Thanks for the great story. I am looking for a new tire for my XB12R, I only got 2000 miles out of the rear Dunlop. I was looking online at the Corsa, but if the Diablo is holding up and is predictable, I'll order one right now... I cannot beleive how fun my 12 is. I can mess with the kids on rockets and I mean really mess with them. My wife just lowsided her XB9S-L, She's ok and the bike really handled the toss well.