I love the Scorps on my bike. I have trouble giving advice as I am ignorant and have no idea what a 900 SL is. Is it a Mercedes convertible?
That's OK. You're an Aussie... Us Kiwi's sorta expect it...I love the Scorps on my bike. I have trouble giving advice as I am ignorant and have no idea what a 900 SL is. Is it a Mercedes convertible?
Thanks for that. It's all road riding - I do gravel only if I absolutely HAVE to. But given the state of NZ roads these days, a little more toughness would be good. As an indicator, I've bent 3 rims (2 front, 1 rear) in the past 5 years. I've had the bike 15+, and never had any problems prior.The scorps handle dry very well, but heat up over 50c pretty fast on the track, so its definatly NOT something to take to a trackday. Other then that, great! I´ve had sportstires with less feedback, especially from the rear. The front is also good.
Wet grip is very good front, but the rear is abit wide for great grip. The 150+ horses might have something to do with that. But leaning it over gives good feedback even in very heavy rain and I´ve cruised throuh heavy rain at 140kph with no issues and no aquaplaning front or rear. On a 90hp SL, they should do very well.
A note on durability.. The scorps are primarily a roadtire and are built as such. So your not getting a multi-ply BMW GS adventure tire.. Many riders also like the scorps because they are light and that usually means that they dont have the added thoughness you want on a full graveltyre.
But if your looking for a good roadtire to handle inspired riding aswell as the occasional rough track/gravelroad, then you´ve got the right one!