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Pirelli release their new Diablo Rosso Corsa Tyre

Posted on 24th Sep 2010 @ 2:23 PM


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Diablo Rosso Corsa uses the experience gained by Pirelli in racing championships all over the world and adopts new technologies developed in these racing environments to ensure high levels of performance and safety, for performance on the road and the track. In particular, Diablo Rosso Corsa is characterised by compounds derived from WSBK and also EPT (Enhanced Patch Technology) which optimises the tyre’s contact patch at all lean angles.

THE TYRE THAT TRANSFERS MORE POWER TO THE GROUND. The most important innovation of the Diablo Rosso Corsa is the introduction of an effective method of measuring the true performance of motorcycle tyres: the amount of horsepower that a motorcycle can transfer to the ground. During intense comparative tests carried out using the Diablo Rosso Corsa, testers were able to transfer at least 10 HP more from the bike to the road surface than any other tested reference tyre at each point of the test track, with a peak of 40 HP. These tests were conducted using a standard production motorcycle with standard setup, and the Diablo Rosso Corsa was shown to be superior to all other tested tyres in its ability to make the horsepower of a standard bike more usable for riders.

The Diablo Rosso Corsa’s application includes all true performance-oriented motorcycle riders who push the limits from mountain curves to the racetrack, riders who can recognise the distinction between pure racetrack and pure road usage, and those who crave the ultimate performance tyre along with an aggressive tread pattern look. The new top-of-therange for Pirelli Moto features a broader range of sizes, EPT (Enhanced Patch Technology), and an undoubted grip level from its III zone compound. Pirelli’s development of this ultra-performance radial tyre was aimed towards today’s modern sport bikes characterised by new technological features and electronic aids such as ABS systems, traction control, advanced electronic management systems, suspension control and gear shifting systems. Diablo Rosso Corsa is structurally adaptive to the new generation of chassis with higher rigidity, allowing for greater responsiveness for the optimum balance between grip and handling.

The front compound is the result of the top WSBK riders’ feedback, which has resulted in the development of a solution that combines the highest grip without losing tread stiffness, to guarantee the necessary support under heavy breaking and also for faster corner exit. The III zone compound on the rear represents the ideal way to offer the best performance required in different conditions (racetrack and road). The differentiated compounds between the shoulders and centre zones is the winning solution engineered to give Diablo Rosso Corsa the racing performance needed for the track as well as long lasting performance for the road:

  • Long mileage is guaranteed by high mechanical resistance materials on the Central Zone with a compound derived from Diablo Rosso experience, but even sportier; Pirelli engineers have used special resins and plasticisers optimised in terms of chemical properties and quantity to ensure the best balance between dry and wet grip. A new dedicated curing process increases the compound’s wear resistance and therefore mileage.
  • The wide tyre shoulders adopt a new high hysteresis compound developed and used in the WSBK arena, featuring continuous grip response and incredible traction even at high lean angles. The 100% Carbon black compound’s lower rigidity, especially at mid-low temperature, allows for very fast warm up and reduces the temperature difference on the tyre’s surface for a very linear transition from one compound to the other. Specifically tuned WSBK resins from the Diablo Supercorsa are used which function at very high temperatures and levels of stress, distinctive elements required for racetrack use. The wide shoulder zone offers WSBK grip starting from low lean angles, to exploit this new performance when needed, whether on the racetrack or on the road.

The Diablo Rosso Corsa tread pattern adopts the same winning FGD technology (Functional Groove Design) concept of the Diablo Rosso tread, combining excellent slick-like racetrack performance together with great control on wet surfaces. The 100% slick area on the rear shoulders (nude shoulder) is available from low to high lean angles to allow WSBK racetrack feeling with calibrated grooves in the middle that maximize the contact patch: The transversal groove between the rear central section and the edges quickly disperses residual water and assures maximum grip all the way through a corner, even on very wet surfaces. Another slick area in the centre puts more rubber on the ground for traction and stability.

Diablo Rosso Corsa retains all the outstanding features of Diablo Corsa III in terms of comfort and stability, while enhancing handling and grip to the utmost. Diablo Rosso Corsa improves duration of performance on the racetrack and above all on-road to ensure true road lasting and racetrack performance. Furthermore, Diablo Rosso Corsa improves wet performance compared to the Diablo Corsa III, confirming itself as the best in class for wet versus any race replica product.

The Diablo Rosso Corsa is available in the following sizes: 120/70ZR17 front; 160/60ZR17, 180/55ZR17, and 190/50ZR17 as well as 190/55ZR17 rear. Buy yours from Bikebiz, the motorcycle tyre specialists, and we'll ship them for only $8 australia-wide. Or bring your bike (or wheels) in for fast fitment. Call us on 02 88 300 550 for more information.