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Mefo Explorer Dual Sport Tires

Item: P285663

Designed to go the distance, the Mefo Explorer Dual Sport tire is a tough dual sport tire designed to handle the longest and toughest adventures. The … Read More

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Mefo Explorer Dual Sport Tires

Designed to go the distance, the Mefo Explorer Dual Sport tire is a tough dual sport tire designed to handle the longest and toughest adventures. The chevron tread pattern handles dirt and pavement equally well, giving you stable handling on or off the pavement. An excellent 50/50 tire, the Explorer has a stellar reputation for durability and longevity. 

Features:

  • 50% on-road and 50% off-road
  • Chevron dual sport tread pattern
  • Excellent tread life
  • DOT approved

Note: Tires have black lettering, not white as shown. Sizes 140/80-18 70R TT and 150/70-18 70R TT may be labeled as "Super Explorer" but the tread pattern is the same.

Product Style RevZilla Item # MFR. Product # Availability
Product Style Front / 90/90-21 54T TT RevZilla Item #985887 MFR. Product #MED 25 AvailabilityAvailable: Requires 2-5 business days of lead time prior to shipment
Product Style Front / 100/90-19 54T TL RevZilla Item #985888 MFR. Product #MED 26 AvailabilityAvailable: Requires 2-5 business days of lead time prior to shipment
Product Style Rear / 130/80-17 65T TT RevZilla Item #985883 MFR. Product #MED 18 AvailabilityAvailable: Requires 2-5 business days of lead time prior to shipment
Product Style Rear / 140/80-18 70R TT RevZilla Item #985885 MFR. Product #MED 22 AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Product Style Rear / 150/70-18 70R TT RevZilla Item #985886 MFR. Product #MED 23 AvailabilityAvailable: Requires 2-5 business days of lead time prior to shipment
Product Style Rear / 120/90-17 64T TT RevZilla Item #985891 MFR. Product #MED 17 AvailabilityAvailable: Requires 2-5 business days of lead time prior to shipment
Product Style Rear / 120/90-18 71T TT RevZilla Item #985893 MFR. Product #MED 19 AvailabilityAvailable: Requires 2-5 business days of lead time prior to shipment
Product Style Rear / 130/80-18 72T TT RevZilla Item #985894 MFR. Product #MED 20 AvailabilityAvailable: Requires 2-5 business days of lead time prior to shipment
Fitment Notes & Exceptions
  • MEFO recommends at least 30.5 PSI in this tire for best performance and wear on motorcycles with an engine displacement of 650cc or less, and at least 35 PSI on motorcycles with an engine displacement of greater than 650cc.

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4.6 / 5.0
25 Reviews
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1 Star
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Bang For The Buck
4.3 / 5
Features
4.6 / 5
Style
4.7 / 5
Grip
4.2 / 5
Tread Life
4.4 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
best dual sport tire there is
I ve tried them all this tire outperforms dunlop rally raid , michelin desert racing , tkc contis ... i ve had them all , and this one stand out hands down no contest .

this tire grips offroad better that full knobby , and the rubber wont break or chip after long miles of hard riding on rocky terain . climbs up sand , coal braaap all day . outlasts any of above mentioned competitors by 300% . alaska and back on one tire , and when u come back there is still more than half left .

