dooffle9


dooffle9 has reviewed 4 products

Pirelli Diablo Strada

Posted: 28 February 2014
Overall: To be over critical of these tyres would not be fair given their market position as a sport touring tyre. For this label they are more than capable of performing for the majority of bikes in the category.
I rode round France on these as I wanted a tyre that would last the trip, the choice was right. Great on the motorways blipping down south to get to the twisty bits. Was more than surprised on the twisties loaded up with panniers and scraping the pegs.
Even getting nearly drowned in a few downpours they felt stable and held the road.
On my next long trip I will fit another set of these.
The front tyre did nearly 8k miles before the sides had given up, but this might have been down to a couple of trackdays with a sticky rear pushing it to over the limit.There was still 3mm of tread down the middle.

I will have to score these tyres 5 stars based on the fact they are not a sport tyre but are more than up to the job of touring and superb mileage.

Michelin Pilot Power

Posted: 28 February 2014
Overall: I can't say overall for these tyres as they have only been on over winter. I am yet to use them on my favourite roads on a nice sunny day, I'm hoping they will last long enough to see the sun.
The feel on track was very good they warmed well and had excellent grip and no graining, powering out with confidence and capable drift. Even in a tank slapper the front held well.
Having been out on some very wet roads (I live in Wales) I made it home, the wet is not the tyres best environment and I found on damp surfaces the rear would spin up a little but not snatch when it found some grip.

Michelin Pilot Power

Posted: 28 February 2014
Overall: I can't say overall for these tyres as they have only been on over winter. I am yet to use them on my favourite roads on a nice sunny day, I'm hoping they will last long enough to see the sun.
The feel on track was very good they warmed well and had excellent grip and no graining, powering out with confidence and capable drift. Even in a tank slapper the front held well.
Having been out on some very wet roads (I live in Wales) I made it home, the wet is not the tyres best environment and I found on damp surfaces the rear would spin up a little but not snatch when it found some grip.

Kawasaki ZX-9R E1/E2 (2000 - 2001)

Posted: 21 February 2008
Overall: A great tool for the open or twisty roads, adept handling and loves to be worked hard.
Don't overlook a ZX9 because they appear cheap.