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I live in Vancouver, Canada, which is a pretty wet place. Silmilar to much of the UK. I have ordered my 899, but not yet received. I'm wondering if there is a better "all around" option than the stock Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsas. I understand that there is no perfect tire for all conditions, but my riding will be restricted to wet and dry roads, not tracks.
 

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I ride in all weather conditions and find the Diablo Rosso Corsas combined with the 899s TC system to be fine in the rain. If you want a good all rounder, then i'd recommend the michelin power pures.
 

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That's a very good question. I've been looking for options on tires myself. Not so much for wet riding but what other manufacturer make them in our size since the rear tire happens to be 180/60/17. In the owners manual, it'll explain to you that if you choose a different size tire other than the OE that it could interfere with the TC or abs or one of the others. I'm sure there's gotta be an all around tire for your use, and I'm sure it'll be pricey. Good luck and post up what you come across.
 

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Thanks. Looks like the Power Pures have been replaced with the Power Pilot III's. I did some more reading and both the Michelins and Pirellis get very good reviews, even on wet roads and tracks. So I will stick to the OEM (Wet mode if necessary) for now and see how it goes. Let us know if anyone has other experiences.
 

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Haven't tried the Diablos yet. If they suck, Power 3's are going on. Love that tire.
 

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I've been pretty happy with the stock tires, but I'm considering the Metzeler M7 when it comes time for replacement. I've run M3 and M5 before and have been very happy with them. Plenty of grip and awesome mileage.
 

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I have ran the pilot3 tires in the wet and found them to be excellent, and very good overall. This was on a CBR 600 for whatever that's worth. The 180/60 size seems to be the limiting factor for tire choices on the 899.
 

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For street, Michelin Pilot Power 2ct (or Power 3).

70% Street 30% Trackdays, Dunlop Sportsmart.

My opinion ;)
 

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I'm running Michelin Pilot Road 3's on my bike is a very wet UK. Brilliant in any winter conditions. Problem is that because the rear is a 55 profile the TC needs turning off.
Spoke to Dunlop UK and by the end of February there will be a 60 profile rear in the Sportsmart range. These are a great tire. Not sure what they are known as elsewhere in the world.
Fitting these should give great wet grip and the 60 profile won't upset the TC at all.
Well done Dunlop. :cool:
 

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some of the roads down and up the mountain by whistler must be sweetness. :)
Yes, the ride from Vancouver to Whistler is fantastic. The short way is 120 kms and is called the Sea to Sky Highway. Half along the ocean and half climbing. Lots of turns and good road conditions. There is only one other way and it's 450 kms. East from Vancouver through Hope, then north to Lillooet, then west and south down to Whistler. Fun to get up early in the morning and do the whole loop, but more fun to overnight in Whistler for the bars. Will keep my eyes open for the Dunlops.
 

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Oh man I REALLY hope they make a Dunlop Q3 in our profile.
 

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Oh man I REALLY hope they make a Dunlop Q3 in our profile.
Well if a Q3 is a Sports Smart it's defiantly coming. When I called Dunlop the guy on the phone was surprised when he dug around and found the info. Def available by March in the Uk as a 180/60 17inch. :cool:
 

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I liked the stock Diablos but found the tire life short. Went to Michelin Pilot Power 3 and have been more than happy. Cannot see any wear after 1400 miles, have had no traction issues wet or dry.
 

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Stock Diablos were Rossos (on my 848evo) and were showing considerable wear before 4000 miles (rear) Replaced them by around 5000.
 

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I have a feeling that if you use a different profile wheel other than the stock one's, you can only use TC and race setting, which is essentially mode 1.
Don;t quote me on that but that's what I was told when I questioned about running slicks on mine for a trackday. I was told to just see how things go and maybe just even turn TC off.........I don't think so. Not with the $ I just spent on the bike.

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Did they release the dunlop sport smart in the 60 profile?
I did see a 120/60 and 160/60 listed on the Dunlop Tyre site for the Sport Smart... I saw an earlier post that it is the same as the US Q3.
 

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I'm running Michelin Pilot Road 3's on my bike is a very wet UK. Brilliant in any winter conditions. Problem is that because the rear is a 55 profile the TC needs turning off.
Spoke to Dunlop UK and by the end of February there will be a 60 profile rear in the Sportsmart range. These are a great tire. Not sure what they are known as elsewhere in the world.
Fitting these should give great wet grip and the 60 profile won't upset the TC at all.
Well done Dunlop. :cool:
I had to stick a180/55 on my rear after a puncture in France and your right it does upset the TC. It was flashing on the dash at low revs on initial pull away. I'm going back to the standard Pirelli as I found them great and confidence boosting in atrocious weather and hot temps too. They get a thumbs up :D
 
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