The new flagship model of the historic Z series displays a 988cc inline-four-cylinder engine, supercharged via a centrifugal compressor that delivers up to 200 HP at 11,000 rpm.
To manage the wild power generated by the engine, the new Z H2 relies exclusively on Pirelli DIABLO ROSSO™ III, which was chosen as original equipment in the sizes 120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL (K) for the front and 190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL (D) for the rear.
Pirelli engineers designed a tyre perfectly in line with the objectives of the Japanese manufacturer: top agility and handling for the front; ability to control and redirect the power of the supercharged engine for the rear, offering a feeling of stability and high traction management.
For 18 years DIABLO™ has been collecting victories on track and in international races, as well as in the comparative tyre tests organised by the most authoritative industry publications, making DIABLO™ a brand that fully represents the excellence of PIRELLI in the world of sports tyres for motorcycles. Thus, it is from this excellence that DIABLO ROSSO™ III is born: a product that is part of the DIABLO ROSSO™ series, which identifies the sports tyre range for the road use, and aims to carry on this legacy of success.
"We sell what we race, we race what we sell" is both a slogan and a philosophy for Pirelli and it is reflected in the application of patents and materials developed for racing to products intended for road use. Following this ideology, for the development DIABLO ROSSO™ III, Pirelli has in fact used the same technology, structure materials and mixing process of the compounds matured over years of experience in the FIM World Superbike Championship.
DIABLO ROSSO™ III is a product with cutting-edge technical features such as the dual compound rear tyre, which provides grip in all conditions and a mileage of reference in the supersports segment, racing-derived profiles and a tread pattern showing the evolution of the ‘flash' symbol already present on the DIABLO™ SUPERCORSA.
These technical specifications translate into a unique riding experience for the motorcyclist, providing advantages such as top handling, a strong feeling of safety and the reassuring predictability transmitted by the vehicle to the user, exactly like in Superbike competitions where the ability to descend quickly in full lean and cornering stability are essential.
DIABLO ROSSO™ III guarantees excellent grip and the massive power released by the Kawasaki Z H2 engine is perfectly managed, resulting in a feeling of absolute safety and control. It offers plenty of grip on dry surfaces and even in the wet, thanks to the use of selected materials and experience gained by Pirelli, with performance that remains constant throughout the life cycle of the tyre.
Ultimately, DIABLO ROSSO™ III is able to satisfy the most demanding motorcyclist thanks to its great handling, excellent grip and constant performance over time, guaranteeing an experience equal to that on track and transmitting a feeling of absolute control even with a sporty riding, like the style of the new Kawasaki Z H2.