The tread pattern
Pirelli has combined two top-selling tyres to make the Scorpion Trail II. The original Scorpion tyre was mashed with the Angel GT sport touring tyre for the new rubber.
What that means in the real world is that while the new Scorpion Trail II might look like a standard type of big Adventure tyre, it performs in a very similar way to the Angel GT, a tyre MCM tested a year ago and rated as possibly the best sport touring tyre ever made.
Special attention was paid to the side grooves of the Scorpion Trail II that are built into the tread pattern to give optimal drainage in the wet. They allow the rubber to have as much sound grip with the road surface as possible. Pirelli says the central grooves have also been specially designed to shift water but they also help the tyre’s stability at speed.