The tread pat­tern

Motorcycle Monthly - - Pirelli -

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.

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