New Pirelli Diablo Rosso II Supersport Tire to Launch at Miller Park
The fine carbon black matrix compound on the tire’s extreme shoulders (12.5% on each side) offers maximum supersport grip at extreme lean angles, taking its compounding technologies from Pirelli’s experience on some of the worlds’ most demanding racetracks.
Both of the tire’s compounds have undergone extensive testing for fast warm-up capabilities, high traction under straight acceleration and confident grip at all lean angles to suit many different riding styles.
The new supersport street tire’s dual compound also features an improved aggressive tread pattern, increased wet grip and enhanced dry performance.
“Designed with innovations developed during Pirelli’s seven years as tire supplier to the Superbike World Championship, Diablo Rosso II is the ultimate sport tire of the Rosso Generation and replaces it predecessor with a product that incorporates new and proven technologies straight from this experience that confirms the formula Race=Road,” a company statement reads.
Diablo Rosso II is available now in front 120/70ZR17 and 180/55ZR17, 190/50ZR17, 190/55ZR17 sizes as well as the unique OE 240/45ZR17 fitment for the 2011 Ducati Diavel. Additional front sizes 110/70ZR17, 120/60ZR17, and additional rears 150/60ZR17, 160/60ZR17 are also available with the 170/60ZR17 size to follow in 2012.