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.
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.some of the roads down and up the mountain by whistler must be sweetness.
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.Oh man I REALLY hope they make a Dunlop Q3 in our profile.
How much life did the stock Diablos have?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.
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.Did they release the dunlop sport smart in the 60 profile?
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 upI'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.