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Old 09-04-2011, 02:56 PM   #76
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Mitas,
Facebook is just one of many place to market your tires. Why stick with one thing? That makes ZERO sense. We use all methods possible:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598717
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Butler...08922292468278
http://www.youtube.com/user/butlermaps
http://twitter.com/#!/ButlerMaps
Maybe you should take note and work on getting these tires easily available in the US!


In fact, ADV is a MUCH better place to concentrate your efforts in those tires i've mentioned above, as ADV is filled with riders actively looking for better tires.

p.s. Thanks for posting those pictures. Now let's seem them mounted on bikes!


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It's nice you have all that info on Facebook... luckily Facebook is not all there is Hence, I'd suggest doing here what you're doing there, after all the more online presence the better, although it comes at a cost for you. Allienating one group over another is more costly though Word of mouth here would go a long way in making more inroads in a market which would use your tires if there was access to them.



If the following sounds silly to you, please ignore it, it' s not my area of expertise, but I'll give it a shot because I need a better selection of tires, such as the E07/10. Maybe this could be a way to convince more dealers that your tires are worth selling. For example, sponsoring some riders/clubs/events/rallies/etc with tires, and showing that your tires are longer lasting, better grip, etc, might convince dealers that people who spend over $150 for a tire such as TKC/K60 would pay the same for your tires. In the end, initially, it all comes down to money given that the brand is not all that well known by most people in North-America.




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Old 09-04-2011, 03:48 PM   #77
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i don't think anyone expects Mitas to sell tires for the price the Chinese do.

i never said that. i just pointed out how in the 130-17" size, mefo explorers are $150 while other popular ones are $50 range. my point was hopefully seeing the E07 in 130-17" for around $100 range. I can tell that your E07 rear is your best tire for the ADV market. The 2 most important sizes are
-130-17" (tube)
-150-17" (tubeless)
this covers 75% of ADV bikes used in the US.
I'd suggest there are a lot of riders who would be interested in 18" rears

What bike has a 130/17?
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:13 PM   #78
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The bigger the choice, the harder it is to choose...

The tire with yellow stripe is a E-07 Dakar ( Pre-Series)
Hi Mitas,

When will the E-07 Dakar be released?
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:22 PM   #79
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I'd suggest there are a lot of riders who would be interested in 18" rears

What bike has a 130/17?
true on the 18"

you serious about not knowing which bikes use 130-17"?
dr650
klr650
650gs (single)
as a whole these 3 bikes represent a HUGE chunk of the US dual sport touring market...ideal E07 candidates.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:31 AM   #80
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Maybe you should take note and work on getting these tires easily available in the US!
That´s the point ...




@OffAgain .... after finishing the field tests.Scheduled for this year.
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:14 AM   #81
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send me tires. i'll be glad to 'field test' them for you!

i prefer 150-70-17 and 90-90-21 for the f800gs.
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:35 AM   #82
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true on the 18"

you serious about not knowing which bikes use 130-17"?
dr650
klr650
650gs (single)
as a whole these 3 bikes represent a HUGE chunk of the US dual sport touring market...ideal E07 candidates.
Never owned one of those little bikes
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:29 AM   #83
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send me tires. i'll be glad to 'field test' them for you!

i prefer 150-70-17 and 90-90-21 for the f800gs.


What´s your current set of tires ?
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:00 AM   #84
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do you have anyone running a trials tire on an enduro? I have a Dunlop 806/803? on my EXC, and love the all around traction (except in deep sand). But, I tore most of the center lugs off running fast on hardpack, I probably have about 300 miles on it. I know the tire was not made for what I did with it, but I really like the traction and feel the trials tire has.
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i'm running a kenda big block up front and an almost burnt heidi k60 scout out back...in fact it'll probably pulled off this week for an upcoming trip and replaced with a big block out back.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:43 PM   #86
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E -07's

I wonder if that E - 07 Dakar will hold up as an all purpose tire on a RTW trip - I'll need good traction in sand as my bike is a pig 83 R100rt, and still be able to run over the macadam without burning it down to a donut .

Sizes 120/18 rear and 100/19 front

What do you think there, Danny Boy ?


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Old 09-07-2011, 11:57 AM   #87
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Hi James ...

let me think about your item ... Will be back in the office at friday...

( need to check the necessary datas of u´r bike first )
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:10 PM   #88
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:20 AM   #89
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:49 PM   #90
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E-10 or E-07 rear is on my want list
The big blocks I mounted a couple months ago are not going to last, like the performance but they are hammered with only about 700 miles on them.

Not asking for Chinese priced tires, not wanting Mefo until they can get them to stop shedding knobs.

Looking for a rear tire soon, 18" for my KTM LC4.

What do you have, shipped to the US?

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