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Mefo Explorer, Dual-Sport, Rear 17 inch, Size 120/90-17 or 4.50/4.60-17, 50% Street / 50% Dirt, 64T, Tube Type Bias Ply Tire

Mefo Explorer, Dual-Sport, Rear 17 inch, Size 120/90-17 or 4.50/4.60-17, 50% Street / 50% Dirt, 64T, Tube Type Bias Ply Tire

$157.95 $134.36
SKU: MEFO.MED17

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The Mefo Explorer is a dual sport tire that provides excellent all-around performance for riders that spend their time riding split equally between the pavement and the dirt. You will experience excellent traction on the black top with this responsive tire in both wet and dry conditions. When hitting the trail enjoy the reliable grip provided by the aggressive large shoulder lugs that bite, even in mud. The bias ply construction increases durability, handles tough off-road conditions and gives you a comfortable ride. Discover how the Mefo Explorer can take your motorcycle adventure to the next level of riding confidence.

Twisted Throttle's Dual Sport Tires Buyer's Guide

 


Note: MEFO recommends at least 30.5 PSI in this tire for best performance and wear on motorcycles with an engine displacement of less than 650cc, and at least 35 PSI on motorcycles with an engine displacement of 650cc or greater. 

The MEFO Explorer is thelong distance professional dual-sport tire. Customers have reported to us that a set of Explorers can routinely take about 7,000-9,000 miles of use under the harsh adventure-touring conditions of Alaska. With secure, stable handling on dirt or wet pavement and high mileage performance, the Explorer has excellent all around versatility. Recommended for 50% street and 50% dirt riding. A great tire that will go anywhere and get you home again! DOT-approved.



RI to South America on Mefo Explorer tires - A Twisted Throttle interview with MotoAdventureGal


Manufacturer # MED 17
Customer Reviews
Review by Guest
Rating
Purchased the matching set front and rear and expected much better quality for the price. I was not 100% sure from the start after having read really bad reviews about these tires everywhere on the web. Lucky for me I did not loose chucks of rubber.
Style and type of riding is everything so to be clear, 3000kms on the tires, 50% pavement and 50% logging roads on a 2015 DR650 (Suzuki) so not a heave weight. Factory tire inflation 22psi front and 25psi rear. (Some recommend psi in the 30 range for the Mefo, frankly on a bike around 370 Lbs I didn't feel any difference.)
So the result: uneven tire wear on front, noisy, cupping front and rear, 40% wear after 3000kms, big chunks cut out of lugs on tread from rocks, and not really good on pavement or gravel. Over all performance was inferior to a cheaper chinese tire. Having run Shinko 705 on an identical bike, on identical conditions and at the same time and same riding style, I have to say the Shinko 705 out performed the Mefo and performed better on pavement and on gravel. So not really impressed If you are in mud or dirt go more aggressive tread pattern and if you do 50/50 don't bother with this tire, there are better out there. This one isn't worth the premium dollars. (Posted on 9/28/2017)
Review by Guest
Rating
So far 2500 highway miles with very little wear. Great off road and good on road, a little loud compared to a street tire. (Posted on 7/18/2016)
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