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Old 04-14-2008, 10:24 AM   #1
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Cool Pirelli vs. Michelin???????????

Im in the market for new tires and would like to get some personal opinions on each tire. Looking at the Pirelli Diablo Rosso and the Michelin Pilot Power. IS there a noticeable difference between the two are am I just paying $20 more for the Pirelli name? Thanks for your opinions in advance.
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:30 AM   #2
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Go with the powers. They wear better and grip just the same.
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Just put Michelin's on ! my buddy just put pirelli's on !! IMHO both are a great tire
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Powers are nice tires; I only had problems with road snakes causing me to slip on corners with them.

I am hands down a believer in the corsa IIIs... on 4k miles on my set and might be half way through tread... alot of it with a passenger too... On colder days/nights will still spin the rear tire at freeway speeds when attempting to clutch up but other then that no problems whatsoever with them(just need to watch air pressure and keep it up.)
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If your lookin at pirelli, have you considered the corsa III.. i used them at the track , didnt have the extra money for track tires.. very impressed.. they are the dual compound tires
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Haven't considered the corsa III due to the fact I am only doing street riding for right now.
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Ive been using pirelli corsa 3s. They are awesome track tires and good for street too. I have PP before and I used it mainly for street riding and a couple of morning rides as well. They wore quicker in the middle and didn't provide much tread life.

IMO corsa 3s are better cause they are dual compound tires.

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Ive been using pirelli corsa 3s. They are awesome track tires and good for street too. I have PP before and I used it mainly for street riding and a couple of morning rides as well. They wore quicker in the middle and didn't provide much tread life.

IMO corsa 3s are better cause they are dual compound tires.

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I couldn't get more than 2k out of the Corsa III's .... that was my main gripe about them. The PP lasted about 3.5-4k
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no kidding BC!?!? Was that track or street riding?

So far mine have worn evenly and have been good to me on the track. Hopefully they stay that way too.
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no kidding BC!?!? Was that track or street riding?

So far mine have worn evenly and have been good to me on the track. Hopefully they stay that way too.
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They're both good tires, but the Rosso is a track day oriented tire, so mileage will be quite a bit less.


IMO, I'd go with the Pilot Powers or even a Pilot Road 2CT in the rear for even more mileage.
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I swore by the Michelin Pilot Powers, and told myself I would always use them from here on, however a little while back when they had the re-call on the Michelin fronts, there was none available when I desperately needed a new set. Spoke to a very well educated sales rep.(surprised at that alone) and I bought the Pirelli Diablo Cor. III. All I can say now is…I’m sold!!! The Pirellis didn’t were as fast on the street, and even though it took just a little longer for the tires to warm up, once heated, very impressed with traction on the street and really at the track. I got a lot more feed back from my bike and it seams to handle better in my opinion. Like I said I loved the Michelin Pilot Powers 2CT’s but the Pirellis….wow….have a rear Rosso on now, loved the duel compounds...but I’ve dropped considerable lap time out at the track with the change to Pirellis. I will always by Pirellis. And use Michelins as a good back up.
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None of the above...Go with Dunlop.
Scott why do you say Dunlop?
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Corsa III maaaaan... you can't go wrong with the corsa III...LOL! seriously it's a good tire. It's up to what matter to you. Good Grip/Ok mileage Vs ok Grip/Better Mileage. I would go with the Rosso. I have the PP 2CT and before i had the Corsa III, and I really like the corsa III. way better grip and that makes me a bit more confident. The 2 CT are ok and it looks like they are lasting longer than the corsa III. well hey i gotta go... laters...
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both are great tires.....i dont think you'll be disappointed with neither. although if you have already tried the michelin's.....try out the pirellis so you can have your own personal opinion.
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