Rustmane (Medford )
I just mounted this and the matching tire on my bike, and so far, it's a great improvement over the balding 40/60's I had on before, however, the tread pattern is opposite of what I would think to be normal. The chevron pattern of the tread is opposite of the rear tire.. and yes, I made sure to have the rotation markings going the correct way on both. At any rate, it's working great, and cornering is a lot smoother than before. I think I'm going to have to do a little balancing still, but I have no complaints.
Dan (Sedalia )
I have almost 8,000 miles on these tires, bought the bike new. The tires definitely need replaced now but the fact that at 7,000 miles I was still able to get considerable traction off road was pretty dang good. Will likely buy another set. (I don't like changing tires every 2k miles for super soft rubber) Sorry Pirelli...
Glen (Perth )
I have done just over 6,000 kilometers and my rear TW42 is about 90 percent warn. The front tw42 is just over 50 percent warn. Despite these tires having the nickname as the deathwing, I disagree. I have found this tire to be very good on road with great traction but for off road they were average and suited for mild off road use only. If you are looking for a good off road tire, the tw42 may not be your choice of tyres but they were not designed for heavy off road in the first place. I was a little disappointed that I only got 6,000 km's out of the rear as I am gentle on the throttle however for the price I pay for these tires, they are good value for money.
Mister (Bradford )
I mount these on my 2006 KLR which I use for mixed riding, and I am highly pleased with them. The road performance is better than expected; predictable, quiet and stable, they feel very similar to a road tire. They are also good on dirt & gravel surfaces, offering excellent feedback before they begin loosing traction. I find their traction very good under all conditions. In about 20,000 miles my experience is that the fronts get about twice the mileage of the rears. These are the best road/dirt/all-weather combination tire I have found for my KLR.
Jim (Golden )
replacing an old set with over 8000 miles on them work real well.
Greg (Cincinnati )
Bad tire. Rolls like a Flintstone car tire. I had to pay return postage. Motorcycle Superstore returned the tire to Bridgestone where it is collecting dust or awaiting testing to determine the problem and get my credit. The matching rear tire as per Superstore has been discontinued. Do not buy this tire.