Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa

The Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa is a Trackday and Competition Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Motorcycles.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 93%
Wet Grip 66%
Road Feedback 89%
Handling 88%
Wear 70%
Comfort 86%
Buy again 85%

Tyre review data from 20 tyre reviews averaging 82% over 54,906 miles driven.

The Diablo Rosso Corsa is ranked 3rd of 7 Summer Trackday and Competition tyres.

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Diablo Rosso Corsa Prices

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180/55 R17 £128.90 - £134.49 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top 3 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Reviews

Given 74% while driving a Honda CBR929RR (180/55 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 3,500 spirited miles
These were fitted to my Blade when I bought it. After a 100 winter miles I was very confident that they would perform better in the dry than the wet weather I was experiencing. That said they didn't move around in the cold and wet conditions until I pushed further than I would normally in those conditions. In the dry and warm weather they are very very good with a nice and progressive turn in and stable once the bike is over on it's side. Grip is good in the dry and you can rip up the edge of the tyre if you are riding spiritedly. Warm up time is good in the dry but they go off quick in the cold and wet. Last well and I expect them to last another 1000 miles before they really go off, although the front is wearing unevenly but thats probably down to my riding style. Very recommended, I will be buying another set for the summer but perhaps not for the next winter.
14 - tyre reviewed on May 1, 2015   
Given 84% while driving a Yamaha R1 (190/55 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
All the grip you need on a dry road or on a dry track day. Initially found them ok in the wet but have recently 'gone off' I think. Will spin up easily on a wet road. Tyres have done about 2000 miles including 2 track days. Rear has 3mm left on it.
12 - tyre reviewed on April 12, 2016   
Given 83% while driving a Honda CBR600RR (180/55 R17) on mostly country roads for 5,000 spirited miles
These tyres are awesome, just on the wet road it's getting a lill bit slippery.
5 - tyre reviewed on May 22, 2015   
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Latest Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Reviews

(190/55 R17) on mostly motorways for 8,500 average miles
November of 2020 - 13743Km. 2014 Kawasaki ZX10R. Pirelli-Diablo-Rosso-Corsa 2 Rear Only: The wear indicator is flat with the top run strip of the tyre. Front Only: can still go for about 2000Km. Cornering: Rear - Top portion of brand/tyre name? High speed and normal riding which include wet and dry - did not push the cornering in the wet conditions. I am happy with the handling and wear pattern - Rear tyre is still very good.on the sidewall. Will replace with the same set front and back. South Africa; Free State. .
1 - tyre reviewed on November 23, 2020   
Given 94% while driving a Yamaha FZ6 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 1,200 spirited miles
best road tyres ever for my FZR 600 Yam. Corners like it is on rails.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 24, 2018   
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Given 83% while driving a Kawasaki ZX10r (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 7,000 average miles
I think these are great.

Have used them on My ZX10 and probbaly have had close to 7000 miles on the rear. I dont use them on track.

The rear started to get a flat spot on it however when I was in Germany.

In the wet they arent great. You cant give it any power or it will kick out. These arent for the wet though.

They heat up quick and dont shred. I really like them.
4 - tyre reviewed on March 15, 2016   
Given 70% while driving a Aprilia Tuono v4r (190/55 R17) on mostly country roads for 1,500 spirited miles
these tyres have good grip and feed back as you would expect from Pirelli the only draw back is they dont last, i have them fitted to my Tuono v4r APRC and have done 1500 miles the rear is starting to cut on the edges of the tread so another 300 miles it will need replacing.
1 - tyre reviewed on May 5, 2014   
Given 93% while driving a Triumph Street Triple R (180/55 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
I've had the opportunity to compare a stock Bridgestone on my previous 2012 Triumph Street Triple and the stock Pirelli DRC on my new 2013 Triumph Street Triple R. Simple put, Pirelli DRC is so much better. They stick very well with no surprises in all conditions. Just give it a couple minutes to warm up, even cold they were better. The center in showing only a tiny bit of wear and little less on sides but to be fair I'm still finishing a careful break-in on this new bike at 1550kms.

