"Simply excellent tyres",
said the enthusiastic Australian who won the World Superbike
Championship riding the bikes from the Borgo Panigale based
manufacturer in 2001, 2006 and 2008."If the SP version won me over with the fluid
neutrality that accompanies each manoeuvre, even the most
extreme ones, the SC2 compound version brought me back to an
absolute total racing feel. I know Pirelli quality well, but
this time they've managed to astonish me. Good job,
A much appreciated feature is the extraordinary capacity to
attack curves in braking with extreme neutrality until
reaching the apex, guaranteeing grip and an absolute level
of stability in the subsequent acceleration phases. These
are characteristics which Troy Bayliss skilfully took
advantage of in spectacular test runs on both the standard
version of the bike shod with Diablo Supercorsa SP and on
the Kit bike with the SC2 version.
And engineer Forni's opinion confirms Bayliss' comments:
Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres in this 200/55 version are
without a doubt the best street legal racing tyres in the
world at the moment and I must say the best that I have ever
had the opportunity to test in my career".
Pirelli decided to introduce this new tyre gradually into
the top racing world with only the SC2 compound version
which will be used in Superstock 1000 FIM Cup starting this
year and only in sizes 120/70 ZR17 for the front and 200/55
ZR17 for the rear as standard original equipment on the 1199
Panigale and already available on the market as a
replacement tyre. At the beginning of 2013 Pirelli will
expand the SP street range with 180/55, 190/50 and 190/55
sizes for the rear and will make the SC0 and SC1 compounds
available for the SC version as well as 150/60, 160/60,
180/55, 180/60, 190/55 sizes for the rear and 110/70 for the
front in order to extend use of the new tyre to national
Ducati Motor Holding General Director,
"The journalists who tested the bike are very
satisfied with the features and performance of the 1199
Panigale. Great credit certainly also goes to the tyres that
Pirelli developed in close cooperation with Ducati.
Diablo Supercorsa SP demonstrated performance and extremely
high and consistent riding levels even in the difficult
conditions represented by a demanding track and high test
temperatures like the ones at Yas Marina.
difficult conditions that, together with the particular
asphalt grade brought out the quality of the tyres even
even more confirmation of just how effective the cooperation
between Ducati and Pirelli is in setting increasingly high
levels of quality”.
And fresh proof of this excellent cooperation between the
manufacturer from Borgo Panigale and the Pirelli research
and development division is the fact that Pirelli received
the Best Product
Innovation Award on 7 November.
Ducati awards this honour to the most innovative supplier of
the year, this year for the excellent work done in
developing the Scorpion Trail tyre for Ducati Multistrada
and the Diablo Rosso II in the new 240/45 size for the
“The new Diablo Supercorsa SP is certainly
the highest performance street legal racing tyre ever
designed by Pirelli”,
Thun-Hohenstein, Senior Vice President of the
Pirelli Motorcycle Business Unit
“and the signals we are receiving from Abu Dhabi confirm
the excellent work that our research and development has
done, successfully improving a product, the Diablo
Supercorsa, that so far has won 65 victories in 18 countries
in national and international open tyre championships.
also very proud of the solid and lasting technological and
development partnership with Ducati who, after the tyres for
Multistrada, Diavel and Streetfighter 848, are providing us
with great satisfaction even with this new product which
confirms Pirelli's leadership in the premium segment and its
constant commitment to investing in innovation”.
In fact, the new Diablo
Supercorsa SC in compound and destined only for
competition is the evolution of Pirelli's most victorious
supersport racing product into an even higher performance
tyre designed to hold precise racing lines on straight
stretches as well as bends.
It provides a profile which favours handling,
better wear in racetrack use,
incomparable grip and unprecedented racing performance.
In the street version used by the 1199 Panigale, the
Diablo Supercorsa SP
is a concentration of technology which draws from Pirelli's
racing experience and heritage as sole supplier of the World
Superbike Championship since 2004, based on an ideal
procedure of transferring sport technology to high
performance street legal products.
This street tyre, designed for professional riders and for
bikers who have a sport street riding style but also love
the track, provides 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.
Compared to the compound version, the Diablo Supercorsa SP
offers a bi-compound rear tyre in order to better adapt to
street use, as well as more regular wear which favours