Dunlop has a new tire for our bikes!!

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Similar to TKC70, Shinko 705, etc.
I'd consider it, I like to think that I ride a bit off road but it's probably less than 5% of my total riding.
 

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Dunlops press release says release date for our sizes is Nov 1st. I really hate paying over $300 for a pair of tires. I guess I'm old. I remember buying tires for my FJR and keeping it under $200 for a long time. Then Michelin came out with PR3s and it bumped over $300 quickly. PR2s are still favored by many for better longevity...

I look forward to someone trying them and reporting how they ride and last. I have a set of Mitas Terra Force tires in the garage that are going on shortly. Looked interesting and I was pleased with the EO7 Dakars before they went away.
 
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I want to see what kind of traction they offer. On and off road. I'm very fortunate to be able to easily change out a set of tires while traveling. A simple point and click on my smart phone will have a fresh set waiting for me anywhere in the US.

I have found for this size of bike you will be hard pressed to find a good set of tires for under 300.00. I'm honestly very nervous purchasing unproven tires. One of the few budget tires out there that are proven on and off road are the Kenda Big Blocks. You can get a set for the Super Tenere 185.00. I have burned through 2 sets. Outstanding traction and mileage. At 2500 miles you are still well above the wear bars.
 
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Dunlops press release says release date for our sizes is Nov 1st. I really hate paying over $300 for a pair of tires. I guess I'm old. I remember buying tires for my FJR and keeping it under $200 for a long time. Then Michelin came out with PR3s and it bumped over $300 quickly. PR2s are still favored by many for better longevity...

I look forward to someone trying them and reporting how they ride and last. I have a set of Mitas Terra Force tires in the garage that are going on shortly. Looked interesting and I was pleased with the EO7 Dakars before they went away.
On my 4th set of tires this year, using the Tenere to do LD rides eats the tires up. My HD Ultra gets 15k on rear and 25k on front. Tenere is 6k on rear and 10-12k on front, using Dunlop Trailsmart. Tires are eating into my beer fund
 

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<giggle> that's not a tire review, that's digital masturbation. Wear the tire out posuer, then you can review it. 50/50 means bias ply. Which means longevity. Love the video. Look at all the brake lights. Wankers. Exactly, "not hauling butt", but you boys are struggling soo much. Reviewer couldn't tell what tires were on the bike unless someone told him.
 
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<giggle> that's not a tire review, that's digital masturbation. Wear the tire out posuer, then you can review it. 50/50 means bias ply. Which means longevity. Love the video. Look at all the brake lights. Wankers. Exactly, "not hauling butt", but you boys are struggling soo much. Reviewer couldn't tell what tires were on the bike unless someone told him.
I mostly enjoyed the tread photos after the runs. More edge wear than I was expecting after a afternoon ride.
 
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I mostly enjoyed the tread photos after the runs. More edge wear than I was expecting after a afternoon ride.
I know and ride all those roads they tested the tire on. It is local to me. You can drag a knee in some of those corners. It’s a great place to test that kind of tire. All the pavement is smooth and the forestry roads are super smooth hard pack. For the pavement it looks to be a fantastic tire. For super slow smooth and hard fire roads it looks acceptable.

[Edited - CW]
 

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<giggle> that's not a tire review, that's digital masturbation. Wear the tire out posuer, then you can review it. 50/50 means bias ply. Which means longevity. Love the video. Look at all the brake lights. Wankers. Exactly, "not hauling butt", but you boys are struggling soo much. Reviewer couldn't tell what tires were on the bike unless someone told him.
It's a typical online tire review, which is basically an advertisement and useless.

I recently installed Avon Trail Riders and the tread of these is almost identical. I really like them as long as there is no mud involved. The Avon Trail Riders are a touch better than the Anakee 3 was in mud, which totally sucked, and these Dunlops are very similar to the Avons.

I get that the numbers supposedly give a way to compare tires but gave up a long time ago with the 50-50 or 70-30 or 90-10 numbers. The ratios are completely different in different places and for different riders so just use common sense. You could live full time with these tires off road in a place like the video shows, but they would be terrible for the same rider in a muddy area like we have around here for much of the year. Scotty made a PR4 road tire look natural as a muddy trail tire, but he's not the typical rider. The rider also makes a huge difference in how to regard on/off road numbers.
 
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It's a typical online tire review, which is basically an advertisement and useless.

I recently installed Avon Trail Riders and the tread of these is almost identical. I really like them as long as there is no mud involved. The Avon Trail Riders are a touch better than the Anakee 3 was in mud, which totally sucked, and these Dunlops are very similar to the Avons.

I get that the numbers supposedly give a way to compare tires but gave up a long time ago with the 50-50 or 70-30 or 90-10 numbers. The ratios are completely different in different places and for different riders so just use common sense. You could live full time with these tires off road in a place like the video shows, but they would be terrible for the same rider in a muddy area like we have around here for much of the year. Scotty made a PR4 road tire look natural as a muddy trail tire, but he's not the typical rider. The rider also makes a huge difference in how to regard on/off road numbers.
I still don't buy into a round tire in the dirt no matter what the skill level of the rider is. Where these were tested is a very controlled environment. All those dirt roads they were on are very well maintained and graded daily. Put that tire in some real dirt and even a pro is rolling the dice on the front end folding and spitting him off. Lake Arrowhead, Silverwood, and Big Bear forestry roads are so smooth even a street bike can putt on them. Almost every single guy that I have seen at desert rallies runs big blocks if traveling off the pavement. Even "Chevron style tires" regrettably will spit off most riders in the deep sand.

The marketing is pretty clever for a new adventure rider that has no dirt experience. I very much respect the weight of this bike. Tires are the limiting factor when 700lbs gets off the pavement. Problem is the weight masks the lack of traction until something bad happens.
 
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