My fifth front Metzeler tire from the Motorcycle Super Store for my 2006 Saxon. This should say it all. One developed a knot and started cracking before its time the other have all lasted 20 thousand miles. I will continue to purchase them.
Ninth rear tire on my 2006 Saxon, seventh from The Motorcycle Super Store. One failed from riding on gravel road. Mileage is an issue but this is offset by the traction on wet pavement. I will continue to purchase them and will continue to purchase them from The Motorcycle Super Store.
Tyre is reduculously hard, no traction on rocks and when wet the tyres on my bike will kill someone. Very dissapointed and even though I only have 7 hours, one of them running the bike in, and there is virtually no wear, I value my life and will toss. Back tyre will not seat properly, looks like it is but keeps popping off the rim and runs like I have a buckled rim. Especially dissapointed with the back tyre and shocked that my brand new 2017 KTM came with this tyre. Have to say that I actually can't believe that the other reviews I am seeing are honest.
This is my 5th one! A set on my Aprilia Mana that performed flawlessly in week long tour of California, then a set on my Aprilia Caponord which transformed it into a sweet handling MC. Then a rear on the Caponord after I suffered a puncture. Yes they are made in China, but hey, there are a German brand that has been owned by (Italian) Pirelli since 1986. It's a global village. They perform great, and due to them being a couple generations back and not made in Germany (or Italy!) are quite affordable.