Pirelli unleashes its new Diablo Rosso Corsa hypersport tyre with WSBK shoulders for grip, a proven design and patented structure
The new Diablo Rosso Corsa hypersport tyre emerges as the ideal synthesis of grip for track riding and mileage for everyday adrenaline Pirelli Moto is delighted to announce the Diablo Rosso Corsa, the newest member of the successful ROSSO Generation and the only hypersport tyre for road and track use with WSBK technology. The new tyre supplements the Diablo Rosso in Pirelli’s sport range and effectively replaces its acclaimed predecessor, the Diablo Corsa III, by measurably exceeding its key performance values. Diablo Rosso Corsa matches the evolution of bikes’ needs in terms of handling and acceleration, as a technical component to reach the maximum potential by transferring more horsepower on the ground. TARGET: EVERY DAY IS RACE DAY The Diablo Rosso Corsa’s reach includes all true performance-oriented motorcyclists who push the limit from the mountain curves to the racetrack, specialists who can recognize the distinction between pure racetrack and pure road usage, and those who crave ultimate performances along with an aggressive tread design look. The new top-of-range for Pirelli Moto features a broader range of sizes, EPT (Enhanced Patch Technology) technology, and an undoubted grip level from its III zones compound. Pirelli’s development of this ultra-performance radial tyre was aimed towards today’s modern sport bikes characterized by new technological features and electronic aids, e.g. new ABS system, traction control, advance electronic management systems, suspension control and gear shifting systems. Diablo Rosso Corsa is structurally adaptive to the new generation of chassis with higher rigidity, allowing greater responsiveness for the optimal balance between grip and handling. PRODUCT TECHNOLOGY • Diablo Rosso Corsa is credited with 25 patents, along with grip enhancements from its Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT), a solution developed in the WSBK experience for an optimized contact patch area at all lean angles on road and track, for true confidence and power transfer to the ground in any riding condition. • EPT is complemented by the III Zone Compound rear tyre whose new compound in the central zone guarantees lasting performance and ample shoulder zone compound from WSBK. • Diablo Rosso Corsa’s captivating tread pattern is designed with the winning FGD (Functional Groove Design) technology, which combines a slick-like area on the rear shoulders while the tread grooves are selectively concentrated for an aggressive tread design resulting in quick racetrack warm-up and consistent water drainage for great control on wet surfaces. NEW PATENTS • “H shaped” bead – the new design optimizes the sidewall stiffness, bringing increased support and precision at maximum lean angles. The layout of the “H shaped” bead wires creates a uniform pressure between the tyres and rim, creating a stiffness that improves stability both at lean and in straight-line riding, also reducing the risk of tyre slippage during severe racetrack usage. A reduction of the number of steel wires used in this layout also results in a lighter weight. • High Performance Single Cord (HPSC): Using a single cord winding of the steel belt, Pirelli’s engineers were able to obtain a differentiated structure from crown to shoulder, in the center a road-oriented winding scheme for street handling and a racing winding scheme in the shoulders for track performance, while the total number of steel strings maintains a linear performance. The tread design and compounds are designed to assure maximum safety in all riding conditions, even in the wet: confidence and safety feeling are never compromised; in wet condition Diablo Rosso Corsa surpasses all race replica products. COMPOUNDS: DERIVED FROM WSBK The front compound is the result of WSBK top riders’ feedback whose indications resulted in the development of a solution that combines the highest grip without loosing the tread stiffness, in order to guarantee the necessary support during heavy breaking and the fastest exit from the curve. The III zone compound on rear represents the ideal way to offer the best performances required throughout different conditions (racetrack and road). The differentiated compounds between shoulders and centre zones is the winning solution engineered to give to Diablo Rosso Corsa the racing performance needed for the track and the long lasting performance for the road: • Long mileage is guaranteed by high mechanical resistance materials on the Central Zone with a compound derived from Diablo Rosso experience, but even sportier; Pirelli engineers have inserted pecial resins and plasticizers optimized in terms of chemical properties and quantity to ensure the best balance between dry and wet grip. A new dedicated curing process increases the compound’s wear resistance, thus mileage. • The wide shoulders adopt a new high hysteresis compound developed and used in the WSBK arena featuring continuous grip response and incredible traction even at high lean angle. The 100% Carbon black compound’s lower rigidity, especially at mid-low temperature, allows very fast warm up and reduces the temperature difference on the tyre’s surface for a very linear transition from one compound to the other. Specifically tuned WSBK resins from the Diablo Supercorsa are used which function at very high temperatures and levels of stress, distinctive elements of racetrack use. The wide shoulder zone offers WSBK grip starting from low lean angles, to exploit the new performance when needed, whether on racetrack or on road. TREAD PATTERN: ATTRACTIVE DESIGN The Diablo Rosso Corsa tread pattern adopts the same winning FGD technology (Functional Groove Design) concept of the Diablo Rosso tread, combining excellent slick-like racetrack performance together with great control on wet surfaces. The 100% slick area on the rear shoulders (nude shoulder) is available from low to high lean angles to allow WSBK racetrack feeling with calibrated grooves in the middle that maximize the contact patch: Transversal groove between rear central section and edges quickly disperse residual water and assure maximum grip throughout the corner, even on very wet surfaces. Another slick area in the center puts more rubber on the ground for traction and stability. PRODUCT BENEFITS Diablo Rosso Corsa confirms all the outstanding features of Diablo Corsa III in terms of comfort and stability, while enhancing to the utmost handling and grip. Diablo Rosso Corsa improves duration performance on racetrack, and above all on-road to ensure true road lasting and racetrack performance. Furthermore, Diablo Rosso Corsa improves wet performance compared to the Diablo Corsa III, confirming itself as the best in class for wet versus any race replica product. AVAILABILITY The Diablo Rosso Corsa is available in the following sizes: front, 120/70ZR17; along with rear 160/60ZR17, 180/55ZR17, and 190/50ZR17 as well as 190/55ZR17. More detailed information and videos of the Diablo Rosso Corsa as well as the entire range of Pirelli motorcycle tyres can be found online at www.pirellimoto.com .