PIRELLI AND METZELER TIE FOR TOP HONOURS
April 26 2004. Pirelli and Metzeler have tied for top honours in the BIKE magazine Sports Road Tyre test 2004.

All the latest rubber was on test from all the leading manufacturers using a 2004 Yamaha R6 as the test bed and BIKE tester Ben Wilkins the pilot.

Tyres tested were, Avon Azaro SP sport, Bridgestone BT014, Dunlop D208, Metzeler Sportec M-1, Michelin Pilot Power, and Pirelli Diablo.

Pirelli's Diablo was top of the pile with the Metzeler Sportec M-1 sharing the top spot.

Bike Magazine's technical guru Bob Gray commenting on the Pirelli Diablo in his conclusion wrote, "Benchmark tyre for the test, it scored highest in rider feedback and put in the quickest lap times."