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post #1 of 13 Old 01-30-2004, 6:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tire suggestions??

I've seen the diablo offer which sounds good because I will need new tires soon. What do you guys think of these compared to Metzler M1s which I've had on my 900rr. Both the M1s and D207s stuck well but didn't last very long. Any suggestions that might sway me towards obtaing a new and better performing tire would be appreciated.
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Re: Tire suggestions??

They won't last any longer than the M1s or D207s. That's the price you pay for having sticky rubber. Personally, I think it's worth the sacrifice in mileage to have traction at full tilt. I used to run the M1s and liked 'em a lot, but the Diablo Corsas are even better!!! I've used them for 7 track days, no problem!
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Re: Tire suggestions??

I'm with Hondagaltoo, the Diablo Corsa are great!!! They are dual compound tires, meaning that they have hard rubber in the middle and soft on the edges.

I don't know about wear, since I just switched to them and only have about 1000 miles.

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Re: Tire suggestions??

I just run the regular Diablos and only got 2,000 miles last time, but that did include a track day. I usually get about 3,000 miles. I have not tried the Diablo Corsas, but am told they stick even better. I have not slipped once on just the Diablos, but would switch to the Corsas if I did more track days. I only do about 3 track days a year now, but hope to do more.
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Re: Tire suggestions??

Are the Metzler's dual compound also? The corsas seem to be the way to go. All this info on freakin tires is driving me nuts. I was all set on the M1's until reading the posts. I need new tires. I am not concerned about buy a rear get a front free. I just want good tires that will stick when I need them to.
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Re: Tire suggestions??

I don't think the M1s are dual compound. Neither are the regular Diablos, only the Diablo Corsas. The Diablo Corsas run about $100 more per set than the M1s and Diablos, but if you do track days, it's worth it!
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I just put the Avon 49&50 on my bike.
They stick very good in the cool weather and seem to heat up quick.

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Re: Tire suggestions??

No diablo is a dual compound. I would have remembered that if the Pirelli rep told me that when we had a seminar.

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Re: Tire suggestions??

The M1s and Diablos are made in the same German plant. I am told the only difference between the Diablos and the M1s is the tread pattern. I find the M1s to be great for the street also and would recommend them.
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Re: Tire suggestions??

The Pirelli rep says they are different in compounding as well. What can I say...?

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Re: Tire suggestions??

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The Pirelli rep says they are different in compounding as well. What can I say...?
I believe they are as well... Same with the rennsport/supercorsa... For the longest time, everyone said they were the same except for tread, but a soft rennsport and a soft supercorsa are NOT the same compounds... I think the M1 and diablo are different as well...
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I believe they are as well... Same with the rennsport/supercorsa... For the longest time, everyone said they were the same except for tread, but a soft rennsport and a soft supercorsa are NOT the same compounds... I think the M1 and diablo are different as well...
I noticed this also. I used the street compont Rennsport and Supercorsa. The Rennsport got nearly double the mileage even though I was told they were the same tire, just different tread pattern.
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Re: Tire suggestions??

If you are running a 16 inch front tire on the 900rr , they wont send you a free 16 inch they offer advice that maybe your dealer you buy form would swap out a 16 for a 17, this is in reference to the pirelli tire offer, I checked in on my 900 and this was the answer I got, later
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