Motoz Tractionator Adventure Tires: Traction & Longevity

Vanilla Gorilla

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I'm thinking that I'm way over do for some tire shoppin, as clearly obvious in pic. Any suggestions? I'm 6ft2 260lbs, lotta twisty pavement riding 80%, some off road 20%, dry this time a the year, aggressive style whilst feeding her the onion... Current rubber- 180 55 zr17 Michelin radial pilot road 2.. good tires?received_248872596997988.jpeg
 

Gary in NJ

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All tires are great these days. The question is what do you value most; grip or longevity? After that question is answered the next is tire profile; round or stepped...although that question is usually (but not always) answered by the grip/longevity question. Lastly, how often do you ride in the rain.
 

Vanilla Gorilla

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Rain purdy much never this time a the year, grip is good as for longevity I'd like somethin that'll last longer then the tire I got on it now 3 weeks at the most is all it lasted
 

Ohendo

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Rain purdy much never this time a the year, grip is good as for longevity I'd like somethin that'll last longer then the tire I got on it now 3 weeks at the most is all it lasted
3 weeks? Was it new? Must have been doing a lot of burn outs! My Michelin PR2's last 5000 miles at least.
 

trepetti

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I'm thinking that I'm way over do for some tire shoppin, as clearly obvious in pic. Any suggestions? I'm 6ft2 260lbs, lotta twisty pavement riding 80%, some off road 20%, dry this time a the year, aggressive style whilst feeding her the onion... Current rubber- 180 55 zr17 Michelin radial pilot road 2.. good tires?View attachment 74187
sniff......sniff...... Something smells funny here. Those tires are 3 weeks old, spend 20% of their time off-road, and occasionally go through the rain? I am, how best to put it.... skeptical.
 

Vanilla Gorilla

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No they were not new by no means, but the def. weren't trash either... I have been riding the piss outta it and recently found the slick lane at intersections for impressive crossings... I don't know how much time you've spent on the gravel but my off road 20% is gravel, and my 265lbs on top a the bike destroys tires gravel especially
 
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Gary in NJ

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Street tires don't do well on gravel. Your best bet is a "Adventure" tire that has a street bias - something like the Pirelli Scorpion Trail II. You'll give up ultimate grip on the road (only an issue if you are riding above 7/10 on the road), but your bike will handle a lot better while on gravel and you'll get the benefit of a tire that will last a long time.
 
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