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Is anyone running michelin's on their '07 blade? If so which one and how do you rate them against other makes?
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Re: tyre choice

I had Diablo Corsas from the dealer as the OEM fittment. When they wore out(1,800 miles), I switched to Pilot Powers. These tires work so well for me on this bike that if you offered me a free set of the Diablo's I would turn them down and buy more Pilot Powers. The only negative comment is that the rear seems to slide slightly before it settles in when getting to full lean quickly. Never been a problem but it's worth noting. All else is golden.
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ok cool. i do find that the pilot's are a little softer than the diablo's but maybe its down to riding style?? thanks for the reply tho.
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Just thought I'd bring my old thread back...I'm looking to get another rear, Diablo Corsa's have suited me well but the roads are so hard out here it just rips the tyre's to bits, so seeing how Pirelli's work better for the bike out here than Michelin, and I trust the make, would the Strada's last a bit longer?????
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get some of these babies Street Bike Sportbike Tires Tires - Motorcycle Superstore
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What are they like Wyo

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I've tried the Metzelers and loved them. We used to get them second hand for FREE off a racer mate of a mate. He's retired now................. barstard.

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Do you know anything about the Pirelli Diablo Strada's ???

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What are they like Wyo
I have no idea, I've heard good things about them tho. The only tires I've ever ridden on are pirelli
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Do you know anything about the Pirelli Diablo Strada's ???
Sorry jazz, I don't. My mate runs Pirelli Corsa's and love them.

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Is anyone running michelin's on their '07 blade? If so which one and how do you rate them against other makes?
I CHANGED FROM BRIDGESTONES TO MICHELLIN ON MY 06 BLADE AND THE TRANSFORMATION TO THE BIKE WAS UNREAL.EVEN MY MATES NOTICED I WAS VISIBLY QUICKER ON THE TWISTIES
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I CHANGED FROM BRIDGESTONES TO MICHELLIN ON MY 06 BLADE AND THE TRANSFORMATION TO THE BIKE WAS UNREAL.EVEN MY MATES NOTICED I WAS VISIBLY QUICKER ON THE TWISTIES
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Well yeah, bridgestones suck! Haha
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There are Pilot Road & Pilot Power 2CT available the Road version is better for mileage, Power version are slightly softer but give more grip but even the Power version are supposed to give good mileage. They seem to be preferred over the new versions of Bridgestones by most people I've talked to. I'm on a new rear Pilot Power 2CT and have noted the mileage at fitting so can log the miles I get out of them.
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Cool!! See if you can wear them down to the bone 2mrw on an all day ride out

Be interesting to see how you get on in time, thanks for the reply

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