Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Courtenay, BC, Canada
The stock tires were scary.
The rear end would slide unexpectedly on wet pavement, and off road, the stock tires were poor.
I did some research on the forums, and at 1500 km's, switched out to Mitas E-07's, the non-Dakar version.
These are considered 50-50 tires.
Not only do they grip better on pavement than the stock, they are also quite smooth.
Night and day difference off road compared to stock. I returned home today from riding the Moab, Utah 4x4 roads, and the tires performed very well.
The Dakar version are marketed as having stiff sidewalls, but I went with the non-Dakar, and am very happy with them.
1972 Honda CB350, 1977 Yamaha RD400, 1992 Harley 1200 Sportster, 2006 Kawasaki KLR650, 2010 BMW R1200RT, 2012 BMW K1600GT, 2014 Kawasaki KLR650, 2014 Honda CB1100DLX, 2016 Honda CRF1000L
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