Products 3 May 2013

New Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP now available in full size range in Australia

The new 2013 Diablo Supercorsa SP is now available in Australia across an expanded range of sizes

Link International sent us the following information about Pirelli’s latest release:


Link International is pleased to announce the release of the full range of sizes for the new Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP in Australia.

The Diablo Supercorsa SP is designed for professional riders and also for riders who have a sport street riding style but also love the track, providing racing performance typical of track-only products, allowing the user to have one ultra-high performance product that can be used on the street or the track without having to make compromises.

The new Diablo Supercorsa versions SP has a new profile for greater support during braking and to make riding more intuitive and line holding more precise. This new tyre has been completely redesigned and developed to increase the contact area and have more grip while leaning. The harmony of the front and rear profiles therefore ensures greater handling and agility.

Diablo Supercorsa SP implements a bi-compound solution in order to permit both increased mileage and more grip while leaning. EPT (Enhanced Patch Technology) has also made it possible to use a 23% more soft compound in the shoulder area (compared to the previous Diablo Supercorsa SP version) which now accounts for the 33% of the pattern extension on each side, guaranteeing better grip in mid to full lean. New polymers used for the SP compound helps achieving an earlier warp-up and improved grip in all conditions.

A new single element tread pattern, which is repeated six times on one revolution of the tyre results in the “naked” area of the slick shoulders being 24% wider compared to the previous Diablo Supercorsa SP, increasing contact area and grip. The long longitudinal grooves, expanding from the central area to the shoulder, improve wear regularity especially under severe use and helps drain water lying on the ground.

With a significant increase in grip and traction allowing the motorcycle to maintain higher speed at increased lean angles, it made it necessary to use a new structure, derived directly from the ones used in competition and able to provide greater resistance to deformation. This is why the Diablo Supercorsa SP rear tyre now has a carcass made from an innovative high module fibre, patented by Pirelli and developed in WSBK, with a considerably lower deformation ratio than the fibre normally used in street tyres. The result is a new carcass which is more rigid, both at the centre and in the shoulder area. This carcass provides greater resistance to the stress created by aggressive cornering or when accelerating early out of turns with the bike still in a leaning position. The new carcass helps the bike achieve better performance each time the weight shifts from the front to the rear and vice versa, a characteristic which is even more evident as the lean angle increases.

Like other Pirelli radial motorcycle tyres, Diablo Supercorsa SP lets you personalise your tyre with special rubber labels that can be applied to a dedicated space on the front and rear sidewall of the tyres. Each rider can create a completely customized label for these spots on the Pirelli web site and have them delivered directly to their door (service available in Europe and Australia).

The Diablo Supercorsa SP is available in the following sizes;

120/70 ZR-17  M/C  (58W) TL

180/55 ZR-17  M/C (73W) TL
190/50 ZR-17  M/C (73W) TL
190/55 ZR-17  M/C (75W) TL
200/55 ZR-17  M/C (78W) TL

Later in the year 180/60 ZR-17 will also be available in Australia.

Recommended Retail Price for front 120/70 ZR-17 is unchanged from the tyre it replaces at $234, with a rear 190/55 ZR-17 Recommended Retail of $325. The Diablo Supercorsa SP is available from Pirelli Stockists Australia wide.

Pirelli Motorcycle Tyres are imported and Distributed Exclusively in Australia by Link International.