Also Pirelli DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP is chosen by Honda as original equipment for its new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, in the sizes 120/70 ZR17 for the front and 200/55 ZR17 for the rear.
The choice of the Japanese manufacturer, as in the past with the previous version of the SP model, confirms Pirelli's leadership in the supersports tyre segment for road use, affirming the dominance of DIABLO™ on the flagship models of the most prestigious motorcycle manufacturers.
Pirelli has been the sole and official tyre supplier of the FIM World Superbike Championship since 2004. DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP was born from the experience gained on circuit, a product capable of transferring racing technology to a high-performance road use in a way that satisfies motorcyclists who love both the road and the track and do not want to compromise on performance.
The qualities of DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP includes constant grip in all conditions even from mid lean angle, resistance to thermal excursions and a rapid warm up, made possible by the polymers of the SP compound, as well as by the dual compound rear tyre and the EPT (Enhanced Patch Technology). This innovation allowed a higher usage of soft compound in the shoulder area by 23% versus the predecessor, with a tread extension on each side increased by 33%.
The single-element tread pattern, repeated six times on the tyre surface, has long longitudinal grooves that extend from the central area of the profile to the tyre shoulder, ensuring regular wear even under the most severe use and helping to drain the water deposited on the asphalt. In addition, the contact area and the grip of the DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP have improved compared to its previous version, thanks to a slick shoulder area increased by 24%.
Thanks to the solutions adopted, DIABLO™ Supercorsa SP has a more rigid structure with greater resistance to deformation, obtained by using a patented casing made with a high modulus fiber developed for WSBK. This structure ensures full functionality even in aggressive corner entry or during early accelerations in full lean when the turn is not yet finished.