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Metzeler Tourance Next

New Metzeler Tourance Next available in 120/70 and 160/60-17.

The latest generation of Enduro Street tyres, featuring new compounds, profiles, structure and tread pattern for unmatched levels of stability, safety on wet and mileage.

• Improved wet grip and stability
• Improved mileage over previous Tourance EXP
• Dual Compound rear sizes
• Ideal choice for the latest generation Adventure touring bikes
• OE on the new BMW R 1200 GS

http://www.metzeler.com/site/com/pro...ance-next.html


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Interesting. Thanks, Invader!
Wonder what they'll cost... it's nice that the options in Versys sizing continue to increase.
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I'll bet that 120/70 Tourance won't last as long as the 130/80 on the front of BIG RED....

Nice to know they'll be available, tho'.

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Now this is something interesting....

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pretty cool looking cut patterns.. wonder if Au will get them. Not that it matters cause US is still $150 a pair cheaper shipped...
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They look good Invader. What supplier for Canada?

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They look good Invader. What supplier for Canada?
You'll see them here as soon as they're available... Free shipping in Canada:

http://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/cata...nce&q=tourance

They'll be about $150 front and $180 rear.
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Looks good. Better mileage than Tourance Exp is a plus.

I'd really like to see comparisons vs Sport Touring tires, now that they make these in sizes to fit the same bikes. It would be nice if we had a better idea of the trade-offs of choosing the different tire types on dirt roads, gravel, dry & wet pavement. And of course longevity, where these tires have done poorly in the past vs ST rubber.

I'll be looking for another front tire soon. I like the idea of one that would perform better in gravel and dirt roads. But if it gives up much on the pavement, I'd prolly be better off with an ST tire again.
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Yeah, those are pretty cool, look a bit like the Pirelli Scorpion Trail-


Not surprising I guess, that tire has been pretty successful in the Street ADV category. Plus that Metzeler Tourance name has major cred with the Beemer guys.
Here's a story on the 'trails-
http://www.ridermagazine.com/gear/pi...ycle-tires.htm
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I loved the Tourance hoops on my 12GS (not the EXP versions) and they gave great grip with long mileage out of them (9k for the rear was common). These look like a nice tyre and I'll be interested to rea how hey stack up against the Bridgestone BT023's I currently run on the V.

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FWIW - my rear Tourance (the 150/70 REAR that is...) howls PDG once the center 'squares' off. Kinda like the Kenda K-270 I used on my KLR, but - I wear ear-plugs, so I don't really hear it!


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I'll be interested to rea how hey stack up against the Bridgestone BT023's I currently run on the V.
You'll be even more interested to know that the bt023 is being replaced with T30 next

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