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post #1 of 18 Old 05-21-2013, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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Quesstion About Pirelli Tires

I have tried many different brands of tires and I am now kicking aaround the idea of maybe trying some Pirelli's.
Here is my question for you guy's.

I am a street rider as there is no track near me,
and drag racing doesn't interest me.
I do not know which types of the Pirelli is good for my type of riding
and would value your input on this matter.
While shopping on-line, I see the following types...

Diablo
Diablo Rosso 2
Diablo Rosso Corsa
Diablo Super Corsa
Diablo Supersport

I know squat about the Pirelli brand,
But I do a lot of riding and want something that will offer good grip
while offering decent tread life.
And what kind of mileage are you getting from the tire.

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Diablo <-- which type?
Diablo Rosso 2 - Should have more than 5000km, and I think is best for you.
Diablo Rosso Corsa - 3000 km (great tire for spirited road riding, behaves ok in the wet)
Diablo Super Corsa (SP or SC?) - for SC: 2000 km (great trackday tire and more then enough for the road, not ok in the wet)
Diablo Supersport <-- Not found on Pirelli website? Did you mean Superbike? This is a slick and not usefull for the road.
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Diablo <-- which type?
Diablo Rosso 2 - Should have more than 5000km, and I think is best for you.
Diablo Rosso Corsa - 3000 km (great tire for spirited road riding, behaves ok in the wet)
Diablo Super Corsa (SP or SC?) - for SC: 2000 km (great trackday tire and more then enough for the road, not ok in the wet)
Diablo Supersport <-- Not found on Pirelli website? Did you mean Superbike? This is a slick and not usefull for the road.
How would the Diablo Rosso 2's stack up against the Q2's?
Do they grip well in the twisties?
And you say I should be able to get 5K out of them?

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Diablo <-- which type?
Diablo Rosso 2 - Should have more than 5000km, and I think is best for you.
Diablo Rosso Corsa - 3000 km (great tire for spirited road riding, behaves ok in the wet)
Diablo Super Corsa (SP or SC?) - for SC: 2000 km (great trackday tire and more then enough for the road, not ok in the wet)
Diablo Supersport <-- Not found on Pirelli website? Did you mean Superbike? This is a slick and not usefull for the road.


I also use the Diablo Rosso 2

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How would the Diablo Rosso 2's stack up against the Q2's?
Do they grip well in the twisties?
And you say I should be able to get 5K out of them?

Thanks for the input.
Some (OK most) of this is personal preference and 'feel'

I like them a lot better than the Q2s (which are, for me, Excellent track tires, but take longer to warm up on the street)

Yes they grip well in the corners. Better than or as good as all others I have tied.

I have gotten as much as 7k out of them if I was not being very aggressive.

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Hi don,

Used 2 set of these tires Diablo Rosso Corsa. They grip well both on road and track (newbie track riding).They are also good in rain .I've used them in all kinda conditions and really enjoyed these tire. They warm up fast enough .Very gripy side wall .

I got about 9k km . around 10k if without the track usage. Cant get them now as suppliers are not making much money with these so im stuck with R10 tires for now as they are grippier in track and spare set of K3 metzeler as for road usage.
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thanks for the info all.
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I switched from Dunlop Sportsmart to Diablo Rosso II rear and Corsa front. They have a softer carcase than the Dunlops and I think they suit the bike better. The rear also seems to be fraction taller. I have only covered about 1K so far so cant comment on wear, but they appear hardly worn at all and I'm hopeful of high mileage. They grip well wet or dry and the bike handles nicely. I like them I'm actually thinking of the Pirelli Angel GT's next, a sport touring tyre with good write ups

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One thing to keep in mind if your going from the Q2s to any of the Pirellis be prepared to have different feel. The Pirelli carcass is very soft compared to Dunlops. So you may get a "vague" feel or the bike may FEEL like it wants to wash out on you. The Pirelli will absorb the bumps MUCH more then the Dunlops will giving you this false feeling. Be prepared to play with compression a bit to get the feeling you want back.

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Diablo Rosso Corsa's are great on the street and give you ALL the grip you will ever need on the street riding at anywhere near sane speeds. I went to the SC1 (soft compound) slick on front and the SC 2 ( medium compound ) on the rear and I can get 5 or 6 hard track days out of the rear. That is pretty good for me. On the street you will really like the Rosso Corsa's.

But then again. I am a Pirelli guy...
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