Pirelli Scorpion Trail Dual Sport Front Tire
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
7500 Mile ride of National Parks
I recently wrapped up a 7550 mile ride from Chicago to most of the major National Parks. I wanted a set of tires for my 07 Multistrada 1100 that could handle gravel and dirt roads to some remote campgrounds on these parks. The tires and the bike handled great. By the time I got to badlands I had done over 1000 miles and that was the first test for the tires on gravel/dirt. They handled great! On some stretches of the remote campground road in the Badlands, I was able to hit 70mph. On the twisties the tires had great grip and always felt planted. (please not that I don't scrape pegs) The tires started to show wear by the time I hit Mono Lake area and Bodie California (5000 miles) By that time the tread was 60-70% worn and I felt l was loosing grip on the dirt road to Bodie. By the time I got to Bryce in Utah (6000+ miles) The tires were on their last leg. They barely got me home to Chicago at 7550 miles with all the middle tread gone. So in short, they will do about 7000 miles, but start loosing grip on dirt/gravel at about 5000 miles. I wanted these tires to last me my whole trip and they did. (barely) So overall a good experience. Will probably buy another set for next riding season.
August 31, 2014
Came with bike, good overall tire, does a lot of things very well . . .
July 14, 2014
Excellent overall even that I have marked "Good" on some aspects, bike comes with this tire, so back on it
July 14, 2014
Over all great tire that came stock on my Triumph Tiger.
June 30, 2014