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post #1 of 13 Old 06-16-2003, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Pirelli Diablos -- track and rain results

I rode to the track on Friday and had to endure nasty rain on the way there. The Diablos just ate it up. I was probably doing anywhere from 45-65mph in rain so heavy that there was running water across the highway. While I noticed a little bit of sliding in some turns (which would be expected in those conditions) the tires plowed right through the water on the road while maintaining a straight line.

On the track, the Diablos were every bit as sticky as the Sportecs. I think they turn in a bit easier and they give a little more feedback than the Sportecs did. Despite the wet conditions, I was still able to really push it through a few of the turns and they were planted. The only place I slid at all was through draining water while turning.

I'll probably stick with these tires for a while. They give the same grip as the Sportecs and I like the look and feel of them a little better.
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Re: Pirelli Diablos -- track and rain results

These weren't the Diablo Corsas, right? *HGToo has the Diablo Corsas and she rode them in the rain in FL. *They worked great in the rain too, well, until the water got too deep. *I was riding behind her and they left a nice dry line.

Sounds like I need to try the Diablos too. Thanks for the good info ER!



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Re: Pirelli Diablos -- track and rain results

These were the plain ol' Diablos. They really did feel just like the Sportecs with a little better turn-in and great handing in the rain.
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Re: Pirelli Diablos -- track and rain results

Great news. I have a pair of Diablo Corsas in the mail somewhere. I will be using them at the track and hope they will do the job. I am replacing Rennsports with these. Since I am not too fast, I think they will work fine and not be as sensitive to heat cycling as a full race compound tire. If they make me nervous, I will switch back to Pirelli Super Corsas / Metzeler Rennsports.
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Re: Pirelli Diablos -- track and rain results

You will love them!!
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Re: Pirelli Diablos -- track and rain results

Is it just me, or has anyone noticed that there's more tire noise with the Pirelli's versus the Michelin's? I just put a set on (only about 70 miles on them so far) and the first thing I noticed was a slight hum.

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Re: Pirelli Diablos -- track and rain results

The Sportecs are the same way as the Pirellis. The Pilots were a smooth, quiet tire. I'll trade noise for grip any day though...
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Re: Pirelli Diablos -- track and rain results

What is the price difference? I was really impressed with the Sportecs for track day. What a difference between them and my old BT010s. I'll be ordering another M1 rear for now, but I'll keep these in mind.
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Re: Pirelli Diablos -- track and rain results

I did a quick price-check on Discount Motorcycle Tire and the Diablos are about $25 more for a pair than the Sportecs.
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Re: Pirelli Diablos -- track and rain results

I haven't compared them pricewise to the Sportecs, but the Diablo Corsas are more than the Diablos. My impression is the the Diablos are similar in price to the Sportecs.
I love the Diablo Corsas
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ER : The Sportecs are the same way as the Pirellis. *The Pilots were a smooth, quiet tire. *I'll trade noise for grip any day though...
Yeah, I'm with you there. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going batty or something. I was a little surprised at how much noisier they are. But the grip seems great so far. I'll really find out on the run down to Laguna Seca starting tomorrow morning!

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Re: Pirelli Diablos -- track and rain results

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tbeemer : Is it just me, or has anyone noticed that there's more tire noise with the Pirelli's versus the Michelin's? *I just put a set on (only about 70 miles on them so far) and the first thing I noticed was a slight hum.

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Re: Pirelli Diablos -- track and rain results

Greetings from Finland.

Well I must say that reading this kind of info before selecting new tyres is great! At the moment old BT010 tyres are shaking heavily and must be replaced by Diablos. I will let you know how these work on Finnish 'bad' roads.

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