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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-28-2006, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Pilot Powers v. Diablo Corsas

It just about time to out some new rubber on the 749. It came stock w/ the Diablo Corsas, and they worked very well on the track, and I got a surprising amount of mileage out of them. That said, I keep hearing great things about the Powers, and they'd be about $50 cheaper than the Corsas
I don't have tire warmers, and that bike sees 80% track/20% road use. I ride "I" level as of the end of last season.

Anyone have experience w/ both? pros/cons?
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Very similar with regards to grip and wear.

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I used both, but haven't used Diablo Corsas at a remotely fast pace (only had em in 'B' group) before so I can't make a very good comparison.

With the Pilot Powers on my SV650 I was able to do 1:21's at Putnam Park (I think that's a fast 'I' pace, maybe a really slow 'A' pace) w/o any sliding or issues with tire grip. The only real issue I had with them was that I could never tell when the tire was done! It never really wore on me at all. I've never had a tire last that long before, and I eventually just replaced them because I was paranoid they'd give up on me from all the miles and heat cycles I put on em. After 4 track days the rear tire still looked basically brand new. Great tire from what I can tell. I might switch back to them after I use up my next set of Dunlops.

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I have used them on street as well as track and will buy another after this one is done. 2+ seasons on this type of tire

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I have used them on street as well as track and will buy another after this one is done. 2+ seasons on this type of tire
The Corsas or PPs?

Thanks for the input gents, keep it comin'!
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the power have a higher profile then the corsas. easier to flick around.
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