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I have noticed some threads where people are noticing some 07's coming with certain runs of Bridgestone's and others with Michelin's. While taking closer inspection to pictures on the internets it looks as though certaing colors are getting specific tire brands. Now why all colors just wouldn't have all the same tire is unclear.
The pearl white seems to be the variant with Bridgestone's and the Liquid and Rapid seem to attain Michelin's.
Please let me know your thoughts, taking in consideration that people have already mentioned that this is due to first run production.
I my self prefer Michelin's (they are a hell of a tire on my brothers 2012 cts-v) to most brands, not a deal breaker but wondering why Yamaha chose to do this. Oh I know, Liquid and Rapid Red are quicker through the twisties than Pearl White is. I kidd of course, happy riding everyone.
 

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It is a very common thing for the manufacturers to choose two tires to put on their bikes as they are being built. That way, if something happens to one of the tire suppliers, they have a back up plan already in place. And, in most instances, there is no pre-planned decision on which tire goes on what color bike. Having said that, if they are in the middle of a production run.......say the Red bike and they are going to build say 500 of them before they switch to the Graphite, they may have 427 sets of Michelins available for production, so theoretically, the first 427 will have Michelins on them and the last 73 will have the other brand....regards of color.
 

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Pilot roads on my graphite. Very happy as I had PR2s on a cbr600 and after 4 or 5 trackdays and 4 thousand miles they still had a fair bit of life in them.
 

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the bt023 are not that good in wet condition rode in the rain the other with them not really bad but in some place felt a bit slippery. i had the pilot road 2 before on my other bike they were a lot better.

But in dry condition the bt023 performs well like taking turns at 75 mph or more no slip i just wont dare to do this wet lol
 

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Did some research on the two tires offered and wanted the Bridgestone's...from what I gathered, the Michelin's are better in damp or wet conditions but since I live in the desert the Bridgestone's are a better choice for my climate. So far, they have not disappointed me...

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- Paulie
 
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