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post #1 of 12 Old 05-02-2019, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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G'Day fellow Riders,

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with Mitas E08 tires. I recently purchased a "never out of the showroom" 2016 VStrom and it has the Bridgestone Battlewings on it. Not being comfortable with the tire and the reviews, I got a great deal on the Mitas Tires, but even the dealer doesn't know much about them. I'llbe riding mainly blacktops with an occasional venture down a side path.

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post #2 of 12 Old 05-02-2019, 08:53 AM
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Curious myself...

Most of the reports have been on the E07, E07+, and E07 Dakar.

Do you know if these are 80/20 tires?

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Yes, they are 80/20 tyres.

One test described them as being a very similar pattern to the Metzeler Tourance, at least as good if not better, and cheaper.

I am on my second set of Mitas E-07's which are 50/50. I cannot imagine that the E-08's could be any longer lasting than the E-07's which still work very well on seal, and surely better on gravel. My recommendation would be that if your dirt road excursions are rare and modest, go for the E-08's.
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I really liked the Bridgestone Battlewings, they were fantastic street tires and never slipped for me in rain. Not the best for offroad, but would handle a gravel road just fine.
The Mitas are more dirt oriented, and not as good on pavement.

Edit: Shoot.. the question was for E08, not E07.. Sorry. I have not tried E08 myself. Disregard what I said.

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Those e08 remind me of shinko 705s well at least the rear. Got any pics mounted?
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Your stock tires sound perfectly fine for your mission. Wouldn’t give too much value to some random reviews.
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Those e08 remind me of shinko 705s well at least the rear. Got any pics mounted?
To ME they look much like the original Metzeler Tourance.
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I really liked the Bridgestone Battlewings, they were fantastic street tires and never slipped for me in rain. Not the best for offroad, but would handle a gravel road just fine.
The Mitas are more dirt oriented, and not as good on pavement.
Ditto what Bugzy said.

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I'd run the OE Battlewings until they are done. Nothing wrong with them for what you're doing.

The Mitas E08 look a lot like the Kenda 761. Had the 761 on my KLR for a stint. Some reason the 761 was very loud vs MEFO, Shinko 244 / 700, etc I've had on it over 45K miles (8 sets of tires).
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