Pirelli Diablo Rosso 2 review
Bike: 2000 CBR600f
Tyrres: Pirreli Diablo Rosso2. 180/55/17, 120/70/17
Type of riding: Motorway commuting, spirited weekend riding. 2 full track days. 1@ Taupo, 1@ Manfield
Tyre Pressures: Everyday: 42psi rear 40psi Front, Trackday: 32psi front and rear.
Previous tyres: Dunlop Qualifiers
I know many think sports tyres are a waste of money,it was a hard call on getting sports/touring or sports, but i have always had the intention of using these at track days so i went sports.
While this is only my second set of tyres on this bike, and i cant remember what tyres i had on my old vfr, i have never ridden on tyres that have given me such confidence and felt so natural. The first thing i noticed was the smooth turn in compared to the qualifiers, and towards the end, the qualifiers got very squared off, and were not the best at turning in.The diablos at 3000kms are still very even all around, and still feel brand new. They are also very good in damp conditions, but i never push it in the wet so cant say for shure, but i can say that the dunlops were much slicker in the wet.
At the track they offered heaps of grip for an average rider, and felt super sticky when warmed up and on full lean over, trail braking into corners and hard acceleration out felt shure footed all day.Maybe a better rider would have found the limits of these tyres, but i couldnt. I never got the dunlops out on the track, so cant compare them there.
Im pretty shure they are not even close to half worn yet, so i am thinking i may get 8000- 10000 kms on them, and i would be very happy with that. So far, these are the best tyres i have owned. Here are pics at 3000kms
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