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Pirelli Scorpion Trail Dual Sport Rear Tire
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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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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
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
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
Excellent TIRE! 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
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
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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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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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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.

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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