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Rockwell 06-28-2013 06:33 AM

Alternatives to Pirelli Scorpions?
We're currently in Halifax, Nova Scotia and in need of new tires. In case we cannot get a pair of Pirelli Scorpions here, what are some alternatives with similar characteristics that we should look for?

fridgyis 06-28-2013 06:55 AM

If you are mostly on the highway the shinko 705 is a good tire. If you are more off road the Mefo or Henius (spelling?) are a good choice. The Mefo and Shinko both wear well. The shinko is the cheapest.

Rockwell 06-28-2013 08:22 AM

Yeah, mostly highway for now. I was able to ring a KTM dealer here, but they didn't stock the Scorpions. Placed an order and they should be here by next Tuesday. Its the Canada Day long weekend here, so hopefully no delays.

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The Dutch Rooster 06-29-2013 12:37 PM

- Heidenau K60 Scout is my pick; good intermediate allroad tyres, reasonable wear and tear

Tremblant1 06-29-2013 03:15 PM

Ditch the scorpion. It's a problem tire in the front. Wobble, out of round almost impossible to balance. I am getting rid of my scorpion ASAP. Tried 5 time to balance and no go.

DutchVDub 06-29-2013 05:28 PM

No problems with mine. Putting them on actually got rid of my wobbles and made it handle grooved pavement a lot better.

Bgunn 06-29-2013 06:00 PM


Originally Posted by The Dutch Rooster (Post 21755250)
- Heidenau K60 Scout is my pick; good intermediate allroad tyres, reasonable wear and tear

Almost 10k miles on mine, with some life still left. On a negative note, this was the hardest tire I've ever mounted. Will probably get another one.

Rockwell 06-30-2013 07:38 AM

I change my own tires on the road. How important is it to balance the tires? I could probably take them to a shop to have them balanced.

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