The Fourth Installment
The Pirelli Diablo Rosso tire is the quintessential street-racing (or track day) tire ever made. If you browse the marketplace for used Ducati Panigales or BMW S1000RR’s, it’s almost guaranteed that they will come strapped up with a set of Diablo Rossos (whether it be 2’s or 3’s). Pirelli has done us all a favor and updated the formula with the introduction of these new Diablo Rosso IV performance street tires.
Pirelli claims that these tires have undergone some changes to improve the handling in both dry and wet conditions while maintaining the same sporty feel we have grown accustomed to.
The groove pattern has undergone a redesign for improved water evacuation, meaning that they will perform better than ever in wet riding conditions.
Pirelli’s official release is very limited on details regarding the tire update, unfortunately. You would think with such a monumental step for the Diablo Rosso lineup the company would be keen to share as much information as possible, but we’re not even sure if the rubber compound has seen an update or not.
What we do know is: there is a fourth addition coming to the Diablo Rosso tire lineup, and that they have improved grooving inlaid into the rubber for better performance in the wet. Hopefully, Pirelli can give us some more information about these tires sooner than later.