What are the best tyres for the Yamaha R6 motorcycle?

By Julia Freeman

The Yamaha R6 already has legendary status thanks to its outstanding performance both on the streets and on the racetrack. So, if you are lucky enough to own one, what are some of the best tyre choices for the Yamaha R6?

Michelin Pilot

There are actually several tyres in the Michelin Pilot range that can be used on the R6.
The Michelin Pilot Power is a high-performing and popular tyre that offers exceptional grip (particularly on bends), but also in wet conditions. The technology used is taken straight from the racetrack.
The Michelin Pilot Power 2CT is a dual-compound tyre designed for sporty riding. It offers excellent grip in both the wet and dry, as well as being versatile and durable.
The Michelin Pilot Road 4 offers outstanding braking performance on wet roads and is versatile and long-lasting. The dual-compound technology provides superb grip and traction that you would expect to see on a racetrack.

Bridgestone Battlax S21

The Bridgestone Battlax S21 is a premium tyre designed to deliver high mileage and superior cornering. It is the OEM for the 2017 R6. The S21 benefits from High Tensile Super Penetrated Cord (HTSPC) that enhances heat transfer and reduces the risk of blowout. The compounds are created especially to offer greater adhesion and grip, enabling faster cornering with confidence. The 3-layer compound on the fronts and 5-layer compound on the rears provide optimal damping and greater stability.
The tyre pattern has 3D groove ends and an optimised groove layout that helps to provide excellent stability and handling, whilst maintaining consistently high grip.
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Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact

The Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact offers excellent leaning grip and cornering precision. High tension reduces compound movement, and low tension creates boosts energy absorption and creates more flexibility. The M5 offers high performance and safety on wet surfaces.

Continental Sport Attack 4

The Continental Sport Attack 4 provides very light and precise handling together with outstanding performance, grip, and stability, thanks to the special construction of the front and rear tyres.

Talk to Protyre’s tyre experts

Buying cheap motorcycle tyres may seem attractive but they will probably end up costing you money in the long-term as they will need to be changed more often. Most Protyre garages stock a range of motorcycle tyres from manufacturers such as Pirelli, Michelin, or Bridgestone.
At Protyre, our tyre professionals are knowledgeable and experienced and are always happy to help you if you have any questions about your tyre needs. You can book a free tyre check for your motorcycle at your local Protyre garage either online or over the telephone. You can find the nearest Protyre garage to you simply by clicking the button below and entering your postcode in the online search function.
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By Julia Freeman
Julia is Head of Retail Marketing for Protyre and loves engaging with customers and the business as a whole to make sure Protyre is more than just a local garage.
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