Diablo Supercorsa OE for new Triumph
Motorcycle manufacturer Triumph has selected Pirelli’s new generation Diablo Supercorsa as original equipment for its latest offering, the Speed Triple R. The new Triumph bike, which recently premiered at the EICMA, will feature the ‘SP’ or Sport Production version of the Diablo Supercorsa in size 120/70 ZR17 tyre for the front and 190/55 ZR17 on the rear.
The Diablo Supercorsa SP is designed for daily road use and is directly derived from the ‘SC’ or Special Compound version of the tyre that will be showcased during the 2012 FIM Superstock 1000 Cup; Pirelli says the SP possesses the same profile as the SC version, providing ‘flat’ areas on the shoulders and increasing contact patch in particular at mid lean when the rider is still opening the throttle and offering an optimal variation of area with lean angle, to give the most progressive response. The advantages, the tyre maker adds, are “high stability and cornering speed, more confidence inspiring feedback, with a greater feeling of security on road and racetrack plus incredible traction allowing the opening of the throttle earlier than ever.”
Pirelli describes the Diablo Supercorsa SP as being characterised by a front casing developed to hold the tyre on the tarmac even under a low load, helping to keep the best line, and a rear casing designed to improve pressure distribution on the road surface. The tread pattern has the same design as the SC racing tyres and the performance-oriented development of land/sea ratio distribution therefore respects FIM Supersport regulations. Most of the tyre’s tread grooves are concentrated on mid-lean area, leaving crown and shoulders slick-like to improve grip. This design is aimed to give stability avoiding any ‘jelly effect’, to improve the ability to hold a line and to reach the maximum consistency of performance.
The SP compound gives mileage a higher priority as the racing specific compounds, and Pirelli says it can capably withstand the temperature gradients typical of road variable duty while also providing higher performance in the wet.