Pirelli Sport Demon review - Kawasaki Ninja 250R Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-12-2014, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
BoBo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: NorCal
Posts: 119
Pirelli Sport Demon review

This review is about the Sport Demons tires. Right now I'm still scrubbing the tires. I will do 3 reviews and update my post every 50-100 miles that I put on the tires until it hits 300 miles.

My first 100 miles sucked, the tires were slick, so any kind of leaning would cause it to slide. I took my bike at a big parking-lot to make circles. It helps if you wash the oil out of the tires before riding. I will tell you one thing,from the start it's a lot better than my previous tires that the owner mounted. The P.O. put 120/150 on a little ninja can you believe that?

This is a picture of the Pirelli Sport Demon tires, I got about 1/2 inch chicken strips front and back. I'm not gonna do any kind of leaning until the tires are fully scrubbed.It's still slips. Thank you for reading Everyone.




1. SLK 230K AMG SPORT
2. VW RABBIT 2.5
3. 08 Ninja 250R Track Prepared

Last edited by BoBo; 02-16-2014 at 09:47 PM.
BoBo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-13-2014, 05:59 AM
Senior Member
 
DaBlue1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NC
Posts: 478
Quote:
Originally Posted by BoBo View Post
...The P.O. put 120/150 on a little ninja can you believe that?

Yeap. Quite a few Ninja 250 owners have done it.
DaBlue1 is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-13-2014, 06:17 PM
Senior Member
 
Gabe81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Austin
Posts: 705
im gettting a rosso 2 set tomorrow, soo stoked



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!

Local Forum Asshole!!
Gabe81 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-13-2014, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
BoBo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: NorCal
Posts: 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabe81 View Post
im gettting a rosso 2 set tomorrow, soo stoked
Yeah, I hear those tires are suppose to be amazing, but I haven't experienced them yet. I was going to buy those but I needed some tire life.Maybe next time I buy tires, I will try it out. You should post a review on it.

1. SLK 230K AMG SPORT
2. VW RABBIT 2.5
3. 08 Ninja 250R Track Prepared
BoBo is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-13-2014, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
BoBo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: NorCal
Posts: 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaBlue1 View Post
Yeap. Quite a few Ninja 250 owners have done it.
I'm assuming for the looks.

1. SLK 230K AMG SPORT
2. VW RABBIT 2.5
3. 08 Ninja 250R Track Prepared
BoBo is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 12:45 AM
Senior Member
 
Gabe81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Austin
Posts: 705
yeah i'll post up pix and a review today



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!

Local Forum Asshole!!
Gabe81 is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 06:07 AM
Senior Member
 
DaBlue1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NC
Posts: 478
Quote:
Originally Posted by BoBo View Post
I'm assuming for the looks.
Most probably did. I went up a size to see if handling and stability changed dramatically as everyone (who never had a larger set of tires) said it would. Personally I found the stability and handling slightly improved for the type of riding I do.
DaBlue1 is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
BoBo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: NorCal
Posts: 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaBlue1 View Post
Most probably did. I went up a size to see if handling and stability changed dramatically as everyone (who never had a larger set of tires) said it would. Personally I found the stability and handling slightly improved for the type of riding I do.
Do you do long any commutes? I remember the wide tires being a bit more stable in the straights but harder to lean at high speeds. The previous tires I had was the "Hookup Tires" shinko 003 I think. Where the rubber was softer in the middle for drag but harder on the sides, which is bad for leaning.

1. SLK 230K AMG SPORT
2. VW RABBIT 2.5
3. 08 Ninja 250R Track Prepared
BoBo is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 10:28 AM
Senior Member
 
DaBlue1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NC
Posts: 478
Quote:
Originally Posted by BoBo View Post
Do you do long any commutes? I remember the wide tires being a bit more stable in the straights but harder to lean at high speeds.
I do mostly long distance trips on a mix of roads (twisty and straights). I love the stability of the bike on both. Definitely more confident when leaned over. The bike handles similar to a bigger bike but with much less power. Even though it's not as quick to go over, a slight adjustment of the riding style fixes that quickly.
DaBlue1 is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
BoBo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: NorCal
Posts: 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaBlue1 View Post
I do mostly long distance trips on a mix of roads (twisty and straights). I love the stability of the bike on both. Definitely more confident when leaned over. The bike handles similar to a bigger bike but with much less power. Even though it's not as quick to go over, a slight adjustment of the riding style fixes that quickly.
When I had the 120/150, It felt similar to oem tire size in low speed turns.But about, 70+ I had to adjust, by using my body weight more at high-speed turns to help lean the bike more, kind of tiring when doing 60-100 miles runs. One thing I hated about having the 120/150 is the time it took for the tires to heat up,but again the straight line stability is nice, specially if the roads are rough.I'm still adjusting to the lighter feel of the bike though.

My next set would probably be a 110/140, I'm interested to see how that feels. I will probably pick the Pirelli Diablo Rosso or BT-003. For some reason it cheaper than the sport demons or BT-45, I'm assuming the average person wants more tire life, so they jack up the price on the sport touring tires with more life. I head the BT-003 last only 3-4k.

1. SLK 230K AMG SPORT
2. VW RABBIT 2.5
3. 08 Ninja 250R Track Prepared

Last edited by BoBo; 02-14-2014 at 09:09 PM.
BoBo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
demon, pirelli, review, sport

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Ninja 250R Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome