Pirelli DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP chosen by Honda as original equipment for the new CBR1000RR Fireblade SP
The top tyre from Pirelli’s road range has been confirmed as the only choice for the most prestigious supersport and naked motorcycles from the worlds leading manufacturers
Pirelli DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP has received another recognition of superiority and undisputed leadership in the segment of racing tyres for road use. It has been chosen by Honda, in 120/70 ZR17 front and 190/50 ZR17 rear, as standard equipment for the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP, their new flagship supersport machine.
The latest member of the DIABLO™ family from Pirelli is confirmed once more as the first choice for the performance motorcycles recently introduced on the market by the most prestigious motorcycle manufacturers. DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP is already Original equipment for supersport motorcyles such as the BMW HP4, Ducati 1199 Panigale (standard, S and R) and 899 Panigale, Aprilia RSV4 Factory and RSV4 R, EBR 1190 RS, MV Agusta F4, F4 R and F4 RR and Triumph Daytona 675 as well as naked motorcyles like the MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR, Triumph Speed Triple R and Ducati Hypermotard SP.
DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP is a concentration of technology which draws from Pirelli’s racing experience and heritage as sole supplier of the World Superbike Championship since 2004. Based on an ideal procedure of transferring sport technology to high performance street legal products. This street tyre, designed for professional riders and for bikers who have a sport street riding style but also love the track, provides racing performance typical of track-only products, allowing the user to have one ultra high performance product that can be used on the street or the track without having to make compromises. Compared to the compound SC version used by Supersport and Superstock riders in the WSBK Championship, the DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP offers a bi-compound rear tyre in order to better adapt to street use, as well as more regular wear which favours mileage.
The profile of DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP offers greater support during braking and makes riding more intuitive and holding the line more precise. The rear tyre has been designed and developed to increase the contact area and have more grip while leaning. The harmony of the front and rear profiles therefore ensures greater handling and agility.
DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP implements a bi-compound solution in order to permit both increased mileage and more grip while leaning. EPT (Enhanced Patch Technology) has also made it possible to use a 25% softer compound in the shoulder area (compared to the previousDIABLO™ Supercorsa SP version) which now accounts for 33% of the pattern extension on each side, guaranteeing better grip in mid to full lean. Finally, new polymers used for the SP compound helps to achieve earlier warm-up and improved grip in all conditions.
The performance of the compounds is further enhanced by the new and aggressive single element tread pattern, which revolves six times on the tyre surface. The result is that the “naked” area of the slick shoulders is 24% wider compared to the previous DIABLO™ Supercorsa, increasing contact area and grip. The long longitudinal grooves, expanding from the central area to the shoulder, improve wear regularity especially under severe usage and help drain the water lying on the ground.
The solutions adopted for the compound (soft compound area 25% larger) and the tread (greater extension of the slick area on the shoulders) guarantee a significant increase in grip and traction, allowing the motorcycle to maintain a higher speed during leans. However, this made it necessary to use a structure, derived directly from the ones used in competition and able to provide greater resistance to deformation. This is why the DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP rear tyre, patented by Pirelli, has a carcass made from an innovative high module fibre and developed in WSBK, with a considerably lower deformation ratio than the fibre normally used in street tyres. The result is a new carcass which is more rigid, both at the centre and in the shoulder area. This provides greater resistance to the stress created by aggressive cornering or when accelerating early out of turns with the bike still in a leaning position.