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Mefo Explorer, Dual-Sport, Rear 17 inch, Size 130/80-17 or 5.10-17, 50% Street / 50% Dirt, 65T, Tube Type Bias Ply Tire

Mefo Explorer, Dual-Sport, Rear 17 inch, Size 130/80-17 or 5.10-17, 50% Street / 50% Dirt, 65T, Tube Type Bias Ply Tire

$169.95 $135.96
SKU: MEFO.MED18

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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. 

Mefo Explorer is the long 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. 

Read what our customers have to say about these tires:

Had my recent order (Mefo front and rear tires) installed yesterday.

The first to ride my bike was the tech for the test ride as I also had the annual and 6k service completed. Conditions were about 42F, dark, and rainy. He said the tires stuck in corners, maybe a little road noise but nothing bad. He was impressed.

My ride home was at night, in rain, and the temp lowered to 38F by the time I got home from the 135 mile trip. My impression is this is perhaps the best Motorrad tire I have ever encountered. Even being new, I detected no slickness which was astounding considering the rain and temperature.

There is nothing I can say bad about the tires.

-Randy K, 11/19/09



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


Manufacturer # MED 18
Customer Reviews
Review by Guest
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I run them at 20psi/32psi off/on and I love them and if I can get even 6500 miles I'll buy them again.
I live in Vancouver BC so they have seen everything. (Posted on 5/20/2017)
Review by Guest
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This is my second set of these tires I got over 8,500 miles of the first set. They are long lasting no problems no flats good even wear. I do lots of desert riding over rocks great tires (Posted on 4/12/2017)
Review by Guest
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I've been using Mefo Explorers on my KLR650 for several years now and have gotten much better mileage from them then from any other tire I've tried. They are expensive but worth it for me. (Posted on 3/29/2017)
Review by Guest
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Can't deny the quality of the tires but the knobs are definately deeper and more aggressive than they appear in the picture. Got caught in a rainstorm after work and it was a slick slick ride on the slab home. I'd probably class these as 80% dirt/ 20% street..I like them but I'll be switching to a more street/wet weather tire this fall (Posted on 7/19/2016)
Review by Guest
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Excellent quality, as to be expected from a German product. Back tire is super tight, I suggest getting it mounted on a machine, I ended up pinching a tube. (Posted on 7/23/2015)
Review by Bagle
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Not much time on this tire yet but seems nice on the road not the best mud tire but better then I would have thought it to be. (Posted on 3/27/2015)
Review by robert
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I bought my mefos last fall and just changed them 11200 miles on my 08 KLR loaded down with 40 liter caribou cases and a 60 qt dry bag from Ohio to Belize and back over Christmas and almost every day since rain shine or snow these tires are awesome (Posted on 8/25/2014)
Review by jege41
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I run them at 20psi/32psi off/on and I love them and if I can get even 6500 miles I'll buy them again.
I live in Vancouver BC so they have seen everything. (Posted on 7/28/2014)
Review by KLP
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This is my second Mefo Explorer rear tire. I got 5,985 miles on the previous one (front tire still has good tread at this mileage). Ridden on a KLR 70% road, 30% off road with loaded panniers and trunk for most of the mileage. Photo of old vs. new for comparison. (Posted on 7/17/2014)
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