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Rick92040 14-Oct-2019 05:23 PM (932)

Dunlop Trailmax Mission Adventure Tire
 
Well they just came out with these tires after I installed new tires on my bike. I wish I was able to wait but the old tires were badly worn.

I'll try them next time.

https://adventuremotorcycle.com/news...x-mission-tire

Ryno23 14-Oct-2019 09:49 PM (117)

Looks interesting.

GrayBeard 15-Oct-2019 08:05 AM (545)

If you look at the graphic supplied by Dunlop about their range of tires, it begs the question about what the criteria is that makes it more street and/or dirt oriented?

https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycl....45%20AM-M.png

I've had D606 tires on my KLR on a twisty road scraping the pegs. Certainly without the margin of if, say, I'd been running a dual compound street tire but for all but the most demanding street application, the grip is there. Sure I'd probably push a Dunlop Roadsmart tire a bit harder with a little more margin but is that extra bit of traction really enough to color in that many more "street" blocks on that chart.

They made a lot of the long tire life of the Traiimax Mission tire and that makes a lot of sense for considering it more street capable. Riders on ADV bikes want to know if the tire they put on the bike for the trip to Alaska is going to finish the trip AND give good grip when off down gravel and muddy roads.

So my conclusion from running 50:50 tires for a lot of street miles is that they perform really well on the street for almost all types of riding but for two things: noise and vibration. So if I'm looking for a more street oriented tire on my ADV bikes, that's going to be a big consideration. Otherwise, I'd just throw on another set of Michelin Wilds and call it good. They last a long time, give great performance on and off the road; but, they're noisy and cause a lot of vibration.

Hence my problem with the Dunlop marketing on this Trailmax Mission tire - they don't say anything about the comparative noise and vibration of these tires vs. the competitors. If these tires are noisy, I think they have to take away some number of the street boxes they colored in on the chart. Maybe that's what they did vs. the Roadsmart? I guess we'll have to wait until some early adopter on here decides to try them and give us some feedback. If I can wait long enough for the tires to be available, that might be me.

Rick92040 18-Oct-2019 02:16 PM (803)

OK..I ordered a set. I'm heading to Alaska next year and I want to try them for awhile before I go. I'll just swap out and save the new Trailsmart tires I currently have on.
I haven't ridden much in the dirt since I was a kid in the 60's so any review I give won't be worth much.

GrayBeard 22-Oct-2019 03:34 PM (857)

https://www.motorcycle.com/products/...iew-first-ride


There's a remark in this road test article that they produce no discernible noise. I'm not sure I believe that but this tire is looking better and better to me for a TKC 80 replacement as my ride goes more street oriented on this bike.

virkdoc 22-Oct-2019 07:58 PM (040)

Lets wait for Ricks opinion or someone here who will try out the tires.
How much are they for?

Ryno23 22-Oct-2019 08:16 PM (053)

[QUOTE=GrayBeard;295957]https://www.motorcycle.com/products/...iew-first-ride


There's a remark in this road test article that they produce no discernible noise. I'm not sure I believe that but this tire is looking better and better to me for a TKC 80 replacement as my ride goes more street oriented on this bike.[/QUOTE

Not telling you anything new here Graybeard, but most road oriented tires are quiter and after reading the review it sounds like it's more 70/30 tire.

GrayBeard 23-Oct-2019 07:42 AM (529)

[quote=Ryno23;295967]
Quote:

Originally Posted by GrayBeard (Post 295957)
https://www.motorcycle.com/products/...iew-first-ride


There's a remark in this road test article that they produce no discernible noise. I'm not sure I believe that but this tire is looking better and better to me for a TKC 80 replacement as my ride goes more street oriented on this bike.[/QUOTE

Not telling you anything new here Graybeard, but most road oriented tires are quiter and after reading the review it sounds like it's more 70/30 tire.

Agreed, which is what I'm looking for they way I'll be using the bike over the winter and into next year. I've been having too much fun taking my WR250R off into the woods lately so the 70/30 tires are calling me for the GS.

Rick92040 23-Oct-2019 12:40 PM (736)

I just got an email from Rocky Mountain saying the tires are back ordered till next month. I paid $155. for the front and $202. for the rear.

Rapala50 03-Nov-2019 01:30 PM (812)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rick92040 (Post 295979)
I just got an email from Rocky Mountain saying the tires are back ordered till next month. I paid $155. for the front and $202. for the rear.

BikerBandit is a little cheaper but also on backorder


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