Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V2 Front Tire
Im an intermidiate rider and do full track days on this tire and love them. I went from the pilot power tires to these and what a difference! When exiting the corners I can open up with confidence and the rear tire doesnt slide out like it would with the michelin.
The tire has good wear so far. Done 4 track days on them and they look like they have another 3 or 4 track days on them.
I have not tested them in the rain, but they come factory on some ducatis, which lets me know they would work ok-- but who would want to ride their bike in the rain anyways? Thats why they have adventure and enduro bikes if you ask me :)
March 31, 2015
Hope to ride one these soon. I hear great things!!!!
Bought these for my 2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848 which comes with a 180/60 rear. Apparently putting a different size rear (ie: 180/55) can screw with the traction control. Although I wouldn't mind shutting off the traction control, I like keeping the bike as it came. I was happy with the Pirellis that came with the bike Diablo Rosso Corsa and honestly from the reviews I'v read and my Dad giving them 2 thumbs up while he had them on 1199R, I had to try them. I don't expect insanely good tread life because it is essentially a race tire for the street. In terms of price they were a bit cheaper than the also highly recommended Michelin Supersports. It was a toss up except for the tire size issue. Pirelli is the only manufacturer I found to carry a 180/60. That pretty much did it for me. This day in age it is pretty had to go wrong with a tire, considering how good all the top offerings from the big brands are.
March 20, 2015
Stop Worrying, You Will Love the SP V2
Got my tires within two business days of ordering. Having used the OEM SP on my Ducati 848 EVO and the excellent SC2 I am thrilled to again be using the benchmark in track tires. For those who have been trying to find out online, the SP V2 is Made in Germany, just like the SC variant, so you are definitely getting the very best manufacturing available. Thanks REVZILLA for making these tires so available and affordable.
February 27, 2015
Sticky, soft tires.
These tires are really soft and sticky, best for cooler weather, like 60's and 70's F.
December 8, 2014
Ducati/Aprilia use this as OEM tire for a reason...it's awesome!
This is probably the best 'stock' tire you can get if you plan on using your sportbike at the track most of the time. It has awesome grip and is very stable/predictable...feels like a race tire. If you don't take bike to track, probably not worth the extra $, but if you do it's definitely worth it.
July 24, 2014
Pretty much infinite grip
Excellent track day tire. On a warm day, they heat up in a lap or two and stay sticky for the entire session. On the occasional commute to work, they're totally fine, too. Definitely not recommended for wet weather riding, though.
The only negative? I have no idea what it feels like to lose traction anymore.
June 30, 2014
Simply the Best…
Price? Expensive. Worth it? Absolutely. The grip, turn-in feel and confidence these tires give you will justify the price. I only get about 2500 miles out of the front and rear, but I keep buying them. There isn't much rain in SoCal, so I don't have to worry about the wet traction. For an aggressive ride who loves the canyons and mountains, these are your tires. If you're just a commuter sticking to the highways they might be overkill. Save the money on frame sliders and get something that will help PREVENT you from going down.
November 12, 2013
Great STREET Tire
I ran these tires at the Track (Motorsport Ranch Houston) yesterday and my experience was not as good as I wanted. For the first half of the day as I was ramping up to faster speeds, the tires did really well. In the afternoon (75 degrees), I used tire warmers and ran them really hard. Probably around 1:50 lap times. On several turns where I would lean pretty low and accelerate hard out of the turn, the tires started melting right out from under me. During those times, my back end was sliding all over the place. Granted, I was dragging knee's and going really fast on a street tire.
All in all though, I think it is an awesome street tire, but don't plan on racing with this tire or it will hold you back.
November 11, 2013