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« on: October 02, 2020, 04:26:16 PM »

My AK550 rider has put out a comparison video on Pirelli Diablo Rosso Scooter vs Metzeler Feel Free.
Pretty convening which offers better handling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uVc13og-n8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3DQr3BexMREMSkxYVdlx2BnxOcE1NDPzqWxbCs5ZTHBwLjRdy-PJ_viI0
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2020, 01:32:26 PM »

Nice comparisons.

I've never had a better gripping tire on my scooter than the Diablos.. could be the differing road surfaces we have.   Having said that... on my Bet & Win after 1800 miles they were torched.  This was not urban riding but on our twisties. 
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2020, 03:59:43 PM »

No doubt the road surfaces are different but it might have to do with weight too. The AK comes in around 500lbs (225k) empty.
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2020, 03:16:26 AM »

Tire composition and inflation may be issues. The Feel Free is a sport touring tire, while the Corsa appears to be a sport model.

Rider's save at 1:07 is impressive, but speed at that moment suggests factors other than the tire model may be relevant.
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2020, 04:40:22 AM »

I have gone through several sets of Feel Frees on my Majesty.  I have no complaints about grip or handling.  Most scooters aren't capable of leaning over far enough to really test the limits of tire grip so I see no reason to put sport tires on them.  The Metzlers wear out fast enough as it is.  Maybe a sport scooter like the AK550 or Tmax has enough lean angle to be able to make use of sport tires.  It's interesting that this guy didn't like the Pirellis.  I have never tried the Diablos although I do have a set of Pirelli Angels on my Like150i.  They seem to handle really well.
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2020, 03:33:25 PM »

I've never ridden on Pirelli's that impressed me.
Metzelers are OK, but they wear out too fast.
I've been using Bridgestone Battleaxes for years with good results.
Still only get 5 or 6000 miles out of them, but we ride pretty hard.
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