Pirelli adds new Scorpion MX Mid Hard 554, updated tread patterns and an addition size to the Scorpion MX Range

New mid-hard terrain tyre promises improved traction and power delivery, a newly sized mid-soft tyre for 250cc 4-strokes offers less unsprung weight for bike agility, and a new training tyre brings high knob-tearing resistance and riding confidence Pirelli presents its new Scorpion MX Mid Hard 554 tyres together with several existing range modifications related to tread pattern and sizes in the same week as its 56th Motocross World Championship title was secured on the grounds of Germany. With such an extensive heritage of victories, the success of the Scorpion MX product line remains undoubted and surely will continue with added performances from the new MX Mid Hard 554 and specific product modifications resulting from Pirelli’s hard work and investments in both the AMA Supercross and the MX1/MX2 classes of the FIM Motocross World Championship. Since 1980, Pirelli’s first year in the FIM MX World Championship, this high-level racing involvement has represented the driver for growth and continuous improvement all its off-road professional racing tyres, up through the latest technologies which bore the SCORPION MX. Pirelli has won 56 editions of World MX, including this year’s victory in MX1 and MX2 with Red Bull KTM’s Tony Cairoli and Ken Roczen. Today, Pirelli further demonstrates a composition of the experience and technology gained by presenting a renewed range of Scorpion MX tyres in new treads and sizes: the MX Mid Hard 554 which replacing the existing MX Mid Hard 454 in a brand new tread pattern; a 110/85-19 size rear of the popular MX Mid Soft 32; the MX eXTra X which replaces the existing MX eXTra with a new front and renewed rear in 18 and 19 inches; and the MX eXTra J which assumes the minicross range of the current MX eXTra. The updated SCORPION MX line of professional motocross tyres is thus composed of six products to cover all possible terrain applications of most racing circuits of today: the Soft 410, for soft terrains like sand and mud; the Mid Soft 32, for soft to medium terrain such as light mud, loose loam and soil; the Mid Hard 554, for medium to hard terrain such as heavier or hard-packed soil and stones; the Hard 486, for hard and rocky terrain; the eXTra X, for training purpose and semi-pro riding; and the eXTra J, an all round solution for training purpose in minicross sizes for future champions. The relevant naming scheme and products’ capabilities make it easy yet fundamental to choose the right tyres to suit track conditions. The new Scorpion MX Mid Hard 554 tyres, new 110/85-19 sized MX Mid Soft 32, and new MX eXTra X and eXTra J are now available throughout Pirelli’s dealer network. For more information on Pirelli’s entire range of Scorpion tyres, please visit www.pirelli.com. Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pirelli and follow us on Twitter: @Pirelli_Media. To download entire press kit, please use the following link:  http://db.tt/TiG00hb