Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Edwards afb
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I wasn't a big fan of the Diablo Rosso II
Well, all I had was the rear tire.
I put on pilot street radials around 6-8k miles. I loved these tires in comparison to the IRC tires that came with the bike.
I got a nail in the rear tire around 11k miles ( :[ ). But it's ok, I plugged it and happily rode around until around 13k miles when the plug ripped out while riding around in the canyons. Short story shorter I ended up with a Diablo Rosso II rear.
First impressions of this tire were lackluster. I guess I was expecting more confidence in the corners due to the dual compound but it never came.
What did come was a flat spot on the tire after only 2K miles. ( daily commute is 25 miles in a straight line each way.) I figured whatever, but today took the cake. I'm at 18K miles (5K on tires) and metal started showing in the center of the tire. Meanwhile my front is hardly worn in.
I'm pretty good with pressure keeping it between 28-32 depending on the situation. Here's the tire though. I'm going back to Michelin for now.