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Old 12-07-2012, 07:09 PM   #451
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Jiri,

Has Mitas given up selling in the US?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...706242&page=30

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Dear Bill,

I hope all is fine with you. Thank you for your e-mail.

I have found out that currently Mitas does not sell any “DOT street legal” dirt bike tyres in the USA. We expect the situation to change, though—recently, Mitas’ parent company has acquired Savatech, a Slovenian producer of motorcycle tyres. Savatech has a sales office in the USA, and currently we are building synergies between Savatech and Mitas, also in the sales network.

I will keep you posted about the development and eventually the list of DOT street legal dirt bike tyres made by Mitas and sold in the U.S.

Best wishes,

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That is a very uninformed response. I have a E07 Dakar that I bought from MX1Canada last summer in my garage ready to replace a rear TKC 80 in the spring stamped DOT with a stamped number next to it. They do have adventure tires DOT approved..
Its not on yet due to the TKC 80 just won't die.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:20 PM   #452
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That is a very uninformed response. I have a E07 Dakar that I bought from MX1Canada last summer in my garage ready to replace a rear TKC 80 in the spring stamped DOT with a stamped number next to it. They do have adventure tires DOT approved..
Its not on yet due to the TKC 80 just won't die.
I don't think they have motorcycle tires of any kind for sale in the USA.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:34 AM   #453
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That is a very uninformed response. I have a E07 Dakar that I bought from MX1Canada last summer in my garage ready to replace a rear TKC 80 in the spring stamped DOT with a stamped number next to it. They do have adventure tires DOT approved..
Its not on yet due to the TKC 80 just won't die.
But, that is still not sold in the USA, it is sent from Canada.
That shipping costs kills the deal for many. I won't pay $40 shipping for a tire.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:25 AM   #454
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I know what you mean Hillbilly. I just wanted to try it out. I thought I would kill my TKC 80, but it still has a little before the treadware indicator. I just won't die. It has roughly 3000 miles on it. I am going to put the E07 Dakar on it right before D2D with a new TKC 80 front. That is 3000 miles on an 06 Tiger 955i with atleast half of that fullly overloaded.

You know what they say, the bigger your luggage the more crap that you don't need you take. I have 41 liter touratechs.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:30 AM   #455
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I'm running Kenda Big Blocks now, on an LC4.
They are soft, but cheap and I like them.

Once I get luggage, it will only be a Giant Loop bag.
So I'm a lot lighter than most of you guys, less horsepower and get a lot more tire life than those that ride big bikes.

I'll get 1500 miles or so out of my rear Kenda, if I can get Mitas at a decent price here I'd certainly consider them.
And if I was the one selling them, of course I would run them
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:13 PM   #456
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Just ordered a Pallet load of tires from MX1 Canada , they worked with the shipping Costs. Split the Cost between six of us @ $30-00ea. MX1 is aware of the shipping cost & I was told they working on getting something set up on the US side of the border....
I am now at almost 7500 miles on my rear E07 with probably 2k left...awesome tire for a big ADV Bike!
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:22 AM   #457
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MX1 is aware of the shipping cost & I was told they working on getting something set up on the US side of the border....

I am now at almost 7500 miles on my rear E07 with probably 2k left...awesome tire for a big ADV Bike!
That's good news, mx1 has been a pleasure to work with.

My E07 dakar rear has 8k miles & still has some tread left as does my e-10 dakar front.

It's a very good setup for my vStrom.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:06 PM   #458
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Why a TKC up front vrs the matching Mitas E-09?
Because the E09D up front is scary on tarmac above 120kph, squirrelly really! The TKC is far more predictable abeit 2 x the cost of the E09D. Like I stated and others have also the E09D rear/ TKC80 ft is the best combo IMHO on the F8 and GSA. YMMV!
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:38 AM   #459
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Because the E09D up front is scary on tarmac above 120kph, squirrelly really! The TKC is far more predictable abeit 2 x the cost of the E09D. Like I stated and others have also the E09D rear/ TKC80 ft is the best combo IMHO on the F8 and GSA. YMMV!
thanks for the info.
i like tkc-80s on the pavement and now use IRC TR8 up front with the same results and less price.
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MX1 is aware of the shipping cost & I was told they working on getting something set up on the US side of the border....
I am now at almost 7500 miles on my rear E07 with probably 2k left...awesome tire for a big ADV Bike!
any more news on this, as it seems Mitas USA is still going no where.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:18 PM   #461
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all right folks....

We found a good possibility in CA .... those guys currently working on basics.It΄s a pleasure to work with them. ... and they are well (and known) supported.

I`ll keep you in the loop...
I'm sure any day now these tires will be available in the USA....
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any more news on this, as it seems Mitas USA is still going no where.

I tried
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:34 PM   #463
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I'm sure any day now these tires will be available in the USA....
I sure hope so, because they really are a great Euro brand of tires and the more options in the US the better but....it's truly been this
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Nearly everything I've read about them has been good.
Think you could sell a bunch of them.......


If you could only get them here
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:42 PM   #465
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I don't think they have motorcycle tires of any kind for sale in the USA.
They did for a bit here: http://mitasmx.com
Then something happened. 1st the customer service went downhill. Then the phone/email went unanswered. Then the website went none updated and finally

Tough to say what exactly transpired, as they were starting to stock some dual-sport tires (in addition to the good dirt bike tire selection they had in stock) so there was hope...then it all fell apart.
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