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Thread: Tourance Rear for GSA - Tourance v. Tourance EXP v. Tourance Next

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    Question Tourance Rear for GSA - Tourance v. Tourance EXP v. Tourance Next

    I've been banished to this forum. Anyway, for an R12GSA, highway miles, who can speculate what could provide the best mileage - freeways, two-laners and occasional gravel: The 'regular' Tourance, the Tourance EXP or the new (I guess) Tourance Next/ Metzeler's website sez the 'Next' is OEM on new GS models.

    Anyone have any experience or opinions?
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    Regular tourance will outlast the exp.Have put 45 miles on a set of next,but hope they will outdo the regulars.Ed
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    Tires

    I have had both...not enough miles on the EXP set to review. I will only buy the Tourance for they have stuck to the road in many a situation. Sticking to me is more valuable the milage. I ride mostly hardball but sometimes hit the occasional dirt road. Most of the Carolina secondary roads are abused pavement, the Tourance does its job better then a true street.

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    Been there, not going back:)

    Since I got my Heidenau's a while back and now with about 3000m on them. I won't go back to Tourance or BS BattleWings or anything else, IF these give me the over the top miles they say they will. Most/many are reporting way over 10000/12000m for the rears and 14000+ on fronts. All my previous aboves are gone at 8-9000m and I may have squeezed 10000m out of a front in my past. SO FAR the Heidi's are a keeper, no looking back for me. Ive got about 400000m+ on GSs and GSAs logged. so a lot of tires gone thru. Randy

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    That road looks good! Norwood's Avatar
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    Agree with what has been posted thus far... EXP have me about half the miles on the rear tire... of the regular Tourance.
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    I've got about 6k on the Next's. They seem to be wearing as well as the many sets of regular Tourance tires I've gone thru.
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    I have about 70,000 mi on reg Tourance, and have also run thru two sets of EXP's. I got similar gas mileage with both tires, 42-45 mpg ( better in Colorado ), also similar distance 8,000-10,000 mi. neither one is up for more than a gravel road, but the EXP's are way more fun on the pavement IMO. I will be putting a new set of EXP's on soon.
    don't know where I'm going, but I'm making good time. 1990 R 100 GSPD, 2005 R 1200 GS

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