From generation to generation, DIABLO™ family's excellence continues and it is chosen once more by Ducati as Original Equipment of the Panigale V4 model year 2020. Every motorcycle produced in Borgo Panigale will be fitted with DIABLO™ SUPERCORSA SP, the maximum expression of Pirelli technology enclosed in a street-legal tyre, but with a racing soul.
Now in its third generation, DIABLO™ SUPERCORSA SP is a highly popular race replica tyre because it features profile and structure that are nearly identical to those of the slick racing tyres that are used in national and international competitions such as the FIM World Superbike Championship.
As a technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier, Pirelli worked closely with Ducati in the development of the new Panigale V4, in 2018 the very first motorcycle to use the new Pirelli DIABLO™ SUPERCORSA SP as original equipment with the front size 120/70 ZR17 and the innovative 200/60 ZR17 on the rear. Also for 2020, DIABLO™ SUPERCORSA SP is chosen by Ducati and other prestigious motorcycle manufacturers as original equipment for their flagship models in the supersports and naked segments.
The innovative profile of the new rear tyre maximizes contact at peak leaning angles and reaps utmost benefit from the bicompound technology used, adopting the same SC2 compound used for slick racing tyres to offer the grip typical of competition-grade products while guaranteeing the robustness and versatility needed on the road. The front tyre has also benefited from a new important development to ensure complete harmony with the rear tyre. All driving features related to handling – from feedback provided to the rider, to firmness of the support, all the way to the safety feeling and ability to predict the limit grip – have been optimised in a new front tyre profile that offers a slightly higher maximum cord than the previous version.
The DIABLO™ SUPERCORSA SP tread design features the “flash” geometry that optimises track performance by improving wear and reducing groove widths designed to provide adequate support for higher lateral thrusts.
In general, the DIABLO™ SUPERCORSA SP is a product that makes versatility and adaptability its strengths: in particular, it does not require a sophisticated set-up of the bike and it easily adapts itself to the different configurations and temperature conditions that can be found on different tracks.