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Pirelli Scorpion Trail Dual Sport Rear Tire

  • 95% on road, 5% off road
  • New revolutionary tread pattern combines high performance with very innovative look
  • Specially designed for the latest generation of high performance trail bikes
  • Patented 0 degree steel belt technology on front and rear radial sizes provides maximum stability and excellent handling on every kind of terrain even when fully loaded
  • Latest generation of materials for a new compound which provides maximum grip in every weather condition, the ideal balance between mileage, grip and wet trust
  • Profile with progressive radii for support at all angles of lean
  • Variable thickness 0° steel belt for stability in all conditions
  • Low molecule size resins used for high torsional elasticity and optimized grip on wet and dry surfaces
  • DOT approved
  • TL is Tubeless Tire
  • TT is Tube Type Tire

Note: G Spec tire has reinforced side wall for heavier bikes and is OE for BMW F800GS. K Spec tire is OE for 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada.

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Pirelli Scorpion Trail Dual Sport Rear Tire 4.3 5 53 53
Perfect tires for my Nc700x I buy a set of these once a year for my Nc700x. The only brand I put on my bike. Nice grip and feel. Love these tires. It's like they're made for me. June 1, 2015
Good for local dirt roads Put these on my SV650 to ride down to Mexico City from Oakland, CA. All in all not a bad set of tires. The little dirt I saw was handled adequately for dirt-ish tires on a street bike. Even rode down onto a beach and didn't get stuck! The rears are pretty much toast after the 5k miles of varied terrain and had a few close calls when the rear slipped out a little in some of the more serious canyon corners. I think I would get these again on a super moto or dual sport but not for touring on a street bike. I guess that's a duh, huh? April 13, 2015
Skip this tire. Nothing special. These tires came came stock on my Ducati Hyperstrada, and I got 6,800 miles from the rear and 12,000 from the front. I have since upgraded to the Angel GT tire for the rear and have already done 6,500 miles on them and they still have a lot of life left (maybe 50% worn). I am about to upgrade the front to an Angel GT as well. Those tires last longer and have better grip in the dry and wet. If you're viewing this tire for its 5% off road capability do take note that a full road tire and one that is 95-5 will perform the same in the dirt, but the 95-5 will be a compromise on the tarmac. your mileage may vary. May 20, 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
Good for local dirt roads Put these on my SV650 to ride down to Mexico City from Oakland, CA. All in all not a bad set of tires. The little dirt I saw was handled adequately for dirt-ish tires on a street bike. Even rode down onto a beach and didn't get stuck! The rears are pretty much toast after the 5k miles of varied terrain and had a few close calls when the rear slipped out a little in some of the more serious canyon corners. I think I would get these again on a super moto or dual sport but not for touring on a street bike. I guess that's a duh, huh? April 13, 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
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
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Pirelli Scorpion Trail Dual Sport Rear Tire
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Daniel A: Because my Ducati had a flat. May 22, 2015
martin m: because they are what they are ,......incredible Mar 3, 2015
A L: is one of the OEM parts made from pirelli exclusive for ducatis, ( multiestrada) Oct 10, 2014
Paul N: It is the tire that Honda chose for the CB500XA and received better reviews than others. Sep 16, 2014
Garrett C: Already what I had and it worked well. Been thru two pair and I am happy with them. Jul 12, 2014
Zachary G: Because...it's what my Tiger 800 has...and I like it....Stupid flats.... Apr 16, 2014
Michael Jason B: I live on an island, so i need a tire that can withstand some coral road. The matching front tire that I had bought is holding up pretty well. Apr 3, 2014
Daniel B: I've always run Kenda's for my dual-sport, but recently put some Pirelli Angel GTs on my superbike and was impressed with the brand. Even though these Pirellis are much pricier than the Kendas, I hope to have increased performance and mileage. Mar 30, 2014
Gary J: OEM tire and I like it Mar 12, 2014
Roger R: Excellent tire, you get better traction in dirt roads than a complete on road tire, I got around 8,500 kms commuting and medium distance trips. Feb 13, 2014
Jeff F: These were the stock tires on my bike. They were good enough so I went with them again. Nov 26, 2013
Chaloemphon S: I heard for my friends said "It is very good tire.". Oct 23, 2013
Aaron B: This tire came stock on my 2012 triumph tiger 800. It has good grip in both wet and dry conditions, and in the little bit of off-road riding that I have done it has done fine. I have seen complaints about it not lasting that long, That hasn't been a problem for me; I have gotten just over 10000 miles out of mine. Oct 19, 2013
Christopher S: My tires are bald! Oct 2, 2013
Alec M: To replace the same tire which got a nail in it. Sep 2, 2013
A shopper asked: Are these tires and your stock guaranteed to be 'fresh' ie. not anywhere near the expiry date stamped onto the tire itself? Thanks. Apr 23, 2014
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Linda S asked: This may be sacrelige but I'm thinking of putting these on my Street Triple. I ride on lots of mountain passes,do day/overnight trips and slab commuting. I also ride in the rain so wet traction is important. I have a 1/2 mile gravel driveway and occasionally find myself on well maintained forest service roads (for campgrounds).

