Metzeler Tourance Front Tire
Year Round Rider. Wouldn't Leave Home Without Them!
I am a year round rider in New England. I have several motorcycles but during the winter months and during rain showers I ride my Kawasaki KLR650. When my stock treads needed to be replaced, I went with the Metzeler Tourance tires. These things are GREAT. I have been in the snow, rain, sub-zero cold and they hold up in any condition. I highly recommend these tires.
January 25, 2014
Great for my purposes
Beginning with the "4" rating for tread life... That grade comes more from knowing other people's experience with the tire. Haven't had mine long enough to offer an informed response.
What I can say about the tire is that it's impressing me in comparison to the Bridgestone Battlewings that I've been used to. The Battlewings came on a new yamaha super tenere and were the only OEM tires in my 40+ years of riding that weren't quickly replaced with another model. I went with the Tourance's as a change of pace while wanting a bit more offroad traction without going to a semi-knob.
The tire hasn't disappointed in any of the areas that I've used it. Wet, dry, packed dirt, gravel and forrest roads find it well behaved and predictable. Coming from a dirt background it's difficult for me to adjust to road biased tires if only for their appearance. In fact, visually the relatively smooth design hadn't inspired my confidence. But after a few thousand riotous miles the Tourance and I have become buddies. Married with traction control they're outstanding in my opinion. They'll now be my go-to tire.
December 9, 2013
I just completed a 3300 mile trip. The tires performed flawlessly. I don't know about tread life yet.
August 12, 2013
Still the best
There are a number of good tires available for big "dual sport" bikes like my R1150GS but for the vast majority of us, these bikes are used primarily onroad. For mostly road use with the occasional gravel or hard packed dirt road, I think this tire is still the best option. Great road manners, grip in the wet and long life are the reason I continue to use this tire.
July 8, 2013
Luv the Metz Tourance
I've been running the Metzeler Tourance tires on my 1150GS for years. I get more mileage out of them than I did with the Mich Anakees. I love the Metzelers. And, RevZilla always has the best price or certainly comprable to others. I choose RevZilla!
June 17, 2013
Just purchased my second Tourance front (from revzilla, of course) for my 2011 GS Adventure. The first one provided excellent grip for a little over 13,000 miles! I ran it at 36 psi - no cupping. The tire comes off the rim easy, and goes back on easy (NoMar changer).
As to revzilla customer service: ordered one day, tire arrived the very next day. Ordering took ....half a minute, maybe?
May 20, 2013
A good choice!
I'm very pleased with the Metzler Tourance tires - great both on the road and the limited amount off-road riding I've done. I've never had a tire mounted that didn't require some weight somewhere to balance it out... but that was the case with this tire... My friend video taped it when he went to balance it - knowing I wouldn't believe it...
May 13, 2013
Great tire for a GSA
The best tire I've ever run on a heavy, loaded up GSA, always get 14K to 16K miles out of the tire, 2 thumbs up !!!
April 29, 2013