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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
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Rear / 160/60ZR17 69W 614026 1971000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 180/55ZR17 73W 614027 1927700 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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Rear / 190/55ZR17 75W 614029 1927800 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 180/60ZR17 75W 885699 2127000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 200/55ZR17 78W 885700 2321800 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours


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Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Rear Tires 4.8 5 51 51
Pirelli is a great tire. I ride a 2011 triumph Daytona 675. I used to buy the super corsas but would only get 1 season out of the rear tire. This would get very expensive. The dual compound in the Rosso Corsa seems like the answer. I only have a couple hundred miles on the tire so far but am very impressed. I don't even notice the hard compound in the center of the tire but when I hit the twisties it feels like the same reliable corsa I had before. I would recommend to anyone. September 21, 2015
a lot of grip with decent life these tires came new on my '14 Street Triple. excellent dry grip and ok wet. i had no problem trusting these tires while almost scrubbing to the edge on dry pavement. i got 4,500 miles before the center chords started to show. hit the wear bars in the center about 200-300 miles before chord showed. a flat spot started showing up around the tire at about 3000 miles. overall a good sportbike tire but trying the metzeler m7 rr to see if i can get the same grip with increased milage. August 31, 2015
Just about the right tire life for the GRIP I just changed my tires yesterday. I had about 2643 miles on my Rosso Corsa and the rear was already worn out. My front tire is a little "V" shaped already. I reinstalled my stock Bridgestones S20 yesterday and they feel and ride rubbish, I got spoiled on Rossa Corsas. However, I am still thinking if I am going to repurchase this tire. I am tempted to try out continental tires next. Grip: This I think would be the grippiest street tire you can get for the money. Grip is so good that you'd be inspired to push your bike to the limits. If you have a heavy bike, I don't think this will last more than 2500 spirited miles. Longevity: With a soft compound comes less desirable tire life. I noticed that they start to lose grip once it gets worn out, pretty typical for tires. Looks: The thread design looks awesome, however, it looks a litte narrower from the competition. I don't know if it was just me, but I think it has a lot to do with the carcass design and tire profile. July 28, 2015
Great tire I had the Rosso lls on my 600 and they never let me down. I have a new zx10r and when the oem tires needed to be replaced I put the Rosso Corsas on and couldn't be happier with my choice. I had an index finger wide chicken strip on the oem tires, now I have no chicken strip at all. They're very sticky and fast to warmup, and very confidence inspiring. I would definitely recommend these tires. The only reason I gave them an average rating for milage and wet traction, because I only have a few hundred miles on them and I don't ride in the rain. May 12, 2015
Came stock on my Ducati 899 So far I have only ridden them on the street and they are incredible. Can't wait to do a track day. The Corsa's are super sticky and give incredible confidence, especially the front. Love em. Would recommend to everyone April 20, 2015
on my 4th set Listen, these baby's stick well. The rain traction is fair to good, and they warm up fast. I ride an R1, and these transfer the torque of the throttle right on down to the pavement on hard corners. The life is okay, but if you want something sticky you're gonna have to get used to compromising of tire life. Buy em. You'll love them. April 20, 2015
Great Tires For Average Riders I had high expectations for these tires, but was slightly let down. Tires take a while to heat up, but are pretty sticky once warm. Great tires for commuting and highway riding with a little turns thrown in. For hard riding, these tires wear down quick and are not nearly as sticky once they start wearing thin. In short - if you're dragging knees daily, look for another set of shoes. If you're a commuter or weekend rider, these are great. March 25, 2015
Going to stick with this one. So my dilemma is that I have an odd rear tire size (180/60). This tire only comes as standard on a couple of bikes like the Ducati 848 Streetfighter and my Ducati 899. I've heard from some other people with 899s that going to a smaller circumference tire leads to erratic traction control performance, so I'm pretty much stuck using this tire due to the Ducati Traction Control. The good news is that it's a great tire. My first one lasted 4,500 miles before it was done, and that's including a hard track day in high heat at Road Atlanta. I know some people question it's wet performance but I've never had an issue. That might be partly due to the 899 having the low power delivery "wet mode" as well as ABS and rear wheel antilift. I can't tell if the tire has good traction in the wet, or if the electronic trickery is keeping everything in order (I don't make a habit of staring at my dash for the TC light while riding), but I've been riding on these tires since November 2013 and not had one issue. Just put a new one on and it's great. I will keep using this tire. February 19, 2015
