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Old 07-01-2011, 09:34 PM   #1
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Will I have to sacrafice performance for endurance?
Currently I have pirelli diablo supercorsa sp on the bike ALOT of grip! I don't trust them in the rain but I have become accustom to how much they hold. I am worried that if I down grade in performance for a tire that will last longer I might go down. I read some reviews on them, other than price alot of riders love them. I don't know what is expensive and what is cheap as far as motorcyles tires but I planned to spend $200-$300 per tire including mount and balance.
pirelli diablo supercorsa sp427003

How much grip am I working with in the rain?
Just need a rough percentage. Due to the lack of rain here in TX I have not had a chance to practice in wet road conditions. These tires have very little lines for moving away water.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:44 PM   #2
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:45 PM   #3
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pm or call John at south central race center.

most street tires will do you right in the wet and dry. BT016's, Q2's, etc. personally, i wouldn't sweat it. i think i need new tires for the street bike as well.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:05 PM   #4
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Not going to presume to know how you ride, but unless you're dragging knee on the street or doing double duty street/track, you're just throwing money away on those tires. Try the bt016's, or the pilot roads. Good life and plenty of grip for street riding.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:22 PM   #5
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Mich pilot rd2 super high mileage. I did 3 trackdays with them. Only reason I switched to 003rs is I don't ride on the street much anymore so mileage isn't as important anymore.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:36 PM   #6
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Stay with what you feel the most confident with. I know the cost is high, but what about the next corner?
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We used to drag knee down Lime Creek drive back in the day with the old Dunlop 207s and those are absolute compared to whats available now. I am sure a set of BT016s will do just fine.

You would be surprised what the BTs can take.
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pm or call John at south central race center.

most street tires will do you right in the wet and dry. BT016's, Q2's, etc. personally, i wouldn't sweat it. i think i need new tires for the street bike as well.
Whats is his s/n I'll PM him all my questions.

Been doing research on tires alot of riders swear by the BT016's. There are overall 4 top names. I'll give them a try I need something soon.
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Not going to presume to know how you ride, but unless you're dragging knee on the street or doing double duty street/track, you're just throwing money away on those tires. Try the bt016's, or the pilot roads. Good life and plenty of grip for street riding.
Or go with the Q2.. i use them on both Track and Street.. They usually get about 3 track days and tons of street riding... Only if you commute would you get a flat spot...then again it depends on how much you ride and where.

Do some research and you'll see they are bad tires.
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Can't complain about the Q2 for grip. Got them on my gixxer. Wet road from a light rain and wet tire from washing it, and I pulled the front tire without spinning the back. Surprised the out of me. Can't speak for longevity, though. Haven't had them on long enough to tell, but I've heard 3500 miles is about the max for them.
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You are running a race bred tire on the street. Odds are you aren't getting enough heat into those tires for them to truly be effective. If you like pirellis then ask about options for r/s tires. They still won't last long but I doubt you would notice a difference in grip on the street.
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