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post #1 of 43 Old 01-10-2013, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Opinions needed: Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa or Dunlop Q2?!

Ok, I have been running Pirellis for a long time (since the Corsa III's first came out) and I am getting ready to get a new set of rubber. I was talking with nakedinseattle and he pretty much swears by the Dunlop Q2's. I searched the internet and this tire is well liked. I am completely open to change. I just talked to my local shop and I can get the Dunlops for $50 cheaper than the Diablo Rosso Corsa's. I was just curious as to what my fellow forum members think. If you have owned either one or both before, please chime in. Thanks.

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I have used to sets of Rosso Corsa's. In my personal opinion this tires are really awesome and worth the money . Why ???

Pro's
1. Got about 10k mileage of road riding
2. Used for 5 track day session average of 100 laps total ( since its hot weather here i only use for 5 to 7laps each round so that i dont overheat tire)
3. Cornering grip is excellent as side rubber is close to Super corsa's
4. Good wet condition grip
5. WArms up pretty fast
6.Very predictable and adaptable control when entering and exiting corners

Con's
1. Vibrates alot under hard braking (track only )


I switched to Bridgestones R10 for track use now as im doing some intermediate track days still do bit of road riding but very limited .
I would go back to Rosso Corsa's after this as they saves alot of money and i love leisure riding.
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I have run Metzler m-1, Pilot Powers, Qualifiers, Bt-016, Bt-003, and Q2's on the street over the last 8 years. All were decent, but the 003 and Q2 were head and shoulders above in grip. Between the two, Q2's steer noticeably better with my setup and were THE LEAST EXPENSIVE SET OF ALL. If you are like me, the last part is not a minor detail. I have now run several Q2 sets on the street and on the track where I find them absolutely amazing. I personally believe, at this time, there is no better tire you can buy for the money. If you have unlimited financial flexibility, I hear some Pirellis are as good, (maybe even supercorsa "street" or Power One "street" slightly better) but they are nearly twice the price! That's my humble opinion.
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Price is a big deal for me as well. I can get the Q2's for $50 cheaper and I am leaning towards them at this time. I have heard nothing but great things about them. Would like to hear more opinions.

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I have also run Q2's on my last bike an r1 and current zx10r and I have to say they are amazing. And for the price they are a good deal.


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I wouldnt leave out the S20's. Darn good tire too.

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I like my Q2's. One thing about tires: they're all pretty similar (in my experience) and if you don't like them they'll be gone soon enough.

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I feel a lot more confident on the Q2's I'm on my second set I got 2 seasons out my first!! About 8k miles all street! Now just waiting for a sale too grab some!!

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