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Julio M: Great tires. Great grip. Great on the road and track. I only got about 1500-1800 Miles out of them. But its normal for softer tires. Oct 15, 2015
Vince N: Factory replacement , but the life is not great for street daily use, recommend occasional track used and weekend canyon only ! Maxed was about 4,500 -5k miles on a new set of corsa on my Ducati 899 . Aug 17, 2015
Doug R: Fantastic grip and feel. Plus, it is the factory replacment. Jul 23, 2015
ryan f: I've used the Rosso Corsa before and it's a really great 60/40 track to street tire. Feels great under the bike. In the past I've used Metzeler and Michelin tires and these Pirelli's just feel better to me. Dual compound is a plus as well. Jul 2, 2015
Lev K: looking for best lien angle grip Jun 19, 2015
Rusmir J: OEM fitment on my Triumph Street Triple R, replacing worn tires. Excellent grip and feel so just sticking with what works. May 30, 2015
eric a: Outstanding feel and grip. Don't expect more than2500miles. Feb 5, 2015
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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Jonathan M asked: Has anyone used this tire and the Dunlop Q3's on the exact same supersport bike for comparison? Oct 14, 2015
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Michael D: Yes, as a matter of fact, I used to run Q3's and before that Q2's- then I switched to DRC's and later the Diablo Supercorsa SP- and I have never looked back! There is no comparison when it comes to grip. The Pirelli spanks the Dunlop easily. That grip comes at a price though, you have to sacrifice tread longevity in order to have decidedly better grip. You have to ask yourself if you are looking to push your bike to the limits of mechanical grip? Or are you far from being anywhere near the limit of your bike's capabilities? That's a question only you can answer- but if it's the former, then the Pirelli is the only tire you should run- if you are not really at the knee dragging phase yet- then the Dunlop is a decent all around tire for its price point. It's just like anything else- you get what you pay for! Hope this answers your question. Oct 14, 2015
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Thad S: I get about 15- 20% longer wear from the Rosso Corsas vs the Q3's. Also, you can't flip the Q3's around for track use if you wear one side down more as the are only uni-directional unlike the Q's which could be "flipped".
-Washington & Oregon State Rider
Oct 14, 2015
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Jonathan M: Thanks Thad. Do you notice any difference in grip levels and warm up times in dry conditions? Oct 14, 2015
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Keith P asked: I currently have the SP (v1) on my bike. The SP v1 was sticky enough but I would prefer slightly longer tire life. Having said that, I don't want to go to a tire with less stick. Will the Rosso Corsa be as sticky or should I just get the SP v2? Aug 10, 2015
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Juan C: Hello Keith
I'm not familiar with SP V1 so unfortunately I cannot comment.
However I have used RC and SP on two bikes, the Ducati SF848 and Kawasaki zx10r ABS. Both on road and track. The RC is a very good tire and I have never had a problem with them - either road or track. However comparing the RC and SP is very simple.
SC excellent grip - period. Maybe 2,000 + kilometers if you ride hard road/track. Excellent feedback.
RC very good grip - period. Maybe 3,000 + kilometers if you ride hard road/track. Very good feedback.
Both fronts should give you about double mileage than rear.
All above is you take care of having the correct air pressures.
Both tires in wet are okay but not the best. Not too much rain or wet here in UAE but the few times on wet surfaces both don't give lots of confidence.

I feel confident in using both tires on the road and track but if you really want to get better grip, nail the line and very good feedback and be out of the correct tire pressure a bit the SP, no question.
The RC is all the above but in lesser degree however this "lesser" is still very good. You can see a picture of one of my rear tires in the review section and get an idea

Aug 10, 2015
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Brandon M: I run this tire year round on my 08 speed triple. I use this bike for everything including a good bit of two up touring and pack trips. It wears quite well (understanding that it is not a "touring tire" . That said I wail on this bike frequently and I can't imagine anything being any stickier without serious wet weather concerns. This is the ONLY tire that I will run. Aug 10, 2015
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Thad S: No it's not as sticky, but damn good enough for track days and anything the street throws at it in the summertime as it prefers warmer temps and not recommended for pushing during the Winter mos. (note: I reside in the Pacific NW).
Aug 12, 2015
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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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Jonathan M: Pirelli does not have a contract with Motogp. Bridgestone has been the sole supplier since 2009, and 2016 is when Michelin will take over the sole spot. Pirelli is the sole supplier of WSBK. May 15, 2015
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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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