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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2004, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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What are you guys running? Anyone have experience on the Pirelli SuperCorsa Race tires? I've been using 208-gpa's but they are wearing out to fast and cost to much. I like the softer compound tires though. Please list the pro's and con's of the tires you run as well as costs. Thanks.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2004, 03:18 PM
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I bought a few sets of the old 208GPs and have one more left....they are soft and last a long time. You may be able to find some leftover somewhere.

Everyone is complaining about the new A rears.

I've heard alot of talk about the Diablos...a notch below the 208GPa in softness/stickeyness, but dam close plus they LAST! It seems a few more pounds of pressure do wonders for the Diablos 34-36 from what I recall.

Once I run our of the GPs, m going to try some slicks...probably Michelins.

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Pirelli Supercorsa tires are great tires but will wear almost as fast as the 208’s. I ran a set and got 3 days from them. These tires are super lightweight and warm up quickly they are great for racing.

If you want the most bang for the buck try a set of the Pirelli Diablo Corsa tires. I run these on my street/track bike and you will be surprised with the grip and wear of these tires. I can usually get 5 days out of a rear and 10 days from the front with some street miles in between.

If it is a track only bike or you have another set of rims. You may want to try slicks. I run slicks on my 1000cc race bikes. I have run Bridgestone’s, and Michelin slicks and like them both. I am sure I would like the Pirelli ones too since they are the same compounds as the Supercorsa. Slicks are nice because they do not start tear and cup like DOT race tires at the tread pattern. I have gotten 6 good days out of my last set of Bridgestone slick. The front still has some life but the rear is done.

I have also run the Michelin M2, S2 DOT race tire. I get about 5 days out of a rear and about 7 out of a front. The good thing about these tires is they take a lot of heat cycles before giving up grip. The bad thing is they take some time to warm up with out tire warmers. So you have to take it real easy for a lap or two.

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I've heard alot of talk about the Diablos...a notch below the 208GPa in softness/stickeyness, but dam close plus they LAST! It seems a few more pounds of pressure do wonders for the Diablos 34-36 from what I recall.

Kruz knows his shit...he's right on with the extra few lbs in the Diablos.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-16-2004, 07:41 AM
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Been running the Pirelli DCs and have been very happy, aside from my own negligence. At 5/12 CLSB day I ran the rear at 31psi and it tore apart pretty good. Stupidity on my part, as I've read many posts about them needing 34-36.

I would guess your R6 would get 6 to 8 days on a set of DCs. On the other hand, you're a good bit faster than me so you may want the extra grip of a DOT tire.

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