Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Front Tires
Pirelli is a great tire.
I ride a 2011 triumph Daytona 675. I used to buy the super corsas but would only get 1 season out of the rear tire. This would get very expensive. The dual compound in the Rosso Corsa seems like the answer. I only have a couple hundred miles on the tire so far but am very impressed. I don't even notice the hard compound in the center of the tire but when I hit the twisties it feels like the same reliable corsa I had before. I would recommend to anyone.
September 21, 2015
a lot of grip with decent life
these tires came new on my '14 Street Triple. excellent dry grip and ok wet. i had no problem trusting these tires while almost scrubbing to the edge on dry pavement. i got 4,500 miles before the center chords started to show. hit the wear bars in the center about 200-300 miles before chord showed. a flat spot started showing up around the tire at about 3000 miles. overall a good sportbike tire but trying the metzeler m7 rr to see if i can get the same grip with increased milage.
August 31, 2015
Just about the right tire life for the GRIP
I just changed my tires yesterday. I had about 2643 miles on my Rosso Corsa and the rear was already worn out. My front tire is a little "V" shaped already. I reinstalled my stock Bridgestones S20 yesterday and they feel and ride rubbish, I got spoiled on Rossa Corsas. However, I am still thinking if I am going to repurchase this tire. I am tempted to try out continental tires next.
This I think would be the grippiest street tire you can get for the money. Grip is so good that you'd be inspired to push your bike to the limits. If you have a heavy bike, I don't think this will last more than 2500 spirited miles.
With a soft compound comes less desirable tire life. I noticed that they start to lose grip once it gets worn out, pretty typical for tires.
The thread design looks awesome, however, it looks a litte narrower from the competition. I don't know if it was just me, but I think it has a lot to do with the carcass design and tire profile.
July 28, 2015
Excellent everyday & track-day tire
This tire came as OEM equipment on my Ducati Streetfighter 848. I don't have a lot of experience with many other tire brands and/or models ... but I can say that I got 6,600 miles out of this front tire which includes 4 track days & the rest just normal street riding. One of the track days was in light rain and the tire performed great (no slipping, good grip, etc.). I replaced the tire at 6,600 miles just because I have another track day coming up and I didn't want to push my luck on a 2 yr old tire even thought there was still some tread left. Great tire for anyone to pay a little bit more for a confidence inspiring tire.
April 5, 2015
Now from China?
I just replaced my front Corsa, and the rear was probably replaced about 200 miles ago. One odd thing I noticed is that the stock tires had larger spots on them that said "Made In Germany". I ordered the rear from an Revzilla as well, and it showed up looking the same, with the big "Made In Germany". When I received the front (also ordered from Revzilla) I noticed that spot was blank. After looking closer I noticed in much smaller letters that it said "Made In China". After a little research, I found out that Pirelli is indeed making these tires in China now, and that their facility in China is now their biggest worldwide. I noticed no difference in feel between the tires but I'm still a bit unhappy.
I have no issue with China, but the reason everyone is moving their production there is to reduce labor costs. That's all well and good, but then why doesn't the price reflect? If you are going to ask me to pay top dollar for a high end European tire, yet you are making them for less money in China... why do I still need to pay that much?
This traction control thing with the rear tire on my 899 is extremely annoying. The stock TC on the bike acts up if you put a smaller diameter tire on, so I'm stuck with the 180/60 rear. It's like Pirelli and Ducati are in a plot together to make people buy their tires by making them weird sizes. The 848SF has the same rear as tje 899 as well. Look at all the issues with Ducati not wanting anything other than the Pirelli 200/55 on the bigger Panigales during all the group tests when it came out. Fortunately for the bigger bikes, other people are making a 200/55. I really wish Bridgestone would make the S20 in 180/60 because I would switch in a heartbeat.
April 2, 2015
I had the Rosso lls on my 600 and they never let me down. I have a new zx10r and when the oem tires needed to be replaced I put the Rosso Corsas on and couldn't be happier with my choice. I had an index finger wide chicken strip on the oem tires, now I have no chicken strip at all. They're very sticky and fast to warmup, and very confidence inspiring. I would definitely recommend these tires. The only reason I gave them an average rating for milage and wet traction, because I only have a few hundred miles on them and I don't ride in the rain.
May 12, 2015
Came stock on my Ducati 899
So far I have only ridden them on the street and they are incredible. Can't wait to do a track day. The Corsa's are super sticky and give incredible confidence, especially the front. Love em. Would recommend to everyone
April 20, 2015
on my 4th set
Listen, these baby's stick well. The rain traction is fair to good, and they warm up fast. I ride an R1, and these transfer the torque of the throttle right on down to the pavement on hard corners. The life is okay, but if you want something sticky you're gonna have to get used to compromising of tire life.
Buy em. You'll love them.
April 20, 2015