Pirelli’s Scorpion MX Tire Put under the Microscope at California’s Most Notorious Motocross Venues

Rome, Ga. – The Pirelli professional motocross support rig made its way throughout Southern California this week, taking part in three separate ride days for industry media and put its new Scorpion MX tire to the test.

Through the course of three days, the Scorpion MX family of tires was on ridden at a trio of the most rigorous terrains in heart of motocross racing in an effort to show the versatility of Pirelli's premier motocross tire. On Tuesday, Pirelli teamed-up with Vital MX and put the Scorpion MX to the test on the fine, loose sand dunes of Glamis. TWMX met up with the team on Wednesday at Los Angeles County Raceway (LACR) to see how the Scorpion MX tire fared in the multi-terrain, desert-like conditions of Lancaster. The rigorous week concluded with MXA on Thursday at Glen Helen Raceway when the Scorpion MX tire ran head on against the gritty surface of one of the most difficult AMA National tracks in the country.

Through it all, the Scorpion MX EXTRA compound withstood the pressure and displayed why it is the ultimate all-around tire. Thanks to its high durability, it maintains its consistency in performance while providing a good value for riders, whether for racing or casual riding.

"We were excited for the opportunity to take part in this test," said Pirelli Motocross Manager Josh Whitmire. "The Scorpion MX family of tires is something that Pirelli is very proud of and we couldn't think of a better way to showcase the all-around performance the tire possesses."

The Pirelli Scorpion MX tire test hits the web and newsstands over the coming weeks.

Pirelli Tire North America designs, develops, manufactures and markets tires for passenger vehicles in both the original equipment and replacement markets as well as markets and distributes tires for motorcycle and motorsports. Located in Rome, Georgia, Pirelli's Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) employs state-of-the-art technology to manufacture tires for both export and domestic markets.  For more information please visit www.us.pirelli.com.