Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: J'ville, Alabama
The original regular Tourance tires would be as good on pavement and a little better on dirt roads.
I have a Tourance rear on my DL1000 now, but I'm going back to a 705 this time to compare. My last two tire sets were Tourances and I only got around 5.5K out of the rears and my fronts were too loose around 9 to 10K on dirt so I changed both well before wear bars. I get more performance out of the 705 actually. The front 705's last and last.
The Shinkos are better on hard packed dirt roads and the Tourances produce less noise and grip better leaned over deep. But after lowering the foot pegs its a wash on lean angle. Right now I have a Tourance rear and a 705 front. Will have a 705 rear on soon, just got a new one Saturday from Fedex. Great performance for my Strom needs.
Tourances are the old standby do it all ADV tire, but they are a "made in China" offering, the 705 is from Korea. I can't tell a difference between the Chinese and German Tourances actually and the 705 has been a consistent performer for me getting 6,000 plus from a rear. I like curves and ride briskly on rough mountain two lanes mostly so I go through rubber.