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Aug 8, 2012

Pirelli Will Continue To Supply 16.5-inch Road Race Tires In North America

PIRELLI NORTH AMERICA CONFIRMS SUPPLY OF 16.5 INCH ROAD RACING TIRES FOR U.S. AND CANADIAN MARKETS

Rome, Georgia 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 Road Racing 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 road racing 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 road racing tires sales and service, we maintain one of the broadest selections of performance products for both amateur and professional racing enthusiasts."


PIRELLI'S CURRENT 16.5-INCH TIRE RANGE:

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


Visit CT Racing to check pricing and local availability in the Western U.S. In the Eastern U.S. or Canada, please contact Orion Motorsports.

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.