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Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Rear Tires
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Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Rear Tires

The Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Tires are the most versatile hypersport tire for road and track use. The profile and structure make it a reference point in the segment thanks to the excellent support ensured in inclination and rapid realignment coming out of bends. Made with the most modern EPT design technologies developed in the WSBK ensuring maximum grip on road and racetrack.

Three zone compound on rear represents the ideal way to offer the best performance where required in very different conditions (racetrack and road). The differentiated compounds between shoulders and centre zone are the winning solutions engineered to give to DIABLO ROSSO™ Corsa racing performance on racetrack and long lasting durability on road. High mileage is guaranteed by materials with high mechanical resistance in the central zone, while the high hysteresis shoulder compound gives steady grip response and incredible traction even at high lean angle. 

Diablo Rosso Corsa Tires offer a new way to measure tire performance: evaluating the ability to transfer the bike's power to the ground and expressing this as horsepower available on the ground. Thanks to the use of data acquisition equipment normally used for Superbike applications, Pirelli was able to measure the necessary parameters accurately to calculate the power transferred to the ground by the bike and hence by the tires. The results showed that, coming out of the turn, at the moment the bike is at maximum acceleration, DIABLO ROSSO™ Corsa is able to transfer at least an additional 10 HP to the ground in comparison to the other tires tested. The increased power transferred from the bike to the ground thanks to the new DIABLO ROSSO™ Corsa means faster acceleration coming out of turns, higher speeds in straight areas, and above all, faster lap times. 


  • Three zone ultra high performance tires
  • Delivers track performance on and off the track
  • Positioning of grooves optimized for use on road and racetrack
  • Profiles and structures set the new benchmark of the segment ensuring high support while leaning and fast stand up while accelerating out of the corner
  • Pirelli patented EPT (Enhanced Patch Technology) optimizes the contact patch for the best grip on the road and on the track
  • By adopting Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT), DIABLO ROSSO™ Corsa ensures quick warm-up and a consistent hi-performance level lap after lap together with excellent performance recovery after stop & go
  • Pure racetrack performance combined with the comfort and predictability you expect from a high-performance street tire
  • World Superbike development technology improves structure and compounding
  • Continues with the aggressive Rosso tread design
  • W speed rating for speeds of 168+ mph
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Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Rear Tires 4.8 5 35 35
I ride a Moto Guzzi Griso, so this tire is good. Provides the grip and confidence to take sexy winding road with some speed. The torque from my bike and the grip from tyre makes my acceleration awesome. October 27, 2014
Awful for commuting in the wet These tyres came with my new bike. I found really really really bad in the wet. I ride everyday so have to put up with all sorts of weather conditions and I cannot recommend these tyres to anyone who needs to ride in the rain. I have heard they are good for the track though but yea, definitely not a commuting tyre. The tread life seems decent enough though, I ended up taking them off my bike once I hit 10,000km as I was fed up with them and they still had plenty of life left. October 1, 2014
Great Tire Revzilla always kills it with their fast free shipping. I ordered this tire as a replacement on a saturday, and had it in my garage on the following tuesday. I had this same tire on my Street Triple previously and loved it. I highly recommend both Revzilla and this Pirelli tire. September 10, 2014
Short life but great traction These tires came on my 2013 Street Triple and I have loved them from my first ride. Wore them out in 4000 miles and ordered a new set. Will order again for sure. September 1, 2014
Great Tire I've put around 1000 miles on these so far and I am very impressed so far. I had Metzler K3's on the bike before these and I just wanted to test some other tires out beacuse I'm eating K3's in aorund 3000 miles or less. I wasn't sure if these would perform as well since they are considered somewhat of a downgrade. I like them more. I feel more confident with these under me. They just feel more responsive and faster in the transitions. I've leaned them to the very edge of the shoulder and at no point was uneasy. Used them in the wet and while I didn't press the lean as much they performed nicely. August 26, 2014
Great all around tire, better life than I expected hearing from others. Pulled into the garage today with 9,689 miles on my Triumph Street Triple R, after taking the "scenic route" home, and noticed cords showing on the rear. I was told to expect no more than 5k miles on these tires so I am impressed they lasted this long. Just 3 days ago a friend mentioned the tire developed a flat spot in the middle but that the tire still looked good, so in the end they went "quickly" as I believe I put 300-400 miles on the bike in that time. Stability was still great on this final ride and hope for another 9k miles out of my next rear I'm about to order. Keep in mind this is my first bike and it sees a fairly equal amount of commuting 70 miles round trip, and and back road riding (probably more back roads if we're being honest). I am in Florida and have ridden in some nasty rain storms and faired well with these tires, though I don't feel the need to test their limits in the wet. I have had the back end start to step out on me once or twice due to coolant or oil in turn lanes, but they quickly regained grip in a controlled manner. I highly recommend these tires! August 21, 2014
Great Street/Track Tire If you're doing track days and riding on the street, these are hard to beat. Will do both very well. Just remember they are sticky, so they wear out sooner. August 4, 2014
awesome tire been using the DRC for years now, just tried the 60 prifile and it is very grippy. I did not make any suspension changes at all, just mounted and go. ran 600 track miles on this tire and it's holding up just fine. Haven't ran any DRC in anymore than slightly damp conditions, but alway go slow anyway. July 31, 2014
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C A: Closest to track tire with a bit more durability Oct 15, 2014
daniel s: "A wonderful tire, came on my Triumph street triple from the factory and i have continued to use it. Not the longest life tire, but i got 5000 miles out of my first Corsa front tire, and 4000 out of the rear tire and both still easily usable. " Sep 8, 2014
richard c: i read great reviews on them May 10, 2014
Andranik K: Really good sticky tire Mar 25, 2014
Brandon M: Only tire I run on my speed triple. Not the longest life tire but amazing traction. Very little warmup needed. Decent in the wet but it doesn't rain much here in the Hill Country of Texas. Jan 20, 2014
Rob M: Need a sticky tire with some touring capability for my BMW K1300S can keep up with my BMW HP4 on weekend rides. Oct 29, 2013
Vishal P: Great tire! Good for those who switch back and forth between the track and street. Oct 3, 2013
Basit S: ONLY THE BEST Sep 23, 2013
Yakov S asked: I currently have a dunlop sportsmart while it is a good tyre i am looking to move to a pirelli. what would be the tyre equivalent of the sportsmart and would a corsa be a step up? i ride street and track. thanks Jan 2, 2014
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ROGELIO H: This is my second set of Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa front and rear. The other brand I used was Bridgestone Batllax I was not very impressed with those tires. I have a friend that have sportmax tires on the same bike that I have. The sportmax is good tire on the street and the track but the Rosso Corsa are better on both they have superior grip they warmup time is very fast and when they do the tires get so sticky that you can have a faster corner entering speed and you can get on the throttle faster and harder then the sportmax. The only down fall is that this tires are more expensive and you will get lower miles out of it Jan 4, 2014
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Juan C: Hello,
I guess you meant the Dunlop Sportmax. I'm not familiar with Dunlop as I always use Pirelli,
The Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa rear tire is an excellent tire for road and track however since I live in Dubai, I don't know how it will perform in wet roads.
Depending of your riding style it could last from 3,000 km to 6,000 km. Has excellent grip.
You will have to pay attention to tire pressure, so you can get the maximum from it.
Jan 2, 2014
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Sean R: I have had great success with my Pirellis! Very good feel, long wear and amazing traction. I don't ride track, but get pretty aggressive on my Ducati Monster on the street and have never lacked for traction. The feedback from front and rear is very good. Highly recommended. Jan 16, 2014
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matthew k: I never had dunlops but those Diablos are amazing. incredible dry & wet grip. fast warmup. did I say incredible grip? Jan 2, 2014
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Yakov S: thanks Jan 2, 2014
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A shopper asked: How does the pirelli diablo ross a corsa tire compare to the mich power pure? which tire would you recommend? Apr 26, 2012
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supernoob: rode with a friend who used the power pures and he complained about slipping atleast once a 30 minute session while i only slipped twice the entire day with 10 sessions but that was my fault because i was on the brakes. same friend lets me ride his 600 on the street and they are pretty close, still prefer my corsas to his power pures on the road with not so hard riding. i don't like the shape of the power pure. it feels like it leans in unevenly while the corsas are round and the lean in feel more controlable. Jul 15, 2012
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Bogy: @Mikeyy39, I've owned both of them and of the two I'd go with the Pirelli, however be prepared to get only about 3000 miles out of those tires. If I may suggest, you should try the new Bridgestone Battlax S-20, WOW they stick better than any other non race tire I've tried! Jun 25, 2012
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roddy: pirelli, they have the contract with moto gp. they have the research and development money. Jun 26, 2012
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A shopper asked: Is it advisable to patch this tire? This morning I noticed that Id picked up a nail in the rear tire. I only have about 1000 miles on it and Id like to keep riding it if its safe to do so