here is what i like the most about it . it pops wheelies on wet asphalt ! i get off muddy trail , twist the trottle and it grips so good right away it pops wheelies . wet or dry handles road fantastic . i dont even balance them .
June 24, 2015
Ride:
2013 KTM 990 Adventure Baja
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
4 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Good All Around Tire
Got this to replace the stock tire on XR650L. I thought I was going up a tire size to a 130, but it actually looks a little smaller than the Dunlop that came on the bike. It almost looks like a low profile tire. I may try the 140 next time.
Mainly do "adventure" dual sport. Like to have fun in the dirt, but nothing crazy. Also ride a lot of pavement for commute to and from work and to and from dirt. Inflated like manufacturer says 30-35 psi and is wearing great. I haven't deflated for the dirt and it does fine. Even on rocks I wasn't jarred to death. Over all very predictible tire that does everything I need it to well. I don't push the riding limits, so I don't need a tire that does. I do need a tire that lasts and it is looking like the Mefo is it!!!
Have rode this tire in sand - gets on top and stays there. Gravel-wiggles like any other bike/tire but nothing scary at speed or corners.
Dirt-Bites when you need it to and lets go when you want it to
Pavement-grip is fine, even in mountain twistys. Tire is quiet and smooth
Wet pavement - does fine...I don't push it in the rain and I haven't trashed out and crashed from losing the rear end in the rain
Included pics is my tire with a little over 2000 miles on it with a ways to go before needing new.
August 2, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2016 Honda XR650L
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Crazy long tread life
Had a set of these on a Sertao for about 6k miles and there was a lot of life left in them. I switched them out for something different because I got tired of letting air out for off road traction and hand pumping them back to a whopping, recommended 41psi was a chore to say the least. The real issue was I never trusted pushing them on the street and as the front wore it liked to wander at highway speed. They are ruggedly built and dependable but they're not sticky on pavement. Maybe on a heavier bike...
May 18, 2015
Ride:
2013 BMW G650GS Sertao
great tires
tires work really well on dry and wet pavement. very good grip on gravel road and light mud
February 21, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Nice tire for the money.
Nice tread design, little to no vibrations while at speed. Very slight hum on pavement but nothing the exhaust doesn't cover up. Easy to mount and good feel on pavement.
March 16, 2015
Ride:
2013 Kawasaki KLR650
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Great tire for off roading
I bought these tires for my KTM 690 Enduro. I use this bike for long technical off road rides. These tires have better traction than the Heidenau because there is no center stripe to prevent dig in with the tread. Great tire.
March 30, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Great tires on single track.
I put these on my KLR650 then went riding single track with some friends. They had 400,500,525cc bikes with straights knobbies. Although these cant make turns on dirt roads like knobbies can. There was no lack of performance on the trail. We don't ride em easy either. Ran the rear at 36psi and the front at 30psi the whole time.
September 30, 2015
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Grip
3 / 5
Tread Life
3 / 5
KLR650 tires
Mounted these up on my 07 KLR. Did the install myself without balancing (no issues over 2k miles on a trip). Tires look great and are excellent in all types of off road conditions. Sidewalls are not overly stiff such as K60s, making installation fairly easy. They started to wear oddly and a few cracks formed on the tread blocks after about 4K miles, but they are very off road biased, so that's to be expected with a lot of interstate travel. Now in the rain, they WILL try to kill you. Allow a lot of extra stopping distance. This isn't unusual for a 60/40 tire, but it can be alarming coming from something like a Michelin anakee wild or continental trail attack. Cornering traction on pavement is also not that great, as the tread is soft and you can feel the tire squerm under fast cornering. Would buy again for sure, especially for trips that are primarily off road such as the Trans Am trail or if you only use the bike to ride to and from trails. I ride too much pavement to have them on my daily ride. Maybe I should buy another motorcycle or two... Overall a great 60/40 tire.
January 12, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Impressed
I've wanted this tire for a while. Glad I did it. 400 mi and 100 of fire trails/ gravel road very happy. Solid feel on and off pavement. Purchased both front and rear. I've had many many tires on the three KLR's I've owned and a 12gs I've had. Better than Heidenau IMHO.
June 30, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Ride:
2008 Kawasaki KLR650
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Great tire, looks and handles amazing
I have had this tire for a little while now and have little offload time on it but the street riding is fantastic, this tire is on my DR650 and hope it last many miles(one of the reasons i purchased this tire)
February 16, 2016
Ride:
2014 Suzuki DR650SE
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It had the right balance of road to off-road capability.
John O on Oct 2, 2017
Great tires. Good off-road and on the pavement. Long tread wear life.
W E on Aug 16, 2017
It had the right balance of road to off-road capability.
John O on Oct 2, 2017
german made the best
Sherry M on Sep 4, 2017
Great tires. Good off-road and on the pavement. Long tread wear life.
W E on Aug 16, 2017
Had them before
RObert B on Aug 14, 2017
So far this tire is great. I have about 9k miles on it and they look barely used. Most of my riding is commuting 60 miles a day on a 990 adv and that street grip has been pretty good so far up til about 75 in the corners, get a slight vibration.
Zachary F on Jun 3, 2017
They work
Ray E on May 21, 2017
Saw this tire and read reviews about it, just Expirimenting to see what handles and works best at this point.
Jody m on May 9, 2017
Overall rating. True 50/50 tire with high mileage capability.
Keith O on Feb 17, 2017
9000 miles and counting on set so far, probably get another 2000-3000 out of them. Super strong tire with excellent grip on and off road wet or dry:)
joe k on Feb 12, 2017
Hoping to get more miles than most tires. Works good on road and dirt so far. 1000 miles and little wear
Chris W on Jul 13, 2016
After reading many, many reviews on good 50/50 tires that would last a long time I chose the Mefo. 3,500 miles later they a re barely showing wear.
Kris K on May 28, 2016
Better wear than Continental Tkc 80
Robert M on May 18, 2016
You can't deny the 10k mile hype. These tires are exactly what I want in a 50/50 tire, not too knobby and not too road oriented. They are perfect for my type of riding.
Ryan G on May 5, 2016
I have the rear on my KLR650 '06 and it's great. I lost a tube on the interstate previously with a TL type TKC80 (still a great tire though). Pretty scary, so I'm going with the mefo TT so it hopefully won't happen again.
matthew s on Apr 22, 2016
excellent traction and wear, previous one lasted over 5,000 miles on a KTM 640 ridden mostly on TN and NC gravel, but also used for several thousand miles in CO and UT.
Kyle K on Feb 10, 2016
This is my second Mefo Super Explorer in the 150 size. Most of my riding is dirt and gravel primitive roads with the necessary slab to get there- I ride a KTM 950 Adventure with camping gear and the occasional sweetheart on the back.

