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post #11 of 43 Old 07-26-2012, 05:33 PM
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+1 on the road 2 rear, i went with a pp pure on the front. ill report on that setup asap b/c i usually do a 2ct front, but i got a spare wheel and i plan to mount a pure on the back for track days and leave the road 2 for the street and back roads

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post #12 of 43 Old 07-26-2012, 09:45 PM
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my bike is at the shop now getting the pirelli rosso's on.. ive been riding these things on my R6 since they came out and corsa III before that.. i love em. VERY predictable and stable tire.. even in the rain.. street and track theyre my favorite tire hands down

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post #13 of 43 Old 07-27-2012, 01:36 AM
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I've got the Pirelli Diablo Rosso IIs and went the 55 as well. I've had no issues with these tires at all.
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post #14 of 43 Old 07-29-2012, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Nice? Notice big difference with the 55 on the street ?

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post #15 of 43 Old 07-30-2012, 11:37 AM
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So, which ones are better for aggressive street riding? Need more feedback. Thanks.
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post #16 of 43 Old 07-30-2012, 06:28 PM
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I've had several sets of Q2's and I rode a friends bike running the Pilot Road 3's. I loved them and we now have 2 bikes with them mounted. My new CBR is still on the factory installed tires but my MV Agusta has been running on the III's for about 2000 miles. I ride at what you'd call a "spirited" pace through the Colorado canyons. We do very little flat slabbing, and I've never felt unstable in a corner. I don't ride all the way to the edge of my tire, but there's not much of a chicken strip on it either. I could be dreaming but they seem to manage tar snakes in the twisties better as well. They are far better in the rain than any tire I've had and they last a lot longer than the Q2's. I've never owned Pirelli's on my bikes so I can't comment there. The P-zeros did well on my car though.

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post #17 of 43 Old 10-24-2012, 12:45 AM
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I have just switched from Mich Pures to Diablo Rosso Corsa and have to say that they are much better. No idea about riding in the wet as it hasnt happened yet but I have done a track day and a few hundred Km's of road riding and by far they are a better tire. If you can afford them on the basis they wear quicker then its a much better option.
I found the pure a great tire (especially when you consider the wear) but it had a tendency to 'track' along other grooves such as pavement or where two surfaces meet or a tar snake, something to that nature. it was a really unusual feeling which i think is due to the groove pattern but either way the Pirellis do not have this problem and stick like glue.
Will update you on how long they last. Got around 7000kms from the Pures.
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post #18 of 43 Old 11-03-2012, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by smergy View Post
I've run both, pirelli hands down. I'm a track and street guy, on the street IMO (others I ride with have had the same comments as well) the Michelin gets squirmy at steeper lean angles and over pavement markings. I had a very hard time trusting the tires when riding aggressively.

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+1 I have the Mich's now on my bike and it's half way worn and it's slipping through acceleration and I don't feel confident with them through the corners.

funny enough they seem to grip a bit better after like 40 miles highway ride.

the ran Pirelli's Corsa before and never a problems seemed to warm up quick enough for street riding and grip like glue and was very stable and perdictable under acceleration and lean angles.

needless to say my next set is Pirelli.

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post #19 of 43 Old 11-03-2012, 09:45 AM
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Just ran 2ct's at 3 trackdays and never got loose or felt unsafe. Love me som Michelin FTW

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post #20 of 43 Old 11-03-2012, 10:58 AM
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super corsa sc2 front and rear.
190/55 on the back rim.

street and track use ,love them but not in the rain.



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