The stock tires are great but I think the Scorpions would fit well with the riding I do. I'm not dragging knee or going to the track anytime soon so think these should be fine. Anyone ride in cooler/wet climates with a zingy bike have experience on wet roads?
Many thanks...
Oct 3, 2014
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Robert R: I ride a Buell Ullysses and the Scorpions seem to do well on the pavement, even in the wet, but as to the slippery stuff like dew on grass or wet leaves, they get pretty squirelly quick. 98% of my riding is country roads with a few low water fords and some wash areas where sand piles up a few inches deep, they handle it ok, but I really would want something with a more aggressive tread pattern if I was taking on more gravel or fire roading. Dry road they will never give you reason to worry, runs like its on rails and stays where you put it. Oct 5, 2014
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Brian M: I have run these tires on my Multistrada. These tires are rated for 90 pavement and 10 gravel. The only difference between a pure street tire and these is that they have a slightly wider grove than a pure pavement tire. I have done some gravel with these and they are fine (not great). They work well on the road. My only complaint is that the rear tire wears a little quicker than I would like since I have a rather powerful bike. I switched to a multi-compound rear tire, the Angel GTs which provide a little longer life. Oct 6, 2014
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Roy D: Basically I bought this tire to match the front tire that I was given. Actually I am very happy with it. I have used it on gravel roads and back country roads. But have not had much wet weather riding. Although if I had to do it again I would get a little more aggressive tread for the off road ridding. Roy Oct 5, 2014
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Nick S: I was not a fan. The 'off road' performance really wasn't worth mentioning, and the life expectancy was middle of the road at best. They are also very difficult to mount.

I recommend a Pilot Road 3 or 4 for what you describe.
Oct 6, 2014
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Mark C: The Scorpion Trail has great wet grip. I live in the NC mountains and we get a lot of rain. I also have a gravel driveway and ride the occasional dirt road. These are mounted on my Buell Ulysses and are usually ridden at a brisk pace. Oct 6, 2014
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Linda S: THanks everyone - I appreciate the input! Mark - you live in a gorgeous part of the country. Nick - I'll look at the pilots also. Oct 6, 2014
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Edward E asked: What kind of mileage can I expect out of this tire? May 28, 2015
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Gary J: I've run 3 sets these on my 1200 Multistrada. I got between 2500 and 3000 miles. That's with about 10% dirt and the rest split between aggressive solo canyon riding and relatively aggressive two up canyon riding.
For comparison, I only got 3000 miles out of Angel GT's.
Hope this helps.
Gary
May 28, 2015
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Richard P: I got around 13,000 miles on the first set and the same for the second set. Rear was pretty squared off at this point both times but still had life left. Fronts, both times, were still in good shape. May 28, 2015
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John P: Mileage depends entirely on what kind of riding you are doing. I got about 3,500 miles on mine with aggressive riding in hills, twisties, canyons, sweepers, etc. May 28, 2015
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A s: On a rear tire, a reasonable expectation is 6-8,000, depending on how hard you ride. On the front tire you will get more May 28, 2015
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Carlos B: Got great grip on pavement and dry dirt; on loose gravel and damp to wet mud they did sttrugle a bit after 3000 miles. May 29, 2015
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A shopper asked: Looking for a tire for my 2005 bmw f650gs. I use it on the road only. would you recommend perelli scopion trail or metzeler tourance exp? or something else? Aug 16, 2014
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Robin R: My Honda NC700X came with Metzlers, I think Z8s. A street-only tire they provided wonderful cornering and a nice smooth ride but I ground them to pieces in about 7,000 miles over poor asphalt roads, dirt, rock and so-on.
The Pirellis have a bit wider contact patch so they don't give the lightning-quick turn in of the Metzlers. For what I do, however, they more than make up for that with increased stability; both passing trucks at highway speeds, and especially on any sort of loose surface.
If you're never going to put that Beemer on a patch of dirt I'd probably look at street-only tires like the offerings from Metzler, Continental, Bridgestone or Avon. Whichever you choose you've found the right place to buy ’em at Revzilla.
Aug 16, 2014
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Mike F: If you never ride gravel, I'd go with something else. Best idea is to find a tire that is rated best for the type of riding you do most. If you are a commuter, then also be sure that whatever you get is also well rated for rain.

That said, we ride about 20% dirt and 80% pavement, and these handle very well on the pavement. I can push them hard and they have very solid grip.
Aug 16, 2014
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Steven H: Yes I would recommend them. I have had several sets of scorpion trails on my DL1000 and have been very please with the mileage and the grip. Aug 16, 2014
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Brian M: I would suggest you try the Angel GTs. They have a dual compound on the rear tire and I think you would get better tire wear. Aug 16, 2014
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bill h asked: I ride Ducati Hyperstrada and need a little deeper tread for my dirt hill and the infrequent gravel/dirt road. I enjoy spirited riding but don't drag knees in the triple digits. These tires seem perfect.

