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Wanting to get some feedback on the Scorpion Sync (Z rated) tyres fitted to the Multistradas. I'm considering fitting a rear to my 900SL, as I'm sick of the shitty 3rd world quality roads we now have in NZ wrecking the Diablo's on my bike. Had a number of punctures, including one where a stone stabbed right through the tread groove on a barely half worn tyre - put a 1.5cm hole in it... :mad: Couldn't patch that one.

Anyway, considering the specs of the Multistrada, I figured it might be worth a try. If it's supposed to be capable of some dirty road use, it might be a little more robust than the Diablo.

So - what do they stick like dry (I can get kinda enthusiastic) and wet (I need something that can handle wet...), wear like, and any problems anyone has had?
 

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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? :D
 

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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!
 

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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? :D
That's OK. You're an Aussie... :p Us Kiwi's sorta expect it... :D

As for a 900 SL - 1. It's a Ducati. 2. It's basically a limited edition belt drive 900 SS.

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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!
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.
I'm planning on sticking with the Diablo on the front, as long as I can get them - I tried a Diablo Rosso front (actually a set) a while back, and while it stuck great, it wore out twice as fast as the regular Diablo - plus I don't have any grip problems with the Diablo either - and I can get 8000 kms or so out of the front.
My SL has been tweaked a bit, so more than 90bhp, but still not 150 odd. In fact, it was from watching an article on TV about the Multistrada and it's tyres, and watching them give it a good caning in fast mode that made me think the tyres might work well for general road work, as well as a 'bit of a thrash'...

What sort of mileage/life are you getting?
 

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the scorps are ok , and people have taken them to the track , but like the bike itself , the tyres are also designed for multi use so they are a compromise. my 2c I didnt like them in the wet and after going through 2 sets i swapped for proper road tyres.
 
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