Pirelli Diablo Rosso II Front Tires
I bought these shoes for my ninja 250 and they perform sick!
January 26, 2015
Thoroughly impressive tread life
I've put over 8000 miles on a set of Rosso II tires on my Ducati 748. I was impressed with the handling and grip from day 1. I've used these tires for mostly sport touring, so I can't say how they perform on the track. But they grip confidently on twisty roads and the tread wear is fairly even. I've not ridden in the rain, so I can't say how they do in wet conditions. But 8000+ miles!
January 22, 2015
Pretty solid tire
I've been riding on these tires for quite some time now. In all types of conditions and have no bad things to say. Even when it was pouring down rain they performed very well. If you are looking for a tire with good grip and long life chose these.
January 8, 2015
Great street tire
I ride a 07 sv650, which is my only form of transportation and therefore use all the time for various reasons.
I'm not giving this a perfect score because this is the first "high end" tires i have used, which means i can't really compare them to anything else. However, these tires are definitively better than other random tires i have used. I have used a set of rosso ii's for about 20k miles at the time, despite having gone through a lot of straights on the interstate, the tires have worn quite evenly. This may be because of the harder compound on the center. The front tire does seem ever so slightly more worn on the middle though. On twisties, the tires feel very planted on the road, given good conditions. Heck, it feels like i may be on a rail at times, if i need to brake during the turn, there's not much hesitation.
These tires have also done well during hard acceleration and braking. (thankfully) Heck, i haven't been able to spin the tire on anything but dirt, maybe i'm just not trying hard enough. On the rain, these tires have fared quite well, obviously you will need to tone down your riding on the rain either way, but i haven't felt scared when riding on the rain with these tires. They did great. The only time i had a small slide on the street was when turning over large a "keep clear" painting on the intersection, during rain.
I love these tires and will most likely use them again in the future.
December 30, 2014
Good grip, good traction, reasonable price and durability.
November 30, 2014
Excellent sport tire
This tire is phenomenal. It has fantastic dry grip and its steeper profile allows you to flick your bike into corners quicker than with other tires. This tire really inspires confidence when leaning over to its edges on the twisties. I've only ridden them in the rain once and they felt fine, but I didn't push it enough to rate the wet traction.
The one negative is that the tread life isn't great, which is to be expected from a soft compound sport tire with lots of grip. Expect to get between 4k miles and 6k miles out of the rear, more out of the front but that number is TBD for mine. If you're going to be commuting a lot, try a dual compound sport touring tire. For aggressive riding in the twisties or at the track, this tire can't be beat.
September 29, 2014
Second rear tire on the 1100evo Monster 2013, great grip got about 4000 mi out of factory tire don't expect much more out this one, good tire.
November 10, 2014
Confident ride for the price
No need to spend more than this on a sport tire. This tire will do everything you ask of it.
November 3, 2014