The never ending "which tire" dielema for the GS.
So I have my new to me 1992 R100GS and she needs a new pair of shoes. I'm probably going to ride mostly on pavement but the little riding I do off road I want to have reasonable traction. Does it make sense to have a 50/50 tire for the off road traction even if you ride mostly on the highway? I'm looking at a pair of Heidenau K60s which seem some what similar in apearance to the Metzler Sahara's. Is that a decent tire for a guy who's only off road excursions will be logging roads? I like the Tourance but am wondering if it will be ok in gravel? I'm neither a fast nor a daring rider so I won't be dragging the pegs on the highway or in the dirt but I don't want to get the wrong tire. I think I have looked at too many tires and lost my way.
Anakee for 3rd season now
After trying various tires over 20 years on my R100GS I currently like the Michelin Anakee. Very good grip on paved surface and straight handling on dirt roads. Lasts typically 9,000miles (rear).
The Tourance developed an odd wear after a few thousand miles and with this the front tire started to "sing" in curves. Not so the Anakee.