The DIABLO ROSSO II, supersport tire of the Pirelli range, continues to be chosen as the exclusive original equipment for some of the most prestigious motorcycles recently introduced on the market. This includes the latest machines from MV Agusta; the Rivale 800 that will use Pirelli tires in 120/70 ZR17 front and 180/55 ZR17 rear sizes and the latest creature from the Schiranna company, the Brutale 800 Dragster, which will be on sale with DIABLO ROSSO II 120/70 ZR17 front and 200/50 ZR17 rear.
The DIABLO trademark was born in 2002, making its first entry in the supersport segment and then extending the range in many other market segments up to the present. As a result of technologies developed by Pirelli in over 10 years of participation in the FIM Superbike World Championship, DIABLO ROSSO II brings new horizons to the sporty skills of the Rosso Generation for road use. It has been developed for naked and supersport motorcycles that require superior performance and crucial riding safety in all conditions, from winding country roads to city traffic, on dry as well as wet surfaces.
The DIABLO ROSSO II features EPT (Enhanced Patch Technology), a technology developed by Pirelli in the Superbike World Championship, which optimizes the contact patch for an improved adhesion of the tire to the asphalt for excellent grip.
These tires also feature ICS (Ideal Contour Shaping) technology that enhances the grip and the power delivery of modern motorcycles, perfectly shaping the profile of the tire for unprecedented results in terms of stability and safety while leaning, and FGD (Functional Groove Design), which contributes to improve the wear regularity and to further increase the contact surface with an improved void ratio that increases the agility of riding and the transmission of the power to the ground.
Structure and profiles have been designed to allow the front and the rear to work in sync with a balanced behavior. The zero-degree steel belt under the tread optimizes the shape and elasticity of the tire thus ensuring the rider has progressive feedback through the corner, predictable behavior and optimal bump absorption. With the support of the compounds, the zero-degree steel belt ensures maximum braking stability.
DIABLO ROSSO II applies the Bi-Compound concept to the rear tire optimizing mileage and grip. In the central area there are polymers that improve the hysteresis to provide a faster warm-up and high traction in straight acceleration.
On the external zone, the slick area contains a High Dispersion Carbon Black compound that provides an excellent grip at full lean and with any riding style.
Both compounds warm up quickly and reach the optimal temperature of use in a very short time, letting the rider feel confidence and grip from the very beginning. Finally, the compound of the front tire provides regular wear combined with stability.
The tread pattern design of the DIABLO ROSSO II uses the FGD technology: the grooves are positioned exactly where needed, leaving the slick area on the shoulders and at the center to ensure high mileage and grip at lean.