Scorpion front tire sides wore faster than the rear. First time I've ever had a front tire wear faster than a rear. The sides wore faster than the center. after 5,500 miles front needs replaced. For what its worth, There are a lot of twisty roads here in E TN, and I do brake and turn somewhat aggressively, however I am not dragging knees or pegs. I've never felt the front tire slip, they have held up on gravel roads, but I find that the traction is very limited on gravel.
IMO, the Scorpion is probably more capable than the bike SHOULD be ridden. I often find myself doing mid-corner corrections with this tire. Not sure if its the bike, the tire or the rider yet. The setup is very sensitive to throttle inputs. I found that with quick direction changes, like on US129, the front fork sway causes me more concern than the tires, but on fast sweepers, the bike sticks like glue all the way to the edge of my riding abilities. Additionally, I am less confident with them on gravel roads which was the intent of this bike purchase.
I was thinking perhaps not riding it so much like a sport bike and trying some 80/20 tires like:
Continental TKC70, but I am concerned about the wobble issue.
Metzeler Tourances: Cant find front tire size... so that's off the table.
Avon Trailrider AV54... Maybe not enough off road grip.
Shinko 705? Solid reviews, but why so inexpensive? Too good to be true?
I am open to thoughts and suggestions and not opposed to the scorpion. 5500 miles on a tire is respectable, especially given the traction.