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"Force has no place where there is need of skill" Herodotus 450BC :burnout:
Check the 'Ride Like A Pro' web site & vids on YouTube - he recommends gentle use of the rear brake even when accelerating around corners out of junctions.
Interesting to read you were on Pirelli Diablo Corsas - I was out yesterday and lost the back of the R1 accelerating/overtaking which, fortunately, the bike caught for me but was an 'exciting' moment. Brings me onto another point: when the rear gets squared off does that negatively affect the available grip or just my perception of it because of the way it feels?
Interesting to read you were on Pirelli Diablo Corsas - I was out yesterday and lost the back of the R1 ...
The Spin Doctor wrote
... one of the journos in Performance Bikes (I think) stuck Michelin Macadam radials on for the winter... he said they transformed the bike on cold roads ...
The winter road treatment this year seems slippier than before. Anyone else noticed this?
I managed to get the back end of the car out the other day on a fairly innocuous corner
I just had some Corsa III's put on, so thanks, feel like I just threw away £250. I thought these were supposed to be OK in damp cold conditions no?If not, whats the point of the III's, I might have just stayed on the Pro's then?
Let's see what Pirelli have to say about it:" * Performance as soon as you need it * Confidence on normal roads and top performance on racetrack * Improved corner entry while still braking hard * Exploitation of your bike's potential to the utmost"Superbike said:"Essentially the tyre has a new front compound, designed to improve corner-entry stability and feel on the brakes, while the rear is now a €œthree zone compound€. I'm sure you've worked it out - there's a central compound which remains the same as the current tyre, while the compound on the shoulders is claimed to be 15 per cent softer, offering quicker warm up and more grip.This is exactly the same tyre which the young guns in the European junior Superstock championship are on and those boys aren't hanging about. Pirelli was at pains to point out that this is still more of a tyre designed for the road rather than an out-and-out track tyre, so if you push for long enough on a big horsepower bike on a warm track, it's going to start moving a bit - but you are going to have to go some!"So... not really a winter road tyre is it? I think the fact that it's in the Hypersport category on their website is a bit of a giveaway...
To be honest, like a knob, I didnt go on the Pirelli site, I tell ya where I got the info about it being ok for wet, on DSC forum, there's a pirelli bloke on their who said try our Diablo III's, this was about 3 months ago, they must have had a bunch of em they wanted to get rid of I reckon, tosser.
Three months ago it was still sunny and warm But basically, you won't get a supersport tyre up to operating temperature at this time of year, and it just won't work as well as a touring tyre which is designed to deal with a much broader range of conditions including cold, wet roads!
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