I bought my first 650 back in '03 and when the first rear needed to be replaced I went with a Diablo mostly because at the time is was considerably cheaper than the OE Bridgestone. No a days there isn't much difference in price. Since the Pirelli is showing cords by 5K miles and the Bridgestones last almost twice as long it's an easy choice for me to stay with the OE tires. Wouldn't might trying a Michelin, Maxxis, or Dunlop's if I could get my hands on them for a decent price.A few weeks ago I put the Bridgestone Battlax back on the back as the Pirelli Diablo I had only got me 6,000 miles. The THO1-M gives me 10K on each one I've had.
Like them, eh? Thanks for the tip, Kenno. Amazon.com led me right to a place which seems set up to ship them "outside the European Union" though I did not actually hit the button to make the purchase.Dunlop Scootsmarts, the dogs bollocks ! Can you can them in the USA ? These tyres let you exploit the excellent handling of the Big B and what an improvement in braking, incredible.