I've got Scorpion Trails. 120/70-17 and 160/60-17. ...... I had a look at the Tourance Next, which looks similar. They say this dual compound tire will net you upwards to 10000 miles. But at what cost? I get tires fairly cheap here where I live, and I install and balance them myself. I also live in Canada (colder climate). So I lean more towards a softer, better handling tire than most others.
Not sure about it being a very good "dirt tire". I guess as long as it is dry you should be fine.
Hope this info helps a little.
I had Michelin Pilot Road 3 (two compound) and will have it again. Mine was 12.000 Km and could "strech" maybe 2.000 more but didn´t want to gamble.They look new with only about 1000 miles, as they should. I have a feeling that they won't last much past 5000 miles.They say this dual compound tire will net you upwards to 10000 miles. But at what cost?
So-o-o... we raise our front fenders and install a Tourance 130/80x17 (rear) on the front, a 150/70 (rear) on the rear.Tourance doesn't come in Versys size.
Not sure I follow... 22s...?Or maybe just run a set of 22s.
One HUGE advantage of the 130/80 on the front, is that your tire's circumference is pretty much the SAME as if you ran a 19" front wheel, so LOTS of advantages for LESS $....The problem with the Versys as an adventure bike (which is really isn't) is poor selection of tires, if you want something more off-road. Next tire change I'll probably go with the Pirelli MT-60. They come in 120/70-17 and 160/60-17 and offer a more aggressive tread pattern for a bit better off-road use.
NOPE!One of the disadvantages is that it was designed as a rear tire. Mount it backward to get the tread goin' in the right direction.