Selling five million of anything is good going, if it were an album it would be multi-platinum and widely celebrated. Why so different for tyres? Pirelli sees in 2021 with the news that the Diablo Rosso series has sold over 5 million since introduction to market in 2008. The new for 2021 Diablo Rosso 4 is the latest evolution in a long line of high-performance tyres for riders requiring great rubber.
The Diablo Rosso range is designed for sportier machines on the road. The list is endless, and the sizes and availability make them a common sight wherever there is a motorcycle. Of course not strictly for road use, Diablo Supercorsa tyres are found on trackday and even race machinery around the globe, and naturally at cafe’s up and down the country on a hot Sunday.
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Pirelli Diablo tyres have graced some massive bikes in OEM fitment. Common fitment to Ducati models, the list includes the Diavel, Monster, Supersport S and Panigale to name a few. MV Agusta uses Diablo Rosso 3 tyres on the Brutale 800, and Diablo Rosso Corsa 2 on the Superveloce 800. Aprilia chose the Rosso Corsa 2 for the brand new RS660 and Tuono 660, whilst the 1100 Tuono uses the Diablo Rosso 3. Kawasaki’s missle ZH2 also uses the Diablo Rosso 3.
New Pirelli Diablo Rosso 4
2021 brings the latest evolution of the Diablo tyre family with the Diablo Rosso 4. A new supersport tyre hoping to repeat the success of the other Diablo tyres. The Diablo Rosso 4 continues with the theme, catering for the rider who likes a sporty ride on modern demanding machinery. Looking at Supersport and hypernaked bikes, and everything in between including the more super touring bikes. Basically if are after high grip in all weathers, conditions and surfaces with a great cornering profile which gives feedback and confidence you can’t go wrong.
Pirelli claims even more miles, and better grip from the new Diablo Rosso 4 tyre, in all conditions. If advancements in the Pirelli owned Metzler M9RR over the older M7RR continue with the Diablo Rosso, the new 4 should be a vast improvement.
Expected release date is late Q1 or early Q2. Sizes range with 120/70 R17 in fronts and covering 160 to 200 17 inch rear sizes. Prices are still TBC, however, we would expect a pair in 120/190 profiles to be around the £210 mark.
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