What are the best tyres for the BMW S1000RR?

By Julia Freeman

When BMW launched the S1000RR sport bike in 2008 it was quickly recognised as the best equipped sports bike in the 1000cc category. Its debut on the world stage came at the Superbike World Championship in 2009 and a year later it went into commercial production.


Over the intervening years BMW has shown its commitment to this world-beating bike with constant improvements, additions and innovations. In our experience, if you’re fortunate enough to be an owner of the S1000RR you’ll already know that this is the perfect companion for track days.
BMW has provided you with astonishing performance power but it’s important to play your part, not only by keeping up your routine maintenance but also by making the most informed tyre selections. This is where our tyre professionals and qualified fitters can help.
At Protyre we offer a range of tyres from high-end brands like Pirelli and Bridgestone right through to great value alternatives from tyre makers like Dunlop, Avon and Maxxis. However, when it comes to outfitting superbikes and meeting the exacting demands of track days it is essential to choose the optimum tyres for your requirements carefully.

Pirelli Diablo range

As you might expect from one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers, Pirelli have a range of tyres which complement the S1000RR perfectly. They are produced under the brand name Pirelli Diablo. At Protyre we offer six options from the Diablo range – the Diablo, the Diablo Rosso II, the Diablo Rosso III, the Diablo Rosso Corsa, the Diablo Rosso Corsa II and the Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 – all of which are compatible with the S1000RR.
Pirelli has extended the range over the years, but the original Pirelli Diablo remains a highly recommended choice and is now often available at a budget price.
The Pirelli Diablo gives you unbeatable grip and responsiveness at all speeds. Even in the wettest conditions its cornering capability is exceptional – whether you are on the road or racing in a competition. On track days, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how quickly it warms up thanks to a new silica compound and an improved profile design. It also scores highly for durability, giving you excellent mileage for your investment.

Dunlop Q3

Dunlop is an equally famous name and offers an impressive alternative: the Dunlop Q3 is ideal for road riding in town and country, but also comes into its own on a track day. What Dunlop have achieved is a perfect combination of the many different requirements you need your bike tyres to fulfil. The Q3 tyre uses compounds developed for road-racing which give you sports bike performance even in everyday environments. Its cornering is enhanced by carbon fibre reinforcement in the sidewalls, while its performance in wet conditions is maximised by the adoption of treads with fewer but longer grooves. The Dunlop Q3 is hard to beat for grip, stability, steering and longevity.

The local garage you can trust

Years of experience tells us how important it is to consider every aspect of a tyre’s performance and design when fitting out a bike like the S1000RR. Price is important – which is why Protyre’s products are always competitively priced – but you should never compromise on overall quality. Our tyre professionals are here to help you make the right choice.
Call Protyre now for expert advice on choosing tyres that match your riding style, or book a free tyre check online today.

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By Julia Freeman
Julia is Head of Brand Marketing for Micheldever Group and loves engaging with customers and the business as a whole to deliver their automotive needs.
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