Using its 15 years as Official Tire Supplier to all the classes of the FIM Superbike World Championship, Pirelli has exploited the best technologies and patents developed to date to design DIABLO ROSSO CORSA II, an innovative new tire derived from racing, and designed for use on road and track.
As exclusive FIM Superbike World Championship supplier since 2004, one of Pirelli’s primary strategies in the series has been to develop winning tire technologies that work for all manufacturers’ motorcycles. Using these technologies for road solutions created Pirelli’s claim: “We sell what we race and we race what we sell.” The new DIABLO ROSSO CORSA II underlines the truth behind this mantra.
DIABLO ROSSO CORSA II is the Pirelli interpretation of the multi-compound technology applied to a motorcycle tire derived from racing for use both on track and on road. DIABLO ROSSO CORSA II is the first ever Pirelli motorcycle multi-compound tire that uses two compounds applied in three zones on the front tire and three compounds applied at five zones on the rear, to create the ideal combination for modern motorcycles.
For the first time, Pirelli has designed a bi-compound solution for the front tire — applying the two compounds in three different zones and a triple compound on the rear distributed in five zones. With this unique design, the Pirelli DIABLO ROSSO CORSA II has succeeded in blending two and three compounds (with high concentration or 100% Silica in the center and 100% Carbon Black at the shoulders), thus maximizing grip at all lean angles and in all weather conditions.
Compared to the DIABLO Supercorsa SP, which has been designed to be used mainly on track and therefore does not have wet grip and road mileage among its target performance, DIABLO ROSSO CORSA II has been designed in terms of profile, carcass and tread design to play the typical role of a road tire with particular attention to mileage and wet behavior, while being able to guarantee good performance even on track. The CORSA II will come in seven sizes, one for the front tire and six for the rear