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Old 03-13-2014, 07:16 AM   #1
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Longest lasting rear tire

I'm close to needing a new rear tire for my Tiger 800 xc. I ride probably 99:1 onroad:offroad and Im looking for recommendations on the longest lasting tire I can get. Sure, I'd like the looks of an off road tire, but honestly, I just want something that lasts a long time more than anything else. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I've looked at the tire threads, but they seem more geared to offroad tires that last as opposed to more road oriented tires,...
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:44 AM   #2
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I'm close to needing a new rear tire for my Tiger 800 xc. I ride probably 99:1 onroad:offroad and Im looking for recommendations on the longest lasting tire I can get. Sure, I'd like the looks of an off road tire, but honestly, I just want something that lasts a long time more than anything else. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I've looked at the tire threads, but they seem more geared to offroad tires that last as opposed to more road oriented tires,...
I had great success on past bikes with Avon st strorms. Can't get it in the 21 front tough.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:58 AM   #3
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ME880

Michelin Commander 2 - radial, much easier to mount/dismount.

ME may do a few more miles but either will almost double stock rear.

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Old 03-13-2014, 08:02 AM   #4
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Tourance, nice for that occasional gravel road
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:09 AM   #5
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Tourance, nice for that occasional gravel road
Which one? Regular, Next or EXP?
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:36 AM   #6
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So far, the best mileage out of any tire I've run has been the Heidenau's. I'm at 12,000 miles and probably have about a 1/3 left to go. On a lighter bike like the XC, I would suspect they'd go much further.
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:05 AM   #7
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So far, the best mileage out of any tire I've run has been the Heidenau's. I'm at 12,000 miles and probably have about a 1/3 left to go. On a lighter bike like the XC, I would suspect they'd go much further.
Me too. I haven't gotten that kind of range yet, but longer than any tire I've ever run.
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:39 AM   #8
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Which one? Regular, Next or EXP?
The original Tourance is the way to go. I burned through a set of EXPs on my old Tiger in 2800 miles. Original Tourances lasted 6k miles, a mileage record for me. No tire has surpassed it since.

edit: Burned through my first K60 rear in 4500 miles, which I consider pretty good.
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:36 AM   #9
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Which one? Regular, Next or EXP?
regular tourance works best for me as well
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:46 PM   #10
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:05 PM   #11
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I'd go with a Bridgestone Battlewing 501/502.
I have them as OE fitment on my 275kg, 127bhp, 93 lb ft Honda CrossTourer and at almost 6000 miles I still have plenty of tread left. I think I'll get 7500 -8000 miles out of them which is good going considering the above figures...
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:31 PM   #12
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K60's are working great. i'm at 7000 and the back is going to go at least 5000 more. Already bought another rear, front looks new.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:30 PM   #13
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1+ Michelin Commander 11 the best touring tire to come out in years.
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:13 PM   #14
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Mitas E-07. Have 5000 km on mine, 2/3 tread left. Good onroad and offroad.
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:53 AM   #15
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How are the Mitas and Heidenau tires on road? Noisy/vibes?
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