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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #195 on: November 05, 2018, 22:17:14 »
Somebody has experience with these?

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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #196 on: November 06, 2018, 03:59:08 »
Somebody has experience with these?

Metzeler Karoo Street

https://www.metzeler.com/en-ww/products/tyres/karoo-street#gallery-0
They look interesting. Might try this on my AT next time I replace tires.
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #197 on: November 06, 2018, 12:06:33 »
Waiting for your report friends ! Love the Tourance on my Varaderos till they become "next" , from that date I hate them (I felt like I was falling in each turn ) and change to Bridgestone .
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #198 on: November 06, 2018, 13:16:10 »
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #199 on: November 07, 2018, 08:25:21 »
You know lately I bought a 2nd mistress and old love of mine from Yamaha, a Fazer 8 to do everyday riding, it is better to me on highways.

So it led me to compare handling capabilities and while the position and ergos are of course totally different, I feel on the Yamaha I am in total control, meaning I can also do crap.
On the Honda, I feel more ease it's less physically engaging, but I also feel a kind of "autopilot" factor, where it takes the lines without me working and sometimes I would rather place the motorcycle myself in turns.

Not sure this is relatable to any of you, but is this a tire brand feel, because I've only used continental on the Honda and the Yamaha always Dunlops. Or is this just the 21 to 17 inch front feel !?

I'm contemplating eventually changing to 19rims, so this interests me !

Do not know you've changed the bike... 8) sure a lot of elements, geometry of the frame, size of the wheels, manufacturer of the tires; an AT can be very different with different tires; so comparing different bike is much difficult; but it's why there is a choice of different models  ;D
took recently a Crossrunner during the AT's revision; and very difficult for me with 17" front wheel; and it was difficult to retrieve the 21" on the first turns ...
So yes each element have its matter , (IMO). And you've to choose which are the best for you  ...
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Thanks Zebulon, I think on my next tires change I'll try the Pirelli Scorpions, see if it gives me the sportier feeling I'd like on paved roads.

I understand what you're explaining, but the theoretical notion that 21" is better for obstacles and gyroscopic force makes it more stable,
as well as more difficult to turn, I really feel the opposite, my 17" Yamaha is definitely harder on the arms and doesn't lean as naturally
as the AT, that's why I'm a bit puzzled !
Like all the bike testers saying AT is supreme on dirt but last on pavement, well, last year only 2 people could hold my rear wheel in twisties,
a guy with a KTM 1290 and another with a Multistrada 1200, so I love this bike, that said this "autopilot" feel is weird at times.

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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #200 on: November 10, 2018, 03:09:41 »

That's good news. Guess we'll have to wait until spring for more distance on your tires.
Put my bike away last weekend, too. 7,700 kilometres and still lots of tread left on the Michelin Anakee Wild. A bit of feathering on the outsides of some of the knobs but it still rides smooth on the road and works just fine in gravel and dirt.

Have put some more kils on my anakee wild this WE. Tried twisties roads, and (for instance) not so confident as with TKC70; not so precise in driving turns.
In off road condition obviously perfect; we've ride rocks (not so hard), tracks with a lot of dead leaves and melting snow; I was every time in confidence, bike stay (quietly  ;D ) every time where I want she was; and fabulous traction every time  ...  VCIF_ThumbUp
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