This will serve as my review of the Mitas E-07 tires. It seems they are gaining popularity slowly in the US, and every now and then you see them on a bike on here. We still have no US distributer, and the ONLY place I know to get them is MX1 Canada. They are very reasonably priced as far as big-bike tires go, so I can easily justify the increased shipping cost with that. I just returned from about a 7000 mile, 17 day trip to the western US. You can see my ride report here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=916419 I was asked by several people for a detailed tire review of the Mitas tires. This was my first experience with them. During my ride, I extensively covered pretty much every imaginable surface you can encounter. Pavement, wet pavement, dirt, gravel, mud, sand, rock and snow. I didn't ride ice but thats a bit nutty without ice tires. First I'll cover traction based on each surface: Dry Pavement- (A) Excellent traction and handling characteristics. Scrapes pegs no problem, and you can lean them right over on to the corner knobs and they stick just fine. It took me a bit to build confidence in them being a true dual sport tire. My rear tire used every last mm of the rubber, and the front had about 1-2 mm remaining unused. This is typical for my riding habits and no different than street tires I've used. Turn in is even and very light. I like a light steering tire, and it gives the "fall off the edge" feel. Some folks don't like that but I prefer it. You can feel the tread blocks squirm ever so slightly, and they don't have a perfect "locked in" feel of a street, or 90/10 tire, but you get used to it very quickly. They are even pretty quiet!!! They make less noise than a set of Anakee 3 tires they replaced. Wet Pavement- (A) Again, excellent. They shed water, and even in heavy rain they never once stepped out on me. I've been scared out of my wits :eek1 on Tourances in the rain so I was nervous how these would do. I pushed them MODERATELY hard, and not to the edge. I don't push it in the rain anymore. Dry Dirt- (A) They transformed my Tenere into a real off road bike. Aired down to about 20 PSI they have a great feel to them. At street pressures (33 rear, 31 front) they were pretty bouncy off rocks and a bit skittish. Very predictable though and plenty of grip. No complaints. Mud- Rear (A) Front (B) The rear tire simply digs and spits and never gives up. It cleans itself out quickly and never once stepped out. The front is the weak link. It was still to the point of being safe, but it packed in much quicker and washed out fairly often, although it was always predictable. For a good mud combo a knobby up front would probably work great, and they would wear out closer to the same time. I don't spend enough time in the mud to justify though, and prefer the great road handling of the E-07. Sand- Rear (A) Front (B) I don't have a ton of sand riding experience so I might not be the best judge of this. The rear dug in and once again pushed the bike without an issue. The front wandered often and was never planted, but USUALLY predictable. I think this is just the nature of sand riding though Rock- (A) I think just about any tire would do fine on big solid rock. Smaller baby head, and gravel type rocks were a non event. Snow- (A) I didn't get extensive time in the snow, and it was mostly either wet slushy, or fresh powder. None was hard pack. For the conditions I rode in it was excellent. On to wear: I have over 7000 miles on my set and there is lots left. I don't run my tires right down to the wear bars, especially on an off road bike. I should get at least another 1-2 thousand miles on the back before I decide its time. The front is lasting longer. 10-12K should be easy. The rear is squared some but it took a LONG time and is not as bad as some street tires I've ridden. The front shows very little, if any feathering or cupping. Nice and smooth. They make a regular version which is 3 ply, and a "dakar" version which is 4 ply. The dakar lets you air down more without as much worry of rim damage, due to the stiffer sidewall. On my trip I ran a regular on the back and dakar on front, for no other reason other than thats all they had in stock at the time. They have a nice ride to them and didn't feel overly stiff. Here is my rear currently with 7k miles, next to a brand new one: [/url][/IMG] And the front: [/url][/IMG] They look good on the bike too [/url][/IMG] This is probably good evidence how much a fan I am of them: [/url][/IMG] You can see they are doing pretty well, and are very tough. They saw a lot of high speed interstate, abuse on gravel roads, and lot of rocks. Probably about 500 off road miles in total. In my opinion, these are the tires that should come standard on the Super Tenere!!