Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa

New radical radials from Italy.

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa

At EICMA, Pirelli celebrated the 10th anniversary of the birth of its Diablo high-performance radial tire. The Diablo received a mighty boost in 2004 when it was selected as the spec tire for the Superbike World Championship series. Pirelli seized the opportunity and has accumulated enormous development experience as a result.

Pirelli has always transferred information gleaned from racing to production. Most recent example is the dual-compound Diablo Rosso II. This latest evolution of the “road-sport” version can extract the best from the riding and handling qualities of a bike.

For 2012, Pirelli has introduced the new Diablo Supercorsa, offered in SC and SP grades. The first is a pure racing tire that will be issued to Superstock racers; the SP is a road-legal derivative. Both belong to the dual-compound family and will come in 120/70-17 and 200/55-17 sizes; in 2013, 16 1/2-inch wheels will no longer be legal in World Superbike.

A new carcass was developed to complement the latest compound. Pirelli says the tires are capable of rapidly reaching their optimal working temperature. The 120/70-17 is characterized by a rounder and slightly wider profile for precise steering response. More rear tire sizes—180/55-17, 190/50-17 and 190/55-17—are planned.

The Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP was chosen by Ducati as original equipment on its 2012 1199 Panigale.

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa at EICMA 2011

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa at EICMA 2011

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa at EICMA 2011

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa at EICMA 2011

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa at EICMA 2011

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa at EICMA 2011

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa at EICMA 2011

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa at EICMA 2011

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa at EICMA 2011

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa at EICMA 2011

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa at EICMA 2011

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa at EICMA 2011

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa Set - Isometric

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa Set - Isometric