The only thing concerning me with the MT60 is depth of sipes. Seems fairly shallow vs Avon TrailMaster. I'm sure the shallow tread geometry is great for resisting deformation but how quickly will this pattern start to hydroplane once it starts wearing???It is all about riding style.
My first rear lasted just over 4000 miles and was still legal but most tyres are crap long before they hit the wear bars.
My second rear was illegal by 3000 miles because it had to deal with a tour through Germany and Switzerland.
Fast cruising on the Autobahns just shredded tread from the centre and the amazing roads of the Alps involved a lot of hard acceleration out of tight corners, which ate up the edges.
The MT-60 RS does seem pretty resistant to squaring off, considering it's just a single compound but the tyre does have a very shallow radius to it. One of the reasons I'm nervous about trying a set of Angel GT's. I really like how progressively the Scrambler rolls into corners on the standard rubber.
I wouldn't think of the MT60 as a true dual sport tyre. It's basically the same compound as a Diablo Rosso II to my understanding. So it's sporty road rubber, that's been dressed up to look knobbly.The only thing concerning me with the MT60 is depth of sipes. Seems fairly shallow vs Avon TrailMaster. I'm sure the shallow tread geometry is great for resisting deformation but how quickly will this pattern start to hydroplane once it starts wearing???
I use to run Storm's on my SV. All I ever needed!I wore my rear out by 3000 miles!!
I have changed front and rear to Avon Storm 3D XM Sport/touring tyre and I'm really pleased with them,although I wasn't unhappy with the MT60RS's just thought I'd try something different.
Gets pricey if like me, you're going to be doing around 10k a year. That's 3 tyres every 12 months, plus a 4th that had to be replaced due to a puncture.I've got 4500 miles on the rear tire and it's done. I'll be replacing it with another MT60 RS as I love the road performance the tire offers. It's not bad on dirt roads or light mud either.
Replacing it once a year isn't bad for the amount of grip you get out of it. If I did more cruising type riding I would go with something that has a harder compound.
Any idea how much the rear MT60 costs? It seams to be a hard tire to find. My Ducati dealership had no idea how to get one when I asked them about it a few months ago.
Oh I know the Scrambler doesn't NEED sporty tyres but it didn't need a rowdy exhaust, it still got one hahaI don't think these bikes need a full on sports tyre.
Have a look at the reviews for the Avon Storm 3D XM.
It's primarily a sports tyre with longer life.
I think you'll run out of ground clearance before the tyre lets go.
Ouch! £240... I abused my first chain so changed chain + sprockets at about 8500 miles.I feel very pleased after reading all the posts here that I went with the Michelins considering the 9000 miles I got out of them. The look of the MTs was only missed for about a week and I only do road riding. Great grip, wet or dry. Not going to be riding as much in the next year so hoping these will last a year which would be great as I have had to replace chain & sprocket a bit earlier than anticipated. £240...