra rated 100% while driving a Kawasaki ZZR1200
Driving on a combination of roads for 4000 average miles
Owned this bike for 5 years, tried all sorts of tyres, Avon storm 2 ultra is simply the best all round tyre.
tyre reviewed on 2015-04-10 09:32:47
Bridgestone Battlax BT 023 rated 99% while driving a Suzuki GSX1250FA
Driving on mostly country roads for 3600 spirited miles
I fitted these on my Suzki 1250FA to see if I could improve the tyre wear. I have still got some life left in the front and have done 3600 miles with the rear. The tyres have kept there shape and are fantastic in the wet and the dry I have never had any moments with them fitted. Rear tyre wear I think is down to me but I will repace them with another set of 23,s
tyre reviewed on 2011-07-04 09:48:02
Dunlop Roadsmart rated 99% while driving a Honda CB600S Hornet
Driving on a combination of roads for 1500 spirited miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2011-06-20 19:26:50
Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 rated 99% while driving a Honda CBR1100XX
Driving on mostly country roads for 1000 miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2019-05-23 00:00:41
Michelin Road 5 rated 99% while driving a Honda CB 1,000R Motorbike
Driving on a combination of roads for 200 average miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2018-03-25 22:55:28
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