Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa First Look

November 12, 2009
Adam Waheed
By Adam Waheed
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Pirelli releases its successor to the Pirelli Diablo Corsa III tire. Welcome the all-new the Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa street bike motorcycle tire.

Next year, Pirelli will introduce a new high-performance street bike tire named the Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa. The tire is designed as your one single solution regardless if you ride on the streets or the racetrack ala Dunlop’s Q2. (To learn more about this new generation tire read the Dunlop Sportmax Q2 tire review.)
The Rosso Corsa will replace the fabulous Pirelli Diablo Corsa III tire (read more about the Rosso Corsa’s predecessor in this Pirelli Diablo Corsa III tire review) and will be marketed alongside the lesser expensive Diablo Rosso. (Discover the attributes of this street bike tire in our Pirelli Diablo Rosso tire review.)
The Rosso Corsa was developed from Pirelli’s experience as the exclusive tire supplier in the World Superbike Championship. It’s designed to outperform its predecessor in every possible performance measurement including: warm-up time, outright grip, and mileage durability. It sports a more slick-like tread pattern yet Pirelli claims it still offers consistent performance on wet road conditions.
The tire will be released in Europe after the first of the year and will then make its way stateside shortly after. Initial sizing will be limited to a 120/70-17 front and a 160/60-17 rear with additional rear tire size options being released in spring.

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MCUSA Reviews the Diablo Rosso Corsa