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    Diablo vs. Diablo Corsa

    Hi folks,

    I've read the tire feedback thread, but I'm still undecided as to which tire would suit me better.

    I do not spend any time on the track, but do spend alot of time on the road, both riding the twisties pretty hard as well as commuting to work. As such, I need a tire that will hold up well in the center (which is why I'm looking to try something other than my current M1's, which I love in the twisties and the rain, but they just don't hold up as well for commuting).

    As such, if anyone has experience on both the Diablo (basic) and the Diablo Corsa, I would really appreciate hearing from you as I need a new tire this week sometime.

    Current bike: 99-9R

    Thank you in advance.

    Bjorn

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    I just bought some Diablo from Western Powersport and Roland told me that they are equivalent to my current BT 012ss which I love.
    He said that the corsa are mainly track tires.
    The Diablo are OEM for the Repsol.

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    i just put on diablos not too long ago. they handle great and heat up quickly and stay that way after. i haven't tried them in the rain, but i hear they are awesome in the wet. from what i've been told, they also last longer as well. i've known people who've used them for a very long time. but i can only compare to the 208's, which i don't like as much as these. but i'm going to try the pilot powers next time as i hear they are the shiznit.

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    I think the diablos will hold up longer than the corsas and i don't think you will be disappointed in them.

    I have no complaints about my diablos, but then again, i don't ride that hard so i can't really say i've really really pushed them.
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    AFAIK, the Diablo Corsa is meant more for the track, therefore will not last as long as the Daiblo. I put diablos on my street ride, because all my friends that do lots of riding (dry and wet) have raved about them. I can't testify yet to their stickiness, haven't had a chance to rip it up in the twisties, but they perform well in the rain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shovelhead
    I just bought some Diablo from Western Powersport and Roland told me that they are equivalent to my current BT 012ss which I love.
    He said that the corsa are mainly track tires.
    The Diablo are OEM for the Repsol.
    Based on this comparison I doubt you'd be happy with the life of the Diablo's. Might be better off looking at something a bit more sporttouring. The Sportec M1 is a SuperSport tire and if you're not happy with the life of that then I doubt you'll like the Diablo's life.

    You may want to look into how well such tires as the Pilot Power work out in the long life vs grip area. Or go with yesterday's long lived supersport tire option the BT010. It was standard fare on the liter bikes of a couple of years back and can still offer great grip and decent life.
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    Diablos are like M1 in terms of grip and handling, but Diablos last longer. They're just what you're looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeTee
    You may want to look into how well such tires as the Pilot Power work out in the long life vs grip area. Or go with yesterday's long lived supersport tire option the BT010. It was standard fare on the liter bikes of a couple of years back and can still offer great grip and decent life.
    Does anyone have experience with the lifespan of the 014 compared to the older 010? The Stones are cheap, and I've been happy with them on my SV track bike.
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    i have the corsa s and there still new to me so i cant help you there... but i will let you know lol 70% race 30% street

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSP
    Does anyone have experience with the lifespan of the 014 compared to the older 010? The Stones are cheap, and I've been happy with them on my SV track bike.
    harder to find 010's now isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSP
    Does anyone have experience with the lifespan of the 014 compared to the older 010? The Stones are cheap, and I've been happy with them on my SV track bike.
    Brent, quit bastardizing my thread

    Thanks for the responses (otherwise). Looks like I won't go with the corsa after all and just get the regular Diablo instead.

    Bjorn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamui
    harder to find 010's now isn't it?
    Yes, which is why I'm curious as to how the 014's compare in terms of mileage.

    Hey Bjorn, have you considered using race take-offs on the street? I'm sure I saw a thread on that somewhere.

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    Brent: BTW, the reason the 014's didn't make my list is their rain 'charactaristics'.

    I guess for the track that's not really an issue.

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    Jeckyll, what did you hear about or experience about the 014's in the rain? I'm curious as that's what is on my Z1000 as OEM shoes but I've only ridden it once in the rain in town and that was hardly a fair test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeTee
    Based on this comparison I doubt you'd be happy with the life of the Diablo's. Might be better off looking at something a bit more sporttouring.
    For sport touring, try the Diablo Strata, It's the Diablo sport touring version

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