Using the Bridgestone's, they were slippery scary. I once had to drop my foot to avoid a slow speed sudden slide out in a corner! I have had no experience with the Pirelli Brand but pleasantly surprised with its performance. Having only owned in past years other brands; Dunlop, Metzler and Bridgestone, I can say these are the best I have experienced. The DRC's have provided me with very high confidence both in cold dry and wet conditions. Very good in Canadian wet cold climates. They provide quick flick-able feel in corners with super grip. On the highway, very comfortable ride, they show excellent handling at higher speeds in spirited riding on standing water conditions, heavy showers, loose pavement, uneven or bumpy surfaces.
Highly recommend the Pirelli DRC and will buy the same again.
2 - tyre reviewed on June 26, 2013   
Given 91% while driving a Kawasaki ZZR1200 (180/55 R17) on a combination of roads for 4,000 average miles
Great tyres, especially on dry roads. Have not ridden in the wet very often but no problems. As well as great grip, they are feel very progressive once they do slide. The front really improved the steering of the bike, but does tend to fall into sharp corners.
I managed 3,000 miles from the rear and it looks like the front will last at least twice as long.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 11, 2012   
Given 88% while driving a Honda CBR1000RR10 (190/55 R17 R) on track for 200 spirited miles
Went to these after having Pilot Pure. The Pure's are a great tyre and gave great wear (over 7000km!) but they dont really come close to the handling and grip of the Pirelli Corsa. I had my first track day on these so its a bit hard to compare but if you dont want to compromise on grip and are happy to get max 4000km (so i have been told) then they are a better buy then the Pures. They inspire alot more confidence.
1 - tyre reviewed on October 21, 2012   
Given 77% while driving a Yamaha FZ1 (190/55 R17) on mostly country roads for 2,000 spirited miles
I drive this tire for the second time. The rear last 3300 km and the front has not spent up to half. This is the only weakness, but otherwise the rest things about it I'm 100% satisfied.
0 - tyre reviewed on June 25, 2012   
Given 87% while driving a Yamaha YZF R6 (180/55 R17 W) on track for 800 spirited miles
Great tyres on dry roads and excellent grip on the track (more than I can use). They don't feel so good on a damp/wet track, but that's to be expected given that they are not wet weather tyres. After 800 miles (including 2 track days) they are showing only a little sign of wear, which is very even across the tyres (120/60 front and 180/55 rear).
0 - tyre reviewed on June 22, 2012   
Given 84% while driving a Kawasaki zx6r (180/55 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
Adequate wet grip. Rear wet grip not so good as I think the silica component is less on the rear. Real rubber! There are no groves on the tyres edges but this gives excellent grip in the dry for track days.
Dry weather performance is great. The bike holds corners really well improving stability in corners, just lean is far as you want on my ZX6r. Tyres take a a few minutes to warm up but once given them a little work out the grip levels are exceptional, a step up from the Battleaxe BT016 I normally run. The front is especially progressive and feedback great, can feel exactly what the front is doing without worrying about it giving out completely when right on the limits of adhesion. The front and back tyre complement each other well. More comfortable than I was expecting soaking up bumps well without loosing feel, this maintains confidence especially on bumpier roads. The bike feels more stable. However this can make it tempting to go into corners TOO fast. Wear rates I am unsure on at the moment. The grip levels I have experienced are better than expected so a track day in warm weather will be a great treat. One other thing of note is that the power transfer to the road feels very good. I am impressed with this tyre but you will need to work it hard before it works hard for you, then riding fast is effortless.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 15, 2011   
Given 87% while driving a Yamaha R1 (190/55 R17) on a combination of roads for 6 average miles
I've had the opportunity to sample various tyres over the years, ranging from BT015's and others, Pilot Pures, Pilot Power 2CT's, Pilot Road 2's...and recently Pirelli DRC's.
While I love the Pilot Power 2CT tyres, I cannot express in enough words my total satisfaction in the Pirelli DRC's !
At just on 6,500 miles to date (~10,000km), the middle of the rear tyre is borderline legal, with extremely even wear from middle to either side evident, as marvelled by several bike service centres recently. These tyres (DRC's) have provided me with immense confidence both in the dry AND the wet.
They provide quick tipping-in to corners with supreme levels of grip. On a recent interstate ride, they displayed great handling qualities with VERY spirited riding in standing water conditions, heavy showers and uneven, bumpy road surfaces - the latter unplanned, of course !
I cannot recommend these tyres enough and very shortly will be replacing these with the same brand. Congrats Pirelli on producing a magnificent tyre.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 7, 2011   
Kawasaki zx12r (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 4,000 spirited miles
Running on a 55 ZX12R Modded to 195bhp, use everyday for 30 mile round commute come rain or shine, also 'Weekend Blasts'..
These tyres are very very good, have run many different tyres over the years and not much comes close in terms of Grip V Wear. Great while 'Getting Down' to the edge with the triple compound, and gave me an amazing 3700m rear and 5000m front, even with all the grunt of the 12. Wet I would say pretty good but the front a little 'vague', so i don't tend to push it too hard. Prior to these tyres i was on Michelin Pilot Power 2CT's and these are better in my opinion...
0 - tyre reviewed on May 11, 2011