Originally Posted by BMW-K
I spent the day breaking in a new set of MT16's. Brand new - just a couple round the block street rides (maybe 10 miles) to rough 'em up a tad.
Tore one knob completely off, two knobs chunked, and three knobs split at the base.
For the record, MT16's can't quite handle 140 miles of pinned 80mph SoCal freeways...
On the other hand it felt really good for the the 40 miles of dirt I played in!
Is that the rear? The MT-16 is my favorite front tire right now and my last one lasted pretty well and is now on my girlfriend's XT225 to finish wearing out. No chunks or tears on it.