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New front tire question

My front tire is down to the wear mark so I guess it's about time to replace it.

So...my question is what kind of tire should I replace it with? I have a perilli angel on the rear but I'm not sure I'm going to stick with the angels when it wears out. It's probably better to have the same brand tires on front and back right?

Any recommendations?
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I like the dunlop sportmax Q2 I've had them on for about a thousand miles and they seem good to me the profile is different than stock and they have different rubber compounds I think they are expensive at about 300 for both front and back. They feel more forgiving at high speeds in corners....but that could just be all in my head.
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I love my dunlop qualifiers.
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I have a RoadSmart rear and Shinko Advance 005 front - works for me....

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we have had some people with shinkos ride with us and have 3 tire failures so far. one just came apart and the other two had tread seperation for no good reason. they always watched the tire pressure, so i don't have a clue. just look into peoples reviews on other websites before you make a choice.
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Thanks for all the replies.

I'm thinking of going with either the pilot road 2 or the angels.
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can only vouch for a pilot road 2's - use on my TLs road and track, and are very good, wet or dry and last well.

less important on lower output bikes like the V but for the street, for decent wear, I tend to go softer front/ harder rear, like power 2ct's/roads 2's for example. or any other combo with similar profiles.
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The Bridgestone Bt 016 is soft compund tire, using both front/rear. Cant compare tire wear with you guys as the payment is complete different here.
We run on smooth tar road and I thinks you guys are more to slab's.
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