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Scorpion Syncs VS. Storms?

Any recomendations regarding the Pirelli Scorpion Syncs VS the Avon Storms? (Yes - I know - Tires AGAIN)

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I've got the Pirelli M60's. Haven't on anything worse than a chert road, but I'm

very pleased with the handling on pavement, the lack of noise and vibrationand the

performance on the chert.

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Mike:

Do you have M60s or MT60-Rs? The MT60-R is the only tire I see that fits the V. From what I have been able to read most people love the tire, but the life is a little short.

I hope someone responds on the Avons.
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I have storms, and have nothing but good things to say about them. I ride year round, and they have yet to put a foot wrong. They took a while to break in, but once broken in they are very sticky on dry, wet, and even freezing roads. I really like that they warm up very quickly... like several blocks. They seem to be wearing nicely. I have ~2500km on them now, and they are only lightly worn. I will get these again. I do drive almost exclusively on paved roads, and have not really ridden with them off pavement. I liked the high silica content of the tire. Grip Grip Grip!!

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After looking at the Storm treads I think I need something more aggressive. I'm leaning toward the Pirelli MT60s, but will also look the the Metzeler Tourances and possibly the Michelin Anakees. The new BMW 800GS comes with one of those two tires as stock.
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I have storms, and have nothing but good things to say about them. I ride year round, and they have yet to put a foot wrong. They took a while to break in, but once broken in they are very sticky on dry, wet, and even freezing roads. I really like that they warm up very quickly... like several blocks. They seem to be wearing nicely. I have ~2500km on them now, and they are only lightly worn. I will get these again. I do drive almost exclusively on paved roads, and have not really ridden with them off pavement. I liked the high silica content of the tire. Grip Grip Grip!!
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I intend to install Pirelli Scorpion Syncs on my V. Check out the reviews on Motorcycle Superstore on the Syncs:
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ront-Tire.aspx
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David - I have Syncs on my Versys, but I have not had a set of Storm yet to compare. They work well, better than the stock D221's or the Qualifier that I had in between.

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but will also look the the Metzeler Tourances and possibly the Michelin Anakees. The new BMW 800GS comes with one of those two tires as stock.
I thought the 800GS came mostly with Bridgestone BattleWings... In any case, none of those (Tourance, Anakee or BattleWing) comes in Versys sizes, so you'd have to use a 150/70-17 rear with something else in the front.

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I rode with a guy on a brand new 800GS and he had Tourance's on it. Maybe he special ordered them. I read on another forum that a guy in Europe bought an 800GS that came with Anakees.
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I rode with a guy on a brand new 800GS and he had Tourance's on it. Maybe he special ordered them. I read on another forum that a guy in Europe bought an 800GS that came with Anakees.
It's possible that BMW came to their senses... The bike sat the official intro had BattleWings and and so did the first bikes I saw here on the left coast. BMW was saying that it's a tire that's well suited to the bike, but, IMHO, it's no more a dirt tire than a Sync.

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hanksfor the feedback Gustavo, guys. Ordered some Syncs today - should be in and on next week. 7100 miles and the Dunlops are pretty well gone. Hopefully the syncs will be a bit better in the wet too.

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Just ordered a set of Scorpion Sync's myself. $250 shipped for the pair from Motorcycle Super Store. They sent me an email with a survey link that netted me $10. So, I took advantage of it.



Any thoughts on yours Davidweed? I'm not really interested in "off road capabilities" as 99.5% of my riding is asphalt.
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Just ordered a set of Scorpion Sync's myself. $250 shipped for the pair from Motorcycle Super Store. They sent me an email with a survey link that netted me $10. So, I took advantage of it.



Any thoughts on yours Davidweed? I'm not really interested in "off road capabilities" as 99.5% of my riding is asphalt.

I have really liked them. They seem to warm up quickly, and give much better road feel than the stockers. They are great in the rain and VERY confidence inspiring. I have never ridden on the Storms so i can't relly compare but I am very happy with the Synchs. Though I, too, am 99% road oriented I have tried a few gravel roads and the Snychs are Seriously better the the stockers. Hope that helps.

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Most certainly does David! Thanks much..
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After looking at the Storm treads I think I need something more aggressive. I'm leaning toward the Pirelli MT60s, but will also look the the Metzeler Tourances and possibly the Michelin Anakees. The new BMW 800GS comes with one of those two tires as stock.
I just got home from a BMW bike try-out, and rode the R1200GS and F650GS. Both the F650GS and F800GS bikes were wearing a new (to me, anyway...) Bridgestone Dual Sport tire, called Battlewings. We didn't ride any dirt, but they were OK on pavement. Incidentally, trying the F650GS vindicated my choice of the Versys!!!
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