Tires are critical. This tire is a big step up from the stock tires that were on my '08 CRF230L. It doesn't come in the exact size as stock - just a bit thicker sidewall - so you either need a longer chain or have to trim your mudflap to avoid rubbing on this specific bike.
This tire grips really well in all sorts of terrain. I ride trail, powerline, and single track in mining territory with lots of forest, so my tires see sharp rocks, roots, as well as sand all the time. Tire performs great on everything I've thrown at it.
Not the best road tire; I find myself holding back just a bit on paved corners. Only time I ride pavement is to/from/between trails, so it doesn't make a difference to me in the end.
Wear seems good. I expect it to last quite a while, especially on a 230L, which is certainly no torque monster.
All in all, this is an awesome off-road tire for the price.
I read reviews about rear tire not being durable and front tire instability. How bad could it be? I completely agree. To me these tires are dangerous. super Squirrley front and the rear is shredded more than any other tire I've had after the first ride. I'm really tempted to take these off and buy another brand. I think I will. Just go spend the extra 40-50 bucks. be safe and get some time out of your tires. now I'm looking at $300 because I was cheap.
Great tire for the money but I had Dunlop MX-32's on my 2014 KTM 300 XC-W two smoker Six Days from the factory and they were 1/2" wider than the Pirelli's. A little disappointed in the appearance overall. Rear MT-16's were also smaller in width. What gives Pirelli?? Next time I will try and order the next larger size.