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Old 05-08-2011, 05:36 PM   #1
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Pirelli Scorpion Rally now in 150/70-17

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

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.



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

PROPERTY EFFECT IN PRACTICE
Compounds tested in the most severe Rally Raids in the world High resistance to hard wear and stable performance even over the longest stretches Maximum resistance to consumption and to tearing even over long distances
Patented reinforced carcass structure Reduction of the sliding effect (-10%) and decrease in the operating temperature (-10 °C) Greater traction on all types of ground in any condition of temperature and speed
Optimised block layout High directional capacity of the front tyre and effective traction on the rear Excellent control in bends for the maximum transfer to the ground of all the power available


FRONT

21''
90/90 - 21 M/C 54R MST

REAR

17''
150/70 - 17 M/C 69R M/C M+S TL

18''
120/100 - 18 M/C 68R MST
140/80 - 18 M/C 70R MST
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:10 PM   #2
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Scorpion Pro has always been one of my favorite tires. Never tried a rally version before... are they any good? (he he he)
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:23 PM   #3
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Are these in the same container as the K60's? ETA and/or price?
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:50 PM   #4
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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...
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:18 PM   #5
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Now, where have I heard that before? Hm. Hang on, it'll come to me...
I don't know....umm... maybe from the Heidenau people?

Thankfully Pirelli and Heidenau aren't the same company!

Pirelli actually makes tires and doesn't just talk about making tires!
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:29 AM   #6
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I think this is a FIM tire, so the knobs are going to be shorter on the back tires.
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:31 PM   #7
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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?

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.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:06 PM   #8
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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...
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:09 PM   #9
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Running the pirelli MT90 front now. Liking it.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:49 AM   #10
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Are these things DOT legal?
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:29 PM   #11
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I got mine before mitas usa went tits-up... I won't be ordering one from canada, shipping is way too high.

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Old 06-02-2012, 07:52 AM   #12
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The big blocks are good, real good in the rain, in my 4000 miles I rode 700 miles in the pouring rain/ snow, and they were never slick. I'd put them right on even with tkc's. While in moab we rode slickrock, rocks, and sand. They handled very well but the tread is a touch shallow for the deep sand, I overcame that with speed.

Here in the black hills we ride hardpack dirt and lots and lots of rock, no complaints there either. In mud they tend to push and slip mostly because of the tread depth, but my Scotts really helps there.

I only have the tkc's to compare too, and like I said, I'd put the BB's on par, other than cost and lifespan. Gut feeling is that you couldnt push the bb's quite as hard as the tkc's on the road. I did crazy stupid hard and fast road runs on tkc's on my gsa, i wouldn't try that on the BB's.

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Old 03-28-2013, 03:14 PM   #13
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How do you like your Stelvio? My dad has a Norge and he really wants the Stelvio NTX. Come to think of it he wants every Guzz and so do I
I love it. It's a great engine mated with a very versatile and capable chassis. The only letdown is that the suspension really isn't up to the task of anything off-pavement other than normal dirt roads, but for most, that is sufficient.

I ended up changing out my rear Scorpion Rally at around 3100 miles (front TKC lasted 6600 miles!). However, I expect to be putting a full set of Rallys back on for some big-bike adventure riding in May.
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