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While each motorcycle in this shootout comes with quality, track-capable rubber off the showroom floor, we needed to extort the maximum sport capabilities of each machine. So we had race tire ace, Chris Maquire, of CT Racing, fit each bike with a set of Pirelli’s Diablo Supercorsa race tires (120/70-17 fronts and 180/60-17 rears, SC2 compound). Although similar in appearance to its outstanding SP V2 road and track tire, the SC compound rubber is engineered for competition use via the Italian outfits role as the spec tire supplier in the World Supersport and Supertock road racing series. Participation in those ultra-competitive classes necessitate constant development in terms of compounds and inner construction and these hoops do not disappoint offering ever-increasing levels of road holding and feel that other brands have a hard time matching.