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I'm not gonna stray onto the pros/ cons of tubed tyres (and this can be found elsewhere), but this is new territory for me so I need a little educating

My question is what are the available options for sports touring tyres for typed tyres in the AT sizes? I do a lot of mileage a year and always found sports touring tyres to be very good for my needs (my current Bridgestone BT023 have been great in both grip and longevity). However I am not sure if there is a big range of sports touring tyres for tube type tyres in this size

Anyone got any suggestions/ advice? :)
 

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This may end up being a controversy, but my experience shows that you can run a tubeless tyre on your bike as long as you use a tube - I do this successfully on the rear wheel of my Triumph Scrambler - I am trying to get the rear to last about as long as the front, which is still the stock tubed (bias) tyre. So far this has been a success.
 

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These are my choice through personal experiance on my KTM 1190. If they could handle its grunt, they'll be more than good on the AT.

Continental Trail Attack 2.
 

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I,m with Davy on this on .. but also had no problems with Scorpion 2's on my F800 Adv .(11000) + miles .. but currently tyre choice is Grim .. what with the 18" back and 21" front .. not too much choice at all But I think this will change .. as the AT seems very popular .. He he :)
 

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Thanks for the advice guys, found it somewhat reassuring :)

What's the mileage on the contis like? Seen some horror stories online about them squaring off after a few thousand miles
 

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I put 6k miles on my last rear Conti on the 1190 and it was still good for maybe another 2/3k....and that included 4K miles of fast touring around Europe in 17 days with fully loaded panniers and topbox. Nothing but praise for these tyres.
 

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I've had Michelin Anakee 3s and they come in appropriate sizes for the AT - a good tire.

I'm hoping that Michelin will make the Pilot Road Trail 4 tires in the correct sizes as they have been brilliant on my Varadero for longevity/mileage, touring and reasonable duty off-road (two tracks, dirt, gravel - when dry).
 
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http://www.balmainmotorcycles.com.au/heidenau-tyres.html

http://2livethedream.com/index.php/archives/1737?lang=en

Follow these links to learn more about these 50/50 tyres. They seem excellent from all reports as a do it all ADV tyre but still able to get up to 16000 km in range.

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Wadeo

Keep the shiny side up!

For someone who regularly gets well over 30,000km+ out of my sports touring tyres 16,000km doesn't seem that brilliant to me. Fully aware the AT won't get that, but a little bit closer would have been nice lol
 

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I've had Michelin Anakee 3s and they come in appropriate sizes for the AT - a good tire.

I'm hoping that Michelin will make the Pilot Road Trail 4 tires in the correct sizes as they have been brilliant on my Varadero for longevity/mileage, touring and reasonable duty off-road (two tracks, dirt, gravel - when dry).
Seconding the Anakee 3's! Great choice for the twisties and highways, but obviously a bit ordinary on gravel and in the dirt.
 

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I run Metzeler Tourance tubeless on my old Africa Twin (with tubes). They are impeccable in the wet on tarmac, and OK for very light offroading. Useless on wet grass!

Metzeler's website lists the CRF1000, however shows no available tyres in their range.........however if you manually input the sizes you get results
 

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I fully agree with the previous posts on the conti trail attack 2, they were great on my previous Transalp 700.
I have just fitted the new trailsmart dunlop and I must say they are not adapted to the AT.
Maybe good for the german panzers but not for this fine machine, trailsmarts are too stiff on bad roads .... My next fitment will be Trailattacks 2, definitely
 

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Woah, I thought I heard the AT's tires are tube type RADIALS. Is this not true? If so can I mix and match and put a bias ply on front?

I love Tourance tires and hope they have them in the correct size for the rear soon. Meanwhile I will soon be mounting a Tourance front as I find the stock front a bit slippy when you push it.

As to those claiming 30,000+ kms on a tire, I have never got more than 5000 kms on any tire on any bike. I don't ride them down to the wear bars and I ride rough mountain roads at full muster but how the heck do you get that kind of mileage? I've never heard of anyone getting those kind of kms on a bike tire.
 

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Just forget about the TRAILSMARTS by Dunlop, they're horrendous on the bike, much too rigid , I'll switch to Continental Trail attack 2 ASAP
 

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Woah, I thought I heard the AT's tires are tube type RADIALS. Is this not true? If so can I mix and match and put a bias ply on front?

I love Tourance tires and hope they have them in the correct size for the rear soon. Meanwhile I will soon be mounting a Tourance front as I find the stock front a bit slippy when you push it.

As to those claiming 30,000+ kms on a tire, I have never got more than 5000 kms on any tire on any bike. I don't ride them down to the wear bars and I ride rough mountain roads at full muster but how the heck do you get that kind of mileage? I've never heard of anyone getting those kind of kms on a bike tire.
Some of the Harley Tires come in a 21 and 18 rim size that fit the AT I bet you could get 20-30K Miles out of a set of those.:wink2:
 

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Just ordered a set of Trail Attack 2's for my CRF after reading all the positive feedback on them.

They are going onto my Alpina tubeless wheels (when they arrive as there has been a bigger demand for them than anticipated) and I am keeping the standard wheels which are fitted with Karoo 3's for off road.
 

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Just forget about the TRAILSMARTS by Dunlop, they're horrendous on the bike, much too rigid , I'll switch to Continental Trail attack 2 ASAP


I am curious about this assessment. I have these tyres on my Triumph Explorer and imho they are the best tyres to date that I have used on that bike. Their grip in wet and dry is excellent. I compare them with Metzeler Tourance and Anakee 3's.
 

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For someone who regularly gets well over 30,000km+ out of my sports touring tyres 16,000km doesn't seem that brilliant to me. Fully aware the AT won't get that, but a little bit closer would have been nice lol
The original question on road tires and not anything with an off road bias. What about a set of these they might be a bit stiff but sounds like they have the milage you are after. I was looking at a set to see if they would let me do a run around the island on one set of tires (15,800km)
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/michelin-commander-ii-rear-tires

Michelin Commander 2 they come in the correct sizes front and back
 
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