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    OEM tyres
    on: April 04, 2023, 11:08:03 am
    April 04, 2023, 11:08:03 am
    From the initial test reviews it looks like the bike will be shod on either Metzeler Karoo Street tyres as fitted to the test bikes, or Dunlop Trailmax Mixtour's.

    The reviews have said they seem to function ok as an OEM tyre, what are member's experiences ?

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    Re: OEM tyres
    Reply #1 on: April 21, 2023, 12:50:51 pm
    April 21, 2023, 12:50:51 pm
    I had the 2017 Version of the Dunlop Mixtours as OEM on my CB500X. Therefore I was a newbee in 2017 I thought "okay, driving in rain is that slippery". After my rear tyre was at the end of its lifetime I changed both tyres to Pirelli Scorpion Trail II and when it rains, it was like driving in another world. As far as I could read in tests and in the net, the Metzeler Karoo Street are pretty good. I hope I will get them as OEM.

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    Re: OEM tyres
    Reply #2 on: June 14, 2023, 09:05:28 pm
    June 14, 2023, 09:05:28 pm
    Got my TA on June 1st and I have the Dunlops. Until now I have a little bit more then 1.200 km (about 750 mi) and very satisfied wirh the dunlops but i haven't been able to test them in the rain yet.  There was none at the time.
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    Re: OEM tyres
    Reply #3 on: June 19, 2023, 03:35:25 pm
    June 19, 2023, 03:35:25 pm
    Not impressed with Honda supplying the test bikes with what to be great tyres then then supply the public bikes with Dunlops

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    Re: OEM tyres
    Reply #4 on: July 27, 2023, 09:39:25 am
    July 27, 2023, 09:39:25 am
    Got mine with the Dunlops. They're OKish, but I'd like to change them as soon as they have enough kms on.

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    Re: OEM tyres
    Reply #5 on: July 27, 2023, 09:54:30 am
    July 27, 2023, 09:54:30 am
    I'm on holiday in Norway right now with a lot of rain. I can say that the Dunlops are okay. The rain mode works pretty well. But maybe I'll drive even more carefully because I know I have the Dunlop. But it works.

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    Re: OEM tyres
    Reply #6 on: July 27, 2023, 10:10:37 am
    July 27, 2023, 10:10:37 am
    Despite my reservations of the Dunlop's have now done 1500 mile on them in very mixed conditions riden hard (they seem to be half worn) and i'm very impressed with them despite the heavy ware. I will be switching to Metzlers so i can go tubeless.

    I have to say I like the Rain Mode, soft throat feeding but you can ramp up the power to high speed, I love it
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    Re: OEM tyres
    Reply #7 on: July 27, 2023, 10:10:04 pm
    July 27, 2023, 10:10:04 pm
    The demo bike that I tried had Dunlops and I was happy enough with them in dry going.  My own bike has Karoos and they are good both wet and dry. I am always deeply suspicious of OEM tyres on any bike regardless of brand but am pleasantly surprised by both sets.

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    Re: OEM tyres
    Reply #8 on: August 09, 2023, 09:15:55 am
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    *Originally Posted by nutternet [+]
    ...... I will be switching to Metzlers so i can go tubeless.

    Are you sure? I would say that tubeless or not is not a question of the tires but of the rims.

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    Re: OEM tyres
    Reply #9 on: August 09, 2023, 10:08:35 am
    August 09, 2023, 10:08:35 am
    The metzlers are tubeless so will convert the rims to tubeless, although the front may not a ridge for a tubeless tyre