I would say: use the tires you get. 240 / 45r17 is an odd size to get. Often Michelin is a little cheaper than Pirelli, but harder to get. I would say that this is a bit of a matter of taste and enough not much different for the regular rider between these brands, but mostly on how far you can ride on a set of tires (I will share my experiences)For a 2021 Diavel S application, which would you choose and why?
Are you still on the tire that came with the bike? The first set often lasts a little longer due to kinder riding through the brake in period.I'm at 5300km on the Rossi III the bike came with, I think I can get another 2000km out of it.
I usually go through 2 rears for every front, but not sure that will be the case with the Diavel.
Wow Ghorgon, you definitely get your moneys worth on your tires. I’m on my 3rd set of tires. First ones where the rosso 2’s and replaced them after 9000kms. 2nd set I went the michelin power rs. Aside from getting a nail I hit about 10K with this set. Unfortunately they discontinued these tires in Canada. 3rd set I came back to the rosso 2 as the rosso 3’s where sold out when I was looking for new tires. I could never get my tires to how bald they are. My issue is I’m about 5’10 and about 250lbs. Lots of straight roads and I get the flat spot off the tires. Gets sketchy at timesAs mentioned earlier 9 sets with tires of 3 years and a total of 42 000km riding on 2 bikes.
But again a topic that is constantly open to discussion and a bit of a waste of time, I feel (and I will be contradicted) when "everyone" has their own views.
But has as I said, I've been through all 4 tire versions available in 240 / 45-17 Pirelli Rosso II & III and Michelin Pilot Power 3 & Power RS.
Rosso III is what is now delivered with the bikes and which the dealer has and therefore easiest to get. I find these somewhat more expensive than Michelin Pilot Power 3. I think these probably do not make a big difference, although Michelin lasts a lot longer. Normally I get 30 ~ 50% longer duration on Michelin Pilot Power 3 than Pirelli Rosso 3.
Of is Rosso 3 I get about legal 4,000 ~ 4,500km to minimum tread depth and 500 ~ 1000km with total slicks. Pilot Power 3 approx. 6,000 ~ 6,500km and 7,000 km shiny worn.
The tires I've use now are Pilot Power 3, as the price difference is about 40% lower compare to Pirelli Rosso III
As you can see in the pictures, I use my tires up. There is almost more left in the middle than on the sides. No chicken strips ... I have a very active riding style. This has only been for street use.
So again, use the tires that available for you.