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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-30-2019, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Dragster tires? Rosso II vs III

I need new fresh rubber on the Dragster, and I see that the Diablo Ross III is not available in 200/50. Only a 200/55. Does anybody have the specs for / comparison between the 50 & 55 AR tires? Specifically, tire diameter is what I'm interested in.



I like the Pirelli DRII tires, but the tread life was surprisingly short. Especially the front. It's gone in less than 4,000 miles.



If you have used with different tires, what are your experiences?

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I need new fresh rubber on the Dragster, and I see that the Diablo Ross III is not available in 200/50. Only a 200/55. Does anybody have the specs for / comparison between the 50 & 55 AR tires? Specifically, tire diameter is what I'm interested in.



I like the Pirelli DRII tires, but the tread life was surprisingly short. Especially the front. It's gone in less than 4,000 miles.



If you have used with different tires, what are your experiences?

I can't help you with your spec, but I know quite a few members in the past went from 200/50 to 190/55 to allow quicker turn in on the bike. Might be something to consider.

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Send them an email....or call them. I'm sure they will be happy to advise!!

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I was doing some research in case I want to try different tire brand for my Dragster. Here is a link that gives you tire differences. I think is meant for cat tires but letís you compare different sizes

https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc...0r17-200-55r17
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Of course, that was developed for car tires...but the basic math is correct.
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A local shop did the research for me:

200/50R17 width 217 mm dia. 646 mm (25.43")
200/55R17 width 216 mm dia. 668 mm (26.29")

That's approaching .5" higher in the back. I'm not sure what effect that would have, but I think I'll stick with the 200/50 DRII in the back and go with the DRIII in front.

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I do not know what Traction control and may ABS will do with the higher tire in the rear.


On my Aprilia RSV4 you must calibrate the system from time to time, but minimum with new tires mounted.


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It made me feel that Aprilia really cared about my safety (and yes, you could really rely on that APRC system in all conditions)

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In my experience DRIII's are much better at cold temps - more feeling and warms up quicker. I got longer life out of the rear than the DRII's

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Ive just fitted a set of Power Pilots on my Rivale, i took a set of CorsaIIIs off, about 2/3rds warn, They were ok, and handled a track day, but man i like these Pilots. $299 a set as against $560 for the CorsaIIIs, so i brought 2 sets. Ive always felt the Pirellis do better in the hotter climates, as the Pilots work everywhere. Barely got 2000kms out of the Corsa rear.
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Easiest tire change ever. And the machine lives up to it's name. Zero sign of scuffing on the wheels, and zero swearing during the process.

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