Pirelli World Première of New Track & Road Talent Diablo Rosso Corsa at PZero Showroom

The new Diablo Rosso Corsa hypersport tyre emerges as the ideal synthesis of grip for track riding and mileage for everyday adrenaline rides Pirelli opens its PZero fashion space in Milan to motorcyclists for a special presentation on occasion of the 67th annual EICMA show

Milan (Italy), 10 November 2009 – Pirelli Moto is delighted to announce the newest model in its successful Diablo family and the only hypersport tyre for road and track use with WSBK technology: the Diablo Rosso Corsa. From the fast pace and intense SBK environment, where seven manufacturers and thirty world-class riders give feedback every weekend, is derived a superiority of tyre performance through maximum versatility and easy bike setup. A Prestigious Name Brand new for 2010, the Diablo Rosso Corsa situates itself in the performance demanding Racing Street segment, incorporating personalities from three well-known names in the Pirelli supersport range. Diablo - in honor of Pirelli's prestigious mark that since the start of the new millennium has been considered a reference in the racing world and sportbike tyres, Rosso - after Pirelli's all-Italian passion for racing, and Corsa - to reflect the noblest expression of the power of a breed. And so arrives the Diablo Rosso Corsa, Pirelli’s newly born top-of-the-range motorcycle tyre in the segment which sees use on both road and track. 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. Every Day is a Race Day The Diablo Rosso Corsa’s reach includes all competitive and passionate motorcyclists who push forward the limit from the mountain curves to the racetrack, specialists who can recognize the fine 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-gamma for Pirelli Moto will feature a broader range of sizes, patented EPT contact patch technology, and a never doubted grip level from its III zones compound. Diablo Rosso Corsa fuses Pirelli’s renowned WSBK technology with maximum versatility to complement the high horsepower and handling capabilities of the modern sportbike line-up. Product Technology Diablo Rosso Corsa is credited with three patents, the foremost being Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT), derived from 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 zones compound rear tyre whose new compound in the central zone guarantees mileage and ample shoulder zone compound is straight from the WSBK arena. Diablo Rosso Corsa’s captivating tread pattern includes a slick-like area on the rear shoulders while the tread grooves are selectively concentrated in the center and shoulders, an aggressive tread design resulting in quick warm-up and consistent water drainage for great control on wet surfaces. With the new Diablo Rosso Corsa, WSBK performance is now in the hands of a street-legal road tyre for an unbeatable feeling for the rider, including safety in all weather conditions and remarkable racetrack performance.  EVERY DAY IS A RACE DAY. Availability The Diablo Rosso Corsa will be available on the European market starting in January 2010 starting from initial sizing: front 120/70ZR17, along with rear 160/60ZR17 (April 2009), 180/55ZR17, and 190/50ZR17 as well as the 190/55ZR17 size.  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.