care to share more info about the tourance next?I got 9300 miles out of a rear Tourance Next. The front is still going strong at 8000 miles.
The new Tourance models do not get good mileage, but they handle great while they last. :fineprint:
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.
This is a strong point. Somewhere up yonder it was mentioned that hotter pavement (and its condition) might wear tires faster, I get 10-14,000 mi on the rear, ~15-20,000 mi on the front, commuting all year on freeways that get incredibly hot for almost half the year. The point about the handling, is that I experience far less tire wear-related front end wobble with Tourances than the stock Bridgestones. this is supposedly due to a deeper tread with a more pronounced 'V' shape to the tire's construction.The new Tourance models do not get good mileage, but they handle great while they last. :fineprint: