Pondering: Tire life
Hmmm, so, on my first set of tires, the OEM Supercorsas, I got 5,600 miles on the rear (after replacing the front at 2,700 miles), and on the next set of tires, I put on M7's and got 5,560 miles out of them. This 3rd set of tires (M7's), I'm looking to only get about 4,300 miles.
Now, I don't think I'm really riding any harder, so, I was wondering if a slight variation in tire compound from one batch/lot to another could account for an almost 40% difference in tire life?
But then, I had another thought: I think thru most of this set of tires, I was using User mode in the twisties (with Engine set to "Slick" but everything else set to "Race"), rather than Race mode for the other 2 sets of tires. Now, I noticed that the power reduction graph peaks are lower, sometimes not registering at all, and in User mode I think I can feel the rear sliding just a wee bit, so, I'm wondering of that has been what has drastically reduced rear tire life. I tend to think that's the cause more than a "variation" issue, because on the last M7's when I got 5,560 miles on them, the front tire was worn more than the rear, and this time it's the opposite. This would make sense.
So, I think on this next set of M7's I'm going back to "Race" mode, and will post the results. I mean, if it's not making me more comfortable/faster on the street, I'd rather get longer tire life.
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