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The Griz 05-08-2011 06:36 PM

Pirelli Scorpion Rally now in 150/70-17
 
Pirelli is now making their classic Scorpion Rally in a 150/70-17 size.:clap

Ta hell with the TKC80's or Big Blocks! I've been waiting for this since I got this bike in November 2008!

http://www.pirelli.com/tyre/ww/en/mo...ion_rally.html

The tire is not quite at dealers yet, but will be very soon.

http://www.pirelli.com/mediaObject/p...pion_rally.pnghttp://www.pirelli.com/mediaObject/p..._rally_set.png

The choice of champions: specifically for desert racing and rallies.

<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><thead> <tr> <th scope="col">PROPERTY</th> <th scope="col">EFFECT</th> <th scope="col">IN PRACTICE</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="first-row"> <td>Compounds tested in the most severe Rally Raids in the world</td> <td>High resistance to hard wear and stable performance even over the longest stretches</td> <td>Maximum resistance to consumption and to tearing even over long distances</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Patented reinforced carcass structure</td> <td>Reduction of the sliding effect (-10%) and decrease in the operating temperature (-10 C)</td> <td>Greater traction on all types of ground in any condition of temperature and speed</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Optimised block layout</td> <td>High directional capacity of the front tyre and effective traction on the rear</td> <td>Excellent control in bends for the maximum transfer to the ground of all the power available</td></tr></tbody></table>

FRONT

<dl><dt>21''</dt><dd>90/90 - 21 M/C 54R MST
</dd></dl>
REAR

<dl><dt>17''</dt><dd>150/70 - 17 M/C 69R M/C M+S TL
</dd></dl>
<dl><dt>18''</dt><dd>120/100 - 18 M/C 68R MST
</dd><dd>140/80 - 18 M/C 70R MST
</dd></dl>

Bayner 05-08-2011 09:10 PM

Scorpion Pro has always been one of my favorite tires. Never tried a rally version before... are they any good? (he he he)

wizze 05-08-2011 09:23 PM

Are these in the same container as the K60's? :lol3 ETA and/or price?

WoodWorks 05-08-2011 10:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Griz (Post 15862469)
The tire is not quite at dealers yet, but will be very soon.

Now, where have I heard that before? Hm. Hang on, it'll come to me... :D

The Griz 05-09-2011 12:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WoodWorks (Post 15864556)
Now, where have I heard that before? Hm. Hang on, it'll come to me... :D

I don't know....umm... maybe from the Heidenau people?

Thankfully Pirelli and Heidenau aren't the same company!:clap

Pirelli actually makes tires and doesn't just talk about making tires!:rofl

ScienceOfDirt 05-09-2011 07:29 AM

I think this is a FIM tire, so the knobs are going to be shorter on the back tires.

Pomo 05-09-2011 01:31 PM

Any idea of price range? Are these going to be a Pirelli branded TKC or can I actually afford to eat things besides Ramen for a month? :huh

On another note, it's nice to see more companies embracing the "mid-sized adventure" market. Maybe we'll see more semi-hardcore 17" tires like the D606 in 150/140 sizes.

dendrophobe 05-09-2011 02:06 PM

The knobs really don't look very deep from those pictures; certainly not as deep as the TKC or the Big Block. I'd like to see some more pictures before I get too excited...

The Griz 05-09-2011 02:33 PM

Though an F.I.M. tire, the Scorpion Rally has a tread that is as deep if not deeper than a TKC80 or Big Block. I've seen and handled all three in person.

The Griz 05-09-2011 02:35 PM

Pirelli Scorpion Rally:

150/70-17 rear: $120.99
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...=45&zmap=28465

90/90-21 front: $64.99
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...wt.ac=SLI_SERP

dendrophobe 05-09-2011 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Griz (Post 15869433)
Though an F.I.M. tire, the Scorpion Rally has a tread that is as deep if not deeper than a TKC80 or Big Block. I've seen and handled all three in person.

Brilliant news! I like that price, too. :evil

Any idea how long they'll last?

YetiGS 05-09-2011 04:57 PM

Nice! I was hoping these would be available in our size some day. :D

The Griz 05-09-2011 05:19 PM

F.I.M. doesn't mean the knobs are going to be as short as some folks tell you they're going to be. For some reason there is a vicious rumor going around that F.I.M. means insanely shallow tread. That's a lie. Don't believe it. Here is a picture of my Metzeler MCE 6 Days Extreme F.I.M. rear 140/80-18 that is on my new 2010 G450X:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_P...2/IMG_0373.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_P...2/IMG_0372.JPG

The knobs on the Pirelli Scorpion Rally are the same height as the Metzeler 6 Days Extreme. A friend of mine just got a new Scorpion Rally for his DRZ, so I've seen them both first hand.

Also, the knobs on the Pirelli Scorpion Rally are actually higher than a TKC80 or Big Block.:deal

Oddward 05-09-2011 05:31 PM

Any guesses on tread life? Likely no worse than the TKCs.

The Griz 05-09-2011 05:47 PM

Yeah, I'm guessing it won't be any worse than the 3,000 or so people are getting out of the TKC80's and Big Blocks.

If I can get 3,000 miles out of an awesome $120 DOT knobby, I'll be a happy camper. Cheers to Pirelli. It's a good marketing move to offer this tire in the 150/70-17 size.


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