My question: What is the difference between the R, ZR, and ZR K-spec?

From the Pirelli Catalog:
180/55 R 17 M/C 73V TL Bi-Compound 2111200
180/55 ZR 17 M/C 73W TL Bi-Compound 1920300
180/55 ZR 17 M/C 73W TL Bi-Compound (K) 2147700

"Rear K 180/55 ZR 17 M/C 73W TL 2147700. 1 ply Rayon for improved handling. Kawasaki new Versys 1000."

My gut tells me the tire I want is the 180/55ZR17 TL 73W (1920300) but would like to confirm. Would the K-spec tire fit on my Duc? Is it worth it?
May 2, 2015
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Rolla P: These are Original tires on my Multistrada.

R=Radial
Z= is the speed rating, 149+ mph
TL=tubeless
K= original replacement for the Kawasaki Versys.
73=load rating
V=speed index up to 149 mph
W=speed index up to 168 mph

Your gut is correct. Its the same tire I buy for my Multi except I take a 190.
May 5, 2015
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Steven H: Bill:
I run the pirelli scorpion trail on my 2008 V-strom 1000 and have just switched to them on my BMW r1200 GSA. I ride about 90% street 10% gravel/dirt roads. I can ride the pirelli to the point where there is almost no chicken strip on the tire and never feel uncomfortable. They are also very good on wet roads. I also get pretty good life from this tire, 6000-7000 miles on the BMW and a little more on the Suzuki. As for sizing I'd have to go with manufacturers recommendation as I don't own a Ducati. I did find the note below on Perelli's web site

H-rated for speeds up to 130 mph, S-rated for speeds up to 113 mph, Or V-rated for speeds up to 149+ mph

Ride Safe
Steve H
May 6, 2015
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Jeff F: The difference between R and ZR is the speed rating. I've never heard of the additional K in there for speed ratings but the compound is different so I imagine it is a more sticky compound.

Typically the slower speed rating compounds last longer than their higher speed rated siblings.

Just look up motorcycle tire speed ratings to see which one is right for you. If you don't ride triple digits, you don't need ZR tires.
May 5, 2015
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A shopper asked: If my stock tire is a 120/90 could I fit the 130/90 on the same (dr650) rim? Jan 30, 2014
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Nathanael A: If both tires are 17 inch than yes the 130 should fit the rim, but may not fit inside the swing arm. The 130/90 is a wider and larger diameter tire so the width might not fit and you will be going faster then the speedometer says if you get it to fit. Also, the 130 tire also has more mass so it will reduce your acceleration a little. I try and stick with stock sizes, but if you can't find the stock size or are going for the wider tire look I would go for it. Before you do, just note how much clearance you have between the current tire and your swing arm.

Nathan
Jan 31, 2014
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Bernard M: I'm not sure about this. Best to email Pirelli, they should be able to advise you as to fitment. Feb 18, 2014
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A shopper asked: It says G spec has a reinforced sidewall for heavier bikes. R1200GS is aproximately 520lbs wet. Does it require G-spec? Jul 29, 2012
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RevZilla: The BMW GS would qualify as a heavy dual-sport, especially if you do a lot of loaded touring or two-up riding. Aug 1, 2012
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scott c: i have a DL1000 do ypu think i should run the G spec Dec 19, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a 2006 Buell Ulysses and have gone through a set of Pirelli Scorpion Trails. 6500 miles and very impressed. 4500 miles of that was tripping through Colorado and Montana packed with gear. My question is the justification of $110 more for the Conti Trail Attacks. Can expect better millage from them? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you, Lon Apr 14, 2012
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RevZilla: The Continental Trail Attacks have a slightly harder tread compound, which may marginally increase life of the rear. Many factors contribute to tire wear, your right hand being the worst offender. May 10, 2012
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Lowell G.: I have a set of Pirelli Scorpion Trails on my KTM 690 Enduro. I also have a set of 19/17 Continental Road Attack 2s. The comparison is not exactly the same as your question, but I have been very happy with both. The Road Attacks make the bike handle like a supermoto. The Pirellis are much more of an all around tire. Jul 5, 2012
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Christopher R asked: I have a 1985 Honda XL600R, can I run 0 degree belted tires on it? Aug 16, 2014
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
180/55R17 TL 73V 885739 2111200 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
120/90-17 TT 64S 454162 1726700 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
130/80R17 TL 65H 454163 1727000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
130/80-17 TT 65S 713382 1726900 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
150/70R17 TL 69V 454164 1727200 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
150/70ZR17 TL 69V G Spec 614038 1917000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
150/70R18 TL 70V 897698 2031600 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
160/60ZR17 TL 69W 817388 2027300 Out of Stock
180/55ZR17 TL 73W 807770 1920300 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
180/55ZR17 TL 73W K Spec 885740 2147700 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
190/55ZR17 TL 75W 614030 1920400 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours