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Pirelli Scorpion Rally wins comparative enduro tyre test

The Pirelli Scorpion Rally won the comparative enduro on/off road tyre test organised by the German magazine, Motorrad, declaring them the best tyres in this popular segment.

The German magazine compared the Pirelli Scorpion Rally with a number of its competitors, and all tyres in the 120/70-19 front and 170/60-17 rear sizes, were tested by equipping them to six BMW R 1250 GS motorcycles.

The test was carried out in Sardinia, with departure and return to Olbia, on a five-day route that included country roads, dirt and off-road tracks.

The comparative test was divided into four parts: the ride on asphalt, the off-road use, the wet test and tyre wear. A score was assigned to each part, based on the individual parameters evaluated.

As for the test on asphalt, criteria such as handling, steering precision, cornering stability, cornering grip, traction in acceleration, stability at full load, braking reaction, behaviour in ‘limit’ conditions, noise and stopping distance at 100 kms/h were all taken into consideration.

In off-road use, in addition to handling, parameters such as grip on dirt, grip on mud, ‘holding a line’ and braking behaviour were evaluated.

During the wet test, carried out in the Bridgestone test circuit near Rome, handling, steering precision, cornering grip, traction in acceleration, behaviour in extreme conditions and braking capacity were assessed. The last point was assessed on the basis of results obtained in terms of stopping distance at 100 kms/h, speed in the Omega section and lap time.

Finally, a score was also assigned for the wear of the front and rear tyres.

Pirelli Scorpion Rally was therefore declared the winner thanks to its first-in-class wet performance combined with the excellent characteristics demonstrated on dry surfaces both on asphalt and off-road. In the final standings, the tyre achieved 387 points, out of a total of 500 available, confirming itself as the best product in its segment.