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Old 21-Nov-2005, 09:55 PM
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D208RR vs Conti Road Attack

Anyone any opinions on either tyre? Mostly fast road use occassional trackday. Thanks
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Old 21-Nov-2005, 10:41 PM
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Who are you aking for or, whos using them for you then?
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Old 21-Nov-2005, 10:43 PM
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Why stop at the 208....why not the 209gp............for what my opinions worth its even better than the 208gp. On a ducati that is..i suspect things may be different on an il4................!
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Old 21-Nov-2005, 10:50 PM
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sorry have to recomened the Diablos henners
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Old 21-Nov-2005, 10:54 PM
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Hmm, I've tried the Conti but 'm not sure my opinion is fair really. Fitted them to my Multi, did 1000 miles around Scotland with missus on back then wrote the multi off when i got home when I lost the rear exiting a roundabout. Now, i can't blame the tyre for certain but it was a road i know well, on a bike which has 40 BHP less than my 999 and i was used to "making progress" on the multi. I don't know what happened, a sharp bang on the head means i cant recall anything from that day but my mate following said rear tye let go very quickly shortly followed by front, he said i wasnt going quick, just steady away, no knee out stupid angle of lean or stupid mistakes. All i can think is that i went over onto an edge of tyre which had not been scrubbed because i 'd been taking it easy with missus on back or i had some scottoiler lube on that edge, its hard to imagine it was just a tyre letting go without a reason.

The mechanics who looked at bike afterwards noticed that the front was grooved where it had been trying to hook back up but hadn't quite made it, they said there was a small lightly used strip on edge of rear tyre.

I'll be sticking to Pilot Powers and Scorpions on the 999 and strada from now on.
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Old 21-Nov-2005, 10:55 PM
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Gordon Bennett !

.. can't any of you lot focus on the question? :P If you don't know the answer be quiet

Not you Gizmo

[Edited on 1-12-2005 by Henners]
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Old 21-Nov-2005, 10:57 PM
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I have a set of 208gp's on my 748 at the moment, great on track but totaly unsuitable on the road, unstable on anythink but smooth tarmac. The Conti's are designed I believe by the guy that designed the Diablo's, so it will be a good tyre.
Going on the difference between the 208's & the Diablo's it would be the diablo's every time.


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Old 21-Nov-2005, 11:00 PM
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Thanks Chris ..

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Old 21-Nov-2005, 11:12 PM
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Suprised you aren't thinking more along the lines of the Sport Attack, closer in intention to the 208's than the Road Attacks......
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Old 22-Nov-2005, 12:34 AM
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OOps, yeah, mine were Sport Attacks, they are softer than road attacks
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