may I introduce myself

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Mitas, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Lornce

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    Pictured at 4k kms, I just put 9.5k kms on this tire on an R80G/S and it's still going strong. Very surprised how well it worked on high speed paved twisty roads. Better than expected for a knobby type tire.

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    Was on the bike when I bought it, no idea about availability in Canada. Would be interested to find matching rears if they work and last this well.

    :dunno
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  2. Mitas

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    @Lornce feel free to follow my facebook link... :evil
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  3. loph917

    loph917 Beard Bros Racing

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    maybe i missed your response in this two page thread. but your mitasmx.com site doesn't list 150/70-17 in the E09 dakar flavor. am i just blind?
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  4. Mitas

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  5. eakins

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    differences between E09 & E10?
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  6. eakins

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    well this is all that is possible for a E-07 130-17"
    http://www.mx1canada.com/Mitas-E07-Rear-130-80-17.html
    it's works out to aprox $135 shipped to the US.
    i checked that site awhile back but the exchange was bad in that it would cost aprox $175 for the tire.


    i'll have to think about it as $100 was my working range when i can get these for $55
    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/29/393/15048/ITEM/Shinko-700-Series-Dual-Sport-Rear-Tire.aspx
    or these for $60
    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/29/393/19852/ITEM/Michelin-T63-Dual-Sport-Rear-Tire.aspx
    i know the E-07 will get better mileage but i'm not expecting twice the mileage even though the tire is more than twice the price.
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  7. rockinrog

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  8. Mitas

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    The difference is the ratio for road use.

    E-09 is 20%
    E-10 is 40% and belted ( BIAS) 150/70B-xx
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  9. Mitas

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    It´s your choice ... when we produced the T-63 the price was higher. Have a look at the sidewall where the tire is coming from.:-) try out the Shinko .... try the E-09 and after that decide if both were worth the money...
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  10. Mitas

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    [​IMG]

    beware of the "Yellow Peril" :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
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  11. eakins

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    can you elaborate? are there construction improvements or rubber technologies that make a Mitas better? you're being vague where specifics are needed. i know the Shinko and t-63 benefit from cheaper production labor, but i also read Mitas is produced in eastern Europe to save $. in other countries people report the Mitas tire being an affordable option and thus very popular. that is not true in the US. any ideas why?

    i'm trying to help you out, as i have no investment in Mitas, before your vendor thread disappears into 3rd page oblivion.
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  12. eakins

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    got a pic where we can actually see what the tires look like on the bike?


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  13. Mitas

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    give the BMW some miles on it ...

    They just start a 5000km - Trip :D:D

    Please try all of the 3 mentioned tires ... don´t trust ANY promises .

    Let me try to explain you the economical situation here in Europe first.
    The Czech Republic is a part of the European union and NOT a cheap eastern country .
    We are still producing on European machines , with people from the European Union ...we have an own Institute which is accredited by the DOT and the EU ... we are not producing in Asia ( and we wont )

    Try out a Skoda Superb instead of a Passat from the European production... it´s the better one :D

    We produce tyres since 1933 ....

    We just bought the old Winnebago facility in Iowa to produce tyres ... ( does Shinko do so ???)

    ... what we know is that we believed in selling without any marketing activities... now ... we do something.... we adapt the marketing to the quality... not the other way.

    :D
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  14. Spoke

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    I'm interested in a knobbie that is 150-70-17. Earlier post indicated the size is available in US. The website does not list the size. Please answer this question.

    Is a 150-70-17 available in US? If so, where?
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  15. Mitas

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    website is a bit behind the present.

    u need to ask them directly
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  16. JTucker

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    I still like the tires, running a C-18 on my XRr right now but I think the C-20 may be a little bit better as the new one is chunking already.
    I hope they improve customer service in the states, that's my only problem so far.
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  17. Mitas

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    The service will be better ... :D

    pls publish a picture ....

    I remember we discussed the application.
    The C-18 is more for semi hard ground....
    The C-20 more for hard ground.

    May we estimate the percentage of using on hard ground ( like road , rocks a.s.o) as too low...
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  18. fudgypup

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    I second that comment.

    I know ADVrider is a global site, but I'd guess 80% of the users are based in the US.

    It appears your 150/70/17's are either not available here in the US, or Mitas has a terrible US distributor who won't post current inventory on their web site and will not respond to requests via email.

    This really isn't helping your brand.
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  19. Bump Stop

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    and a price list would help, and a dealers list that includes the ones that sell cycle tires.
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  20. Mitas

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    *note* ...

    I will give the informations to the U.S.-Subsidiary
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