The latest in Pirelli’s Diablo™ family, the Diablo™ Supercorsa SP, prove to be first choice for high performance motorcycles. In fact, the new BMW HP4 will also be marketed with the new Diablo Supercorsa SP in sizes 120/70 ZR17 for the front and 200/55 ZR17 for the rear. Diablo™ Supercorsa SP is the culmination of technology that capitalises on Pirelli’s experience as the sole supplier of the World Superbike Championship since 2004. This street-worthy racing tyre has been designed for both the professional rider and the street rider with a sport riding style. Offering performance typical of track-only products, it allows the rider to use a single, ultra high performance product for both street and track.
Compared to the SC compound used this year by riders in the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup, the Diablo™ Supercorsa SP is better suited for street use, offering a bi-compound rear and more even tread wear for increased mileage.
The compounds’ performance is further enhanced by the new single-element tread pattern, repeated six times on the surface of the tyre. As a result, the “bare” area of the slick shoulder is 24% wider, compared to the previous Diablo™ Supercorsa, thus increasing contact area and grip.
The solutions adopted for the compound (soft compound area wider by 23%) and for the tread (greater extension of slick area on the shoulders) provide a massive increase in grip and traction, allowing the motorcycle to maintain a higher speed when leaning. However, this required – for the rear Diablo™ Supercorsa SP – a carcass made of an innovative high-modulus fibre, patented by Pirelli and developed in WSBK, with a deformation index considerably lower than that of the fibre normally used in street tyres.