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RANKING: #4 Sportbike Street Tire, #5 Sportbike Track Tire, #5 Supermoto General Use Tire


Tire Description

DIABLO ROSSO III greatly improves handling, absolute grip and performance in the wet, to guarantee lasting and consistent performance for the whole lifecycle of the tire.
DIABLO ROSSO III presents new profiles, materials of the latest generation, an innovative structure, new compounds and a tread pattern that is derived directly from that of the DIABLO™ Supercorsa.

  • Pirelli technology developed within the World Superbike Championship

  • Unprecedented handling for a new generation of sporty behavior

  • Bi-compound with wide side soft stripe offering full grip starting from mid lean angle

  • Large footprint area for improved adherence


  • Improved road and track handling over the Pirelli Diablo Rosso 2

  • Falls into corners easily


  • Does not last as long as other tires like the Michelin Road 4 or 5

  • Some reports of losing grip

Overall Review

The Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3 is a highly rated track day tire. It is also a capable street tire. Most reviews prefer the 3 to the 2. Handling is quick and the bike is flickable. Tires warm up quickly. Some reports of losing grip.

Reviews by Source

134 reviews, 4.9 out of 5 stars. On a 2013 Daytona 675, use it for both track and canyon, and works well on both. On a Yamaha FZ1, in turns the Pirelli Diablo Rosso III is a bit more stable and provides more grip than the Michelin Road 5; it is easier to fall into corners; it is a softer tire so wont last as long as the Michelin Road 4 or 5. On a 2015 600RR, had slipping on white lines and tar snakes. Another feels the Rosso II is better for A group racing. On a Kawasaki Z900, grip level for aggressive riding is stellar; works well in wet and dirt/gravel. On an R1, feels firmly planted, tire warms up quickly, handles bumps in the road well. On a CB400SF, bike tips in easily, quick to warm up, wet handling is excellent.

63 reviews, 5 of 5 stars. One rider got 4k miles. On a CBR600RR, like them better than the Pilot Power 3, provide better grip and quicker handling. On a 2019 BMW XR, feels the Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3 is better than the 2. On an FZ09, rides on both track and road and they work well. Another gets 2k to 3k per set. Another says they are the best tires they have used, bike feels lighter and flickable.

154 reviews, 4.8 of 5 stars. On a 2017 Aprilia Tuono, had mixed results, one of the rears regularly kicked out in corners. On a 08 GSXR 750, make the bike more nimble, quick and precise turn in and very stable and high lean angle.




RANKING: #4 Sportbike Street Tire, #5 Sportbike Track Tire, #5 Supermoto General Use Tire

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