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jimalmighty

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jimalmighty says:

Pirelli Diablo or Dunlop Roadsmart??

Right, here is the situation;

Got a Z1000
Been on Dunlop for years, previously had qualifiers but they were not lasting long so i changed to roadsmart when that came out and its a bloody great tyre.......but
its time to change both and there are some good deals about on Pirelli Diablo and my dealer says change but im nervous as im so used to Dunlop that i dont want to fork out the cash and end up dissaointed.
Any advice? Opinions?
Jim

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

Pirelli Diablo

Well I run Diablo STRADAs on my ZZR600. Got 5500 out of the last rear tyre. More than enough grip for peg down tomfoolery.

I know you are on a different style of bike, but I'd reccomend them.

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norris

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norris says:

Last

Pirelli Diablo I had, lasted 800 miles on the rear from new to illegal..(Aprillia RSV), now use Michelin 2CT's and get around 3,000 from a rear. (Mainly ride with pillion, and er progressively)

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triumphrider600

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options

I've been running Bridgestone BT016's through 2 sets on my last bike. I have just changed bikes and this 0ne a Daytona 955i is fitted with Diablos. They are a great tyre for edge to edge grip, good in the rain too. BUT I can't wait for them to wear out, which won't be long as they are wearing quick, so I can put BT016's on it. 016's multi compound construction has given me peg down grip and huge tyre life app 4000, front and rear wear together.

 

Tom

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throttledemon

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i would go for pirelli's every time. youll stick to the road like glue, there very confidence inspiring tyres, i have them on my suzuki rf, never used dunlops, i expect pirellis will grip much more but will wear more quickly. hope this helps

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

Pirellis

There are different models of Pirelli Diablo.
As said above, I use the STRADA, which is the sports/touring tyre. I think the rest of you are running the sports (or even supersports) tyres.

I used to LOVE the old Dragons, and even Dragon Corsas, although they were wasted on my bandit.

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educatio

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educatio says:

What Tyre?

I need to replace both my tyres and have been advised by a retailer to go for Dunlop Roadsmart, Presently wearing Michelin Pilot Road 2, but the the front right side is worn (roundabouts!) So I'll take his advice and try the Dunlops. 

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jimalmighty

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jimalmighty says:

Cheers

The roadsmart was an excellent tyre, i just went for the standard diablo in the end so i'll at least be able to say i tried them, got a pair for £150 so if i dont get on with them then back to Dunlop for me but fingers crossed.

Thanks for the advice.
Jim

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