Pirelli Launches SCORPION Trail III Adventure Tire

Motorcycle.com Staff
by Motorcycle.com Staff

Pirelli SCORPION Trail III tires are now available at retailers, bringing a new advanced performance option for adventure-touring motorcycles. The third-generation SCORPION Trail is mainly intended for paved roads while also more than capable of tackling dirt routes, able to handle various riding conditions.

Features of the SCORPION Trail III

On-Road Performance

For riders who take to the streets, the SCORPION Trail III promises a sporty riding experience. They provide high grip levels and optimal handling, ensuring stability even when the motorcycle is fully loaded. These tires also boast wet performance on par with Sport-Touring tires, offering a reliable and safe ride in various weather conditions.

Off-Road Capabilities

When the journey leads away from paved roads, the SCORPION Trail III adapts seamlessly. The unique tread pattern features a blend of central and lateral grooves that afford control and traction on dirt roads

Comfort and Noise Reduction

An added benefit is the reduction in road noise, which enhances the riding pleasure without sacrificing performance. This ensures a more enjoyable and less tiresome experience, especially on long journeys.

Technical Specifications

Tread Pattern

The tread pattern on the SCORPION Trail III tires is an evolution from its predecessor, aiming to improve stability and precision. It incorporates elements from Pirelli’s DIABLO sport range, offering an aesthetic edge while enhancing performance. The design ensures even wear and effective water drainage, while the robust grooves maintain traction and control on off-road terrain.


The tires feature new 100% silica-based compounds for both front and rear radial sizes. These compounds are engineered to provide excellent wet and dry grip. The rear tires incorporate a dual-compound setup, with a softer compound on the shoulders for better cornering grip and a harder central compound for durability and stability.

Structure and Profiles

The front tires draw from supersport technology, with a 0-degree steel belt for stability at high speeds. The rear tires have a rigid structure for sporty handling and stability under various load conditions. The profiles are influenced by Pirelli's Sport Touring tires, offering stability, longevity, and a progressive, sporty feel.


A range of sizes for the SCORPION Trail III tires are already on sale, with more sizes to come in the first half of 2024, except for 120/70-19 front and 170/60-17 rear tires, which will in the second half.

Front Sizes

Rear Sizes

120/70 ZR 17 (58W) TL

120/90-17 64H TL

100/90-18 56V TL

130/80 R 17 65V TL

110/80 R 18 58V TL

140/80 R 17 69V TL

100/90-19 57V TL

150/70 R 17 69V TL

110/80 R 19 59V TL

160/60 ZR 17 (69W) TL

120/70 R 19 60V TL

170/60 R 17 72V TL

120/70 ZR 19 60W TL

170/60 ZR 17 72W TL

90/90 V 21 (54V) TL

180/55 ZR 17 (73W) TL

150/70 ZR 18 70W TL

This article was co-written using AI and was then heavily edited and optimized by our editorial team.

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