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Old 12-Nov-2004, 10:04 AM
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Diablos,any comments?

I'm just about to order some new tyres for my 998,i was thinking about Diablo corsas,i've never tried them before but i've heard good things about them!
I know loads of you guys & girls have tried them,any comments,good or bad would be welcome!!
Does anyone have any opinions as to any better tyres available?
The bike is used for fast road,with maybe a track day thrown in.I don't do many miles,so i'm not bothered how quick they wear out,i just want excellent grip!!
Also,i'll be ordering some tyres for the wifes RVF400,any ideas on tyres for that,same brief regarding wear/grip?
The size for the rear on the RVF is 150/50,will this limit choice?

[Edited on 12-11-2004 by baylissboy]
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Old 12-Nov-2004, 10:13 AM
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diablo corsa's are great.

i am a pirelli fan and currently use supercorsa's primarily beacause i do a few trackdays and like the extra confidence i get from them. but have used diablo's and diablo corsa's and loved them.
if i did more road work then i would use dialo's if i intended to ride in the wet sometimes or the diablo corsa's if i only intended to to dry weather stuff.

you wont be dissapointed.
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Old 12-Nov-2004, 10:16 AM
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I echo Dickie's sentiment ...
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Old 12-Nov-2004, 10:47 AM
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I have to be the fly in the ointment here... sorry.

I don't like supercorsa's just to slow at turning in, and from the one experience I saw of Diablo's, well it was good-bye bayliss rep, after a huge highside, eventually discovered to be a tyre manufacturing fault.

But that's horses for courses, it you wanted excellent grip, for the road then yes, I'd say fine, personally though I swear by 208Gp's now, expensive though.
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Old 12-Nov-2004, 10:49 AM
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The diablo corsas offer suberb all round grip steering and feel very planted, Best fast road/trackday tyre ....or try the new metzeler racetec.
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Old 12-Nov-2004, 10:55 AM
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....or try the new metzeler racetec.

good point i willtry these myself when i need some new rubber meant to very good but more biased towards track.
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Old 12-Nov-2004, 11:09 AM
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I've got a pretty good tyre testing article (24 pages) that I was reading yesterday. I might scan the relevant pages and post them up later.

You wanna see that?

Incidentally the Racetecs were voted the best tyre and their quoted price was 240 for a set - Supercorsa's were 180

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Old 12-Nov-2004, 11:18 AM
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If you can find Superbike in your local newsagent, there's a very comprehensive tyre test. I think they did it on an R1 and it includes the Diablo and Diablo Corsa.
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Old 12-Nov-2004, 11:29 AM
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I've been using Diable Corsas on my 748 all year and rate them very highly. Used mainly for fast road and 1 track day this year, more grip than I can use that's for sure. Sort of used in the wet on a return journey, but took it easy, so I can't vouch for wet weather performance.

Good deals can be had here: http://www.fwr.co.uk/

But if Tyreman is still around - not sure of his prices....

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Thanks for your comments boys,looks like i can't go too far wrong on Diablo corsas then!!
Any feedback on the RVF situation(i got the size wrong,it's a 150/60),i've been talking to some tyre dealers,they're recommending either Dunlop GPR70'S or Bridgestone BT090'S,anybody tried either of these?
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