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Just put a new set of of Metzler Tourance Next tires on for a trip to Alaska. Does anyone have any first hand reports? Mileage or handling info would be appreciated.
 

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Tourance Next replaced the Tourance EXP. The EXP was grippy but wore fast. The Next is intended to be grippy with longer life than the EXP.

Guybuck, you're Next up to provide a first hand report on this tire.
 
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I have been using the regular Tourance for all my tires after the OEM tires wear out. This time I thought I would try something different and I have a full set of Tourance Next on order (and a full set of Michelin Pilot 4's for my wife's Gladius.) I'm only at about 12,000 miles on my rear and 22,000 miles on my front so it will probably be another week or two before I change tires.

We can swap notes after riding a bit..

..Tom
 

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i have tourance next on my 12 v. i have 7k on them and look to have at least another 5k left. they stick on pavement and are great in the twisties. i dont go off road.
 

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I got the usual 7K miles out of my tourance next rear justbbefore I went to the darkside, and got 12000 miles out of the front.
Love Metzlers.
Doug
 

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I got the usual 7K miles out of my tourance next rear justbbefore I went to the darkside, and got 12000 miles out of the front.
Love Metzlers.
Doug
Did you use regular Tourance before the Next? If so what mileage did you get out of them?

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No, just tourance next. I've used Metzlers on previous bikes. Prior to the tourance next tires on my DL650, I ran a pair of Anakee III 's, and scorpions before that.
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Just for the record, I did use the Tourance before this set and got about 8000 miles out of them. Hoping for a few more from the next.
 

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I had front and rear Tourance Next installed last night. I now have about 100 miles on them.

Initial impressions are that the tires are more sporty feeling. I always have that felling like the rear is steering a bit when you replace worn out flat spotted rears for new, rounder rubber but this time it was much more dramatic. The bike feels like it wants to turn much more than it did with the normal Tourances. This is very noticeable on slow speed turns and probably relates to different profiles between standard Tourance and Next. On my way home last night I went on some unpaved roads to scrub the tires a bit and probably rode about 10 km/6 miles on gravel. The tires didn't really seem any different than the regular ones riding straight at speeds up to about 70 mph on loose gravel (the loose stuff between the tire tracks.) The tires do feel a bit more compliant on bumps but that is a small effect and could be a bit psychological. On the highway part of my ride they felt fine.. not nervous. and stable hands off with crosswinds etc (same as the regular Tourances.)

I wasn't confident I scrubbed the tires enough last night to go fast on any ramps on my way to work but my early impression is that they will turn in even easier than the regular ones. I should be able to talk about that over the next few days. I don't know if I will get out to any twisties. I might not be able to get much riding in so a report on that might have to wait.

So far I like them and while I haven't pushed them in twisites or had rain or snow my initial feeling is that if they last similar to the regular Toruance I would keep using them., If they wear much faster I would go back to regular.

All these opinions could change after spending more time with them.

..Tom
 

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I got 6K out of the regular Tourance on 2 different bikes. Must be the roads I frequent, kinds sharp chip seal.
I run Shinko 705 now at half the price for the same mileage.
 

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Tourance

I managed 22,000 km on my last set on a 2000 GS 1150. Great tyre , hope the new one is as good. 80% Hwy and 20% dirt rds FYI. And no the cord was not through.....
 

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I have only put about 5,300 km/3,300 miles on my Tourance Next so far.

I still feel they are great in pretty much everything they do. I have not yet seen the low speed waggle yet and think with what looks like a narrower profile they might not do that. They seem to work well in the rain and feel similar to the standard Tourance on gravel. They do give a very strong feeling of confidence and that makes me want to sit up against the gas tank and crank it in twisties. At low speeds they do not feel quite as stable.. ie hands off at 20 or 30 kph doesn't feel so good. :) I think they are also slightly less stable in high crosswinds.. not a bother but just noticed the bike seems to move around a bit more than the regular ones.

There is the start of noticeable wear in the middle of the tread. I don't recall if it is similar wear on the rear to what I would have expected on the regular ones. If the rear lasts to somewhere around 20,000 km I will be happy and would re-order the same.

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I have only put about 5,300 km/3,300 miles on my Tourance Next so far.

I still feel they are great in pretty much everything they do. I have not yet seen the low speed waggle yet and think with what looks like a narrower profile they might not do that. They seem to work well in the rain and feel similar to the standard Tourance on gravel. They do give a very strong feeling of confidence and that makes me want to sit up against the gas tank and crank it in twisties. At low speeds they do not feel quite as stable.. ie hands off at 20 or 30 kph doesn't feel so good. :) I think they are also slightly less stable in high crosswinds.. not a bother but just noticed the bike seems to move around a bit more than the regular ones.

There is the start of noticeable wear in the middle of the tread. I don't recall if it is similar wear on the rear to what I would have expected on the regular ones. If the rear lasts to somewhere around 20,000 km I will be happy and would re-order the same.

..Tom
Tom. Do you remember what have you got out of them?
 

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Tom. Do you remember what have you got out of them?
I record my Tire mileage. On the DL650 I replaced the rear next at 19,990 km and the front at 30,739 (it was very worn.) Regular Tourance typically went 20.000 to 23,000 km with regular fronts going roughly double the rear and the Next front going about 50% longer than the rear.

On my 2015 DL1000 rear tires don't last as long but the Next seems to last the same as the non-Next at around 16,000 to 17,000 km. The Next front was replace at about 28,000 km

..Tom
 
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