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Pirelli DOT Race Tires

Pirelli authorized dealer at TI2TT track days offers free mounting on DOT race tires for $300 a set. I don't know which line it is (Diablo or Dragon).
I need it for track use only and will remount street tires after the track day, and save the race tires for the next track day. I'm still looking for extra wheels.

Don't know if I should go with Dragon Supercorsa, Diablo Supercorsa, or Diablo Racing Slicks.

Do any of these require tire warmers?

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Which one is your trackbike? The Tuono or the 919?

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Which one is your trackbike? The Tuono or the 919?

919 for now.

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Pirelli authorized dealer at TI2TT track days offers free mounting on DOT race tires for $300 a set. I don't know which line it is (Diablo or Dragon).
I need it for track use only and will remount street tires after the track day, and save the race tires for the next track day. I'm still looking for extra wheels.

Don't know if I should go with Dragon Supercorsa, Diablo Supercorsa, or Diablo Racing Slicks.

Do any of these require tire warmers?
Diablo Supercorsa.

They are usually Dual Compound and also have a more race oriented profile which will give you sharper turning and a larger tire footprint or contact patch when leaning. For want of a better term, they are taller tires.

However, since they are not completely Race tires like the slicks, they will take well to heat cycles of track days. What I mean by this is that you do sessions in track days, so you come up to heat and then they cool off again - even if you are using tire warmers, there is no way you will be able to maintain track heat in them during down times. This is one of things I always loved about the Diable series.

Also, they take well to multiple uses. With dedicated slicks, you really need to run them up to "Race" speed for optimum performance, other wise they are just a big expenditure. They also have a shorter life span than the others.

Just my input.

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Thanks WIM,

I just looked at some pictures of the thread patterns of the Dragon and the Diablo, and they were the Diablo Supercorsas.

$300 mounted is a great deal, I'm getting them at Streets of Willow (in two weeks ).

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Only 300 bucks ? Youd better get a couple of sets !

These are simply awesome tires - youll love them !

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A set of Supercorsa's for 300 is a great price. These tires are awesome stick like glue with good wear. I would suggest some tire warmers if your going to DOT race rubber. Less cold tearing and better wear.

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Diablo Corsas ...... FTW!!!!

Last longer, and more tire than you think...
I was running 1:38's on my 919 at WSIR on them
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If you're going to do frequent track days (at least 1 a month) then i would get some tire warmers. This will save you $$ in the long run. the more heat cycles (from hot to cold) your tires go through the shorter the run time on the track you'll get with them. This of course all depends on how hot you're getting them on the track... if you're not running a race pace yet then your tires won't suffer as much. I've always like the tire warmers because i can do a faster first few laps because the tires are already warm enough do so. Without the warmers i'd have to run 2 or 3 slow laps before i could open it up and by then 1/2 the session is over (if no one crashes). I use Tyre Sox. Richard has them on sale for 175 right now. I've used mine for 2 seasons and they are still going strong.

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TuonoR6,
That's what you put on the Tuono. Right?
Those are DOT race tires?
The thread pattern looks different than the ones at WSIR.

Streakin919,
I'm not at race pace yet, plus I don't have a generator.
Maybe next year.

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Nah those are the Diablo Corsas III's.http://www.tigersharkracing.com/cate...c?categoryId=3
They are what Jayfooey is talking about. More of a track day tire than all out race tire. no need for tire warmers. They duel compound harder in the middle with softer compound on the edges.
Supercorsa are like slicks on the edges with just some grooves in the middle.
http://www.tigersharkracing.com/cate...c?categoryId=7

Good info here on compounds and tire pressure. http://shop.coreytaylorracing.com/aboutus.sc

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Nah those are the Diablo Corsas III's.http://www.tigersharkracing.com/cate...c?categoryId=3
They are what Jayfooey is talking about. More of a track day tire than all out race tire. no need for tire warmers. They duel compound harder in the middle with softer compound on the edges.
Supercorsa are like slicks on the edges with just some grooves in the middle.
http://www.tigersharkracing.com/cate...c?categoryId=7

Good info here on compounds and tire pressure. http://shop.coreytaylorracing.com/aboutus.sc
Diablo Corsa III's are plenty of tire for the pace your riding at, I only switched to BT002 pros when I was racing, I do have 2 sets of tire warmers (1 set of Power Stands w/Adjustable temp & 1 set of Tyre SoX) Now that I'm almost out of my own take offs I will be switching back to Diablo Corsas III's .
BT002 pro are great tires but now I'm want a tire that will last me longer than race tires.

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