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Panigale eats tires for breakfast , lunch , and dinner WTF !!!

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This is the second set of Pirelli’s I will be replacing with less than 5k on the bike . I love the tires but man they are not great on tire life . I make it a habit of replacing the fronts when the tears are shot . Just a personal preference of mine but . This is the second rear tire that down to the steel belting in the center . Pirelli should really make the centers a little bit more durable . This is getting outta hand . Also , this bike hasn't seen a track day yet . Interested in any ones feedback , personal experience or if anyone has switched to another tire .
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This is the second set of Pirelli’s I will be replacing with less than 5k on the bike . I love the tires but man they are not great on tire life . I make it a habit of replacing the fronts when the tears are shot . Just a personal preference of mine but . This is the second rear tire that down to the steel belting in the center . Pirelli should really make the centers a little bit more durable . This is getting outta hand . Also , this bike hasn't seen a track day yet . Interested in any ones feedback , personal experience or if anyone has switched to another tire .
Yes, great tyres but very soft. The Corsa II now have the 200/60 rear and should last longer without too much of a performance difference, especially if you are not using your bike on the track. Unfortunately they are not yet available in Australia but they are available in Europe (and perhaps the USA as well).
Yep 2 track days @ $550 a set, basically doubles the cost of the track day. Oh well, can't really complain, it is 220hp or so after all, what do you expect ?

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I bought some Michelin power RS which will be this beasts next victim.... they are going on today and I will report back with updates soon . I like what I hear about these tires as they are a dual compound tire with a harder center ....
I bought some Michelin power RS which will be this beasts next victim.... they are going on today and I will report back with updates soon . I like what I hear about these tires as they are a dual compound tire with a harder center ....
It will interesting to see how well Ducati's "Tire Learn" function works.
Took the Panigale out for a quick spin after a days worth of work ..... New Michelin power RS rubber , some EBC double H pads , new motul oil , and a H & N filter .... all set and done.... will report back in a little bit to give updates but So far the short ride I took felt really good...
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It will interesting to see how well Ducati's "Tire Learn" function works.
How do you tell this thing that it’s got different rubber on it ?
New here, just got a V4S (replacing my MV). I mainly ride track and I am looking for some Pirelli slicks, but I can't find them for sale anywhere......anyone know where I can order some?

-Jim
New here, just got a V4S (replacing my MV). I mainly ride track and I am looking for some Pirelli slicks, but I can't find them for sale anywhere......anyone know where I can order some?

-Jim
You don't have tire guys at your track? Usually they have plenty at great prices; these are the guys at our tracks https://tracksidetires.com/product/pirelli-diablo-superbike-slick/
How do you tell this thing that it’s got different rubber on it ?
Page 186 of the Owners Manual.

Different tire manufacturers use different profiles.

The stock setup is calibrated for Pirelli Super Diablos.

When you install a tire with a different profile it buggers up the DWC, DSC, DTC, etc.

The "learn" function allows the ECU to adjust these parameters to accommodate different tires.
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German4rings, how were the Michelin Power RS tyres ? I have those on 2 other bikes and think they're great.



Did you get the same sizes ? 200/60 rear ?

I'm also interested to know what you were doing to wear the tyre down to the steel belts in the centre, exactly ? Lots of burnouts ??
German4rings, how were the Michelin Power RS tyres ? I have those on 2 other bikes and think they're great.



Did you get the same sizes ? 200/60 rear ?

I'm also interested to know what you were doing to wear the tyre down to the steel belts in the centre, exactly ? Lots of burnouts ??
I love this Michelin power RS on the Panigale v4s . I was just riding the bike on the streets very aggressively. I do not do burnouts . The Pirelli’s are just super soft and honestly I think they need to update the tire . They do not last at all and it’s just a scam if you ask me . The Michelin’s are a duel compound tire and the centers of the Pirelli are just weak I guess .... I will report back after I eat these Michelin’s up with a mileage update to compare and contrast .... I was feeling like the pirelli would square off way too fast and would leave the bike feeling much harder to turn .
I love this Michelin power RS on the Panigale v4s . I was just riding the bike on the streets very aggressively. I do not do burnouts . The Pirelli’s are just super soft and honestly I think they need to update the tire . They do not last at all and it’s just a scam if you ask me . The Michelin’s are a duel compound tire and the centers of the Pirelli are just weak I guess .... I will report back after I eat these Michelin’s up with a mileage update to compare and contrast .... I was feeling like the pirelli would square off way too fast and would leave the bike feeling much harder to turn .
Quick update . This Michelin power R/S is working very well. I honestly can’t say I notice any difference between the stock Pirelli tires performance wise . I can see that the tire life seems to be very good and I’m expecting a 25% to 50% increase in rear tire mileage ..... Bare in mind as well that the Michelin tires are about $100 less expensive per set then the Pirelli as well.
New V3 Pirellis out

