DAMMIT, just orderd the sync's
I don't think the 160/60 has been produced yet. They have listed it on their 'world' or euro site for some time, but I have never found any for sale here in the states. I called Pirelli USA customer service to inquire and they said it may
be introduced at the Chicago manufacturers show if
it comes out. Like maybe
next year. The show is Feb or Mar I think.
For the OP, check out our tire thread in technical discussion - lots of tire info, quotes from riders, etc.
If you can get a scorp trail in 160/60 I would definitely go that way. Purported to be an excellent 95/5 tire. And yes, found on the new multistrada, F800GS, and Triumph Tiger 800.
We know you can get the tire in 120/70 and 150/70. So if you don't mind a little skinnier tire on the rear they would be worth a try.
The Distanzia is another one with size issues. The 160/60 is a sumo compound and can go away in a few hundred miles. Some have said up to 2-3K. The front in 120/70 is also sumo, but our bikes are light enough that wear seems to be okay for the front. There is also a 150/70 and it's a dual sport compound which should wear pretty good - 4-6K miles maybe? Again, if you're okay with a little smaller rear tire. As far as that goes, if you're willing to run a 150/70 there are quite a few rears to choose from, lots of bikes with that size tire. However very few with a matching front in 120/70. As far as performance, they get mediocre reviews for road and dirt. It's not so great either place. The sumo guys seem to like them, the bimmer guys don't. Therein lies your destiny with them. At least one rider mentioned that the scorp trails worked better on and offroad. Personally I'm not a huge fan of anything British, and I'm a Scot.
There's a LOT of data and rider reports, combinations, etc, on our tire thread.