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Old August 5th, 2014, 08:23 AM   #21
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I seem to be one of the few that take the Hyper off road !

I have 8500km on the Scorpions and they seem to be ok to me, but are $600 for a set here in Aus.

I was also considering the Conti Trail Attack 2 as they see to have a little more aggressive tread pattern. Anyone tried them ?

Obviously the Pirelli Diablo Rosso etc is good for the road, but not so much for the dirt.
You're not alone. I go light off road with my hyper. Problem is I have the diablo rosso ii and I lose the front in the soft stuff. I'd really like tires that can handle both, I'd like to do more off road but at the same time I like to hang off the side of the bike. Actually a few weeks ago I had a date on the back and I took her down a dirt road in the middle of a suburban town. It's a bit daring if we got caught by police, but she thought it was fun.

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Old August 5th, 2014, 02:28 PM   #22
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I Ride: 2013 Hypermotard in Fast White
Bridgestone BT023 but will try something different at the next change.

BTW, I have a New Pirelli Scorpion for the front with 200 miles on it if anyone wants it for a few bucks.
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Old August 11th, 2014, 07:55 AM   #23
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I've managed 2700 out of the stock scorpion trail rear tyre, won't be bothering with one of these again, anyone had experience with Bridgestone BT021 or Dunlop sportsmarts?
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Old August 11th, 2014, 12:41 PM   #24
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with the standard tyres of the hyperstrada i did 8500 km... but the grip wasnt that good.
with the rosso 2 ( standard on hypermotard ) the grip was fantastic but the reatr tyre was gone on 5000 km...
Now i have the angel GT from pirelli, good looking tyre and superb grip!!!
i hope i do around 7000 km with this set.
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Old November 26th, 2014, 07:50 AM   #25
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I Ride: Triumph Thruxton R.Ducati 916 foggy rep, NC30 Honda, RD350 YPVS F1, Ducati HyperStrada
I've just replaced my worn PR3's with the Angel GT on my Hyperstrada, done about 1000 miles now and really impressed so far. They have a similar feel to the PR3's, and are whey better than the stock Scorpions that were originally fitted. I find they turn into corners very neutral and have more than enough wet grip for me. Not really had a warm dry day to wring the neck out of them yet and doubt i'll get one this time of year.
With the scorpions I used to get a lot of harsh (vibe) through the handlebars from the road, these feel a lot smoother.
Also after a 1000 miles they still look new, so I'm expecting a lot more miles out of them too.
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Old November 26th, 2014, 09:16 AM   #26
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Some of us value grip over longevity...if you agree, check out this review.

Soup :: Dunlop Sportmax Q3: Making A Great Tire Even Better :: 07-03-2013
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Old November 26th, 2014, 09:46 AM   #27
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zippy that will be my next tire. thanks for that review
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Old November 27th, 2014, 09:55 AM   #28
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I'm getting them from Motorcycle Superstore - $240 a pair, free shipping! So what if they only last 3000 miles? I have a Cycle Hill tire changer, which has paid for itself many times.

IMHO there is nothing more important to a rider than GRIP. My previous favorite was the Rosso IIs, but these skins kick their butt.

Happy Turkey Day to my fellow Americans...

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Old January 26th, 2015, 11:46 PM   #29
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I put a new Scorpion rear on my bike recently, I could only get a 190 profile as used on a Multistrada - It had a very odd effect and makes the front feel heavier and slower. Extra overall diameter to blame for this?
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I put a new Scorpion rear on my bike recently, I could only get a 190 profile as used on a Multistrada - It had a very odd effect and makes the front feel heavier and slower. Extra overall diameter to blame for this?
Putting a wider tyre on the rear will certainly make turning in feel slower, this is why on the 916,996 most people went from the standard 190 to a 180 same as the 748.

I'd check with your insurance too, as it may make you insurance invalid??
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