Pirelli Scorpion Trail Dual Sport Rear Tire
Great mixed use tire.
Bought this as a replacement rear for my Honda CB500X. First one wore out at only 4200 miles. Been keeping this one at 42psi and it is wearing much better with 2000 miles so far. For the price I'd prefer a dual compound for better durability. Tire is only labelled as 5% offroad but has surprising grip on dirt and loose gravel.
March 3, 2014
Good for what it is
This tire is good for what it is. It is not a real off road tire nor is it a sport tire. It is a comprise of the two leaning much more to the road/sport category. I don't have any real complaints. I got a about 14000k out of mine. That was probably 35% city and commuting with the rest touring and weekend hooning around on the curvy roads. I ride a 1200 Multistrada.
It handles well in the rain. I never got any shocks when riding in some pretty heavy rain.
I only had it off pavement a few times on packed beach road with quiet a bit of sand. They seemed ok fir that. I am not much of an off road type rider though.
January 27, 2014
A good tire for mostly street riding, able to handle fireroads
I run Scorpion Trails on my Buell Ulysses, and regularly take it down fire roads and trails. These tires are great on dry gravel, but do not handle well in mud. They're great on the road, which is why they are the tire I use 95% of the time for this bike. When anticipating riding in mud, I switch out to TKC80's.
March 3, 2014
Good all around tire.
Bought this tire for a friend's F800 GS. Really like the overall performance for 80% + road with long dirt / gravel tracks.
December 23, 2013
I got these tires as stock since Feb 2013, I am planning to change tires to something more off road than as to road bias tires. After 20,000KM on these tires, its threads shows it can go for another 3-6 more months if I don't abuse it. I've been on 1,000km trips two ways on these tires for 10 hours straigh on each way, that's 2,000KM/20hours! Still the tires shows its strengths. Downside is, when its raining, you have to careful on the bends and braking, it's slippery at times. Besides that, these tires has made memories!
December 5, 2013
Poor treat life
Tire does not last long on multistrada 1200 or Gs 1200 best I could do was 3000 miles if your looking for this type of tire the tourance is a much better choice
November 5, 2013
I normally ride sport bikes with really good performance tires. I've switched to a f800gs, the bike came with these tires. With the 21" front and "trail" tires I was not expecting much but they are great. I've done 1000 miles and think they have really good grip. I even did a 24 mile dirt trail with them and made it to the other side!
October 28, 2013
ok on dry roads, suicidal to try anything else
I've had these for 6500kms on my F800GS and I am really happy they got worn off so quickly and had to replace them..
They are the worst tires I have ever used, I lost the front wheel several times on dry roads at low speed corner turns, many drifts at acceleration on very slightly humid roads, bad feeling in fast turns due to this repeated losses of grip although I admit they perform ok on asphalt when it's clean and dry.
I would not even try a light gravel road as they really just feel so bad. Shame on BMW having sold their bikes with those on at the time!
I would never purchase a bike with those as stock again; I definitely prefer spending another $300 and live older!
Replaced with the Michelin Anakee 3 and it's a completely different bike, so much better on every respect, not a single bad feeling or surprise in more than 3000kms.
I hate those Pirelli even more, now that I can compare them with other tires..
September 14, 2013