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Help with tire choice. Limited options.
Hi guys. I know this is a widely discussed topic but I'm in a pickle and have limited options because availability is very limited in my country. It is very frustrating.
Bike: 2014 D675 R.
Riding: 70% Aggressive street riding and canyon carving. 30 % Commuting. No track.
Currente tires: Bridgestone RS10.
When my stock Supercorsas went out I literally went around the whole country looking for a fresh set and couldn't find any. Basically all they had were size 190 and I wasn't about to fit wider tires on, geometry and all.
I loved those tires and got to know them like I know my feet. I was very reluctant to change brands but I was obligated to. I found a set of Bridgestone RS10s for a good price and a fresh 2017 batch so I went for it.
The RS10s were very good, but not as good as the SCs. They had good grip, good feel, and turned in nicely. But I could feel the bike was a bit heavier to tip in under breaking. Yes, I know it's supposed to be this way, but it was considerably more noticeable on the RS10. I used to be able to carry much more speed and brake heavier and later into corners on the Supercorsas with MUCH less fight back from the front end trying to stand up and go wide. I know I'm no MotoGP rider but I was more comfortable with the SCs.
My current problem
Well a month ago I low sided my bike when i hit an unexpected wet patch in a turn. The bike hit the center divider and that smashed the rear wheel and tail. Other than that no significant damage. BUT, the rear tire is toast. So I went back to my tire dealer for a new RS10 rear. Guess what! no more 180. He only has it in 190. Back to square 1.
So after looking around extensively here are my only 2 options.
Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa
So my questions are as follows
Anyone who has tried the Rosso Corsa (not the rosso III) please share your experience with these tires.
Are they equivalent to the S21? or the RS-10 in terms of track/road racing application?
I am interested in sporty handling, turn in speed and accuracy, dry grip, and do not care much about mileage. I do not ride in the rain or on wet roads. I would hate to install a new set of tires and lose that nimble flickable handling I love about my daytona.
I do not wish to install any size other than 180/55 rear.
Hope this is not too picky, but like i said, I have very limited options here and it makes me mad!!
Thanks for any feedback.