Drag Race Motorcycle Tire Ranking
# 1 Mickey Thompson MCR2
The Mickey Thompson MCR2 is the top rated drag tire. It is consistenly rated tops when price is not a concern. There are some complaints of tire life with the tire, so it is generally a more expensive tire that does not last as long. It is consistenly the top performing tire. If you want a longer lasting tire use the Michelin Power One, if you want a tire that hooks the best in all conditions and is a little more forgiving use the Mickey Thompson MCR2.
# 2 Michelin Power One
The Power One has better traction and less weight than the Shinko 003 Ultra Soft. Lasts twice as long as Mickey Thompson MCR/2 tire. If the track is cold or overheated and greasy the tire performs less than the Mickey Thompson MCR2. If the track is good the Power One, as it grows, leaves a smaller footprint than the MCR2, seeming to give more MPH. The Mickey Thompson was described as more forgiving of track conditions than the Michelin Power One. One rider recommends the Michelin Power One over the Shinko because: 1) it requires short burnout which makes it last longer than Shinko, 2) allows you to run higher air pressure thus better ET and MPH, 3) Michelin lighter in weight.
# 3 Shinko 008
# 4 Shinko Hookup
There are multiple riders with positive reviews. While the Shinko Hook Up does not perform quite as well as the Mickey Thompson MCR2 or the Michelin Power One, it is still a capable tire that lasts a long time.