Price vs mileage on 6 tires...
I took the time to look at, research, and compare 6 different tires I am interested in- the metzler Tourance, Bridgestone trailwing(TW152/TW101), Shinko 705 Fullbore m-40, heidenau k60 scout, and the Anakee 3.
My goal is to get the best mileage for the buck. A likely breakdown of my mileage will be highway (60%), City driving under 45 mph (25%) gravel roads(10%) and forest roads, sand or deep gravel (5%).
So, with an estimate of 3,500 miles off the shinkos as the cheapest to buy tire, I found the 'per mile price', and the mileage I would have to get out of them to buy them over the shinkos. Here's what I came up with.
PURCHASE PRICE/MILEAGE--TIRE BRAND
$170/3,500 miles--Shinko 705
$170/3,500 miles--Full bore m-40,
$260/5,352 miles--Bridgestone trailwing
$290/5,970 miles--Metzler Tourance
$309/6,361 miles--Michelin Anakee 3
$323/6,650 miles--Michelin Anakee 3
$339/6,975 miles--heidenau k60 scout
Given this is a highly unscientific/mathematic comparison, is a more expensive set actually likely to give me a higher cost/mile ratio? I'm still leaning towards the fullbores or shinkos...
I bought my 2007 VStrom May 2013 with 2785 miles on the stock trailwing tires. Now it currently has 6850 miles and only a few hundred more miles (tread is 2.5-2.75mm in depth) to go .
2007 DL650(purchased 05/17/13 with 2,785 miles) now 10,200 miles and counting (06/24/2014) Farkles: Givi E36. Bestem 929 top box, HT center stand. Dan Vesel Highway pegs, grip puppies,
Last edited by Wyhunter1988; 01-17-2014 at 06:54 PM.