Scorpion Rally Tyres Chosen For Press Launch Of New Yamaha Super Tenere Worldcrosser XT1200Z
1st May 2012
The new Scorpion Rally sizes of 110/80-19 for the front and 150/70-17 for the rear were the tyre of choice for the recent Press Test launch of the Yamaha Super Tenere Worldcrosser XT1200Z, held recently in Spain.
Pirelli introduced new sizes of the Scorpion Rally specifically for high displacement enduro street bikes like the Yamaha Super Ténéré Worldcrosser XT1200Z which, besides being an exciting new Adventure Touring bike, maintains a strong propensity for off-road use in its DNA.
The Press Test was over a wide range of terrains, including normal asphalt road riding, gravel roads, water crossings, mud and loose gravel, and was a perfect display of the versatility of the new Scorpion Rally adventure bike sizes when fitted to the Yamaha Super Tenere Worldcrosser.
The exciting Press Test launch movie can be viewed here
Tread pattern for the new 110/80-19 front Scorpion Rally maintains the same 4-5-4 layout of the blocks used on the 90/90-21 Rally, which was used to win the recent Cross Country Rally 2011 and Dakar 2009 in conjunction with the 140/80-18 rear size.
A New 7.7 mm knob height on this new front size is designed to optimise handling, directional stability on sand and soft terrain, and to increase the life of the tyre for increased mileage.
The new 150/70-17 rear has wider blocks with long transverse bridges designed to provide better traction on soft terrain and reduce slides, so that riders can have full confidence when leaning into corners in these conditions.
The primary focus of structural development off the new Scorpion Rally was to provide the rider with stability at high speeds, confidence and safety, especially on long distance street and highway rides.
Stability at high speeds is achieved thanks to the use of a carcass with thick ply cords arranged at just the right angles to provide increased lateral rigidity, which helps to reduce vibrations often associated with large enduro bikes at high speed.
These structural characteristics of the carcass ply also guarantee vertical rigidity, which together
with the use of reinforcing elements within the tyre's bead, provide a balance between the carcass and the tread which is itself softer thanks to the this new tread pattern design.
The end result is a tyre that is a well balanced, reliable performer capable of providing comfort on asphalt while keeping a knobby tread pattern for confident performance in sand and softer terrain.
The new Scorpion Rally sizes have an innovative compound developed with particular attention
to the dual use of this tyre. In off road use, this new compound shows high resistance to tearing and cuts, which can have even more impact when riding on asphalt.
A strong focus is also on mileage: the new tyre now has increased durability at high speed and wears more evenly over the life of the tyre.
Scorpion Rally tyres in new sizes 110/80-19 and 150/70-17 are available now at your local Pirelli Stockist. Recommended Retail for the front is $209, with the rear Recommended Retail of $265.
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