Pirelli Diablo Rosso II Rear Tires
Excellent, would buy another set for the next change.
Haven't had it for too long, but Ive broken it in at least and it is much better than the OEM. A noticeable increase in grip, feels nice and planted as well as stable. Also the bike (Ninja 300) feels alive, very flickable.
June 23, 2015
Great tire but very short life for a dual compound.
I replaced my HORRIBLE OEM bridgestones on my '12 Yamaha FZ8 with these. The feel and amount of grip these tires provided were incredible!! They feel VERY stable in turns even over tar strips and patches and inspire a lot of confidence to keep pushing. My bike is no liter bike but it has a pretty stout mid range and I can come out of a corner leaned over to the edge of the tire and come out of the apex at wide open throttle without a hint of wiggle or slipping. I've had them in the rain a few times (I try to avoid it# and they've felt very stable and never slipped once #I do run on the very safe side in the wet though).
Now for the downside. I commute on my bike a lot and average 7,000+ miles a year. My commute consists of about 5 miles of highway and the other 30 is back roads with some twists and turns here and there but a decent amount of straightline riding. This is why I went with a dual compound tire. I am only at a hair over 2,000 miles on these and the rear is getting a very pronounced flat spot in the middle already! These are gonna be lucky to make it to 3,500 miles or so. This is the same mileage my friends get out of their ULTRA sticky Q3's! I check my pressure regularly and run the rear around 35-36psi for commuting. This was VERY disappointing as I was really hoping to get 5-6,000 miles out of these.
June 8, 2015
Very nice looking, very stable, and has more grip than I have skills, so it's a perfect tire.
June 29, 2015
Perfect grip for Ninja 300
Feels amazing compared to stock tires. Very sticky and grippy. I haven't had any slippage yet compared to stock tires. I've ridden in the rain and the bike feels very planted. I have put 700 miles on them so far and I read the rear only last about 4,500-5,000 miles depending on riding style. That's the only downside because 5,000 miles is easily achieved in one riding season. The front will last longer but for the cheap price and free shipping, it is best to replace both front and rear when the time is up.
May 5, 2015
Only reason I give it a 3 in wet traction is because I've stopped taking my bike out when it rains, but it's the best tire I've had yet, and I've had plenty!
April 28, 2015
2nd time buying a complete set. Great tire. I have had a couple "uh oh" moments when I entered a corner at what I thought was too fast. Kept cool, leaned the motorcycle over more, and the tires handled the situation beautifully. These tires definitely inspire confidence. What was previously my "little too fast" pace is the "oh yeah, gimme me more!" pace.
June 1, 2015
great tire, amazing handling
very happy with the performance of these tires, this is my third set.
June 1, 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