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3rd PIRELLI DIABLO ROSSO CORSA II

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I was really impressed with the Pirellis straight away. From the off the bike felt really composed and stable with the Pirellis on and even though I had no idea what tyres they were I had the confidence even on lap one to start hustling the bike round and get up to speed.

Like the tyres already discussed, the rear Pirelli would spin when pushed, but it definitely took more ponies to get the rear stepping out – there was noticeably more grip than the Metzeler, Bridgestone or Continental rear. And like the aforementioned tyres, the slippage was usually reasonably linear, perhaps, at least to some extent, thanks to the smooth power delivery of the R1M when you get up towards the gentlemen’s end of the rev range.

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