So how do the Rosso III and Road 5 compare???
I like the Road 5s, a lot.
But I can notice some differences. The Road 5 is an excellent tire, but is not quite as quick to turn as the Rosso III. How much of a difference? Not much! Little hard to quantify, but let me try.
If this makes any sense, my perceptions of the Road 5 is that it is 90-95% of Rosso III maneuverability. When aggressively sport riding, I noticed it to be a tad slower. Or another way of looking at it is to say it was a tad more stable. Without pushing it, just casual riding, the difference is not noticeable. Although I didnít go to the track, there it would probably be more noticeable.
Other characteristics. Stopping and cornering grip, no noticeable differences when street sport riding. The Rosso III might have a slightly taller profile than the Road 5. But both Road 5 and Rossoís felt very similar to me with regards to cornering grip and braking.
Road 5 seemed slightly more compliant, but both were very close.
In summary then, and this is only one perspective, and you guys may come to different conclusions, but the difference between Rosso III and Road 5 when street sport riding to me was maneuverability. And while there is a difference, the difference from my perspective is small.
Which I guess is what should be expected. The Road 5 is purported to be a sporty, sport touring tire. And my riding perceptions seemed to confirm that.
Although I will return to the Rosso III after the Road 5, I am satisfied with this purchase as Iím expecting more than double the mileage, while retaining 90-95% of the maneuverability of Rosso III, as well as very similar street concerning grip and braking power and feel.
2017 Ducati SuperSport S
2015 Ducati Scrambler