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post #1 of 43 Old 07-23-2012, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Pirelli vs. Michelin

Well my SQ2 is about toast on the 12. Thinkin of going with Pirelli Diablo Rosso IIs which is their dual compound tire, or the pilot power 2CTs. Any opinions one way or the other ? I had the Rosso IIs on my 600RR and liked em, I was thinkin of going 55 on the rear as well, it's actually cheaper than the 50.

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post #2 of 43 Old 07-23-2012, 10:22 PM
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I say you should go with pirelli. Brad has the best deal on those tires.


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I really don't need the front, but I was going to replace both just because. I had no issues with the 50 either, but I bet if the SQ2 was a 55 I wouldn't have as bad of a flat spot right now haha. SoCal freeways are killin it


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post #4 of 43 Old 07-24-2012, 01:43 AM
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Michelin for the street, Pirelli for the track.
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You think 2ct over the Rosso 2 ? I have read that the 2ct doesn't last as long as it should.... And you think I should just replace the rear ? Rock the SQ2 front till my next set ?


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Mich Pilot Road-II for the street, Pirelli Superbike Pro on the spare wheels for track use.
Works for me :-)
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Michelin PP 2ct as far as the street....Awesome tires!!
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post #8 of 43 Old 07-26-2012, 12:39 AM
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Michelin pilot power.awesome tire
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post #9 of 43 Old 07-26-2012, 08:41 AM
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I just ordered the michelins, my diablos are losing their grip now at about half tread. The front sticks fine but my rear is starting to spin under hard shifting and acceleration, and no my bike isn't stretched


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post #10 of 43 Old 07-26-2012, 10:25 AM
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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.

(love the Michelin's on the car oddly enough)

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