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Opinions on Scorpion Trail 2 tires?

Anybody run the Pirelli Scorpion Trail 2 tires? On paper (or computer screen) these look like a good tire.

How do they turn in, how stable are they, and how do they feel compared to the oem Dunlops?

Currently I am torn between the Trail 2 or the Michelin Pilot Road 4 for my '15 650LT. I ride 90% street, which is half highway and half around town, with some fun twisties once in a while. The other 10% is dirt/forest roads.

Next summer I plan on doing many fun trips which will be a combination of everything. Highway riding a few hundred miles with either a really fun paved mountain section and/or a day of dirt and gravel roads. The dirt will include some mountain dirt roads, but not full on adventure enduro Dakar crazy stuff. I'll still commute to work, etc.

On balance I don't want to have street and highway performance lower than the oem Dunlops, but do need to gain significantly in dirt traction and handling.
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The guy I bought my V from was pretty anal about everything he did with it. (He sold it because he is moving to Ecuador and the tariff to take it along was prohibitive). He also researched the heck out of everything he did. Short story, he put the Scorpion II's on it after the OEM's wore down. So, I guess one vote from an experienced rider, although I don't know how much dirt road he did. As for me, not at a point to tell a Scorpion from an Avon from a Pilot 4. Keep us posted on your search.

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i had a set of scorp syns, they were great on and off road, i changed to bridgestone 023's

the scorp's had a softer side wall which added comfort over the bumps, only issue is they worn a little quick , i liked them
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I had the first version of the Scorpion Trails. They are now on version 2. Was not happy due to fast wear and poor pavement feel.

Best tire I have used so far, wrt feel and wear is Michelin Pilot Road 3, getting Pilot Road 4s next tire chance.

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