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Pirelli is again confirmed as the first and natural choice of many motorcycle manufacturers, selecting tyres from the Italian brand as original equipment for their upcoming new models of 2020. The range of seven tyres were chosen to equip thirty-four new models from nine different motorcycle manufacturers: Ducati, MV Agusta, Aprilia, Kawasaki, Triumph, Indian Motorcycle and the electric Energica Motor Company, Zero Motorcycles and Tacita.

Pirelli tyres equip all new 2020 models presented by Ducati:

  • Ducati Streetfighter V4 / V4 S with DIABLO ROSSO CORSA II, 120/70 ZR17 front and 200/60 ZR17 rear
  • Panigale V2 with DIABLO ROSSO CORSA II, 120/70 ZR17 front and 180/60 ZR17 rear
  • Panigale V4 / V4 S with DIABLO Supercorsa SP, 120/70 ZR17 front and 200/60 ZR17 rear
  • Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour with SCORPION Trail II, 120/70 ZR17 front and 190/55 ZR17 rear
  • Diavel 1260 “Dark Stealth” / Diavel 1260 S “Ducati Red” with DIABLO ROSSO III, 120/70 ZR17 front and 240/45 ZR17 rear
  • Monster 1200 S “Black on Black” with DIABLO ROSSO III, 120/70 ZR17 front and 190/55 ZR17 rear
  • Scrambler Icon Dark with MT 60 RS, 110/80 R18 front and 180/55 R17 rear

MV Agusta also chose Pirelli tyres for their new models:

  • RUSH 1000 with DIABLO Supercorsa SP, 120/70 ZR17 front and 200/55 ZR17 rear
  • Brutale 1000 RR with DIABLO Supercorsa SP, 120/70 ZR17 front and 200/55 ZR17 rear
  • Brutale 800 Rosso with DIABLO ROSSO III, 120/70 ZR17 front and 180/55 ZR17 rear
  • Turismo Veloce 800 Rosso with SCORPION TRAIL II, 120/70 ZR17 front and 190/55 ZR17 rear
  • Superveloce 800 / Superveloce 800 serie oro with DIABLO ROSSO Corsa II, 120/70 ZR17 front and 180/55 ZR17 rear

Many of the new models presented by Aprilia are equipped with Pirelli tyres:

  • RS 660 with DIABLO ROSSO Corsa II, 120/70 ZR17 front and 180/55 ZR17 rear
  • Tuono V4 1100, in the new colours Sachsenring red and Magny-Cours grey, with DIABLO ROSSO III, 120/70 ZR17 front and 190/55 ZR17 rear
  • Tuono V4 1100 Factory with DIABLO Supercorsa, 120/70 ZR17 front and 190/55 ZR17 rear
  • RSV4 RR / RSV4 RR Factory with DIABLO Supercorsa SP, 120/70 ZR17 front and 200/55 ZR17 rear

The ties between Pirelli and Italian motorcycle manufacturers is historically very strong but the tyres of the Milanese brand are also highly appreciated and regularly requested by many other manufacturers such as Kawasaki, Triumph Motorcycles and Indian Motorcycle.

For Kawasaki, Pirelli is original equipment on the new Z H2 with DIABLO ROSSO III tyres in the sizes 120/70 ZR17 front and 190/55 ZR17 rear.

Also Triumph Motorcycles has announced several new models for 2020 choosing Pirelli tyres as original equipment:

  • Street Triple RS with DIABLO Supercorsa SP, 120/70 ZR17 front and 180/55 ZR17 rear
  • Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition with DIABLO Supercorsa SP, 120/70 ZR17 front and 180/55 ZR17 rear
  • Bonneville Bud Ekins T120 and T100 Special Editions with PHANTOM Sportscomp, 100/90 – 18 front and 150/70 R17 rear

Another tyre much appreciated is the MT 60 RS which, precisely for its design and performance, is the original equipment in the sizes 130/90 B16 front and 150/80 B16 rear of the Scout Bobber by Indian Motorcycle.

Pirelli is also the first tyre choice of motorcycle manufacturers that exclusively produce electric vehicles, among them Energica Motor Company, Zero Motorcycles and Tacita. The Energica Motor Company 2020 motorcycle range has upgraded to a new power unit with a 21.5 kWh lithium polymer battery that improves performance and saves weight. The following models benefit from this improvement:

  • Eva Ribelle with DIABLO ROSSO III, 120/70 ZR17 front and 180/55 ZR17 rear
  • Eva EsseEsse9+ with PHANTOM Sportscomp, 120/70 ZR17 front and 180/55 ZR17 rear

As for the Californian company Zero Motorcycles the following selections were made:

  • SR/F with DIABLO ROSSO III, 120/70 ZR17 front and 180/55 ZR17 rear
  • DSR Black Forest Edition with MT 60, 110/90 19 front and 130/80 17 rear

Tacita, another company that decided to focus on electric propulsion, chose Pirelli to equip its motorcycles. Both the T-Cruise Urban and the new T-Cruise Turismo are equipped with DIABLO ROSSO III tyres in the 120/70 ZR17 front and 160/60 ZR17 rear sizes.

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