All This And Good Looks Too…
Pirelli’s Diablo Rosso is aimed at bikers who not only want their machines to perform flawlessly at all speeds, but to look good as well.
Today’s bikes are more powerful than ever and all this power passes through the tyre’s contact patch – improve the contact patch’s behaviour, says Pirelli, and the benefits to the rider are enormous. Hence Pirelli’s EPT (Enhanced Patch Technology), which affects every aspect of the tyre’s design – tread pattern, structure, compound etc. – to ensure maximum performance in all conditions.
The shoulder of the Diablo Rosso is designed to optimise dry grip, while the tread pattern on the front tyre effectively disperses water and the rear tyre guarantees grip.
The tyre’s profile is the result of Ideal Contour Shaping (ICS), developed by Pirelli for the Diablo and involving computer-aided simulation and thousands of hours of testing. The front tyre profile is designed to optimise the contact patch at all lean angles and the rear tyre profile aims to support the bike at high lean angles and to provide the optimum shaped contact patch on the straights. Pirelli’s patented zero degrees steel belt below the tread keeps the tyres in the most suitable shape at all times and guarantees braking stability.
There are different compounds for front and rear tyres; the rear compound contains a mix of silica and carbon black for grip and traction at all temperatures and the front compound includes high hysteresis materials with a high level of energy dissipation for good traction and braking.
And, says Pirelli, this performance has not meant any reduction in mileage, as the EPT integrated design has allowed the ‘tuning’ of the two tyres to work together as a set, improving the dynamic performance throughout the life of the tyre.
Motorcycle riders tend to be passionate about their machines and the advertising slogan for the Diablo Rosso reads “because passion should have no limits”. Pirelli believes the tyre is a true combination of performance and style – the two things that riders want most from their bikes.