Pirelli DIABLO ROSSO™ III chosen by Ducati as Original Equipment on the new Monster 1200 and 1200 S

With sporty handling, superior grip and long-lasting performance the new supersport tyre has been selected to equip the powerful naked bike from the Borgo Panigale company as the international press are testing this week in Monte Carlo

Right now in the beautiful setting of the Principality of Monaco the International Press Launch of the new Ducati Monster 1200 is taking place. The powerful naked bike from the Borgo Panigale factory has been chosen to run as Original Equipment tyres the new Pirelli DIABLO ROSSO ™ III in 120/70 ZR17 M / C (58W) TL (D) front and 190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL rear (D) sizes for both the basic and the S version. DIABLO ROSSO™ III is the supersport tyre of the DIABLO™ tyre family which takes the performance offered by a road tyre to a new level. DIABLO ROSSO™ III is the direct successor of DIABLO ROSSO™ II but raises the bar of sport riding even higher. It extends the qualities of its predecessor, strengthening its features in terms of handling and grip, with long lasting performance. Designed and developed with a view to equip the latest generation of powerful road bikes characterised by significant technological equipment and electronic control systems, DIABLO ROSSO™ III is a tyre born from the racetrack for the road because it takes advantage of all the research and know-how acquired by Pirelli in the FIM Superbike World Championship, in the last twelve years of participation in its capacity as Official Tyre Supplier. DIABLO ROSSO™ III presents new profiles, latest generation materials, an innovative structure, new compounds and a tread pattern that is derived directly from that of the DIABLO™ Supercorsa. The main technical characteristics of the DIABLO ROSSO™ III are:

  • • The twin-compound rear tyre with high percentages of silica which provides grip in all conditions, giving mileage of reference in the supersport tyre segment
  • • The racing-derived profiles
  • • The tread pattern is an evolution of the flash symbol already present on the DIABLO™ Supercorsa

These characteristics translate into the following advantages offered to motorcyclists by the DIABLO ROSSO™ III:

  • •The handling from the sporting background transmits to the motorcyclist a strong feeling of safety and reliability of the bike. This is made possible by the combined characteristics of profile and structure which are derived directly from the world of Superbike competition where the ability to lean into a bend quickly and with stability through corners is fundamental

  • •The exceptional grip, not only in the dry where historically Pirelli is a reference point for all competitors, but now also in the wet, thanks to the new materials and experience gained by the brand in other segments. Excellent qualities in the dry are no longer sufficient because motorcyclists are now asking for better performance in all weather conditions and with a wider spectrum of operating temperatures
  • Performance consistency over time because the qualities of the tyre are long-lasting and make it fully usable and available for its whole lifecycle

Availability and sizes of DIABLO ROSSO™ III DIABLO ROSSO™ III is available accross the international sales network in the following sizes: * Sizes of original equipment for the new Ducati Monster 1200