Doug OConnor (Dayton )
The 180/60/17 is the OE tire on the 959 Panigale. I'm on my 4th rear and I don't see any reason to switch to anything else. This tire has great wet and dry grip, and is a very confidence inspiring tire for street riding.
William M (Tuscumbia )
I LOVE this tire.It grips better than any other tire that I personally have used.i am 60. N have been riding for 50of those yr.s. Most tires with the kind of traction the Night Dragon offers, won't last a summer's season. In Alabama, bike season is All yr., For real, bike enthusiast. With Other brands; a similar type of tire, is over done by 3,000 miles. The Night Dragon, on the rear of my 08, Dyna Super GLIDE has given me over; 6,100 SAFE, reliable, comfortable,riding pleasurable miles. So far, it has taken me from the shoals area, in Alabama, to Lake Erie,Ohio for bike week,& back, at 75 - 80 mph.all the way... lol. In June. A hot month. Lotsa raining the trip. Also 3 mo.s of riding the hills and mountains of Tenn.& Ala.b before we took the Ohio trip. & Thru, up till now.almost April of 2017. I'm ready for a second set. The Pirelli, Night Dragon, is All I could ask for in a Mc.tire. EXCEPT for, a longer milage tire. We shouldn't have to replace a tire, THAT cost more than a 40,000 mi. Car tire, every 5, or 6k miles.that being said.its the best cornering stability, Mc.tire made. IMO.
Jamie (Cincinnati )
I have enjoyed Pirelli tires, both on my vehicles and bikes. And my first set I got were for my 05 ZRX which I used the first ride at the track in 118 degree heat of Mid-Ohio and its new surface. Tires were like glue. This tire came stock on my Ducati 1198. Sticky, grippy, comfy.. but.... I have only gotten 8,000 miles on them and the front is worn out and the rear is almost done for. This tire seems to be a marriage of the race slick and a step below this tire. I would have selected maybe the Rossa II instead had I the chance to pick 1. They are great if you just use the bike for the track, but I need them to go both ways. Pirelli is my tire of choice at this point, but a step down from this gets the job done.
Phillip (Memphis )
Dry Traction seems excellent in curves. The only squirming that I felt was on the rear when it was brand new. After scrubbing the rear in, the tire has been sticking nicely. Only have a few hundred miles on them (all miles on twisty roads) so I cannot comment on longevity. I have not been in wet conditions yet either.
Todd (Ogden )
So far it did great for all my riding. Sand, gravel, dirt, pavement, hills, rocks, mud. Lets just hope they last. Front and rear. WR250R
Devon (Perkinston )
Bought a pair for my ninja 300 and man it feels like a totally different bike. The bike handles like a dream and I'm much more confident in the corners I'll definitely be getting more when it's time. Only downside is the packaging, I didn't really like the way they were sent to me (thin cardboard covering the sidewall and the opening on one, saranwrap type stuff on the other)