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looking for recommendation: tyres 90/10 - 80/10

Hello every body.

I actually rode 11.000 kms (6835 miles(?)) and the rear tyre seems to need be change very soon, so I'll take the opportunity to change both. but i am very confuse what are the best to go.


I am from the north of Spain. a very windy, wet and sometimes cool place.


I am one of those who use the motorcycle every day, no matter the weather, therefore my priority is the grip especially in wet and low temperatures, or directly in heavy rain scenarios, I like more drive quietly but through many varied places.

However, I almost rode on asphalt, especially on weekdays by highway (i mean for go to work), but if I can, I like to get on some dirt or gravel road. so I suppose the new tyres must be something mixed like the original ones, without being focused on pure offroad.

Here I attached some pictures of the places I usually move around:




and candidates to buy could be:

Metzeler Tourance
Bridgestone Batlax A41
Pirelli MT66 Route
Bridgestone Exedra L309 Cruiser
Pirelli MT66 Route
Dunlop F24
Continental TKC 80 Twinduro

in advance thank you all and sorry my bad english
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...However, I almost rode on asphalt, especially on weekdays by highway (i mean for go to work), but if I can, I like to get on some dirt or gravel road. so I suppose the new tyres must be something mixed like the original ones, without being focused on pure offroad....
I have run everything on my V650s from street-only tires to full-knobbies, and I'm now running SHINKO E705s on both, 130/80 x 17 rear on the front, and 150/60 x 17 on the rear of my '08 V650 (Gen 1) which has had the front fender raised 1.75" for clearance; and on my Gen 3 ('15 V650) 120/70 x 17 front, 150/60x 17 rear and I run 36psiF, 42psiR.

I ride mostly pavement, but I keep going when the road turns to dirt, and the SHINKOs work very well for me, even on wet pavement. The first pic is at the END of 500 miles of dirt - the Dempster Hwy in Canada's NWT.

P6212179 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

And here's one half-way UP the Dempster, heading N.

P6202134 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

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...However, I almost rode on asphalt, especially on weekdays by highway (i mean for go to work), but if I can, I like to get on some dirt or gravel road. so I suppose the new tyres must be something mixed like the original ones, without being focused on pure offroad....
I have run everything on my V650s from street-only tires to full-knobbies, and I'm now running SHINKO E705s on both, 130/80 x 17 rear on the front, and 150/60 x 17 on the rear of my '08 V650 (Gen 1) which has had the front fender raised 1.75" for clearance; and on my Gen 3 ('15 V650) 120/70 x 17 front, 150/60x 17 rear and I run 36psiF, 42psiR.

I ride mostly pavement, but I keep going when the road turns to dirt, and the SHINKOs work very well for me, even on wet pavement. The first pic is at the END of 500 miles of dirt - the Dempster Hwy in Canada's NWT - at Inuvik, riding my '09, another Gen 1.

P6212179 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

And here's one half-way UP the Dempster, heading N.

P6202134 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

And a couple of miscellaneous pics....

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I will go Bridgestone Batlax A41.
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