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Re: Pirelli Scorpion 2
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2018, 11:09:22 AM »
*Originally Posted by JG_XRT [+]
Fantastic tire.

I ran Angel STs on my Sprint, and fell in love with Pirelli tires at that point, and have been running Pirellis ever since.

I can't get the Angels as a set (no front in the TEX size), so I went with the Scorpion Trail 2s.

I like them better than the Tourance Next stockers.  No more road noise!

They stick great wet or dry.

I totally and fully agree.  :305:

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Re: Pirelli Scorpion 2
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2018, 05:51:44 PM »
I used nothing but Pirelli Angels on my Blackbird so Pirelli tyres are fine by me. Scorpions it is next.  :002:
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Re: Pirelli Scorpion 2
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2019, 08:35:18 PM »
I've just read a discussion about the Scorpion Trail 2 on the Tex elsewhere and a number of people were saying they suffered from wobble on deceleration which is a bit offputting. Has anyone here succered with that ? I'd be fitting them before heading to the Picos later in the year and the last thing I'd want is to dis over a wobble.
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Re: Pirelli Scorpion 2
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2019, 07:00:01 AM »
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I've just read a discussion about the Scorpion Trail 2 on the Tex elsewhere and a number of people were saying they suffered from wobble on deceleration which is a bit offputting. Has anyone here succered with that ? I'd be fitting them before heading to the Picos later in the year and the last thing I'd want is to dis over a wobble.
I’ve run through two sets of the Scorpion Trail II tires. Zero issues with mine. Very good tire.
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Re: Pirelli Scorpion 2
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2019, 11:12:06 AM »
After a few sets of Anakee 3s on my gen1, went for Scorpion Trail 2s on my gen3.
Haven't done much wet riding, but seem good in the dry.
No wobble on deceleration here.
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Re: Pirelli Scorpion 2
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2019, 10:46:28 PM »
I love mine.

No issues.

Just installed my 2nd rear.  Front was still good when I put a hole in the rear.
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Re: Pirelli Scorpion 2
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2019, 10:04:02 PM »
Update: I fitted a set of Scorpions a few days ago and there's a big difference to the Anakee's.

I was amazed at the difference in handling and for the first 50 miles I didn't like them as they felt so different. After 4 sets and 3 years of riding on Anakee's I thought I'd made a mistake but I soon changed my mind. At the end of day one I spent an hour in tight twisty roads and the tyres and I 'gelled'.  :002:

Over the weekend I covered around 500 miles on twisty and sweeping country roads. a lot around Snowdonia, and I really like them. My first observation was that they are really quiet, no more Anakee howl and I can hear a lot more of the engine which is very nice.

They turn in very quickly compared to the Anakee's, even when new, making cornering easy and a pleasure.

They also seem to heat up quicker.I always run at 36/42 psi cold and the Anakee's would get up to their 'normal' running pressure of 39/46 in about 5 - 6 miles. The scorpions get up to that in less than two miles and appear to have a 'normal' pressure about 2 psi higher. It was a very hot weekend but on Friday it was a damp road and cool first thing in the morning and the result was the same.

Today I had cause to accelerate very hard for an uphill overtake, lot harder than I normally would, up to about 75 - 80 mph. On decelerating I felt a slight shimmy through the bars, not something I've experienced before. It was only for a split second and didn't affect the steering or line of the bike in any way. I've done a lot of fast overtakes over this first 500 miles and no sign of it then so perhaps a one-off. Nothing that would concern me though anyway as it was so slight.   

Overall I'm well pleased with them and more than happy with the way they perform on dry tarmac. It hasn't rained yet so I can't comment on wet grip but as I try to stay as upright as possible on wet roads :008: as long as they perform as good as the Anakee's I'll be happy. I did finish up on a tarmac mountain track with lots of gravel on it for over 30 minutes but that was very unexpected, and as I can only describe my gravel riding as being like a 95 year old woman learning to roller skate I won't even try to rate the tyres on gravel. I don't do gravel !  :008: :008: :008:   

 
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Re: Pirelli Scorpion 2
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2019, 08:29:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by JG_XRT [+]
Fantastic tire.

I ran Angel STs on my Sprint, and fell in love with Pirelli tires at that point, and have been running Pirellis ever since.

I can't get the Angels as a set (no front in the TEX size), so I went with the Scorpion Trail 2s.

I like them better than the Tourance Next stockers.  No more road noise!

They stick great wet or dry.

JG - how would you describe the noise of the stock tires? I test rode a mk3 last night and it sounded like a large dry bearing above 40mph at the front. Also, how would you describe their tip in to corners compared to the Scorpion II’s?
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Re: Pirelli Scorpion 2
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2019, 12:22:55 AM »
It's been almost two years since I had the Tourance Next on mine, so I can't recall specifically how they tipped/turned in.  I did not have any complaints about them from a handling or wet/dry grip perspective, but I do know that I greatly prefer the Pirellis.  They are "better" (very subjective, I know) from the moment they are mounted and don't seem to have a long break-in period.  They are grippy right away.

The Pirelli front wears much better than the Metzeler, which always had an odd, wavy kind of pattern down the center of the tire.  I am nearing the end of the life of my current Scorpion Trail II, and it does have a slight odd wear pattern, but nothing like the Metzeler had after only a couple thousand miles.

As to road noise:  The Pirellis don't make any.  At least none that I have noticed.

The Metzlers, on the other had, sound like your final drive is filled with gravel instead of oil between 40 and maybe 55 mph.  I at first thought I DID have a transmission or final drive problem. Nothing short of knobbies makes noise like that.

Fortunately for my riding pleasure (unfortunately for the pocketbook) I replaced my Metzelers after less than 4000 miles because I got 2 flat rears in the span of 900 or 1000 miles.  The Metzelers seem to attract sharp objects.
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Re: Pirelli Scorpion 2
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2019, 12:20:55 PM »
Had a fresh set of Scorpion Trail IIs spooned on yesterday.

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