Pirelli SCORPION™ Trail II wins the enduro street tyre comparative test organised by Motorrad
Thanks to the flawless behaviour in the wet and excellent performance demonstrated on the road in dry conditions, the latest motorcycle product launched on the market by the brand with the elongated P wins the comparative tyre test of the German magazine
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The new SCORPION™ Trail II, the tyre that Pirelli has presented in the spring, has been elected as the best enduro street tyre by the authoritative magazine Motorrad.
The edition 13/2015 of the German magazine has compared the new Pirelli SCORPION™ Trail II with Metzeler TOURANCE™ NEXT, Dunlop Trailsmart, Continental Trail Attack 2 and Michelin Anakee III. In the article it specified that the Bridgestone Battlax A40 were not included since it was not available at the time of the test. All tyres, in 110/80 R19 front and 150/70 R17 rear sizes, were tested by equipping six BMW R 1200 GS (R12).
The test was carried out both on country roads and on highways, as well as on a specially ‘watered’ track in order to evaluate the performance in wet. In general, on road were taken into account parameters such as handling, precision, cornering stability, grip in lean, traction during acceleration, stability at full load, handling with a passenger, behaviour in extreme conditions and tendency to ‘straighten up’. In the wet test on track braking times at 100 kms/h, the angular velocity and the lap time were also evaluated. The behaviour of the new SCORPION™ Trail II in the wet surprised the journalist from Motorrad: the tyre has got the highest score in each of the individual parameters evaluated and in wet braking at 100 kms/h has stopped 6.1 metres before the Michelin Anakee III and 8.1 metres before the Continental Trail Attack 2 . In addition to recording the fastest lap (1.03,02) with a lead of about 3.5 seconds on Dunlop Trailsmart (1.06,43), of nearly 5 seconds on Michelin Anakee III (1.07,65) and about 6 seconds on the Continental Trail Attack 2 (1.08,84).