Pirelli North America Confirms Supply of 16.5 Inch Roadracing Tires for U.S. and Canadian Markets

ROME, GA – August 2, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  While internet racing forums and race paddocks are buzzing about the FIM Superbike World Championship making the switch to 17” racing tires in 2013, some riders are under the impression that Pirelli will stop producing 16.5 slick and rain tires.

Jeff Johnston, Pirelli’s North America Moto Roadracing Manager states the following: “Pirelli is committed to servicing the North America market now and in the future with 16.5 inch racing tires. Our roadracing distributors stock these slick and rain tires in the latest constructions and compounds, and ‘We race what we sell and we sell what we Race.’ is consistently reinforced for this reason. As a worldwide leader in motorcycle roadracing tires sales and service, we maintain one of the broadest selections of performance products for both amateur and professional racing enthusiasts.”


Product Code Size Type/Compound
1634200 120/75R420(16.5) Slick front SC1
1634100 120/75R420(16.5) Slick front SC2
1633100 190/65R420(16.5) Slick SC1
1633000 190/65R420(16.5) Slick SC1
1757800 120/75R420(16.5) Rain front SCR1
1756800 195/65R420(16.5) Rain SCR1

Pirelli Tire North America designs, develops, manufactures and markets tires for passenger vehicles in both the original equipment and replacement markets as well as markets and distributes tires for motorcycles and motorsports. Located in Rome, Georgia, Pirelli’s Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) employs state-of-the-art technology to manufacture tires for both export and domestic markets.

For further informationplease contact:
Pirelli Communications and Media Relations – NAFTA Region
212. 497. 8820          ptna.pr@pirelli.com

Kevin Allen – Moto PR Manager
917. 232. 8851         kevin.allen@pirelli.com