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Old 04-11-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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SAVA GETaway MC60 tire

Anyone have any experience with these? Are they available in the US?

http://www.offroadcycles.co.za/p/593...torcycle-tyres
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:32 AM   #2
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Interesting, reverse mounting for dirt or street.

I kinda like the look, but the idea of reversing them seems like a lot of bother.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:40 AM   #3
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I currently use them.

Riding conditions: I am in Namibia, the south western tip of Africa. I ride 90% gravel roads, with luggage, at speeds of between 80 and 120km/h. Paved roads are done at 120 - 150km/h. The conditions are hot and dry, even in winter daytime temps go into the low 30's (celcuis). The gravel roads are in general very good, with a bit of technical riding and deep sand thrown in.

I prefer off-road biased tires like the TKC, and to a lesser extend the Heidenau Scouts, so this comparison doesn't include more road biased tires like Anakee's or tourances

The Sava's exceeded all my expectations. It handles sand and gravel like a TKC, but on paved roads it is also much smoother and less noisy. The grip on paved roads in wet and dry conditions is far superior to any other similar tire I've used, including the TKC and Heidenau.

In the short mud section I tested them they seemed just as crap as any other tire in the mud, but then again I HATE mud.

Very nice in sand

We don't have ice and snow here, so I cannot comment on that.

It is a very soft tire, so I use them at higher pressures, but the nice thing is, at 2,4 bar they feel as comfy on gravel as a Tkc at 1,7 bar.

I've never have punctures with them, but then I very seldom get punctures in any case.

They are some of the easiest tires I've changed on a bike, probably due to the soft compound.

Now the negative: The mileage suck. They give me less km's than the TKC and less than half the km's I get from a Heidenau. At 2000km's, thread depth is down from 10mm to 5,5mm! Most of this distance was very long stretches of gravel with very little braking and even less hard cornering. I admit though the bike was heavy, temp was high and we don't exactly ride like old ladies. I suspect if I rode around in town more the wear will even be faster. I think the rear will give up the gost at 3500km.

Great all round tire, but I will go back to my previous combination of a Tkc in front and a Heidenau at the back, the Sava's will end up to expensive to run for me with that kind of mileage, even if they grip like snot in a blanket.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:46 AM   #4
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I purchased a new Vespa this past year that came equipped with Sava tires. These had to be the worst tires I have ever experienced. The rear corded at 1500 miles and upon replacing with set of Michelin Pure Powers, transformed the bike. Straight line stability, cornering and wet road riding were all finally enjoyable. I think these are made in Croatia? I wouldn't carry a set home if you gave them to me. I understand they're cheap?
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:00 PM   #5
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Here in Namibia they are more expensive than my beloved TKC's
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:22 PM   #6
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Owned by Dunlop Goodyear so that is a plus I think.. maybe not but maybe...

They have some cool options...

http://www.savatech.eu/tyres/motorcy...es/enduro.html
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:42 AM   #7
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RawHyde's using & importing them...

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Originally Posted by r'elise me
Anyone have any experience with these? Are they available in the US?

Just saw that RawHyde is repping these as they're loading up on them for their rental & demo bikes: http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/sava/
Quite a favorable review of the tires' performance.

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Interesting, reverse mounting for dirt or street.
I kinda like the look, but the idea of reversing them seems like a lot of bother.


"[I]f you are mostly a street rider who wants to occasionally ride off-road these tires have a directional “road rotation” which extends
their life if you plan to ride a lot of pavement. If you plan to ride a lot of dirt and you want maximum traction off-road
then you mount the tire so that it rotates in the opposite direction and you’ll have the best possible off-road traction."
You mount them for the majority of your riding surface & get 'good' performance on the minority side.
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:40 PM   #8
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Any update on these or more reviews?
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:53 PM   #9
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The guys at RawHyde seem to be really enthusiastic about these tires but it appears they only carry one size for the front and one size for the rear. Be sure to watch the video.
http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/sava/
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:00 PM   #10
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The guys at RawHyde seem to be really enthusiastic about these tires but it appears they only carry one size for the front and one size for the rear. Be sure to watch the video.
http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/sava/
They're also salesmen so I'll take their input with a grain of salt.
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:45 AM   #11
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Updates anyone?
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:19 PM   #12
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I'm waiting for the quotation from my local dealer on MC23 and MC60. I need the rear one for my Super T.,as my TKC is toasted after 4200km, 50-50% on-off. It's truly a great tire. Karoo T is bit cheaper, but wears out even faster. I managed in 2500kms. I'll decide tomorrow once i find out the price.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:48 PM   #13
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Bump
I'm due for tires and I'm thinking on trying a set. I ride asphalt most of the time but I occasionally I end up in "easy" dirt roads. I currently have Tourances which are great on road and amazing in the wet but scary in the dirt. I know the TKCs are the prefered choice by most but I can't afford changing tires every 2k miles.
Therefore the bump to the thread, looking for longer lasting tires -compared to TKC- but good off road and ON. The rawhyde vid hints to it plus claims 4500 or more miles per set.
Any experience here? Btw I ride a GSA in case weight matters.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:58 PM   #14
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I've never had to change a TKC after 2k.

I get 4-5k out of a rear. It depends on how low you want to wear the knob.

The front lasts a lot longer, but if you use the front brake a lot, you'll get some angled wear on the knobs. It doesn't really affect ridability, but it's visually noticeable.
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:40 PM   #15
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I've never had to change a TKC after 2k.

I get 4-5k out of a rear. It depends on how low you want to wear the knob.

The front lasts a lot longer, but if you use the front brake a lot, you'll get some angled wear on the knobs. It doesn't really affect ridability, but it's visually noticeable.
Thanks for the repo se. I read some reviews on these (Revzilla) and clearly these are not for me but are great tires. These are 60 off and 40 on.
The Savas seem more street oriented if mounted the directional way.
I may just stay w Tourances and tread lightly on the dirt.
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