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Hi all, I'm new to the forum and just bought my 848 EVO from 2011 with Diablo Supercorsa SP tires on it. These tires are almost done...so I was looking around and found that everyone has their own opinion on which brand tire size etc. I really want to know if anyone else living in Europe recommends other tires like Bridgestone/Michelin/Continental/Dunlop on the 848 EVO, the reason is simple we don't have 9 months with 25 degrees Celsius but most of the time it's between 12-19 degrees so which tires are then the best on the bike?

Also I was thinking about 190/55 or 200/55 on the rear wheel, any suggestions? Or should i just stay with the 180/55?

Thanks all already for your replies!
 

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I just switched to supercorsas in the 180/60 profile and immediately noticed an improvement on tip in (on the track). Really love that profile over the 55. For the street I run Rosso II, they have plenty of grip, great tread for we weather and last a lot longer as they have a harder compound in the center for commuting and street riding.
 

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I just switched to supercorsas in the 180/60 profile and immediately noticed an improvement on tip in (on the track). Really love that profile over the 55. For the street I run Rosso II, they have plenty of grip, great tread for we weather and last a lot longer as they have a harder compound in the center for commuting and street riding.

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The 180/60 in the Pirelli V1 race tire was too large and almost contacted the swingarm on my race 848. I would never have been able to put on a tire warmer...had to switch back to 180/55.

For the street, I highly recommend the Dunlop Q3's. An incredible tire and a very low price. I actually raced 5 races on the Q3 Street tire...I was very impressed.
 

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The 180/60 in the Pirelli V1 race tire was too large and almost contacted the swingarm on my race 848. I would never have been able to put on a tire warmer...had to switch back to 180/55.

For the street, I highly recommend the Dunlop Q3's. An incredible tire and a very low price. I actually raced 5 races on the Q3 Street tire...I was very impressed.
Thats strange. My 180/60 SC2 fits with warmers and rear hugger on and does not touch the swingarm at all.
 

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The 180/60 in the Pirelli V1 race tire was too large and almost contacted the swingarm on my race 848. I would never have been able to put on a tire warmer...had to switch back to 180/55.

For the street, I highly recommend the Dunlop Q3's. An incredible tire and a very low price. I actually raced 5 races on the Q3 Street tire...I was very impressed.


Thats strange. My 180/60 SC2 fits with warmers and rear hugger on and does not touch the swingarm at all.

The profile on the 180/60 SP V1 or now V2
Is much taller than the profile on the 180/60 SC1/SC2.
I run the 180/60 SP V2s and love them, I had to bring back the swing arm all the way and get a longer chain. The V2s are sticky enough for me and last much longer than the SC2s.
 

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Wat is je rijstijl en rij je ook in de regen? En wat vindt je belangrijk.....b.v. levensduur van de band etc. ?

Eigenlijk wel belangrijk voor een banden keuze voor straat gebruik.

Hi Dutch,

Ik ben een beginner en wil ook wel grip in de regen hebben en zal niet op de track te vinden zijn 😅
 

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The 180/60 in the Pirelli V1 race tire was too large and almost contacted the swingarm on my race 848. I would never have been able to put on a tire warmer...had to switch back to 180/55.

For the street, I highly recommend the Dunlop Q3's. An incredible tire and a very low price. I actually raced 5 races on the Q3 Street tire...I was very impressed.

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The 180/60 in the Pirelli V1 race tire was too large and almost contacted the swingarm on my race 848. I would never have been able to put on a tire warmer...had to switch back to 180/55.
Thats simply because your rear eccentric was too far forward. You need to trim the stopper screw on your brake caliper, to allow you that extra room to bring it back all the way to 4 degree's. Then you can fit a 200/60 which is what I use to run on the very same bike with no problem.
 

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Dan zou ik adviseren tegen het nemen van een bredere band. Als je gaat forceren, krijg je vervormingen en dit resulteert in onrust in "bochtengedrag".

Persoonlijk zou ik kiezen voor een goede allround band.

b.v. bridge stone s20 evo of de michelin pilot power 3 (presteren uitstekend in het natte Nederland)

Maar ook op de zonnige (warme) dagen.

Een banden keuze is natuurlijk geheel persoonlijk en iedereen heeft z'n eigen voorkeur.

Suc6.

Super! Hartelijk dank voor de feedback! Hier heb ik nou echt iets aan😏
 

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Hi all,

Again many thanks for all feedback. Update: got the Bridgestone S20EVO tires 120/190 on the bike and it rides perfect! 🎉
 

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Thats simply because your rear eccentric was too far forward. You need to trim the stopper screw on your brake caliper, to allow you that extra room to bring it back all the way to 4 degree's. Then you can fit a 200/60 which is what I use to run on the very same bike with no problem.
Yes. And there are a few benefits to thIs. I'd need a longer chain as I'm still running the factory chain for right now.

I'm actually going with a 190/55 next...the older style Pirelli DOT....
 

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Hi, I think you made a good choice there. I am also living in the Netherlands, always replaced the tires with the originals Pirelli Supercorsa tires. Not a good choice for allround driving. Very good with dry weather it sticks to the road, but it won't last long...
 

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Hi, I think you made a good choice there. I am also living in the Netherlands, always replaced the tires with the originals Pirelli Supercorsa tires. Not a good choice for allround driving. Very good with dry weather it sticks to the road, but it won't last long...

Thanks! And yes supercorsa SP is the best but only in dry weather...must say that the S20EVO's are very good on our roads!
 
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