January 31, 2019
| On 11 months ago

Pirelli Partners with Kramer Motorcycles to Become Official Tire Supplier

It’s been an unwritten rule between Kramer riders, at least in the US, that Pirelli tires work great with Kramer Motorcycles. Now it’s official.

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Pirelli Tire North America has reached an agreement with Kramer Motorcycles USA to become the sole tire supplier for the brand’s race-ready sportbikes. Kramer, which focuses its efforts solely on track-only motorcycles, will rely on the race-proven performance of Pirelli’s DIABLO™ Superbike slicks.

“Partnering with Kramer Motorcycles is a great addition to the Pirelli brand”, said Oscar Solis, road racing manager, Pirelli. “Kramer’s attention to detail with producing high-end race bikes is second to none. The brand’s commitment to supplying customers with race-ready machines fits perfectly with the DIABLO™ Superbike tire. Pirelli is constantly updating its racing slicks with new technology, and just like Kramer, remains focused on giving all riders access to the brand’s latest offerings.”

The four-year-old German motorcycle manufacturer, led by founder Markus Kramer, builds race-ready sportbikes that are powered by KTM engines. Each customer gets a high-performance machine that is tailored for them, including the WP suspension components. Kramer currently offers two different models in North America, the HKR EVO2 S and HKR EVO2 R. The S model features an 80 horsepower KTM 690 LC4 engine, race-focused chassis, tunable suspension, selectable engine mapping and advanced braking systems. The R model includes all of the S models features as well as upgraded components, superior braking system and forged wheels.

Joe Karvonen, president of Kramer Motorcycles USA, says, “We are excited to forge this partnership with Pirelli Tire. Kramer Motorcycles strives to achieve maximum performance out of our machines and the Diablo slicks make that possible. The Pirelli DIABLO™ Superbike slicks have proved themselves to be exceptional when paired with our lightweight HKR EVO2 models.”

Pirelli has spent the past 15 years as the official tire supplier for all classes in the MOTUL FIM World Superbike Championship, which has played an instrumental role in the development and technology of the DIABLO™ Superbike slicks. The Kramer S and R models will come equipped with 120/70-17 SC2 compound front tires. On the rear, a 160/60-17 sizing will be used on the S model, while the R model comes with a 180/55-17, both in SC2 compound.

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