Metzeler Tourance EXP Tires
great street biased tires
These are often the stock tires on the BMW GS bikes...I have had them on two models of BMWs and they have served me well. Would I prefer a slightly more aggressive tire that was a little better off road? - Yes! However, if you drop your tire pressure once you leave the pavement and watch your speed on the corners, these tires will serve you surprisingly well. I think wet mud and tree roots would be scary with them, unless you had the bike handling skills of a Dakar rider. However, for a city rider in Vancouver BC the Tourance is a dependable wet weather commuter tire.
September 23, 2014
They came stock on my 13 GS Sertao. Great on pavement and good on dirt roads but zero lateral traction on grass or mud. I took them off at a little over 6000 miles and there's still some tread depth but the front got low-speed wiggles after 4500 or so. They look good. Good rubber. Well made.
February 8, 2014
Poor Tread Life for a Touring Tire
These tires came stock on my Tiger Explorer 1200. They were already showing signs of squaring off in the rear and some odd/lumpy wear patterns on the front at about 5K. I finally replaced them about 6.5K.
At highway speeds they would make an annoying waah waah waah and become pretty vibey due to the wear.
From other reviews, they seem to last OK on some other bikes, but I wouldn't purchase them again for mine.
December 7, 2013
Nothing like a new pair of kicks...
Had to get a new tire for the rear of 1150gs.. Mech. couldn't resist says this was great tire. 1500 miles and I have nothing but confidence in it.
Shipping was superfast, and as always rezilla has the best prices.
Being honest with myself, going with 95% - 5% was right choice. While I wish for off the beaten track rides, I commute on my bike as much as possible.
October 8, 2013
METZLER TOURANCE BMW GSA
I have 12,000 on matching EXP tires. 9 K on the highway. There's still 3 to 4 K remaining on the rear. Very little rain use. Not a worry with this tire for your BMW GS.
September 25, 2013
Put new shoes on my 2012 yamaha super tenere before riding from West Virginia to California. We rode for 14 days and 6,900 miles,and the rear tire has a little under a quarter tread left. The front has a little more than half tread left. Awesome for touring on road. Personally don't know what they do off road
September 3, 2013
A great tire on my 09 1200GSA
This tire performs great everywhere I have taken it. I am too scared to take it in heavy sand we have in Southwest FL, I do not think it is aggressive enough for that given the bike's weight. On the street, it can't be beat. Makes that big dirt bike run with the sport bikes.
August 5, 2013
Short life for a touring tire.
The EXPs came stock on my Super Tenere. Grip is very good, I have no trouble in any condition and am comfortable scraping the pegs on road. On dirt roads I had no issue on dry surfaces.
Problem is I was also as confident on the standard Tourances which lasted at least 50%+ longer than the EXPs. Tires were pretty worn by 6k miles and hydroplaned a lot in their worn condition. Tread is completely gone at 7k in the center but pushed it against my better judgement to 8k while on a 2k mile trip. Frankly they were scary past 7k miles, following every road groove. For comparison the standard Tourances and the Pirelli Scorpion Trails lasted for 12k+ without the handling issues. The Pirellis were not so good off road but the standard Tourances were great everywhere except mud.
July 19, 2013