Re: message for the moderator--tire review
well, since someone already likes the idea, i'll start with my new skins:* Pirelli Diablo Strada's.
i'll be the first to admit, i've never been a big fan of pirelli front tires*.* i think they're too nervous on their side.* however, from what i hear the compound is similar to the standard diablo, and the carcass is the same, the big difference is the thread depth is supposed to be 2/32 deeper, for more life.* since most of my miles are boring highway miles (and i'm trying to behave on the street), sport touring tires make a lot of sense.
initial impressions, they turn like pirelli's.* if you like that, you'll like these tires.* it has been raining all weekend, so all of my miles have been on damp and/or drying roads.* so i don't have any hard riding feedback to give you, but i can say, they are good in these conditions.* they moved a lot of water (got poured on once).* i also started to feel confident enough in the front to trail brake.* more trail braking i did, the more i like the front.* it's still no dunlop, but i'll keep it.
so far, i have to give them a solid b+.* they'd get an a, if they didn't turn like pirelli's.
* my pirelli experience is limited to supercorsa's and the old metzler me-z1's.
edit/update:* well at the 1500 mile mark and they still look great.* they definitely aren't full sport tires and feel like when trying to go fast.* but fortunately, that keeps me going slow and that's a good thing.* i might buy a dunlop front next time, but i love the rear.* the rear is more than adaquate for even a fast street pace.* i'll let you know when they wear out.*
please note: 1500 miles is longer than any tire ever lasted on my gsx-r, so i'm extremely pleased.* however, i do ride my monster like a sissy.*
edit/update: well at the 3000+ mile-mark, they are still more than adequate for passing state inspection. these tires won't die. that's a good thing. i still don't care for the front, but the rear is pretty good for a streetbike.
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