The Ducati Superleggera V4 has been recognized all over the world as a street-legal motorcycle with unmatched amount of performance and stability at high speeds even though the superbike just weighs 152 kilos. It is the only street-legal motorcycle in the world that comes with frame, sub-frame, swing arm and wheels made of carbon fiber.
Having a powerful engine alone does not make the Ducati Superleggera V4 great. Other components of the bike has to equally perform well to consider the amount of power that bike manages to exert. The tyres too have to perform at their maximum potential to assist the bike travelling at high speeds.
The combination of weight and the 234 horsepower produced by the motorcycle' s V4 engine gives an impressive power-to-weight ratio. This is what makes the Ducati Superlegerra V4 an impressive and a unique motorcycle.
One of the important aspects of the motorcycles is its aerodynamics. The biplane wings along with the carbon fiber components makes the motorcycle to produce at least 50 kg of downforce. Also the tyres need to be appreciated because the Prelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres provides the stability that the bike requires.
Pirelli has worked closely with Ducati in creating a well engineered set of tyre during the development of Superleggera V4. Both the manufacturers had to create a highly innovative tyre which could withstand the power and performance of the Italian superbike.
About the Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP:
Pirelli has made the front tyre of the Ducati Superleggera V4 with a single compound because it allows the tyre to warm up rapidly and provide traction in any type of condition. The rear tyre uses two compounds which is basically a racing compound that forms the shoulders of the tyre actually developed for the FIM superbike World Championship. The sidewalls are rounded which is the result of a redesigned tyre structure. The appearance of the tyres are also a delight to the viewer since a special colour is used to present the red Pirelli and Diablo logo.
The WSBK derived materials and structure provides the performance that the bike requires. The low carcass deformation ratio ensures increased agility and improved handling. The long longitudinal groove ensures better wear regularity and consistency in performance output.
The Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP front tyre comes sized 120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL - SP while the rear tyres come in different sizes such as 180/55 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL - SP, 190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL - SP, 200/55 ZR 17 M/C (78W) TL - SP.