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Old 10-02-2006, 05:04 AM   #1
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Snow, ice n asphalt: Mitas EO7 or EO8

I do 95% of my riding on asphalt, on an XT600. I ride all winter, 90% of the time the road is wet and cold, 10% of the time there is snow mush and patches of ice. Which tire would you instinctively chose:

MITAS E07:


or MITAS E08



Thanks in advance for any input!


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Old 10-02-2006, 05:36 AM   #2
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Id choose the Defender every time!

Joerg Hau is going to be the man for this one as hes lots of experience with these tyres.
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:01 AM   #3
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Cool2 Both, or something like that :D

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I do 95% of my riding on asphalt, on an XT600. I ride all winter, 90% of the time the road is wet and cold, 10% of the time there is snow mush and patches of ice. Which tire would you instinctively chose: MITAS E07 or MITAS E08
... looking at that snowy/icy 10%, probably Mitas E07 front & rear.

Under "less snowy" conditions (for those 90% of the time where the road is "only" wet and cold), Mitas E08 front & rear, or E08 front combined with E07 rear.

Short description ... yet I have no "real winter" experience with these tires, but I've had the E07 and E08 on the rear wheel of my GS, and the E08 on the front:

E08 front: Best grip I ever experienced on this motorcycle; both on dry and wet roads. Excellent braking performance (see "grip" ). Rather "open" profile brings good guidance on loose ground, as long as the tire is new.

E08 rear: Best grip I ever experienced on this motorcycle; both on dry and wet roads. Street profile, with reasonable performance on loose ground.

E07 rear: Grip similar to E08, perhaps a bit less on wet roads. Very "open" profile for good traction on loose ground. Disadvantage: Noisy; tends to make the bike somewhat unstable at highway speed (not really irritating, but "you feel it").

E07 front: No experience on the GS, but I had this one on a DR350. Front braking behaviour was rather indifferent, but I cannot say if performance was really worse (but you would probably not care about this on ice? ).

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Old 10-02-2006, 10:03 PM   #4
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Thanks for taking the time to reply! Seems to me the E08 leads slightly on points
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