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Old 08-25-2010, 09:47 PM   #1
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Mitas E09 Dakar Tires

As a part of my 21" front wheel project, I purchased some Mitas E09 Dakar tires from mx1canada.com - I must say that they are some awesome looking tires that are a serious competitor to the Continental TKC-80 for about half the price.


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The tires measure as they read - so the 140-80-17 is 1cm narrower than the 150-70-17


The worn 150-70-17 has 30mm clearance to the shock support


The new 140-80-17 has about 25 or 26mm of clearance to the shock support

Took the 1100 GS for a quick ride after installing the rear tire (still have 19" TKC 80 on front - 21" wheel is between Woody's and here) and the traction is fantastic on both asphalt and compact gravel roads.

Now to see how long they will last - but for $120 Canadian which includes overnight shipping - it's a DEAL compared to the TKC 80
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:26 AM   #2
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E09's are notoriously famous for loosing grip on wet tarmac and you'll burn them if riding mostly on paved roads. They are good when new, but they don't last long......
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:31 AM   #3
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E09's are notoriously famous for loosing grip on wet tarmac and you'll burn them if riding mostly on paved roads. They are good when new, but they don't last long......
I rode to work this morning (12km tarmac) in drizzle and +12C weather - so wet roads and no chance to get the tires warmed up. I have a 50% TKC on the front and the new E09 on the rear. I can honestly say that new tire didn't feel weird or anything like that. Mind you I wasn't hammering it in the corners, but I don't ride like that in the rain anyhow. We'll see once I get a few more kilometers on there how well they behave.

I am not expecting mega miles from these tires. If they last as long as a TKC 80 then I will be more than happy seeing how they are half the price.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:43 PM   #4
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I changed over my differential this afternoon so I took some photos of my rear tire at 3500km of about 98% medium load highway use at 2.6 bar air pressure. My caliper's ruler bit is a little off, so new is 130.0mm and at 3500km they are at 96.5mm

I have had a few people say these tires suck in the wet and cold. I can say I have experienced no such issues with these tires. I go to work every morning in the wet and darn near freezing temperatures and never had issue bad experiences or felt uneasy with these tires. Rode the Columbia Ice Fields at -2C to +2C and they felt great!

So far, I think the Mitas E-09 Dakar rear tire is much superior to the Continental TKC-80 in both price, wear rate and equal in performance on highway and off-road. Really a win win situation with a decent European made tire... can't say that about the TKCs lately...

The front tire (90/90-21"), I don't like as much - I would say it is half shot at this moment. Way softer than the rear tire... will probably not get the same front tire again.



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Old 10-14-2010, 03:34 AM   #5
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I greatly prefer th E09 out back relative to the TKC80. I get about double the mileage, the E09 is much better off road, and I have had no issues in the wet with either tire. I do like the TKC80 product and have burned through several sets, but I think the E09 is better all around.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:10 PM   #6
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Do you run tubes in your E-09's?

Ive been trying the new rear E10's lately (been through 2 now) and they are terrible

Maybe worth trying an E09?
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:57 PM   #7
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A 140 does just fine
What front tire is that? (make and size?)
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:18 PM   #8
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What front tire is that? (make and size?)
Its a Dunlop D952 rear MX tyre, 100/90/19 with the Mitas EO9 on the rear, ditch the luggage and go play with your mates on their trailies!
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:35 AM   #9
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I agree about the front.
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:16 PM   #10
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I am running the E09 Dakar front and rear on my F800.
By far the best tyre I have run on the bike.
I have run approx 2000 klm on the Tyres so far.
90 % off-road . Brilliant grip on a real mix of terrain rocky climbs, mud, sand. I am running 18 psi on front and 24psi rear.
The bitumen handling is what really blew me away, I was expecting it to not be very good after the report but I found the total opposite. Twisty high country roads the handling was great. After about 1/2 hour I had total faith In the tyre and really laid the bike over . Never skipped out once . Wet bitumen I was careful but still didn't skip out. I don't expect to get high mileage from the Tyres ( maybe 5000 klm) at these pressures but they really do handle better than expected. Another interesting point is when I was going slow with the TKC's you could feel they were knobbys! With these you can't really tell. I found this really fricking weird! I will be buying another set that's for sure.
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:05 AM   #11
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I just completed the Amageza Safari Rally on a 130/18 using a 690 KTM. Did about 2000 km of off-road racing. I took a spare along to change it out midway, but did not have to. It still looks really good. Caused a bit of a front end wobble initially, but it was easy to ride around it. For the money, its a spectacular tyre.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:25 PM   #12
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i prefer the E 07, by quite a margin, on my 750 super tenere.
unless the going is really tough.
TKC on the front.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:21 AM   #13
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TKC on the front.
I also prefer TKC on front! It's fantastic!!! last frotn tyre I changed after 15k km!!!

On the rear i use e09 dakar woth pressure 1.3BAR.
It's different fantastic! It goes 10k km! It's nice on dry/wet asphalt and, of course, best in any dirt!


Below my rear tyre at stage near 5k km.


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Old 01-25-2014, 02:12 AM   #14
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Not a fan

My experience with the E09 in deep sand was not good. I broke my leg.
The rear is adequate.

IMO better tyres front is Michelin Starcross HP4 ( good wear rate and floats in sand better) and rear is Motoz Tractionator HD desert ( better handling and good wear)
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