Pirelli Scorpion Trail Dual Sport Front Tire
OK tire but not exceptional
I installed a set of these on my Kawasaki Versys. When new they have slightly more traction off pavement than the average sport touring tire while only sacrificing a small amount of pavement traction. On the downside they have a short life and flat spot quickly. Once the treads have worn they have no more bite than the average sport tour tire. I noticed a significant improvement in pavement performance over these with the Michelin PR 3. OK tires for what they are but not exceptional in any way. I drive so little off road I have gone back to using Michelin PR4s now for their superior wear and pavement performance and just keep my speed down when I hit the occasional dirt/gravel road.
February 7, 2015
Great tire for the road.
About to spoon on my third set of Pirelli Scorpion Trails. Set one was on a Triumph Tiger 800 and I got 9000 miles out of that set (I am a moderately aggressive rider). This will be my second set on my Duc Multi 1200 (I got just shy of 5000 miles out of the first set on the Multi) and I will buy them again in the future. They are not as cheap as the Pilot Road IIs, but they work great in the wet and look badass at the same time. Unique tread pattern is very quite compared to Michellin Aneke IIIs.
March 2, 2015
The Pirreli Scorpion Trail tire, a great touring tire
From years of motorcycle touring I've found that having dual sport tires on my BMW RT allows me to be better prepared when road coditions go bad, and they do. Such as snow, muddy pot holes, gravel, dirt, and clay. The Pirreli Scorpion Trail tires are great in rain with a lot of good water channeling, and long distance, best of all they come in a variety of sport touring sizes. My 2014 BMW RT came with Conti RoadAttack 2 GT tires, and I can hardly wait to get these tires off.
December 30, 2014
20% dirt and 80% road
I love this tire. The first thing I did when I bought my 2008 Ducati Multistrada 1100 S in the summer of 2014 is put a set of these tires on the bike.
My, what a difference! The replaced a set of pretty mediocre Bridgestone touring tires.
I really wanted something that suited the Multi; a bit of dirt and gravel roads and pavement. This is the tire. While it doesn't have the confidence or grip of a Michelin Pilot Road 4, it is certainly more capable.
I have taken this tire over 5,000 miles across Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Utah and I will replace it with the same set. It's handled the Burr Trail, eastern Oregon's questionable road surfaces and endless miles of southern Utah's amazing roads.
Think of it as a perfect compromise between and TKC-80 and Pilot Road 4.
December 29, 2014
A great tire both on the highway or backroads
This is the tire chosen by Honda for their CB500X. It has proven to be a good tire sweeping through back road corners and for the occasional exploration of some unpaved roads.
As an experienced motorcyclist I can appreciate spending all day riding the back roads knowing my CB500X is equipped with good tires.
December 15, 2014
Loving it so far
Now have about 500 miles on the tire with about 60% of that on one long ride over the Sierra Nevada. Stopping traction has been spot on and zero issues while leaning in the twisties. Have a Scorpion Trail on the front and back. Hit some loose rocks on one of the hairpins and recovered without issue. Can't speak to tread wear yet but all signs point to "groovy"
September 2, 2014
Great tire for smaller bikes
Put these tire on a Kawasaki Versys 650 and they do really well. Handle the pavement and fire access roads with good results. They do great in wet weather. I do think they are too soft for larger displacement bikes, only getting 4500 miles out of a rear tire on a 650cc machine.
October 14, 2014
This tire has excellent wet and dry characteristics, the use in a motorcycle Kawasaki Versys 2009 is my second pair, the first perform about 20,000 km with the rear tire and even use the front. It is a very good tire.
September 16, 2014