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Pirelli: New tyres for WSBK in 2013

Pirelli: New tyres for WSBK in 2013
By Eurosport

Last update19/10/2011 at 08:55

Publishedon 19/10/2011 at 08:53

Last update19/10/2011 at 08:55

Publishedon 19/10/2011 at 08:53

Article by Eurosport

Pirelli have announced that they will supply tyres half an inch longer in diameter to for World Superbike teams starting in 2013.

The Diablo tyres will be 17" rather than the current 16.5" tyres, which are already used in several national Superbike championships.

The new tyres, Pirelli claim, will increase responsiveness without requiring manufacturers to modify the bike chassis, as well as offer a thicker tread for improved handling and consistency.

Pirelli, sole suppliers of World Superbike tyres, will aim to transfer the knowledge from their race tyres to the general bike market.

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