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2011 Testing Pirelli Street Motorcycle Tires in Sicily Photo Gallery

We travel to the Italian island of Sicily to see first-hand how Pirelli tests its high-performance street and sportbike motorcycle tires on the road. Learn more in the Testing Pirelli Street Motorcycle Tires in Sicily feature.

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Salvo Pennisi heads up Pirelli's worldwide motorcycle tire testing effort and is one the the most interesting people you'll probably ever meet. Of course, he hauls ass on a motorcycle.
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The Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tires complement the handling attributes of all street and sport motorcyceles.
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Pirelli chooses to test its tires on the streets of Sicily because the roads here are diverse in terms of pavement and surface quality.
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Pirelli's new Diablo Rosso Corsa.
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The Diablo Rosso Corsa features a multi-compound tread zone.
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Testing Pirelli Street Motorcycle Tires in Sicily.
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Riding the Ducati Streetfighter with Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tires.
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Testing Pirelli Street Motorcycle Tires in Sicily
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Testing Pirelli Street Motorcycle Tires in Sicily
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The new Pirelli DRC features half the surface treads of the previous Corsa III but is said to disperse twice the water in wet conditions.
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The Diablo Rosso Corsa features a triple-compound rear construction; softer on the sides for grip and harder in the center for durability.
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The Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa is a fantastic tire offering road racing style grip on the street.