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Old 06-01-2010, 07:25 AM   #1
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new pirellis are fantastic!

the new pirelli slicks are awesome!
the grip is fantastic and their longevity is gonna be impossible to beat.
great tire for endurance racing and i gotta think that they will be a perfect track day tire too.
thanks to john hutchinson and SCRC for bringing these tires to texas.
see him at this weekend's LSTD dates at TWS (Texas World Speedway).
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:17 AM   #2
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What compound are you running?
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:21 AM   #3
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The tires Mark is referring to are the all new Pirelli Superbike Pro.
I believe they are only available in one compound.
A 120 front and 180, 190 rear are available.
The video about them is available at On The Throttle TV.
At our Monday Cresson event after 5 sessions on a ZX10R the rear tire looked perfect.
The rider is fast and we were very impressed with the wear and awesome grip/performance.
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:24 AM   #4
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Cool, thanks for the info.
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:29 AM   #5
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I mounted up a new set of the Pirelli Superbike Pros this weekend at TWS (Texas World Speedway).
8 and 1/2, 20 minute track sessions on my KTM950SM.

WOW!!!!
Amazing grip, performance and they look perfect for our next Cresson event. I can not say enough good things about these tires.
Right off the warmers I was rolling hard in turn 2.
Thanks John for the great service and tires!!!!
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as of now

as of now, garet, andy, and i each did two race practice sessions at hallett.
then, i did both LSTD track days this past weekend which would include most of the a-sessions, the mock-race on sunday, and multiple b-sessions.
i'll end up getting another full track day event from them...maybe more.
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Holy . How much is John selling them for?
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We dont pay for them we write up great reviews in exchange for free rubber!!!


I believe they were around $350.00 per set.
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Thatz a great price, way to. Pirelli supplier
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We dont pay for them we write up great reviews in exchange for free rubber!!!


I believe they were around $350.00 per set.


$369 + tax for a set of the Superbike Pro's.
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Is "superbike pro" just a name or is this a spec tire for some national/international level class?
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Is "superbike pro" just a name or is this a spec tire for some national/international level class?
Pirelli makes a Superbike "SC" series, and the new Superbike "PRO" series. The "SC" are the full Superbike spec tires. they come in different compounds for different situations. The "PRO" series is designed with the advanced trackday rider in mind, that is looking for a great performing product but with a little more life. IMHO the "PRO" has 90% of the grip that the "SC" has, but last longer.....much longer. I mean unless your setting lap records, the "PRO" gets the job done, for trackdays. Also for endurance racing, these "PRO" tires are THE choice to go with.
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i agree

i agree with john.
for endurance racing, the Pro is going to be great.
we may not have our absolute best lap times(even though i did my best endurance time on the PROs), but as the race develops our times will not drop off.
so our averages will be faster...we want a nice straight line when we graph 'em.
not only that, a rear is gonna go an entire 6-hr. on our 600 and that means one less pit stop and one less tire to buy.
i don't think it would be a stretch to say that the rears are gonna last twice as long as our previous endurance tire.
as of yet, we have not done any geometric changes to our bike to accomodate the PROs.
also, the Village Idiots got second overall on this tire at Hallett and i believe that they did not practice with it on friday...just threw it on and raced.
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I mounted up a PRO rear at TWS (Texas World Speedway) this weekend and really liked it. When I saw how it was wearing and heard about the tire life I was a little skeptical at first, but it performed really well. I think John's description is pretty much spot on.

I didn't have my lap timer on, but my fastest session of the day came when I was following an existing CMRA racer who I know was running sub-50's and I was keeping the gap between us. Only then did the tire start to move around on me a bit (ie, hard on the gas coming out of T2, up the hill in T7 and a bit driving up the banking exiting the final corner).

Is this a tire to set your personal best lap times on? No. Save that for the SC tire. But for Endurance racing and track day riding it's perfect. I would think they would feel even better on a 600 since it's not putting liter bike power to the back wheel.

Something to keep in mind... tire pressure is always important, but if you run this tire, make sure to re-check your tire pressure after you come in from your first session because it should not be higher than 25 after you come off the track. Per Mr. Hutchison, mine was at 27 off the track after my first session, but it needs to be at 25. I dropped it down to 25 and went back out and it felt better.

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I said around $350.00........
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Pirelli makes a Superbike "SC" series, and the new Superbike "PRO" series. The "SC" are the full Superbike spec tires. they come in different compounds for different situations. The "PRO" series is designed with the advanced trackday rider in mind, that is looking for a great performing product but with a little more life. IMHO the "PRO" has 90% of the grip that the "SC" has, but last longer.....much longer. I mean unless your setting lap records, the "PRO" gets the job done, for trackdays. Also for endurance racing, these "PRO" tires are THE choice to go with.
Good info. Thanks.
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