Metzeler Tourance NEXT Tires
I like the tires.
Real neutral feel to them. I did like the Pilor Trails better
June 16, 2015
Just installed my third set
I got 9K out the first set, 9K again out of the second.Fantastic grip on wet pavement, best choice for year-around riding in Seattle.
Also comes in size 180 and 190 for the rear. For the last two sets I went with the 180, which clears the swing arm just fine and handles just as well. You could probably even fit the 190, but I didn't want the increased weight.
March 9, 2015
Definitely inspires confidence, you feel connected to the road.
I have been riding a BMW GS 1200 since 2006 till now (2015) with assorted tires, mostly the traditional Tourance tires. I just recently put on a set (front and rear) of Tourance NEXT’s, I cannot speak for the tread life, but immediately could feel how well they grip the road. When going around corners or "twisties" I feel more “connected”, greater confidence that I can lay the bike over without breaking loose. If the tires hold up to high miles these will be my go-to tires.
January 26, 2015
Used the NEXT rear tire with a stock front one on a Super Tenere. Great grip in cornering and wet roads. Couldn't be happier. About to replace it after 8K of fairly aggressive riding.
January 6, 2015
GREAT EXPERIENCIE IN PAVEMENT AND DIRT IN MEXICO
I made my desicion to switch my HEIDENEAU k60 to Metzelers because I'll ride mostly pavement curves roads in my 3000 miles tide in Mexico.
This tires made my ride incredible, I was able to scrath my pegs in fast speed without doubt in every tight curve, rode trough Sonora,Chihuahua, Batopilas on dirt road, Durango, El Espinazo del Diablo, Mazatlan, Ferry to Baja all the way up trough the dirt road to Coco's Corner and finally to arrive home in Mexicali rigth on the border.
I can say to much about tread life but tires perfomance great in every road, dirt and pothole I found on my ride.
November 26, 2014
performed as excpected
Performed as expected.this was an OEM replacement.
November 3, 2014
Back to Metzeler
In the 80s and 90s I rode on Metzeler. I then switched to others including Michelin (Anakee, then 2 then 3). After an unexpected flat on my Anakee 3 this year, I decided to try the Tourance Next. I'm glad I did. It's an amazing on-road tire. Is it 10% off road too? It is in the sense that if I see a short stretch of gravel road ahead, without mud, without sand, I'll go for it. It's not a tire for true off road riding, not even a bit. But that's what I have my Karoo 3 for. In short, for the next couple of years, at least, I'm back to Metzeler.
October 13, 2014
Set the right tire pressure is the key
These tires went on my 2013 BMW R1200GSA to replace the Michelin Anakee III. At first, I didn't like these tires at all. The front tire tracked by every grove on the road and edges of the tarmac. The handle bar was super light to the point it was wabbly above 50 mph. The bike felt very tippie, and I could feel the transition from the center harder coupound to the softer side when I lean. Turned out, the shop set the pressure at 36 in the front and 42 in the back as recommended by BMW for 2 up with heavy load. That setting was not appropriate for me as I am only 150 lb, riding alone most of the time, and don't carry much in the panniers other than my Macbook. It got better after I lowered it to 32/36, but still not good enough. Since I bought these tires already and had no intention to return them, so, why not experiment by lower the pressure more. They are now perfect at 28 in the front and 33 in the back. I know lower pressure will reduce the tread life and so on. But, it's a small price to pay to ride with confident and comfort. I am planning to raise the pressure up a bit after I put a few hundred miles on it to see if it's better.
I can't rate the tread life as I am running on different pressure. Can't tell the wet traction either as it hasn't rained yet since I put them on. My intention is to use these for the wet winter season with less chances to go off-road. Planning to replace these with Karoo 3 next spring to get ready for off-road.
September 12, 2014