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I know some peeps are getting close to needing to replace there tyres, I've only got 1800 miles on mine so a long way to go, hopefully. But as and when people replace there tyres it would be good to get a report, if you stayed with the Rosso 3's or another brand. How the tyres matched up to the rosso's in the wet, dry different ambient temperature and so on.
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I will be staying with Rosso III's since they are the latest and greatest for the bike. They suit my environment nicely, albeit they wear a little too quick in the centre, in the turns they are probably the most self assuring tyre I have used in winter.
 

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I will be staying with the Rosso 111 too. will be going up 1 size in the rear to 190 . It will be hardto find a better tyre on the market today
 

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Probably stay with the Rosso III's, but the Angel GT's are very nice tires, too. Maybe not as grippy as the Rosso's, but good for an extra thousand km's, or two. But I think I'll stick with the OEM Rosso III's. Great tires...!
 

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Yeah the rosso III's were only released in 2014 so let's give it a few years for when the next best tyre comes out. There's been a massive improvement from II's to the III's, wonder how the IV's will be, can't think they will be able to stay within the sport tourer region much longer if they want to improve it when releasing the IV's, already the compound is 'closely similar' to the corsa except the height and profile is different. I will stick with my tried and tested III's for as long as I can.
 

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I'm installing a new rear this week. I've narrowed it down to the Angel GT or the Dunlop Roadsmart 3. I love the Rosso IIIs, but need a few more miles out of a rear. I will let you know how the new ones perform sometime next year.
 

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I'm installing a new rear this week. I've narrowed it down to the Angel GT or the Dunlop Roadsmart 3. I love the Rosso IIIs, but need a few more miles out of a rear. I will let you know how the new ones perform sometime next year.
Approx how much (mm) tire is left? How many miles?
 

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Zero mm left at the center. See attached photo. At 5700 miles, the wear bars still had some mm to go, but when I checked at 5900 I almost called for a tow. Made it home weaving back and forth for the last 60 miles in an attempt to stay off the center of the tire. The last 600 miles or so of the my 2000 mile trip were on straight roads so I'm sure this decimated the center of the tire. Not to mention the first 600 miles covered the same straight ground.
 

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For the edification of those interested in tire life for the Rosso III: of the nearly 6000 miles I got out of the tire, I'd say approximately 20% was twisties, 30% highway/touring, and the rest was commuting. I don't think I ride that hard in the twisties. That being said, it is clear that touring on this tire, especially in a straight line is not a way to increase the tire's longevity. As way of reference, my touring consisted of 2000 miles, 1200 miles of which was on a ruler-straight mid-western US highway, the rest of which was on gorgeous mountain twisties. Most of the time the bike had approximately 50 lbs of gear on the back of it as well as me, a 215 lb. rider.

Also, the added weight had no noticeable effect on the tires' ability to grip while leaned over.

I hope those data points help.
 

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Zero mm left at the center. See attached photo. At 5700 miles, the wear bars still had some mm to go, but when I checked at 5900 I almost called for a tow. Made it home weaving back and forth for the last 60 miles in an attempt to stay off the center of the tire. The last 600 miles or so of the my 2000 mile trip were on straight roads so I'm sure this decimated the center of the tire. Not to mention the first 600 miles covered the same straight ground.
Yip the last couple of hundred miles go very quick loads of people are reaching 5000 plus and think that based on the wear they would get a couple thousand more but when it goes it goes quick. A couple of my mates warned me a while back about this. Somewhere in another thread we suggested that people check every hundred or end of every ride to try and pinpoint the mileage danger point. I think you found it :grin2:
 

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I'm installing a new rear this week. I've narrowed it down to the Angel GT or the Dunlop Roadsmart 3. I love the Rosso IIIs, but need a few more miles out of a rear. I will let you know how the new ones perform sometime next year.
your spot on mate if I was after a more touring tyre with out loosing the sport grip 1 on my list would be the Angel GT ( loads of my mates use them with great mileage, and better than the Rosso 111 in the wet but 2nd would be the Mitchelin road pilot 4 a great tyre and even better in the wet. I'm not so keen on the Dunlop Roadsmart 3 I have used them and they are great when they heat up and grip is great but if its cold or wet they were scary bad on holding the corners.
 

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Wow, I'm shocked that you got 5,900 miles...I mean really shocked. My Hyper had the Rosso II's and looked like yours after only 3,600 miles. I'm just hoping to get 4-5k out of these. I should be able to do this because I'm using more of the tire on the daily...not so much the center. Probably 60/40 twisty vs highway. Good job...and thanks for the update.
 

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Wow, that is amazing that you got that much wear on those. I am guessing that for most of us, a rear tire will be right around 4k - 5k miles, as se7en said.
 

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I'm installing a new rear this week. I've narrowed it down to the Angel GT or the Dunlop Roadsmart 3. I love the Rosso IIIs, but need a few more miles out of a rear. I will let you know how the new ones perform sometime next year.
Any reason why you prefer a touring tyre. Best touring tyre I have used is the Bridgestone 023, front and rear. That tyre is great in the turns.
 

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Wow, that is amazing that you got that much wear on those. I am guessing that for most of us, a rear tire will be right around 4k - 5k miles, as se7en said.
My rear is at 7500km's (4660miles) and it looks like I might get 9000km's. Anyway my decision is to stay with rosso's, firstly they are developed through the world superbike championship and ducati have chosen it as an optimal tyre. Frankly if rosso IV comes out then I will certainly try it straight away. Still awaiting @Rhino report on the 190.
 

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