TIRE BUYER'S GUIDE
HOW TO: CHANGE A DIRT TIRE
PIRELLI: DIABLO ROSSO II SET
Brandi (Saint Louis )
I bought the brand a few times but this is the first Raven. When I bought this tire there was a lot of skepticism and I did it anyway. I ran them for 6500 miles on back roads the dry traction for my bike was pretty good but wet traction was scary but was expected since it was a high mileage tire. The odd part is I had to change it out due to a leak and dismounted to patch and it turned out it was tire failure in addition to the puncture. I am glad I did not have to experience full on tire failure that something punctured it first. Steel belt was coming un-layered inside the tire, IMO was from the puncture and road it on flat basically for maybe a mile, was the strangest thing I ever seen. If it were not for the tire fail I probably would have gotten 10k out of the tire easily. Will I buy another, yes. Most would not but I know what to watch for and doing my daily safety checks is tire check I will give another chance and putting 12k a year on my bikes as my only means of transportation is the way I roll. I read one review of swelling did NOT experience this at all with the proper size tire. This tire was mounted on a 1997 Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird that is currently at 8x,xxx miles and a daily rider even in the winter.
Randall (Gypsy )
Nice and heavy. Good color and finish.
Bob (Nashville )
This tire if phenomenal on wet or dry pavement or concrete. I have toyed with other rear tires, but have not dreamed of changing the front tire from a DR II. I don't mind sliding the rear, but sliding the front is another matter. When the DRII reaches the limit of it's traction, it gives up very predictably with ample warning and a chance to recover.
Charlie (Cincinnati )
I got 3 of these irons and they work very well. Good shape and enough length to give you good leverage. I installed my new tires in no time!
Jerry (Houston )
This is a great tire that I have used for years on my BMW Airheads. Good traction and tread life. Motorcycle Superstore shipped the tire promptly and as always had good service.
John (Santa Barbara )
I had Michelin on before these and the rear lasted 10,000 miles. When I went to buy another the price was 260.00. I bought these two tires, for my Honda st 1100 and so far I am very happy. Plus I saved some money.