I have embedded a great video made by Revzilla reviewing the tires we choose to use on all our bikes. We bought our first set back in 2010. Placed them on our 2010 BMW F650GS bikes. Rode cross-country on them and came back after 12,000 KM’s with plenty of tread. Leslie also got a nail on day 2 of our 26 day trip. We plugged it, centre tread and she rode the entire trip on this plug. We installed them on the Triumph Tigers we borrowed for Alaska. Rode over 15,000 KM on all terrain and came back with many KM’s left on that set. We are now on our fourth set of Heidenau’s using the K60 Scout on our own 2013 BMW F800GS bikes.
The most we got out of a set was 22,000 KM’s and even my dealer said you still have life left on them why change them now?
We commute on them all the time but the best part of using these tires is they last, no need to worry about jumping off the pavement when you see that dirt road because you have tread underneath you at all times. We do not change our own tire but might have to since we now have tubed. These have been decent on wet roads, gravel, dirt, mud anything we tried them on.
If you try not to make these into a true KNOBBY tire then you will love them. If all you do is trying to find fault because they are not perfect off-road then you will hate them. Respect the roads conditions, ride with your head and skill level not be someone you are not. If you respect these rules these tires will surprise you. We have heard the bead is HARD to break when fixing a flat and hard to re-seed. I am sure we will find out one day and we are “prepared”. Well, Cheryl will be as I make a GREAT assistant.
Any questions? Feel free to ask. You can buy these almost anywhere you live now….MTR sports supplies both the USA and Canada. That is usually where we buy our tires and other consumables.
Robert’s web site is not that great at MTR SPORTS so feel free to call him for anything. He has an amazing way to get things like brake pads to luggage to tires…you name it!