My rear tire on the Svartpilen is done. The dealer says the Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR 150/60 R17 isn’t available yet in the U.S. Anyone else have luck finding it or a decent alternative? Have you seen other Husky-approved tires for the bike?
The Vits use Metzeler M5 and I haven’t heard bad things about them.
Personally I will probably end up replacing the Pirellis with a pair of Bridgestone S21, they are supposed to be pretty good (although maybe not the best for bad weather).
It’s a shame that the Pirellis add vibration because the grip is phenomenal, much better than what I was expecting.
Not sure, on a bit of a different tangent, I think I might go with a more road specific tyre when the time comes. The stock ones look great, but I don’t think I have done more than about 2 km in the dirt, so it doesn’t really make sense for my day to day commuting needs.
I am so happy to ride my new svartpilen 401 since a month. So much fun but I the pirelli tires don’t give me me a very good feeling. I think I will change for the Metzeller the one that are used for the vitpilen.
did any of you tried to put the metzeller. On a svartpilen? I would love to see what it looks likes, and and what it feels like!
good ride all od you! And sorry for my bad English, I am a french guy.
John – I did not see anything about how and where you ride. What kind of roads, what kind of speeds, etc. I guess you don’t ride offroad. There are tires that offer economy (mileage), but may not be sticky.
As far as the Pirelli’s that came with the bike, IMO, that was a tire that matched the budget. I would certainly look at other brands (Continental, Hidenau), but be specific about the kind of riding you do will better dictate the tires.