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post #1 of 14 Old 10-30-2015, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Pirelli Scorpion Trail Motorcycle Tire

Pirelli Scorpion Trail Motorcycle Rear Tire. 150/70/17, looks like good tire. interesting tread design. fairly good price, about $155.. tread life ? over all performance ? what do you think ? TIA..

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Pirelli Scorpion Trail Motorcycle Rear Tire. 150/70/17, looks like good tire. interesting tread design. fairly good price, about $155.. tread life ? over all performance ? what do you think ? TIA..

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They came stock on my friend's Guzzi Stelvio.
I don't know how long they'll last, he doesn't get to ride too much, but really likes the way they grip & handle.
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Pirelli, parent company of Metzeler, is being bought out by China Chemical. While Pirelli has been world-wide for many years, more of the production is moving to China. Some have reported differences between Chinese Metzeler and German Metzeler tires of the same model. We don't know much about Pirelli Scorpion Trails--try it, let us know where they were made, and how you like them. It is an older model tire. Newer tire models are the Bridgestone A40 (replacement for Battlewing), Metzeler Tourance Next, Continental TrailAttack2, and Michelin Anakee 3. The newer tires likely have better rubber compounds, tread design, casing design.

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The old Trail is so so, but the latest edition has gotten very favorable reviews.

SCORPION? Trail II, the new enduro street tyre from Pirelli that opens up a new path for adventure

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I found those to be far and away the best of the 90/10 type tires. There certainly are better road tyres, but they had far better grip off road than anything else road orientated that I've run.

Life was O.K..

I'm currently using Pilot Road 4's, a wonderful road tire but absolutely foul on gravel. Which works for me, I have a damaged shoulder right now and running those keeps me out of places where I'm likely to damage the shoulder some more


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Trail I was good for road

I was logging on to read about experiences with the Scorpion Trial II. I had an original Scorpion Trail and it did really well on the pavement. It was a superior tire, except for gravel where I went down twice - not all the tire's fault but, after running a few other tires (Dunlop TR91, and now almost used up a Heidenau K76 - which is very very good at gravel and hard pan), I see how poor the Pirrelli was on gravel.
I have a new commute route that I stay mostly on pavement now, so I was thinking of trying the Scorpion Trial II. I'll look around a bit.

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I was logging on to read about experiences with the Scorpion Trial II. I had an original Scorpion Trail and it did really well on the pavement. It was a superior tire, except for gravel where I went down twice - not all the tire's fault but, after running a few other tires (Dunlop TR91, and now almost used up a Heidenau K76 - which is very very good at gravel and hard pan), I see how poor the Pirrelli was on gravel.
I have a new commute route that I stay mostly on pavement now, so I was thinking of trying the Scorpion Trial II. I'll look around a bit.
That Dunlop TR91 is one excellent all around tire for big ADV bikes, my ole 1000 came with them when I acquired it.

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Yeah, I really really like the TR91. Maybe I'm just not ready for a long-term commitment yet. I still want to hunt for other tires, but they were very good to me. The front wore quickly (compared to others I've used) though, and had a little cupping wear to them. But, the ride and traction were excellent. I've seen them on sale for a good bit less than I paid last year.

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