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Old 30-Jan-2006, 07:59 PM
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your opinion folks

I have been advised to fit 208 rr,s to my 916 sps having used 010,s which i liked.... your opinion on the 208,s would be much appreciated....bike to be used in Spain, July so very hot. max corner grip required.....any views?
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Old 30-Jan-2006, 08:41 PM
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I have 208gp`s on my 748 at the moment, used for a track day & they are fine, but for the road, I do not like them, they fell unstable in long sweeping bends & get unsettled over bumps & any other surface imperfection, ie white lines etc,etc.
The sooner I get Diablo`s back on the bettter. My opinion only but the difference is huge.


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Old 30-Jan-2006, 10:17 PM
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If you go to the 209gp's they eliminate that weaving feeling, probably too soft/expensive for the road.
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Old 30-Jan-2006, 10:23 PM
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209's are not favoured by us racers. For road use I would stick with Diablos tbh - fine tyres.
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Old 30-Jan-2006, 10:43 PM
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My cousin Roger got a deal at the Ali Paly on Diablo corsas. One front and two rears for 185
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Old 30-Jan-2006, 11:35 PM
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Hi Stephen,

I have 208rr's on my Duke at the mo and 208gpa's on my track R1.

Both are very good and give an increase in turn-in and lean, but are not totally stable compared to Supercorsa's, although the slide is very controllable (think Vellentino!, I wish...) but they take time to warm up on the road.

Diablo's/Corsa'a seem to be very popular with the Duke guys here and are probably a safe bet, but mine are part worns very cheap so I compromise.

Andy
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Old 31-Jan-2006, 12:12 AM
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208's are on the way out , replaced by Dunlop qualifiers apparently a much better tyre if you read the bike mags

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Old 31-Jan-2006, 12:27 AM
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I've just realised that my 800ss racer uses the same size tyres as my 748 and 800ss road bikes......waaaaaahaaaay. Cheap part worns for me!!!
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Old 01-Feb-2006, 08:47 PM
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tyre to try

thanks for the feedback i wil give them a try and post my thoughts
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Old 13-Feb-2006, 12:13 AM
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I had 208RR on my R6 during the hot months of last summer and I couldn't get them to slip hardly at all no matter how hard I tried. The grip level was as good as Michelin Pilot Race but without having to worry about warming the tyre up properly before giving it the big one.
In sunny Spain you'll have to push hard or run dodgy tyre pressures to get much slip from them.
Never tried them in the wet but standard 208's are crap.
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