Metzeler Tourance EXP Tires
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
Very happy with this tire. Would definitely buy it again!
Well, after a couple seasons of faithful service, my Metzler Road TecZ6 lost the ability to hold air. No fault of Metzler's, just a nail, which I had plugged successfully for a little while......
Nothing lasts forever though, especially tires.
I found this tire online and it seemed to be a good fit for my V-Strom.
I have to say I couldn't be happier with the ride and the quality.
March 14, 2013
Great tire, really does it all.
The EXP made for the adventure tourer segment really does it all. My last one lasted 8500 miles (rear) of course the pavement /dirt, load, and throttle all are variables I was particularly happy with the road handling, it is really sticky enough that the bike does well at some fairly significant lean angles. The old Tourance was a very good tire but very hard and lasted a bit longer (10k mi.) but the road ability was not nearly as good.
August 6, 2012
good all round tires
This is my 3rd set, I got over 10k miles out of my previous ones. The rear tire had still plenty tread left, but I replaced it together with the fron tire. Good tire for all round use. Work well in the rain and also on packed dirt roads. Not an off road tire.
July 30, 2012