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Offline phil.m

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Metzler Tourance Next 110/80 R19 Tiger 800 XRT
« on: March 29, 2018, 03:19:30 PM »
REPLACED the 100/90 19 bias ply Metzler Tourance Next  tyre on my 2017 Tiger 800 XRT (about 1000 miles on it) because it was following the banding and white lines making the bike feel very unstable. I have replaced it with a Metzler Tourance Next 110/80 R19 radial tyre. This tyre still feels the banding and white lines and if I had to put a figure on how much better this tyre feels it would be 20% of how the bias ply tyre felt. The new tyre does seem to tip into bends quicker but this may be a plus or a negative, you do get used to it.
VERY HAPPY!

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Re: Metzler Tourance Next 110/80 R19 Tiger 800 XRT
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2018, 11:25:16 AM »
Had the 110/80 R19 Tourance Next fitted on Tuesday as Ive said instant improvement. Yesterday (Sunday) I did a good few miles with an I. A. M observer the tyre is like night and day compared with the old front crossply. The tyre is now scrubbed in and so much better than my original assessment. The best 125 Ive spent on my Tiger.

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Re: Metzler Tourance Next 110/80 R19 Tiger 800 XRT
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2019, 05:13:14 PM »
Fitted the Tourance Next 110/80/R19.
Totally agree with you....a different motorcycle now.
Simple (expensive though) fix.
I'm also very,very happy now.

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Re: Metzler Tourance Next 110/80 R19 Tiger 800 XRT
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2019, 02:36:32 PM »
125 ? Wow, that's a lot for such a skinny tyre !

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Re: Metzler Tourance Next 110/80 R19 Tiger 800 XRT
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2019, 04:49:36 PM »
Ha. I know.Happy to be keeping the British economy afloat...
It's all about choice though....and for me,it's a no-brainer.
The OEM (cross bias)tyre has it's merit's ,but as I have no intention of going off road, and (for me) the radial simply 'works'.

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Re: Metzler Tourance Next 110/80 R19 Tiger 800 XRT
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 09:16:44 PM »
I have been using the Tourance Next for 5 years (on a SuperTenere, but that is motorbike as well  :001:). The tyre reacts on white lines and road repairs, but this is part of the very clear feedback of the tyre in any condition. I do know about riders that don't want to have any feedback (just a smooth ride). But if you really want to search for the limits of your bike and tyres, the Tourance Next is right for you.

And the Next was the best wet road tyre I did ever had!

 


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