Bridgestone TW204 Rear Tires
Great tire life
These are the stock OEM tires on my 2013 Suzuki V-strom 650 bike. The rear reached 11,000 miles on the dot before it needed to be replaced. I'm 6'2"/250 pounds with usually about 50 pounds of gear on the bike. I mostly ride paved roads with the occasional dirt road thrown in. They feel very grippy and planted on the pavement. On the dirt, I've never had an issue, but would probably feel better with knobbier tires if I wanted to do some serious trail riding. All in all I've been very satisfied with the tires, the quality is excellent, and the price was great as well(thanks Revzilla!)
April 5, 2016
Great All-Around Tire For The Price
Bought this as a pending replacement for the OEM Trailwing on my DL650. Have over 14.5K miles on the factory tire and it still has some life left. Ridden year-round, 90% street and light-duty off-road (gravel/dry dirt). Not so great for tread-packing mud, but still good all-around. Excellent performance in the pouring Northwest rain. Daily commuter, so light loading has probably contributed to outstanding lifespan. Runs smooth with bike loaded out with tail and saddlebags, or having fun on track day. Considered other tires, but performance/lifespan of the OEM tire compelled me to purchase the same.
March 16, 2016
Great all around tire!
I had the tw 42 on the rear and just mounted the tw 41 on the front. On my 2012 Klr they handle great on the street and not bad off-road!
April 13, 2015
So far it's a good tire.
2013 Triumph Scrambler
I went from a TW42 to this tire. From what I've researched it is the only H rated Tube Type tire that comes in a 130/80-17 for dual sports besides the TW42.
Where this tire works:
Moderate Sand trail: Yes
Dry clay: Yes
Wet sand trail: Yes
Damp clay: TURN AROUND! It's like driving in pig guts on marble
Overall I like the tire. I just will not be revisiting a certain trail on a damp day.
September 4, 2014
A superb dual purpose tyre at a great price.
I have done over 75 000km with various KLR 650 bikes and gone through many rear tyres. My recent TW22 has now got 6500km and I reckon I have another 2000km to go. To date this is the best rear tyre I have had. It handles superbly in the dirt, mud, sand etc and to date not one nobly kitted out bike has beaten me in the dirt. A superb road tyre as well and there are not many tyres where one can get close to 10 000km. Highly recommended Adventure bike tyre and absolute bang for your bike,
June 9, 2014
Got about 11k miles on the original...
... and never had any problems so stuck with the OEM tire when it wore out. Performs well on the road, packet dirt roads are fine, not much use in sand. Price match, free fast shipping, what's not to love?
September 3, 2012