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Old 12-04-2012, 04:24 PM   #46
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Tourace Next - Sport-Touring or Dual-Sport?

Interesting that the tyre introduction as reported by that 'Inter-bike' announcement starts out by saying Metzelers New 'Sport-Touring' tire.

We're all thinking 'dual-sport' (and correct me if I'm wrong), but this source is calling the Tourance Next a sport-touring tire. Maybe this is a new addition to Metzeler's line-up that isn't meant to replace the Tourance we all think of fondly as a dual sport tire. It does look more like an aggressive sport touring tire than a dual sport tire.

Perhaps our good ole Tourances will continue to be just what is so popular for us 80/20 or 90/10 folks after all and this Next model is a different spin on the current Tourance for sport touring duty.

Odd, though, that they pair it with the new '13 GS in their review.

Just a thought (which can be dangerous coming from me).

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Old 12-04-2012, 08:17 PM   #47
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Perhaps our good ole Tourances will continue to be just what is so popular for us 80/20 or 90/10 folks after all and this Next model is a different spin on the current Tourance for sport touring duty.

Odd, though, that they pair it with the new '13 GS in their review.
The new '13 GS is clearly more road focused when you look at the tyre sizing... This matches up with surveys BMW has apparently done, that in some markets, a lot of the GS never leave sealed roads.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:08 AM   #48
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Rarely exception:
Except COKE...you all remember this one? 1985...

In the late 1990s, Sergio Zyman (VP Marketing at the time of the change) summed up the New Coke experience thus:

Yes, it infuriated the public, cost a ton of money and lasted only 77 days before we reintroduced Coca-Cola Classic. Still, New Coke was a success because it revitalized the brand and reattached the public to Coke.
Hah!

PS...Sergio left Coke and went on to do 'marketing consultations' for many Fortune 500 companies.
Go figure.
When reading this post i was like "hell yea, cocoaine in 1985 was way better then the junk they sell on the streets today".

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:28 PM   #49
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The new '13 GS is clearly more road focused when you look at the tyre sizing...
I mentioned that up in the Wet Head thread and was told:

"Honestly I don't know what's the fuss about wider tires on the GS. I don't think we ought to be concerned too much about the tires"




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Old 12-05-2012, 02:37 PM   #50
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Same sizes as the new KTM 1190.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:45 PM   #51
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Same sizes as the new KTM 1190.

Depends on which model. Thankfully not on this one.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:08 PM   #52
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Yeah. That is why I didn't say 1190R. ;)

At the same time, if I go orange it will be an R with a 19 inch front. I can't imagine I would like doing 150 mph around a sweeper on a 90 width 21. " : Holy shit, Batman. I think I have done filled my tights."
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:51 AM   #53
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Yeah. That is why I didn't say 1190R. ;)

At the same time, if I go orange it will be an R with a 19 inch front. I can't imagine I would like doing 150 mph around a sweeper on a 90 width 21. " : Holy shit, Batman. I think I have done filled my tights."
I can't imagine doing 150mph on a 90 either... unless of course you throw it out of a plane, let alone a sweeper.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:58 PM   #54
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What are riders ideas on say a Karoo3 front and a Tourance Next rear .....,, I cant say I am over whelmed with the photos of Tourance 3 tread pattern or depth of tread.

The K3 looks like it may be an alternative to the TKC

I hope they keep the 'classic' Tourance in production, as i have liked a tyre as much since the C5 and the C66 on my R90/6
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:11 AM   #55
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I would hate to see the old Tourances go (or the Karoo T, for that matter) but if the Karoo 3 handles as good as it looks it may be my next "good for everything, mount and forget" elected tire.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:19 AM   #56
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These would of been great for my Feb trip to Death Valley.... Damn March release date.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:01 AM   #57
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2013 just around the corner. Just found this on Revzilla,

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/m...3-tires#videos
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:29 AM   #58
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Definitely not suited for the riding I do, they would be the first thing to come off the the new GS if I were to buy one. The more I think about it, the more I don't like Metzeler tires, maybe off-road is what they only do well?

Look for a set in the Flea Market next spring.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:41 AM   #59
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2013 just around the corner. Just found this on Revzilla,

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/m...3-tires#videos
Interesting. I see at the link above the claim "30% more mileage than its predecessor" which leads me to ask: what kind of mileage were folks getting from the old ones, compared to tourances?
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Interesting. I see at the link above the claim "30% more mileage than its predecessor" which leads me to ask: what kind of mileage were folks getting from the old ones, compared to tourances?
I'm thinking 30% more than the Karoo T
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