I received my shipment of both front and rear lasertec's to see they are both over 3 years old from the coded date on the side of the tire. Not happy about this. I've used this tire for years and always had good results other than having long tread life. Both front and rear are finished after about 4000 miles. Would like better in a sport-touring tire.
I got myself a 1985 Kawa GPZ900r and it came with a used set of dunlop tires on it. I replaced the rear tire first as the front still had plenty of life. Im at approximately 1300 miles give or take on this tire and its already getting thin. this tire is going to be replaced before the old dunlop on the front is. that dunlop IS old btw but still in great shape. I also am a heavy rider so if you have some extra meat on your bones I would stay away from this tire unless you have a big budget.
Now dont get me wrong, the tire has performed wonderfully. but I sure didnt get my moneys worth out of the deal, pretty disappointed
This tire, while providing great tread life and and otherwise pleasant riding experience, has failed twice in the same manner. In size 90/90 21, I have had 2 tires develop very large bubbles in the tire. And not just to one side, but across the entire tire in about a 7-8" length. First one I figured was a fluke, the second one left me stranded in Ft Worth. Will never trust or buy any Metzler's after these failures. I'd post pictures here if I could.