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Old December 11th, 2016, 05:13 AM   #1
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Great article - Pirelli Diablo Rosso III - Tech Aspects

Pirelli Diablo Rosso III Tyre Review - Bike Review
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Old December 14th, 2016, 10:55 AM   #2
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Frankly, there are only two tires for the Hyper: TKC-80 or Diablo Rosso III (pure track use excluded)

Touring tires are for touring bikes.
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Old December 14th, 2016, 12:01 PM   #3
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Frankly, there are only two tires for the Hyper: TKC-80 or Diablo Rosso III (pure track use excluded)

Touring tires are for touring bikes.
you are right, RSL, my next tyre will also be a rosso III,because my michelin ps3 is a perfect sportstyre, but does not match with hs esp.

to your linked rosso test - i do not know the tester and how good or experienced he is - maybe he is completly right with his opinion and result, but folloing sentence is bs

"It would also have been nice to take the tyres to the track, however, the feedback I got from my road ride tells me that they would make a great track tyre as well as a good all round sports tyre…"

nobody can tell from streetuse how good a tyre will be on track.
a tyre may be a perfect sportstyre on streets and completly bend on track after 3-4 rounds.
i also believe that the rosso 3 is a good tyre for track, especially for our hs which does not have the power and speed of a 1000 supersportbike. but, nobody can realize that on public roads, thats completly different to trackuse.
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Old December 14th, 2016, 12:39 PM   #4
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I've used Supercorsa SP, PR4, Q3, and M7RR on the Hyper. The PR4 was surprisingly good for street use but turned into a mess in the last 1,000 miles, sliding everywhere. The M7RR are the best tires I've used to date, on any bike.

Will take a look at the Rosso III next time, price is similar. Don't track the bike so it's irrelevant to me.
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Old December 14th, 2016, 01:42 PM   #5
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nobody can tell from streetuse how good a tyre will be on track.
a tyre may be a perfect sportstyre on streets and completly bend on track after 3-4 rounds.
The parts of the review I liked were the offerings from Pirelli showing what their intent with the tire is.

There are other current reviews showing how riders find the Diablo Rosso III.

My experience is on The Dragon, where the tire was a delight. Then in the Ozarks where the tire turned as an extension of my mind, offering no influence. Doubt that makes sense, in that previous tires dictated how I ride. The Rosso III are invisible, no falling into turns, no need to be forced to turn, no lateral movement when near the edge leaned over, nothing, just me, the bike and what I want the bike to do. The Rosso III accepted every thought and performed perfectly without causing me to adapt in any way.

That's a good tire.

Word is that it performs well in the rain too. Doubt it performs as well in the rain as the Pilot Road 3, but then I've done plenty of slipping and sliding on the PCH in a heavy downpour with that tire.
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Great site. This site has tuned me in to how much the Aussies love to ride and I really like the reviews. Works great on my extremely low bandwidth network, too. The linked videos even play, which normally just throw errors on my system.

The XDiavel review is awesome. I will own a Diavel someday.
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I am typically a Metzeler fan, so the older M5 and now the M7RR have both been on the monster and i have great things to say about them. They seem a bit short lived for the hyper though in touring duty. Wonderful tire for track days, as myself and friends can attest.

Bridgestone's T30R Evo managed 5500 miles on the rear, and the front is still going. I was surprised with the grip levels for a touring tire, but it makes sense given this is a competitor to the venerable Michelin PR4. I only ever noticed a hint of uncertainty from them when it was 40F outside, which is understandable.
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I only ever noticed a hint of uncertainty from them when it was 40F outside
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I am typically a Metzeler fan, so the older M5 and now the M7RR have both been on the monster and i have great things to say about them. They seem a bit short lived for the hyper though in touring duty. Wonderful tire for track days, as myself and friends can attest.

Bridgestone's T30R Evo managed 5500 miles on the rear, and the front is still going. I was surprised with the grip levels for a touring tire, but it makes sense given this is a competitor to the venerable Michelin PR4. I only ever noticed a hint of uncertainty from them when it was 40F outside, which is understandable.

You know that Metzleler belongs to Pirelli and some tyres even are produced in the same factory ?
I suppose the M7RR and the Diablo Rosso III are very similar in composition and rubber compound and mostly differ in profile.
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Motorcyclist has a review of the Rosso III tires where they give it an outstanding street performance review, despite an expected 3,000 mile tread life. BUT, on the track they found the performance lacking. The combined use offered a C+ rating.

Well, with the 160 mph bike they were using, 3,000 miles of tread life seems great. Considering the Diablo Rosso III is a street tire, with quick warm-up and all weather use intended, great and reliable street traction hits the intended mark by Pirelli.

One tire to be great on the track, long lasting on the street too? Silly expectation.

I think, based on my riding experience with the Rosso IIIs on my Hyperstrada, is that understanding the tire life is commensurate with the traction, the tire is exceptional.

If one is looking for all weather street use, good traction and long tread life, get the Metzeler Roadtec 01 tires. I expect over 5,000 miles of tread life with the set I have on now.
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