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— Pirelli MT60

In the continuing quest to expand our horizons with the VERSYS-tility our focus turned to finding a set of that might cope a wider variety of roads and

The Pirelli MT90 Scorpion tires that were on the Ebony Versys have to work extremely well on a array of surfaces, as we expected, but we to try something a bit more aggressive, the on-road and off-road potential to be a bit more in favour of the latter.

In of 2007, during one of our frequent to the Ottawa Goodtime Centre. we shown a set of Pirelli MT 60 Corsa that had been left at the by a Pirelli rep.

Although had been plans to possibly use on a Supermotard demo machine, it was the tires would likely be a candidate for the Versys. Accordingly, a was struck for the pair: an MT60 (120/70R17TL 58V) and a MT60 (160/60R17TL 69VRS).


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I confer with said rep, but our own research discovered the MT 60 Corsas are described as a 60% on-road and 40% tire. A V-rated radial, have an aggressive knobby pattern for maximum grip all conditions and surfaces.

This is touted to provide light, handling, superb cornering with straight line exceptional wet-weather performance and traction, on- and off-road. So with a like that, it’s no we wanted to try them!

The following both Versys were up to OGC and for expediency, a straight wheel was carried out: the Scorpion and wheels were removed the Ebony Versys and moved to the Orange Versys, while the from the Orange Versys, the original OEM tires removed, had the Corsa tires installed. sets were then before being refitted to the machines.

So, how is this little experiment After 1000kms of use, fine, thank you!

our riding has been somewhat given the ever-changing weather, the shod Versys (mine) to get in lots of time being run its paces — on- and off-road. A bit vibration is felt from the but only at lower speeds and on surfaces.

Overall, they and hold very well on all — pavement, gravel or Another bonus, particularly at time of the year, is their to provide good adhesion and even in cold weather and riding on cold road

Somewhat rounder in profile the Scorpions, the MT60 Corsa seem to slow the way the bike in the corners. But as the Versys is a very and quick steering machine, is not necessarily a bad thing overall, and one learns to compensate.

With somewhat gnarly appearance, the Corsa’s tend to generate a bit of conversation, typically leading to questions about just the machine is getting used for something we are always happy to upon, even in the middle of dense bush with a path.

With the primary objective to a better mixed use tire than satisfied, we will that tire life of the Corsa tires is still an Although they broke in there is virtually no visible yet after 1000kms (620mi), some high speed use and prolonged off-road running. research indicates that the tire can actually be a long-life so only time and distance tell.

The Corsas are slightly where a thinner and higher tire is typically preferred for traction and stability on very surfaces, their tread does much to mitigate issue. Even when the tire is pushing through loose gravel at low speed, control is maintained and feedback whether the rider is standing or

While on the control issue, we that a similar tire or a in a 100 or 110 front along with a 140 or 150 would be an even better to mount on the Versys, allowing more aggressive off-road

The Pirelli MT60 Corsa may not be the perfect setup for the Versys, but in our desire to take the Versys a wide range of surfaces, are far better off-road than cousins, the Scorpion Sync

The MT60s are the best of breed tires we have found and so far. We are glad the dealer had not yet them up on something else, giving us the opportunity to try them.

In our initial impression of these is very positive. It is unfortunate prolonged (further) use will to wait until the spring maybe. If you want to run hard on a variety of surfaces, the Pirelli Corsa tires are definitely a look.

Pirelli MT60 Technical

60/40 On/Off Road

V-Speed rated and updated of original MT60

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