Metzeler Tourance EXP Tires
Great tire but very tread life
Just a heads up, Anthony said the Tourance was a long lasting tire, longer than the EXP. I think he said that backward. I've never tried the EXP but I've had many Metzler Tourance tires on my F800GS and I've never seen more than 3k to 4k miles before they are shot. I do ride aggressively in tight twistie cnyns.
Great tire for road and dirt roads.
July 24, 2015
10k Miles and probably would have gotten 20k!
These came stock on my 650gs and they were great for the road. I commute on my bike every day and at 10k miles I got a screw in the rear tire and decided to get some TKC80's. I wasn't even close to the wear bars. I would have gotten 13k miles out of them for sure if not 20k miles.
They were amazing on the road and I even took them to the track once. I look them off-road on some gnarly fire roads and they did the job but they didn't give me much confidence.
For a 95/5 tire they are amazing. I am super happy with how long they lasted.
July 17, 2015
This is a great road tire but not for off road.
If you ride on the road, this is a great tire. It is not good for off road or dirt roads. I have every confidence leaning hard into turns even when wet on my G650GS.
April 27, 2015
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