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Old 09-08-2011, 11:07 AM   #16
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I have not heard from mitas by email yet. I just put in a call to them and will let you guys know what I find out.

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Old 09-09-2011, 03:22 AM   #17
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I use the E09 Dakar on the AT and 140/17 and find it to wear really well. 8-9000kms . Bit too soft on the sidewalls for a front tyre with heavy bikes. But rears are great.

I would expect the same sort of wear on the SE, or maybe 6-7000kms.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:19 PM   #18
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I had an E-07 on the rear and an E-09 on the front of my v-strom, my theory being you need more grip in the front on the gravel. The E-07 was 1/2 way worn after about 5000km and the E-09 was finished by then. The only problem with the E-09 is that they are pretty noisy. I have just fitted a scorpion on the rear of the 990 and after 1500km it looks like its worn down half way!! The dude at Wildcoast KTM says alot of guys are opting for the Mitas E-07 as it last alot longer. Im just worried about the rating of the tyre as i sometimes ride with some speed freaks and its difficult to controll ones wrist when guys come flying past you.I have a Michelin Anakee 2 on the front and for the life of me i can't understand why they dont make an 18 inch tyre.(PS this is the dakar version of the E-09 with the yellow stripe it has a stronger side wall.)
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:27 PM   #19
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Mitas E-07 Dakar

I recently put a set on my Super Tenere and LOVE them. They have a slightly softer feel on the road but are damn capable off-road. I don't do motorcross but I have had some experince with the 600 pounder on some single track and those tires enspire a new level of confidence where Tourances left me wondering how I was going to get back to the hard road. They are not bad at all on wet pavement and quiet riding even at 100mph+. I'll have to put a few more miles on them to see how they last. I changed the metzler at 4k, it had another 500 miles or so but I couldn't wait. Only negative was the shipping cost..$75, for a total of $346.75 plus a $10.40 foreign transaction fee from my credit card company!
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:32 PM   #20
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I have now covered 13000km with rear Mitas E-07 (140/80-18) on my SuperEnduro and still have few mm thread left. Absolutely great tyre for almost everything. I have used Pirelli MT-16 front (80/100-21) for 5000km now and it will last quite a bit more. Very good combo for me. Maybe I'll try MT-21 front next time with Mitas E-07 rear.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:34 PM   #21
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I tested the E10, look here:
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:14 PM   #22
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Mitas Enduro Rear E-07 Size: 150/70R-18 Rated at 190 Km/h

I love this tire, and like all tires like this have compromises.
At first when you put it on it slides a lot (i love that lol ), then when it wears out a little it starts behaving better. On a unloaded bike (my Adventure 950 and i weight 150lbs) in the rain it slides a little as well, but if i have a passenger i am able to pull a wheelie so it does grabs in the wet.
In the dry, well is a tire that has capabilities to scratch the foot pegs on the floor, nothing more to say.
It did developed a few cracks but it was driven on rocky passes hard, did many wheelies but as of now is around 7.000 kms old and is right in the last 25% of thread left.
Always carried the tire full of air, never aired them down.
Off road is light years ahead of the MT90, but is not and enduro tire, but i think i found the perfect tire for this bike and me.

The price was about right at around 130$ which is really cheap here in Venezuela where the prices are usually twice that of the states.

Bottom line: for the price you get a good durability, ability to scratch the foot pegs, decent handling in the wet and GOOD handling off road.

Is it the perfect tire off road? No, but it does it pretty well.
Is it the perfect tire on road? No, but it does it pretty well.
Is a tire with 50/50 off road/on road, but it does the dirt a little better.

I tried it in sand, mud, dirt, gravel and rocks, it did all of them pretty decent.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:11 PM   #23
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I'm on my third Mitas E07 rear & use a 140 x 18. Getting approx 11000km out of them. Good value & you don't have to stay off the gas to make them last. I run about 32 PSI & very rarely change the pressure. Go get one & give it death.

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