The Mefo lets me hold fast lines in the twisties and most importantly has a predictable behavior when sliding around in the dirt. Great reliability, lasting rubber and a tough sidewall. It is the perfect compliment to my riding style.
shawn f on Sep 25, 2015
I commute about 80 miles per day and I heard much about it's high mileage capabilities.
Hank T on Sep 25, 2015
ready for new front tire avon gripster no longer has grip.curious about mefo.
kevin h on Aug 9, 2015
Bullet proof tire.......
peter o on Jul 28, 2015
Want to try something different for my front tire on my Triumph Tiger 800xc. Lost traction last year in the mud with my existing tire.
Ron S on Jun 26, 2015
its my 2nd set. real happy with them. 11000 miles on the rear. altho i ride like a 60 yr old guy
eric h on Jun 4, 2015
50/50 tire with good reviews for traction in all conditions and good wear.
Paul F on Jun 2, 2015
These are the best duel sport tires that I've ever owned, hands down. Great on dirt as well as street. They also look awsome on my 2004 KTM 950 Adventure S bike.
Shawn J on May 25, 2015
Heard you can get a ton of miles out of this one with good performance on street and dirt. Getting ready for the TAT.
Dan H on May 11, 2015
I have read favorable reviews online about the longevity and good on/off road traction.
Brian C on May 8, 2015
I have run these tires before. Good mileage and dirt performance plus they were SUPER cheep!
Steve R on Apr 19, 2015
I just loved the way the last Mefo preformed!
Keith F on Mar 20, 2015
I chose the Mefo tire because of long wear & and they are great tires & I chose to buy them from Revzilla because your prices are by far the best around!
Gene E on Feb 15, 2015
For a long distance trip
ricardo m on Feb 2, 2015
wide selection of sizes for a dual sport tire
teamcurtis on Jan 5, 2015
Good reviews from someone who went from New England to South America on two sets of these.
Philip T on Dec 16, 2014
german made the best
Sherry M on Sep 4, 2017
Had them before
RObert B on Aug 14, 2017
I have been interested in these tires for quite a while now, do you plan on doing any videos about Mefo? Thanks
joe k on Nov 14, 2014
Where are the Mefo rear tires on the Revzilla website for a BMW R1200GS - 2015 ?
Pierre L on Apr 24, 2016
Are these radial or bias ply tires? Some tubes say not for use in a radial tire.
A shopper on Sep 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Believe they are bias ply. I have them on a KLR 650 with tubes and have no problems.
I replaced the original tires last year (front and rear) and cannot believe how well they perform both on and off road. They are excellent in the curves and on wet roads.
Where are they made?
A shopper on Feb 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Germany.
I have them on both front and back.
On my second rear tire. 1st one had over 6k miles and really didn't need replacing but was going on a 3500mile ride and I didn't want to see if it would last the ride.
The pictures show a tire with white lettering, is this correct or are the tires all black?
A shopper on May 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: All black. Don’t buy it. Used for 200 miles and took them off. I recommend motoz adventure tractionator
I see these mounted in both directions,what is the CORRECT direction?
ridenby on May 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You should see and arrow on the sidewall which indicates the direction the tire is intended to travel.
Are the appropriate for tubeless wheels?
A shopper on Jun 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mefo Explorer and Super Explorer are tube tires
What is the exact diameter of the 120/90-18?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2016
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