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Hi, I'm about to purchase a new Tenere 700 with rally kit. Just wonder if anyone have tried out Pirelly Scorpion Rally instead of the standard STR version which it's delivered with. I know that Pirelly only deliver 140/80 - 18 M/C 70R MST for rear  when it should have been 150/70 R18 M / C 70V M+S. Guess it would work out fine!! Gives you a bit higer rear but for me it's just a bonus if it mess up the riding driveability. Comments and suggestion are welcome,

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When I get mine I will be running Dunlop D606 tires. I live in Idaho USA and ride a lot of dirt and the D606 is a good dirt/road hybrid tire and can be safely aired down to 8 lbs off road when needed, but also lasts a long time on road for a knobby tire. 

If you dont ride a lot of dirt than this may be a bit overkill. 

 

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Dunlop designed the D606 Dual Sport tire to be street-legal but with an emphasis on aggressive off-road riding and great durability.  A full-depth tre…

 

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I just changed to Mitas 09, a real dirt digger with acceptable on road performance if not too wet. Had to go for a T speed spec but that’s fine for me. 

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I guess I'll be the only one changing the stock ones. 

I will go for road tyre like Bridgestone a41. 

I will not be using the bike off road 🙂

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3 hours ago, Aleksandar_the_Great said:

I guess I'll be the only one changing the stock ones. 

I will go for road tyre like Bridgestone a41. 

I will not be using the bike off road 🙂

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Be interesting how road tyres will go. Their Rolling resistance will be lower than any knobbly types. Stock suit me for what I’ll do on T7 to begin with.

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Yea, finding the stock alright at the moment. No issues on or off road, but might change when I start doing some rally’s etc, or off roading in the winter muck here in the UK. 

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On 8/22/2019 at 11:10 AM, Wolfenstadt said:

Hi, I'm about to purchase a new Tenere 700 with rally kit. Just wonder if anyone have tried out Pirelly Scorpion Rally instead of the standard STR version which it's delivered with. I know that Pirelly only deliver 140/80 - 18 M/C 70R MST for rear  when it should have been 150/70 R18 M / C 70V M+S. Guess it would work out fine!! Gives you a bit higer rear but for me it's just a bonus if it mess up the riding driveability. Comments and suggestion are welcome,

Maybe you could go for the Metzeler Karoo Extreme which is available in the 150/70 R18 size

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59 minutes ago, shaneygrog said:

I have no personal experience with these but the Mitas e9 seem like a good choice if you plan to do a lot of time on dirt. Certainly the rear seems the go from what I have read with a good pattern to grip the soft stuff but still durable and safe on the road. I would imagine however that most T7 riders would want something more road orientated and spend most of their time on sealed surfaces.

 

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I used to have the Mitas E-09 on my Dr650, it's durable, good grip on dry surfaces, but when it's wet, it's not so good, especially on wet grass, also on road. I used to have E-09 rear, and the Mitas Mc-23 Rockrider front, which is in my opinion much better than E-09. When time comes, I will change the tires for something off road orientated.

 

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On 9/20/2019 at 4:13 AM, slawmir said:

I used to have the Mitas E-09 on my Dr650, it's durable, good grip on dry surfaces, but when it's wet, it's not so good, especially on wet grass, also on road. I used to have E-09 rear, and the Mitas Mc-23 Rockrider front, which is in my opinion much better than E-09. When time comes, I will change the tires for something off road orientated.

 

 

Well that's handy to know.

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5 hours ago, shaneygrog said:

Well that's handy to know. I'm thinking of getting an XT660, or similar as I can't afford the new 700 , and was thinking of these Mitas E-09 tires. Of course it doesn't rain a lot here where I live, and wet grass, what is that? Hehe, nothing I would have to worry about though the chance of being on a wet road is certainly something to think about.

 

A friend of mine was travelling on xt660z from Eastern Europe to Middle East using mitas E-09 on the rear and was very satisfied  with it. But E-09 for the front is not worth money if you are going to spend much time off road. Better to buy something more aggressive with better grip. I've seen a few not serious off road crashes because of the mitas E-09 front tire.

Wet grass is something green with water on it.😉🙂

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