[QUOTE=I replaced them with Motoz Tractionators because I will be doing a lot of off-road riding. What are they like on wet tarmac? - I've no idea, but considering that they are knobbies I'm not expecting too much and will ride accordingly. Street tyres, on the other hand, I do expect to be better performers in the wet, and the OEMs weren't - for me anyway. I had a good look a the inside of them btw and there was no sign of cracking so maybe that was a bad batch.
As far as tubed tyres go, yes tubeless are much easier to fix a puncture on and if I were in Europe I'd take tubeless any day because you are never that far from civilisation, but I can see Honda's thinking here if you are in places like Africa, Canada or Australia where you can easily be 500kms from the nearest habitation. Imagine a hole too big to plug effectively, or trying to get a tubeless back on the bead with a pocket compressor or hand-pump.[/QUOTE]
Have to agree, last thing I would want is a hole too large to patch in the middle of now where.
And the ability to drop the pressure down low for the sand is important too.
Heavy duty tubes and tough Tractionators Adventures are a must in Outback Australia along with spare tubes and patches.
The Tractionators Adventures are very good in the wet too on sealed roads, ridden up and down the ranges here in the rain no problems, but they really shine out in the bush.
So many shark rocks I have hit, the tyres just take it with awesome traction when needed.
If you are just sticking to riding around on sealed roads or easy dirt close to help then yes tubeless would be better.
The stock tyres were good in the dry but yes the wet one had to be very careful.
Last edited by Rotorpix; 07-09-2017 at 08:01 PM.