Rubber Control tyres keep it fair
In the interests of fairness we fitted control tyres for each element of the test. Tyres make big a difference to a machine’s overall performance and the way it feels. That was highlighted in our sports tyre comparison test last year at Aragon on a BMW S1000RR. In our ‘blind’ test the difference between the fastest and slowest tyres was a staggering five seconds a lap.
With all our 1000s coming on different rubber, control tyres level the playing field.
Pirelli Diablo Superbike SC3
New for 2017, these trackday slicks are designed to offer top performance without the headache of managing race rubber. Pure competition tyres degrade though constant heat cycles and have to match the track temperature of the track and if they don’t they can tear.
The new Pirelli lasted perfectly for two hard days riding, offering lots of confidence-inspiring performance. Teams use these hard-compound SC3 slicks in World Endurance.
Pirelli Superbike SC1 front/sc0 rear
For ultimate performance we used these super-sticky, soft compound pure racing slicks for our timed laps.
Pirelli Diablo Rosso III
These all-purpose sports tyres offer more than enough confidence and grip for the road. They warm-up fast, offer superb wet and dry grip and you’ll get an easy 3000-miles out of a rear on superbikes like these.
Control tyres keep things fair