Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa – road and track tests

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Pirelli’s new Diablo Rosso IV Corsa is a road-track tire that embodies the legacy of the Rosso Corsa II. Is the performance increase equal to the numerical leap in their name? Lore visited Mugello’s track and explored the stunning fold roads surrounding it.

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QI had the opportunity to try the last year’s hen. Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Sicily (Click here I was impressed by the video and test article. I was so impressed that when I spoke with Pirelli technicians, I made a joke about them. Are you certain that I haven’t received any Supercorsa SP from you? Although it was an exaggeration, there was a technical doubt that was very significant: With Diablo Rosso so high performance and close to Rosso Corsa II didn’t the former risk losing its meaning?

Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa

Evidently, the answer was “yes”. They could not confirm the news at that time, but Pirelli was already preparing the shot to rebalance their range. The announcement came at the end 2021. Diablo Rosso IV Corsawhich I’m about to attempt in the heavenly context. Mugello And of the streets from within the folds of their surroundings such as Yoke And Futa.

Diablo Rosso IV, the news:

The fact that the nomenclature is missing the syllables was explained by them at the press conference “III” The wording has been updated to reflect the changes in the setting. “Race” After the number, it’s a way of highlighting two things: Performance leap From the previous generation and the Rosso IV. We have a tread pattern that starts from the outside. This is a departure from the former, with fewer notches in particular. 25 ° Fold, followed by an area Slick It is wider at the shoulders.

Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa
Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa, front

Changes in the compounds and construction can also be made. Front This keeps the solution intact bi-compound, But with that, on Shoulders Continue reading Soft Comparable to the Rosso IV. Pure the Rear There are two compounds. The one on is the most common. Shoulders It is only one. SC3, This is the Milanese brand’s most durable and versatile option. The real innovation comes in how the compounds were applied. Both superficial ones have a lower call. Adaptive Base CompoundA structure that promotes the feeling SupportConstancy grip at different temperatures.

Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa
Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa, rear


Although differences may not be obvious, they are easily compared. Red IV The new and improved versions Race Pirelli declared it unambiguous -1.8 “ Pergusa tour, very fast-tracked 4,95km, With 2nd Extra lean angle and the 5% – Spend more time with the gas open in sections of circuits that are not covered. 35 ° The lean angle. This is remarkable, but now it’s time to turn words into actions.

Instantly to cannon at Mugello

Facts that are often shaped and red Ducati of a Panigale v4S 2022I will drive the first Mugello driving session. We start the morning at 10:10 am. Pressures Set to 2.5-2.5 cold. Therefore, the first sign is at the time of heating, Which I would consider to be the average roofing type: That’s enough One turn You can use the following to help you get started Kneel to the GroundIt takes about a minute to get the rubber to work properly. I can communicate the situation through the use of footpegs, saddle, and handlebars.

Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa


Feeling the Panigale V4S2022

Confidence rises quicklyI found myself pushing hard with some aggression on the second lap. This is also due to my knowledge of Mugello. appreciating The behavior offront. The speed at which I can change my direction in them and the stability in detachment from the San Donato (where the brakes are attached at more than 300 km/h), all these things make it a great vehicle. Sensations not This is how I am Fern From the one eraser It is not possible to use the word “purely” From the track.

Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa, Ducati Panigale

Even the grip It’s a feeling that you can feel. mileage, The maximum angle, I am excellent, However, the IV Corsa’s 50% road DNA is much more apparent from this angle. I do feel confident about what my tires can do, and they make me feel good. Total grip These tires are similar to the Supercorsa SC In race compound – That feeling where you can do the stupid elbow to ground at almost every corner. It is Less marked.

Diablo Rosso IV Corsa – Beware of Pressures

The fact that the Rear Is starting to slip after Only one Fewer Starting at Turns You can pull yourself. There is nothing obvious or unexpected, but Electronics Ducati begins to intervene first The Panigale is online more often than I anticipated.

Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa

I felt this sensation once, but it’s not uncommon to feel this way after a pit stop. Pirelli technicians, After a quick review, they explained that in fact the Pressure I am Growing up We did more than we anticipated (or were we too fast in our first round?) Is it that the asphalt heated up faster? In the second session, they return them to the optimal range with a tenth less bar at the front and two at the back (in any case it is worth noting that Pirelli recommends using these tires on the track). You should not exceed 2.4 ant. – 2.1 posts. Cold).

Fireblade SP and RSV4 factory: What are the differences?

I jump on the one Fireblade SP It takes only half a turn to see the differences. You can see the differences. Rear Now she behaves like a real one Homologated racing rubberWith an excellent grip and no trace whatsoever of unexpected sliding during the first round, Even the Front feeling improves You can also combine it with a front-end bike like Honda.

Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa, Honda Fireblade
Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa

All the sensations I feel are confirmed by riding one’s third and final shift in the morning. RSV4 Factory. The powerful torque and power that the V4 of Noale They can be a real nightmare to manage for any tire but the Rosso IV Corsa is a great solution. They don’t display There are real indicators of fatigue, even after several laps at a good pace.

Street geeks

The afternoon temperatures begin to drop, rather than rising. This is due to the presence of threatening clouds that will stay until the evening. It creates a perfect environment for evaluation. Times Starting at Heating The Diablo Rosso IV Corsa Also in Road context The feeling isn’t bad in these conditions, and it’s almost at the limit of the type tires. a few kilometers To allow the operating temperature rise, and to make the Pirellis begin to turn. to express They all potential. We are in this regard more or less a Level The Supercorsa SP Yes, road but preferable for geek climates or gaits.

Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa, Streetfighter

Diablo Rosso IV Corsa: road feeling

After that, it’s once Enter They are available at Range Ideal for operation, On the road, the same qualities of grip and feeling that were evident on the track can be clearly seen. The IV Corsa even seems to show these qualities. overdone In terms of tightness, but not exceeding in other characteristic characteristics of track tires that are further away from curbs may prove less practical. I have never driven one before. Streetfighter V4S, The Thunder will then be lit. V4 It’s an a Thunder 660.

First, the grip Rear It is superior to any road requirements, but it is not necessary to specify. The front instead, I like it for keeping basically the same behavior as the Rosso IVs: è Quick To enter a curve Facilitate the descent In Fold For the first few grades, it does more progressive, The small amount of rubber that is in direct contact with the asphalt will be a boost to the driver’s confidence.

What are they like?

Rosso Corsa tires are rare on the market. This is a category-specific tire, and I don’t mean just in terms of size. niche Only Pirelli was the first to enter this market. This is what we are actually referring to Road tires From the very strong track attitude, However, it is still a step above homologated racing. To put it another way: I’m Tires sewn to your needs The typical mountain pass geekWho appreciates aggressive driving with his knees on ground and who occasionally wants to have some fun on the track with his bike.

Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa, Tuono V4

This was the Rosso Corsa II. Every point of view is improvedI would choose to place primarily among them Feel at the front And grip The rear. To the point that the step mentioned a few lines before, which still separates them with the Supercorsa SP seems to have decreased to little more that a slight height difference. Last year’s experience in the Rosso IV taught it to me that. All probabilities in Pirelli They are already planning To clarify the internal hierarchies once more

SuperBike Italia has the Pirelli Diablo Rosso 4 Corsa article.

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