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post #1 of 16 Old 03-30-2016, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Tourance mileage

I have just mounted a set of Tourance tires on my 05 Wee; planning a trip to Alaska this summer. What kind of mileage are you guys seeing from these tires?
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I got 9300 miles out of a rear Tourance Next. The front is still going strong at 8000 miles.

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On my 650's with Standard Tourance (ie not "Next" or "XP") tires I typically got 20,000 to 24,000 km (12,000 to 15,000 miles) on the rears, between 30,000 km and 38,000 km (19,000 to 24,000 miles) The Next seems to give a little less life on the rear which for me wasn't worth the difference. The front got less but the improvement in handling etc was worth it to me.

Please note that the area and type of roads you ride on can make a big difference in tread life. I keep hearing of riders in New Mexico and further west getting way less life from tires.

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14,000 miles on mine when I picked up a nail. Plugged it and ran the 120 mi. home. Replaced it the next day and it had around 1K left in tread.

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On tour I expect 8,000 from a rear to the wear bars in the center, front will go 12K or more for me easily. I've been changing my fronts early for trips, so I have never worn out a front completely except for one soft compound Tourance EXP which wore really fast and it was done, done, done at 8K. I hate buying tires on the road, changing them at home in my driveway is much cheaper.
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"riders in New Mexico and further west getting way less life from tires."
Higher riding temps or coarser pavement? I have not had much more tire life from Tourance than the Shinko at about 5-6K miles. So I buy the less expensive tires.
In the old days of tube, bias tires I got 20K+ miles out of a Metzler ME88 rear tire and 40K miles from the fronts. Them days are over.
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My tourance exp got squared off quicker than the oem battlewing, I paid a lot more for the metzeller, here's to hoping for as many miles because I'm not impressed so far since I haven't got past new Mexico this year (aka no very warm weather riding so far).

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I got 9300 miles out of a rear Tourance Next. The front is still going strong at 8000 miles.
care to share more info about the tourance next?

how was the ride?

i read an odd review on webbikeworld that made the tire seem squirrelly.

here is the review:

Metzeler Tourance Next Review - webBikeWorld

i look forward to your thoughts.

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car to share more info about the tourance next?

how was the ride?

i read an odd review on webbikeworld that made the tire seem squirrelly.

here is the review:

Metzeler Tourance Next Review - webBikeWorld

i look forward to your thoughts.

be well.

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The new Tourance models do not get good mileage, but they handle great while they last.

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car to share more info about the tourance next?

how was the ride?

i read an odd review on webbikeworld that made the tire seem squirrelly.

here is the review:

Metzeler Tourance Next Review - webBikeWorld

i look forward to your thoughts.

be well.

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I was rather surprised by that review as it was counter to my experience with the Next on my 2012 DL650. I love the feel of the Tourance Next up front. Don't feel any squirrliness at all. I don't do a ton of gravel, maybe a few miles of gravel roads every week but haven't seen any reason not to use them for light use on gravel.

I haven't see any real benefit to using the Next on the rear though, so use the basic standard Tourance there.

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2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 200,000+ km, 125,000 miles.

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