May 23, 2014
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Andrew H: The safest answer is no, it is not advisable. Being that 50% of the most important component of your bike has been compromised, the best and safest solution is replacement. That being said, if you do not intend to use this tire aggressively and keep a constant eye on tire pressures, it can be done. I have several friends who have patched there motorcycle tires with no ill effect. But ultimately, the price of your safety is up to you. May 29, 2014
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A S: Hi my name is Oleg and i was wondering, can i fit this tire with size 200/55ZR17 78W on 2009 yamaha r1? thank u! Jun 21, 2014
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A S asked: Hi my name is Oleg and i was wondering, can i fit this tire with size 200/55ZR17 78W on 2009 yamaha r1? thank u! Jun 21, 2014
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Juan C: Hello Oleg,
I don't know but please consider the following:

You will have to check if swing arm and chain side distance is more than 200 mm both separetly as you may have space in the swing arm but the chain could be lesser.
The other point is the sidewall or height of tyre are measured as a ratio between the first (width) number and the second number. 200/55 means that width is 200 and shoulder is 55% of 200, in this case 110 mm whereas the original tyre I think is 190/55 or 190/50 meaning the height of the tyre is 104.5 and 95 mm respectively.
Most importantly this tyre will make your bike to be less flickable, meaning it will not turn as quickly as designed due to different tyre profile. Also the tyre carcass will not deform as needed for the bike design which might not have the grip you are looking for - some debate here though.
My suggestion: stick to the original size, your bike will perform better.
Jun 21, 2014
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