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post #1 of 23 Old 07-01-2019, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Metzler vs Dunlop

I thought there was a "big tire thread, only tire thread", but I couldn't find it, so I'll ask here.
I am currently running Metzler Tourance Next, very happy with them, but as it's almost tire time I am thinking of trying a set of Dunlop Trailsmart tires. I am reasonably sure any modern tire will be OK, but would appreciate any input on the Dunlops.
I ride almost all pavement, semi- aggressive in the corners. Maybe a well maintained dirt or gravel road once in a while.
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Had 1 set Trailmax, and 2 sets Trailsmart. Liked them a lot. Got around 13000 -14000km from them.
Only tarmac, just a few times on fine gravel road.
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I have the stock Battle Wings on mine and I am a 90/10 guy. Very pleased with the performance both in the dry and wet.
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17' came with trailwings. Really surprised how good they are.
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I really hated the Tourance Next, even on the street. They have that tall pointy profile that a lot of Metzlers have. Couldn't wait for them to wear out, so I could replace them. Except that they are no good in the mud, the original Tourance are a much prefered tire to me. Maybe give them a try? If you don't ride off pavement, why not go with a straight street tire like a PR4?

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I really hated the Tourance Next, even on the street. They have that tall pointy profile that a lot of Metzlers have. Couldn't wait for them to wear out, so I could replace them. Except that they are no good in the mud, the original Tourance are a much prefered tire to me. Maybe give them a try? If you don't ride off pavement, why not go with a straight street tire like a PR4?

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I think the PR4 has been discontinued. Look at the Road 5 Trail.


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I have used Trailsmarts on my former Triumph 1200 Explorer and they were excellent tyres. Anakees had slowed the steering on that bike but the Trailsmarts restored the quick steering with good grip wet or dry. Tbh I would still be using them if I hadn't tried Michelin Road 5 Trails in the interim. Imho the Road 5's shade the Trailsmarts slightly and I am now very happy with them.

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Thanks for all the suggestions.
I'm also looking at the Metzler Karoo Street. It appears to have a more off road tread design, but they call it "street". Anyone with any input on this one? (Maybe it will tempt me to explore a few trails.)

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recently rode with some friend from TN and one was on a 800GS with well worn TKC80 and even in the rain in extremely twisty tarmac he could walk away form all the other riders with confidence. He rode faster in the wet with worn big block knobbies than most people can in the dry with 100% street tires.

What I learned is it isn't so much the tire but the talent. Any modern tire is a good choice.

I just picked up a set of Shinko 705's for $143.00 shipped. They are a great tire especially for the money and if you change you own tires they are an even better value. Tires costing 2 to 4x as much as the 705's will probably last a little bit longer but not 2 to 4x longer.
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post #10 of 23 Old 07-03-2019, 12:53 PM
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Iíve only had metzler tournance on my Aprilia capo and they are brilliant on it. Might try them on the strom since Iím due.
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