Metzeler Tourance Rear Tire
What can I say that hasn't been said?
I would say this is the last proper tire for a BMW R1200GS. The EXP and NEXT are useless off road. Tires like the TKC80 aren't great on a bike that, if we're honest, will mostly be on pavement. These are the last tires around that can go from mud to pavement, and last long on pavement, with a simple tire pressure change.
November 18, 2013
Improvement over stock!
Put these tires on my 2009 Vstrom, big improvement over stock OEM tires only done about 2000 miles so far good no regrets yet. Once again revzilla was great and fast shipping.
October 29, 2013
Tourance front & rear
My 3rd set in 36000 miles. They wear great on the R1200GS but the rear always go before the front. Confidence inspiring in the rain and light off road. Wouldn't feel safe leaving for a big trip without them.
September 2, 2013
Reliable to ride, great control and grip. Cant access durability
August 12, 2013
Great, so far
I just completed a 3300 mile trip. The tires performed flawlessly. I don't know about tread life yet.
August 12, 2013
I replaced the original Torrence on my BMW f650 GS Twin due to a puncture at 8900 mi. Tire ware showed a good 2000 mi. of tread left. Good traction and handling in a range of conditions, both dirt and pavement.
April 3, 2013
Changing out to another set of Metzler Tourance. Got 14,500 miles this time on my Suzuki DL650 V-Strom. Front tire still looks good, with no cupping, rear still has tread with no wear bars showing, but quite flattened out. Still very useable, just want fresh set of tires for this year's riding season. Tourance is a great 80/20 tire.
March 28, 2013
First new tire on a 2012 R1200GSA. Handling is about as good as the Tourance EXP that came with the bike. Mild off road on dirt/gravel has been also very similar to the exp, though maybe a bit better traction. Got about 6K miles on the EXP, will see how this does.
March 23, 2013