Tested: Scorpion Trail II tyre
Got a big Adventure bike? Get these on it. The old Scorpions were good, but these new ones change the field of play completely.
Modern tyres are amazing pieces of equipment. Just 10 years ago a tyre that’d been designed for a big Adventure-type bike was pretty rubbish – it took ages to warm up and the floating blocks of rubber moved around a lot.
That movement, in itself, meant two things when riding on the road – very quick wear on the tyre for rubbish mileage and very poor feel when the bike was leant over.
But tyres now offer huge mileages, are stable as anything, look the part, give terrific feedback when leant right over and are ready to rock within a couple of miles. MCM has been out testing the latest tyre from Pirelli, the Scorpion Trail II.