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Choosing the Right Tire Compound

Wondering which tire compound is right for your style of riding? The compound info below is organized from the stickiest (track) tires to hardest (cruiser) tires followed by dual sport/adventure tires.

Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 (Stickiest-Track Style Tire)

  • Derived from World Superbike racing – optimizes the contact patch providing greater traction and precision when cornering
  • Bi-compound rear increases grip at maximum lean angle for better handling and feedback
  • Narrower grooves improves wear for more consistent performance
  • (W)-rated for speeds of 168+ mph

Diablo Rosso Corsa II

  • Multi-compound – bi-compound front, triple compound rear – for increased grip and feedback
  • Rear tread pattern with a slick shoulder improves grip and wear pattern
  • Increased mileage and wet performance versus Diablo Rosso Corsa
  • (W)-rated for speeds of 168+ mph

Diablo Rosso III

  • Pirelli technology from the World Superbike Championship
  • Unprecedented handling for a new generation of sport behavior
  • WSBK-derived profile for agile response, quick turn-in and transitions
  • "Flash" racing tread pattern promotes uniform wear for performance consistency throughout the tire's life
  • Bi-compound design with a wide race compound strip offering full grip from mid-lean angle
  • High-performance silica compounds improve grip across a wide range of temperatures for optimal grip in all conditions
  • Large footprint area for improved adherence
  • (W)-rated for speeds of 168+ mph

Diablo Rosso II

  • Multi-Compound Supersport Tires
  • Bi-Compound rear tire combining long lasting mileage with excellent grip at full lean
  • Front tire's design is derived from the Diablo Rosso Corsa to provide improved drainage, better wear regularity and efficient braking
  • Pirelli Enhanced Patch Technology (EPT) optimizing the contact patch for improved grip
  • Functional Groove Design (FGD) to optimize wet behavior
  • Slick shoulder area for maximum grip at full lean, providing confidence and top performance
  • H-rated for speeds up to 130 mph, W-rated for speeds up to 168 mph and (W)-rated for speeds of 168+ mph

Angel GT 2

  • Sport Touring Tires
  • Dual compound rear provides excellent grip in all conditions with increased mileage over previous generation Angel GT.
  • Typical of Pirelli DNA, Angel GT II offers sporty handling.
  • Outstanding grip in wet conditions with industry leading mileage.

Angel GT

  • Extended Mileage Sport Tires
  • Includes multi-compound technology from the World Superbike Championship (on select rears)
  • Extended Mileage Sport (EMS) - best in class for mileage and grip
  • Improved wet grip performance
  • Ideal for sport bikes that require increased mileage without sacrificing grip and traction
  • "A Spec" rears feature a 2-ply, reinforced carcass for heavy-duty sport-touring models
  • V-rated for speeds up to 149 mph or (W)-rated for speeds of 168+ mph

MT66-Route 66

  • Value Cruiser Tire
  • Classic design with modern compounds developed for metric cruiser bikes of all sizes
  • Improving a motorcycle's handling characteristics at a value price point
  • Designed for wet grip, exceptional handling, riding comfort and durability
  • Designed to provide a smooth ride with superior stability
  • Exceptional performance at an exceptional value
  • H-rated for speeds up to 130 mph, S-rated for speeds up to 112 mph

Sport Demon

  • Bias Sport/Touring Tire
  • Specially designed front tire - profile is designed to greatly improve handling; excellent water evacuation thanks to central sine-wave groove
  • Multiple-radius rear tire profile provides lighter and more precise handling and stability in all riding conditions - radial-like handling from bias-ply tires
  • H-rated for speeds up to 130 mph,
  • V-rated for speeds up to 149 mph,
  • (V)-rated for speeds of 149+ mph

Scorpion Trail II

  • For the latest-generation of enduro street riders
  • Increased mileage, improved wet grip with an incredible performance consistency throughout its entire life cycle
  • Innovative tread pattern combines the typical off-road style of the Pirelli Scorpion™ range with the experience directly derived from the Angel GT (Pirelli's top sport touring product)
  • Peak performance of enduro and sport touring blended into one product
  • Larger center compound stripe to guarantee enhanced cornering performance
  • Central compound developed for higher mileage and improved behavior in wet conditions
  • Side compound for optimized balance between dry and wet performance
  • High performance for heavy, fully-loaded bikes
  • Incredible versatility ensures peak performance on long, straight journeys or twisty roads with the most adverse weather conditions
  • V-rated for speeds up to 149 mph, (V)-rated for speeds to 149+ mph, W-rated for speeds up to 168 mph, (W)-rated for speeds to 168+ mph

MT 60 RS

  • Dual Sport Tire
  • Corsa radial with maximum grip tread
  • Superb cornering and straight-line stability; exceptional wet-weather performance
  • Excellent traction, on- and off-road; provides light, responsive handling
  • Designed for machines like the KTM Duke and Ducati Scrambler
  • S-rated for speeds up to 112 mph,
  • H-rated for speeds up to 130 mph,
  • V-rated for speeds up to 149 mph,
  • W-rated for speeds up to 168 mph and (W)-rated for speeds of 168+ mph

MT 21 Rally Cross

  • Offroad Tire
  • Provides excellent off-road performance, even over long distances
  • Top-selling dual-sport tire in the U.S.A.
  • Designed mainly for off-road use
  • Tube type (TT)

*Disclaimer: this list is only featuring the tires we are selling on our website not all Pirelli models.