Pirelli Scorpion Trail Dual Sport Front Tire
Very grippy rubber for the twisty roads
This is my second set of Pirelli's. They last a reasonable amount of time/miles. Although they may cost a little more and not last quite as long as other brands, I have piece of mind. There is no need to cut corners when it comes to safety.
May 20, 2013
Love this tire
I absolutely love this tire. It is a soft tire, which is why I changed to it from Metzeller Tourance tires, and as a result it is super grippy. It really inspires confidence.
Most of my riding is on road, I go on pretty frequent rides in the twisty mountain roads in N. Georgia. This tire is awesome for these roads. I also like to go on fire roads and gravel roads and adventure a little on trails etc. On this kind of terrain I was incredibly surprised at how this tire performed for only being a 5% off road tire. If you want a great road tire, and a tire that can still manage a little adventuring then this tire is going to blow your mind.
I'll be sticking with these tires on my bike for many tire changed to come... unless I totally decide to switch to hardcore knobbies!
February 25, 2013
I have a Versys and I go ocassionally to backroads, The original tire in gravel used to slide a lot. This is from a softer compound and I feel the grip in the curves and dirt.
The Versys uses a 160/60/17 and Revzilla didn't have it on list, but I made the observation and they search with the supplier and put it available in 1 day!
Overall Excellent tire, excellent customer service.
February 18, 2013
Great all-around tire
This tire is great for my application. Only need enough to handle graded dirt roads. With a lower pressure they do much better than the road tread. Also much better wet performance for commuting.
February 18, 2013
great for commuting, bad for dirt
These are excellent for commuting on my KLR650, as well as longer pavement rides. They perform very well in all pavement conditions--great grab when it's wet, excellent hold when leaning way over. I've dragged the side of my boot when turning with these, so they'll take being leaned way down. The down side is they STINK off road. Sure, they'll do a hard-packed dirt road just fine, and I know they aren't designed to do serious off road. Just be aware that they are NOT going to hold on anything loose.
November 14, 2012
Great high mileage tire for lightweight adventure bikes
This is the 3rd Scorpion rear tire I've mounted on my F650GS over the past few years, I switched from my beloved Michelin Anakee because those darned things were always on backorder. The Scorpion has given me reliable results for almost 8,000 miles per rear tire. It behaves well in corners, in the wet, on gravel, and even the occasional foray into dirt and sand.
December 17, 2012
I changed to these from a set of Metzeller Tourance tires on my 01 Triumph Tiger. I am incredible impressed with this tire. I cannot comment on the wear life yet but as for traction I can for sure. After taking them on some mountain twisty roads at some spirited speeds these tires gripped much more than the Tourance's ever did. They inspire confidence if you really need to throw your bike deep in as blind corners get tighter than expected. I have used them on some mild gravel fire road type surfaces too and considering this is a 95% - 5% tire I was again surprised at how they performed. I can highly recommend this tire. I researched the mess out of tires before I bought and I am very pleased with these tires. These are all that I'll be running on my Tiger from now on. Highly recommend.
November 30, 2012
Solid Soft Roader
I bought this tire due to the back order on my bikes stock tire the Dunlop D616. The scorpion trail seemed to be the closest match on paper.
I have to say now after riding a thousand miles on the scorpion trail, that it is an improvement over the stock tire for the sport touring type of riding I do. It is more than competent on the gravel, fire roads in my area.
I think this tire excels at giving a solid compromise between tread life (dual compound working well), grip for agreesive on-road riding, and confidence for maintaining the pace on the occasional gravel connector.
October 1, 2012