Pirelli Diablo Rosso II Front Tires
I really don't like this tire
This tire takes a good 30 mins of warming up before you can really do anything with them. When they are cold they have no traction. I've had my front end lock up lock on me on multiple occasions, and the front end is not as confidence inspiring as my old Mitchelins 2CT. I'll be switching back to Mitchelins soon.
April 12, 2015
Great touring, commuting, back roads tire
Second set of these tires. Wore out the fronts in 3500 miles and the rear in 4500 miles(to cords). First time I've ever worn out the front first. Usually at least 2 rear tires to one front. Traction wet and dry is great. I do a lot of commuting on the 101 freeway with 30% in the Santa Monica mountains. I've been pretty aggressive and have put on track miles as well. As far as track use they are pretty grippy but don't seem to have as much tread up the sides as pure sport tires, thus I'm riding over the edge of the tire on the track before even dragging a knee. Fine for my Monster 1100evo as it doesn't have too much cornering clearance to begin with(ground exhaust on right turns). I would totally recommend these as they are great confidence inspiring tires. Next will probably be some more aggressive tires though (like the Pirelli Supercorsa) just to test them out.
2013 Ducati Monster 1100EVO
March 22, 2015
Using these tires on my 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300. Vast improvement over the stock tires. Dual compound is great for a combination of commuting and spirited riding. I can't comment on tread life yet, as I've only had them for a few hundred miles so far. I can't comment on wet traction either, as I live in Southern California.
March 16, 2015
I've only had the Diablo Rosso 2's on my ninja 300 for a couple hundred miles now but can already feel the difference. I feel more confident in turns than with the oem road runner's. I do mostly commuting and a lil twisties on the weekend so we'll see how the tread life holds up. One of the big reasons I bought this tire was because it is a dual compound tire. Supposedly longer life in the middle and sticky on the outside for better grip in cornering.
February 23, 2015
Enjoying the handle
The Pirelli Diablo's were recommended to me on separate occasions from friends who are both avid semi-pro riders. Their rec has not disappointed: much improved grip from previous tires - I have more security especially in rainier weather :)
April 6, 2015
Amazing tire, haven't got chance to ride it that hardcore since Minnesota weather is unpredictable but I am sure I will leave another review. But overall I like it.
March 30, 2015
The stock tire was fine but the pirelli is on a different tier. Softer composite makes for better grip and easier turns in the lean. Though it won't last forever being soft composite, the performance is worth it.
March 23, 2015
Put this tire on my bike and it was a difference like night and day! Will be getting the front tire soon. I love the look on it too.
March 23, 2015