Pirelli Diablo Rosso 2

    Ranking: #5 Sportbike Track Tire, #5 Sportbike Street Tire

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    Tire/Tyre Description

    The ultimate sport tire for absolute road use. Bi-compound rear tire combining long lasting mileage with excellenet grip. Pirelli Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT) optimising the contact patch for improved grip. Functional Groove Design (FGD) to optimise wet behaviour.



    • Top rated track day tire
    • Quick turn-in and corner handling is excellent


    • Cold handling is not the best
    • Average tire life compared to peers

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The Pirelli Diablo Rosso 2 is a highly-rated track day tire, and also a solid street tire. The main positives are quick turn-in and corner handling. The tire’s performance on the track is also consistent, with performance still being strong as the tire wears toward end-of-life. Some feel the cold handling could be better, and the mileage is average compared to its competitors.

    Reviews by Source

    Motorrad Tire test

    In a 2012 Motorrad sport bike tire test for road use tires. Tested in Spain on a Suzuki GSX-R 600. Overall results: 1-Bridgestone S20, 2-Continental Sport Attack 2, 3-Michelin Power Pure, 3-Pirelli Diablo Rosso 2, 5-Dunlop Sportsmart (US Q2), 6-Metzeler M5 Interact.


    28 reviews. 4.9 of 5 stars. On a KTM 690 Supermoto – fast turn-in, handles mid-turn corrections well. On a Ninja 250 – ran 2 sets and got 6-8,000 per set, handle well in all conditions, glide in and out of corners vs falling in. On a Ducati Monster 1100 EVO – tires are wearing incredibly well and grip is insane, not one bad thing to say about the tires. Another says the Diablo Rosso 2 is the best tire for street riding, confidence inspiring, handle well in the rain. On a 620 Ducati Multistrada – makes the bike more fun than any other tire, turn-in great, track through the turns perfect, no problems in the wet.

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    33 reviews. 4.5 of 5 stars. On a ZX10R – prefer the Rosso 2 over the Corsas. Another rider prefers Rosso 2 over Q2, Rosso 2 has better grip, stability straight line and through corners, bump absorbtion. On a ZX10R – superb handling and super sticky, did a track day and they performed well. On an 1198 – get between 3-4,000 miles. On a Ducati Monster – got 7,000 miles. Another feels the Rosso 2 is better than Pilot 2CT. On a Honda Hawk GT – don’t handle real well in the cold, in the hot handle very well. On a Buell Firebolt – got 2,000 miles and tread wore in the center.

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    28 reviews. 4.6 of 5 stars. One rider says the tires are great for fast street riding, good levels of grip when leaned over, good feel from the tarmac, wet grip is not strong point. On a Suzuki Bandit 600 – best tires ever had, ride is smooth, sticks well, overall confidence. Another says not as sticky as Pirelli Supercorsa SPs.


    4 reviews. 5 of 5 stars. One rider uses as both track day and daily driver, excellent traction and handling right to the edge, flat spotted rear with highway riding.


    One rider says recommends for hard street riding and occasional track days, got 5,880 miles, always tracked the line, heated up very quickly, tip in was progressive vs Pilot Powers which felt like falling in. On an 1100 EVO – got 2,300 miles rear, 2,600 miles front with no track days. On an 1100 EVO – got 5,800 rear, 6,800 front.


    On an FZ6R – ridden at the track, like the Rosso 2 over the BT021s, never once felt like was at the limit, took same line and speed as someone in front of him who low sided and had no issues.

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