Metzeler Tourance Rear Tire
longer lasting tyre with decent grip
I purchased a set of these tyres on-the-road at the end of last Summer.
I had been running Distanzia and been very happy with the grip but fully loaded on heated roads I was getting 6,500 miles out of them.
I'm at 5,000 miles with the Tourance and it looks like I have over half the tyre tread left BUT I have been running as a solo rider (no luggage) on Winter temperature roads.
I have a cross-country route planned for this Summer CA to NY via the MOA rally in St Paul and around Thunder Bay. I didn't want to have to think about tyres until I reached the East coast - thus this purchase...
June 30, 2014
Great mileage, good overall
I got over 9K miles out of the rear and 10K from the front. about 90% was on-road. Good traction on-road, dry and wet; off-road good for dry dirt roads but any mud or grass and it's like riding a pure road tire, sand also blows. I would rate the grip higher if the tire was softer but that would decrease mileage.
June 27, 2014
Great looking tire, lots of grip.
Have received many compliments on the aggressive tread pattern of the tire. Looks good on my Triumph Scrambler. Doesn't give up any off road capability and adds to the styling, I have no trouble going down gravel roads @ 60mph. Much quieter on road than the stock tire that came off. Tread wearing well @ 1k miles.
June 2, 2014
Metzeler tires are choice
Great tires for on and off. Altough they are primarily street tires they handle abd grip off road like a dream.
March 17, 2014
This will be my fourth rear Tourance on my GS. I was forced to replace it from experiencing a flat. I was in a place where I was forced to ride it over eight miles as it lost air and eventually went flat. It functioned as much like a "run-flat" tire as one could hope for. Stability was predictable and never did i fear loosing control or feel that the tire would peel from the rim. I'd thought of trying other brands/tread designs but given this recent experience I'll stick with the Tourance. It is a superior product and through Revzilla it is priced right. Mileage if not replaced prematurely is very good, about 11k rear, 17 k front.
March 3, 2014
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 tires for the GS 1200 2008
Super customer service
January 6, 2014
Good choice overall for big bore adv bikes
Got 6000 +mi. out of the factory original. Liked it enough to replace with same.obviously this tire is designed with a on road bias,Which is where my 2012 Yamaha super Tenere spends the majority of its time.This tire corners very well, wet or dry.Off road performance is better than expected, but is limited by its design.
December 30, 2013