Re: Pirelli Supercorsa's, Your Opinion?
Wow, Trackho must be PDQ! Um, my sc1/2 combination have lasted about 7 track days. I should and will replace them soon. They are pretty worn on the sides. I don not know how many heat cycles is ok for these tires. I was thinking 10 80-100 mile track days at my pace... I do not ride on the street with them at all. I did one test run for tuning purposes on street and hit a few clover leaf off ramps and I think I experienced the 'cold tear' thing mentioned previously. The cement is pretty abrasive on some of these cloverleafs. I was amazed at the effect on my tire. This was only about a 10 mile loop and it looked like little chunks were torn off of the right side of it. No way did the tires get anywhere near as warm as they do at the track.
I now have a separate set of wheels with street/sport compound tires (OEM Pilot Sports) for street riding.
If you use them on the road, I hear they are not good in the rain (no tread at all on the sides may be a part of this! and I would be concerned you may not get enough heat into them to really make them stick in the dry rolling around town. If yoou are riding canyons maybe. So, be careful.
And now for the discalimer: I ride track days. I am not the fastest nor the slowest guy out there. I get a knee down here and there and but that's it.