Thanks to everyone for their thoughts on this thread, I'll add my experience. I bought a set of the Pirelli Scorpion Rally STRs ($260 at Cycle Gear) last week for my 2016 Tiger 800 XC to replace the bald Battle Wings it came with. So far, I've put around 250 miles on the Pirellis on wet PNW pavement, leaves, gravel, muddy fire roads and my freeway work commute. They just kind of do everything surprisingly well. Grippy even in the wet, quiet, easy predictable turn in and better in the dirt than I would have guessed. My buddy has ran though 3 sets of Shinko 804/805's on his Africa Twin and we swapped bikes for 20 miles on a ride the day after I mounted them. After riding my bike, he said he's found his next set of tires. We'll see how they wear over the winter, but so far I'm pretty stoked. **Update** I’ve had the chance to ride all winter on the STR’s, put just over 4000 miles on them. From 25 degree early morning commutes to a ride from the PNW to Death Valley and back, I loved them...right up until now. After 4000 miles they’ve changed for the worse in handling character. I’m definitely getting that front end squirm and rear has become really square. The rear could probably go another 1000, the front shows some areas of scalloping but has a ton a tread left. Yes, they suck in sand but I rode plenty in it and still managed to have a good time. I think I will continue to run these as my winter commuting tire. Mostly for street, but I can get off-road occasionally and not be bummed. I bought a super cheap set of Shinko 804/805’s that I’m gonna throw on just for the hell of it to compare this spring. For warmer summer months when I can run a harder compound tire without fear, I’m keen to try out a set of the Motoz Tractionator GPS.