With Pirelli taking their learning from this year’s World Superbike Championship, the company has devised a new set of tyres that they call the Diablo Rosso III. These new tyres replace the company’s current Diablo Rosso II and offer better handling and grip.
The new Diablo Rosso III are initially road tyres that are suitable for naked bikes and café racers, but according to the company, also cope well under sport touring bikes too. The new tread pattern that looks quite appealing for a naked streetbike or a low-slung café are a direct lift from the Diablo Supercorsa DOT racing tyres, with slight modification to better suit real-world road situations while giving better longevity.
And like all new road tyres, the rear Pirelli Diablo Rosso III also sport a dual compound with 80% of the tread width composed of high-performance that offers super sticky grip (while being softer), while 20% central section is made up of harder compound to improve mileage. The front tyre however, is a single compound (assumable soft).
The Pirelli Diablo Rosso III will be available in a variety of sizes ranging from 110/70 to 120/70 for the front and from 150/60 to 200/55 for the rear. These tyres will be best suited for cafe racers and naked street bikes that require a well-styled tread pattern while offering optimum grip for all-year round usability.