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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 05-09-2011, 01:33 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:35 PM   #10
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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
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:51 PM   #11
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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.

Any idea how long they'll last?
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:57 PM   #12
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Nice! I was hoping these would be available in our size some day.
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:19 PM   #13
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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:





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.
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:31 PM   #14
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Any guesses on tread life? Likely no worse than the TKCs.
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:47 PM   #15
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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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