New Pirelli V3's out.

The DOT is quite a bit taller then the 200/55 it replaces. and similar to the 200/60 slick, if even a bit taller. More like a 65 series tire.

new V3 slick on the far left. FYI, my Pitbull stand was not tall enough to run the new V3 slick and a tire warmer. Pitbull will need to make adjustments for the new bikes/tires.

William
Santa Cruz, Ca

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New Pirelli V3's out.

The DOT is quite a bit taller then the 200/55 it replaces. and similar to the 200/60 slick, if even a bit taller. More like a 65 series tire.

new V3 slick on the far left. FYI, my Pitbull stand was not tall enough to run the new V3 slick and a tire warmer. Pitbull will need to make adjustments for the new bikes/tires.

William
Santa Cruz, Ca
Pit bull makes an “elite” stand which allows you to clear the larger rear tire with warmers. I just ordered from them directly and this was the info given to me by them.
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I've certainly found this out myself. As of today my bike only has 500 miles on it, and I only use it on the track. COTA is a horsepower hog and two sets of DOT tires were totally overwhelmed by the horsepower this thing has.
After having fun playing with the traction control all morning I could see the brand new Dunlop Q4s were so badly worn they wouldn't survive the rest of the day. I fitted my spare rear wheel with the stock pirelli during the lunch break and it wore just as fast. I had a set of pirelli slicks (medium front & rear) fitted that evening and they survived the following day with enough life left for another 5 track days (at much slower tracks) in the last 3 weeks. They still have about 25% life left, enough for the rest of the season.

Moral of the story - DOT tires cant handle the power. Use a medium compound rear slick and you'll get great traction and good life span. If you're riding this beast on the street, good luck...

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This is the second set of Pirelli’s I will be replacing with less than 5k on the bike . I love the tires but man they are not great on tire life . I make it a habit of replacing the fronts when the tears are shot . Just a personal preference of mine but . This is the second rear tire that down to the steel belting in the center . Pirelli should really make the centers a little bit more durable . This is getting outta hand . Also , this bike hasn't seen a track day yet . Interested in any ones feedback , personal experience or if anyone has switched to another tire .

Yep. First world problem. My Monster 1200R chewed right through the OEM Supercorsa in no time and that bike did not have the HP that your Pani has. However, it does have similar torque. I replace the SC two notches down with Rosso 3's.

Why not get a second set of wheels with SC or slicks for the track and mount longer lasting street tires for everyday riding?
I was actually surprised to read that many UK guys are using Sport Touring tires on their Panigale's. Most likely because Supercorsa's suck in bad weather but they're getting a lot more miles out of those also.
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my 2019 with with the new V3 SC1 Super Corsas

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Quick update . This Michelin power R/S is working very well. I honestly can’t say I notice any difference between the stock Pirelli tires performance wise . I can see that the tire life seems to be very good and I’m expecting a 25% to 50% increase in rear tire mileage ..... Bare in mind as well that the Michelin tires are about $100 less expensive per set then the Pirelli as well.

It's all about vanity and marketing. Ducati knows their clientele. They have to put the best of the best sticky tires to feed the egos of their buyers even knowing that most are riding on the street in situations far removed from track utopia. Moreover, they profit through tire manufacturer contractual arrangements for repeat OEM business.

Truth be told, SuperCorsa's suck on the street for most conditions. They suck when it's colder, They suck in the wet and they suck for mileage. But truth be dammed, they look good at the coffee shop.
Running Pirelli SC2 on my bike with warmers but the key thing is to use warmers.
You get a lot of more trackdays out of a set with warmers.
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