Canadian Sources for MotoZ tires

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  1. jackalsour

    jackalsour Xennial

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    Looking for 150/70-17 dual sport tire for 8000km trip 50/50

    Preferably the new MotoZ Tractionator Adventure but it seems there is no Canadian distributor for MotoZ?

    Next best choice is the new Mitas E-07+ but mx1canada doesn't have them in stock yet either
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  2. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Fortnine or Petes Superbikes...
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  3. Pay Dirt

    Pay Dirt panning the web

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    Heidenau K60 Scouts...8000k...no problem. I've put up to 18000 on a set including the Dempster...on a R1200GS..

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  4. jackalsour

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    I figure the Heidenau K60 sacrifice grip for that endurance. I don't mind swapping/buying tires that last 10k if they let me stop sooner in slippery conditions or get through a trail. I'd have to pause for routine maintenance at 10k anyways

    I'd like to try MotoZ Tractionators but they aren't even available in the US at popular sizes from what I can tell. New Mitas E-07 "plus" sounds like a better version of my favourite 50/50 rear tire to date
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  5. tattewell

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    I have run the Heidenau, personally there are better tires for the money you pay for them in Canada. They last, but the traction is shit. And the 150 if I remember has a huge stripe down the centre with no siping.
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    yatman Been here awhile

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    Greetings from awesome Van Isle in Beautiful BC.
    Am having a Positive experience with my Motoz (rear) on my Dakar...when the time comes will get one for the front.
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    p.s. Great avatar jackalsour
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  7. Manywheels

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    Haven’t looked them up this year, but I bought one from my brother in laws bike shop last summer. One of the suppliers called “Motovan” handles them. Most canadian bike shops probably deal with Motovan, plus others obviously.
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  8. Drif10

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    Okay, here's some current (as of two weeks ago) info on Motoz in Canada:

    Motovan was the importer. Now it's Kimpex. That's according to the email I got from Motoz customer service in Australia to months ago. They implied that MV had given them bad terms.

    Checked on stock with Kimpex, they're showing may 18 at last check, that's into their warehouse.

    North America wide, pretty much every size and model has been out of stock since late last summer. Especially in the big bike sizes. American companies are listing may 22 for their resupply.

    Guess the North American market wasn't a priority for them this year. I've gone through two sets of other brand tires because I couldn't get the Motoz, now on my third other brand set. Their loss.
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  9. jackalsour

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    Thanks for the good gouge. I knew something was up when FortNine discontinued them

    Read good reviews on the MotoZ Tractionators and wanted to try something new. What are you using in the meanwhile?

    I'm due for Alaska one way by Aug and want to do trails en route as time/weather permits

    I'm a homeless transient as of June 1 so would be nice to have tires sorted by then
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  10. Sewerat

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    If and when they get in stock at Kimpex you will be assured they will also be more expensive then they have been in the past. We did carry and stock lots of them at the shop i work with, but now we can no longer get them as Kimpex is not listing them as of yet. We have a few select choice tires but depends on what bike you are riding. Feel free to PM me if you want to get into specifics.
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    Tried the Shinko 804/805's. 6k kms, the last 25% of that tire disappeared in a morning riding in rural Virginia. Lack of side bite off-road. Let stepping out way too easy.

    Metzeler Karoo 3's. About the same as the 805's, really.

    Mitas E07's. Not the new plus version. Good life, decent traction.

    TKC80's. Liked them on my GSA, not at all on my AT. 21" front just wouldn't plant, road or dirt.

    Currently Shinko 705's. Doing a mostly paved trip next week down to the Carolinas, used them before, work okay.
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  12. visser

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    gpbikes.com still carries motoz, although the model/size you are looking for isn't posted. Perhaps call them and see if they can order: https://gpbikes.com/brand/motoz

    Lang's Offroad used to carry MotoZ but don't have any listed now either (perhaps because of the above noted change in distributors), but calling them to see where you can get them might not hurt.

    As a backup, twisted throttle carries Mitas (again, didn't look to see if they have your size): http://www.twistedthrottle.ca/brand/mitas-tires
    Dualsportplus lists mitas: https://www.dualsportplus.com/category_s/2818.htm

    Finally, this ATV tire site has the Motoz listed, although out of stock: http://atvtirescanada.com/motoz-tractionator-adventure-tire.html
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  13. yatman

    yatman Been here awhile

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  14. jackalsour

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    Thanks. I'm not in the same time zone/country code at the moment so I didn't call and the only option on their site is for "store pickup"

    Not sure what the anger management is about? Did the mods remove something here or are you making more out of this then there is?

    mx1canada is my usual place to get Mitas E-07 and they seem to have the best price. I'd like to try the Tractionator if I found one though
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  15. tattewell

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    Had the tractionator IT on my 450exc, not a bad tire traction wise, but didn't last 3 rides.
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    Must of been long rides? Most reviews claim 2000 to 3000 kms on these tires.
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  17. Drif10

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    The IT model is the full knob enduro tire.

    The Tractionator naming is misleading, they use it on most of their tires. Marketing guy loved the catchy name thing, if you will.

    The Adventure model is the one I lust after.

    The GPS model looks like a Heidenau K60 Scout. Their 'most' street tire for adventure bikes.
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  18. jackalsour

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    Yes I'm also looking for the Tractionator Adventure in 150/70-17, which @yatman 's source does list available online

    However it doesn't look like they ship and I hazard the guess they won't have this tire in stock if I call

    I would grab another E-07 from mx1canada I'm just hesitant of getting a "modified" center strip on the 150/70-17
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    Yeah, they changed that rear design like that about three years ago. In my uses, it dropped the tire life by about 20%. Still hooked decently, as it's not near the center strip of the k60.
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  20. Sewerat

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    I was looking at Kimpex site this week, they say 5 weeks till in stock. Once they become available I will be stocking them again if the price has not increased beyond comparable prices. From what I see on kimpex prices they have increased about $20 over last years pricing.
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