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Old 05-08-2009, 11:31 AM   #1
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800gs tires: Scorpions vs Battle Wings

Hey Gang, first of I apologize if this question has already been asked, searched and found nothing. My 8gs has finally arrived at the dealership and is being prepped. Went to go see it today and the salesman advised me that it has Pirrelli Scorpion MT/90 tires instead of the usual Battle Wings. Says they are much better tires, but I really have no idea. Wondering if anyone else had a similar situation or experience with the Scorpions...

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Old 05-08-2009, 12:01 PM   #2
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don't know anything about the scorpions but they look more dirt worthy than the battle wings. for the road the BWs do a really good job but I'll never put them back on the bike since I want something more dirt oriented.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:29 PM   #3
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:45 PM   #4
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Scorps are excellent tires. Have on my 950 and won't use anything else.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:04 PM   #5
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Sweet! Well now I won't have to bitch when I pick it up!

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Old 05-08-2009, 02:32 PM   #6
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When I checked with my local shop about using scorpions I found that they were not offered in the right size for the GS800's rear wheel.

Anyone know otherwise?
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:51 PM   #7
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When I checked with my local shop about using scorpions I found that they were not offered in the right size for the GS800's rear wheel.

Anyone know otherwise?
Scorpions come standard with my bike, but once I pick up the bike this weekend I can let you know more....
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Old 05-08-2009, 04:01 PM   #8
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Obviously they are messing with tire suppliers. Mine came fitted with Michelin Anakees.

Pirelli's web site only shows the new Scorpion Trail in the correct sizes for the F800GS. Could that be what your getting?
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Old 05-08-2009, 04:14 PM   #9
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Or perhaps they're mounting the 140/80s?

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Old 05-08-2009, 05:02 PM   #10
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Obviously they are messing with tire suppliers. Mine came fitted with Michelin Anakees.
Mine came with Anakees too... I guess tires on the BMW's are like a box of chocolates....Never know what your gonna get
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:02 PM   #11
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Obviously they are messing with tire suppliers. Mine came fitted with Michelin Anakees.

Pirelli's web site only shows the new Scorpion Trail in the correct sizes for the F800GS. Could that be what your getting?
I can only know for sure once I pick it up, will let you know.....
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:17 PM   #12
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Just picked up my 800Gs on Tuesday, and it came with Scorpion Trails. They seem ok. Only did 200 km, mix of doubletrack, gravel, city streets and highway. I think they will get removed for TKC80's however.

My previous street bike was a DRZ400SM and I had the Avon Distanzias on it, and I think these Scorpions are about as dirt worthy as the Avons were. Meaning not very much at all. Decent on gravel, not so good in sand. I managed to remove the chicken strips on the Scorpions on some nice fresh pavement I found though!
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