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post #1 of 19 Old 01-17-2005, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Corsa Diablos or Pilot Powers for street/track?

I have been trying to read more on the tire subject and wondered if it would be a great improvment if I swapped out tires. I am mosty just riding the 10 on the street but will be doing some track days. Would the diablos or Pilot powers be a nice improvement over the 208's even on the street and if so which would be better?

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If you are going to be tracking the bike at all, i would stay away from 208ZR's. Both the Pilot Powers, and the Diablo Corsas are great tires, that will provide good grip on the track, and yet give you some decent street mileage. I would say you cant go wrong either way. I have personal experience with the Diablo Corsas, and think they are great tires. As for the pilot powers, those might be my next street tires.

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what do you dislike with the 208zr's
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what is there to like?
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I'm riding the Pilot Powers now (street use only). No complaints. Better "feel" than the stock 218's or 208 replacements I had.
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Pilot Power's are awesome...no chicken strips left using them and I am OLD!!!!

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I have been trying to read more on the tire subject and wondered if it would be a great improvment if I swapped out tires. I am mosty just riding the 10 on the street but will be doing some track days. Would the diablos or Pilot powers be a nice improvement over the 208's even on the street and if so which would be better?
The concensus amongst the majority is either tire will be an improvement over the OEM tires. If this is your 1st experience with track riding you'll quickly find that 'pace' can and will determine what tire is of most benefit to you. The Diablo Corsa was primarily designed for both street/track whereas the PP is strictly a street tire that can be used on the track just like many other tires.

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I had a Corsca.

I only used it on the street.

I didn't really feel much eatier way about it being good or bad.

I will tell you that I had to replace it before I hit a 1000 miles as the center was wore off.

No burnouts or anything.

Tire is very (read too) soft for the Street.

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Which tire are you referring too?? Diablo Corsa, Supercorsa (DOT race tire)?

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