Pirelli Scorpion Rally now in 150/70-17

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by The Griz, May 8, 2011.

  1. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    Yes. The tire in not available stateside yet.


    OPINION: Not really worried about when though, as Pirelli have their shit together unlike some other tire manufacturers. *cough*heiden*cough*nau*cough*cough.... When Pirelli is ready to supply the US they'll actually do it!
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  2. WoodWorks

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    And you wonder why you keep getting abuse in this forum? Give it a rest already.

    You're happy to pay $120 on an unavailable tire, even if it only lasts 2,500 miles. I got 11,000 miles off of my last two Heidenau 140s that cost me $192. Math was never my strong suit, but that's not a puzzler.
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  3. The Griz

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    Well hello WoodWorks. How are you? Welcome to the Pirelli Scorpion Rally thread.

    And you wonder why you keep getting abuse on this forum. I'm not the one getting any abuse here WW!:lol3

    Some people just don't like that I speak with truth and facts instead of posting nothing but dick-swinging and trolling. You seem to be one of them.

    I'm willing to take some flak in order for good info to be on this forum, even if you don't like it. Now go back to your beloved K60 thread, and I'll leave the K60 thread alone by not posting the truth that no one wants to hear in it anymore.
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  4. Y E T I

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  5. The Griz

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    +1 Agreed.
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  6. Sutherngintelmen

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    Bummer. Bought this tire yesterday - hadn't looked at new tread. Visual is less exciting than predecessor.
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  7. The Griz

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    Are you saying you bought a 150/70-17 Scorpion Rally or 150/70-17 Heinenau K60?

    They're both not to market yet. How did you get one?

    Did you mean to say a 140/80-17 Heidenau K60? If so, the 140/80-17 Heidenau K60 does not have the solid center stripe like the 150/70-17 K60.
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  8. The Griz

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    Pirelli Scorpion Rally. Though the rear in this pic is a 140/80-18, it is still exciting to think this'll be available for our bikes in 150/70-17 soon. Front in the pic is a 90/90-21:

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  9. Y E T I

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    You sure about that? I thought all the new K60's had the center stripe. :scratch

    Edit: You're wrong Griz. The new 140 Scout has the center stripe as seen on Apostolos' bike: HERE
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  10. GeckoRider

    GeckoRider Been here awhile

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    The "Reinforced Carcass" means these will be a PIA to repair a flat tube like the BB? They do look good and the price is a bonus. Just wondering how much I will be swearing on the side of the road.
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  11. The Griz

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    The Scout 140 center stripe is nothing compared to the Scout 150 center stripe. I fact, I wouldn't even call it a center stripe IMO:

    New 140/80-17 K60 Scout:

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    The two center stripes GREATLY different. The center stripe on the new 140 Scout is not going to make it handle any different than the old 140.

    Whereas, the huge center stripe on the 150 does make large difference.

    Let's not make this another Heidenau thread. There's already one.
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  12. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    is the tire - I don't yet have my hands on it but with some confidence expecting next week - maybe two. Unable to share source at his request, short supply.
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  13. bxr140

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    Actually, it will have noticeably less movement in the knobs because of the center bar, which will translate into better handling and longer wear.
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  14. The Griz

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    Possibly, but at the cost of dirt/gravel performance.

    Anyway, back to the Scorpion Rally.
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  15. Bayner

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    That front scorpion rally looks nice.
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  16. The Griz

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    I know, right?

    Hell yeah.

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  17. Apostolos

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    What are you basing that statement on? Do you have experience with both tires or are you just basing it on your perception of pictures that you've seen on the internet? <o:p></o:p>
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    I've owned both tires (6000+ on the original K60, 2000 on the new scout) and I've noticed a difference in on-road performance. There is a smoother and more stable ride with the new center band scout. <o:p></o:p>
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    Another definitive statement that without qualification (which I'm sure you'll provide), contradicts your earlier statement. The center band is either "not going to make it handle any different" or it will handle better on-road "at the cost of dirt/gravel performance." So which is it?
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    Have you ridden the two tires off-road? I have and in my experience there is no diminishment in off-road performance with the new center band scout.<o:p></o:p>
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    God Bless,
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  18. The Griz

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  19. TR5ESU

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    Aren't these the same pirelli's Marc Coma had issues with in the Dakar 2010?
    He ended up moving to Michelin Desert Race in 2011 I believe..
    Not that this would apply to most or any of us though..

    I have used the Michelin Desert Race on the F800GS and I am quite happy with it, I replaced them a few weeks ago to do a road trip (they had very little life left though.. ) but I will probably buy it again next time I fit dirt tires on. They do lose a bit of angle on the side knobs due to the width of the front rim.. but with the weight of this bike you don't end up leaning that much on dirt any way :lol3

    The knobs in the middle are very hard and outlast the side knows by a lot.. good for those highway miles :)

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  20. Sutherngintelmen

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    Encouraging perspective. Hoping for the same experience though I never got a set of predecessor:D

    Back to Scorpion's - Hawt looking tire! :clap
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