Pirelli PHANTOM™ Sportscomp OE of the new Yamaha XSR700
The legendary Pirelli PHANTOM™ Sportscomp was chosen by Yamaha as original equipment tyres for the XSR700, its new twin-cylinder Sport Heritage bike, in 120/70 R17 front and 180/55 R17 rear sizes. Chosen due to the characteristics of excellence offered by the PHANTOM™ Sportscomp that, as the new Yamaha XSR700, is a perfect mix of vintage looks and contemporary technology. The strengths of this tyre include the easy handling and response to changes in direction, the stable and predictable behaviour under acceleration and braking, the high capacity of power transmission to the ground and the regular wear combining excellent mileage. In addition to the 120/70 R17 TL 58V front and 180/55 R17 TL 73V rear as original equipment of the Yamaha XSR700, the Sportscomp range is available in 100/90 - 18 front and 150/70 R17 rear sizes and, starting from August, in the same sizes supplied to the Yamaha XSR700 but with (W) speed index that allows its use for customisation and personalisation in the classic/vintage style of all sport and naked bikes requiring a speed index in brackets. The PHANTOM™ brand history is one of the longest and most successful in Pirelli’s motorcycle range. Launched in the late 70’s, at the time it was dedicated to the big supersport and high performance bikes. Throughout the course of the ‘80’s the PHANTOM™ range played the role of standard-bearer of Pirelli production in all motorcycle applications on the road, extending from the Supertouring segment, to the Supersport up to the "Sportscomp". With the new millennium Pirelli has radically revised the PHANTOM™ Sportscomp, adding to the sporty pedigree of the Sportscomp to the charm and timeless style, thereby creating a Sport Classic line within the Supersport segment. In line with the Sport Classic philosophy, PHANTOM™ Sportscomp combines the historical tread pattern design of the PHANTOM™ line with the modern technology of the latest high performance tyres.