may I introduce myself

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

  1. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    I'm sitting at 4000 miles on my E07 Dakar on the back of my Tiger 955i and about half of that overloaded and 900 miles on the Dempster.
  2. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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  3. eakins

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    ... and so another riding season is passing by soon and still NO Mitas tires in the US. :cry
    I sure hope those guys in Canada are stocking up nicely.

    Surprised that this point no one living just over the border in the US has not set up shop working w/ MX1 Canada?
    All you need to do is supply the E07 rear. A shop/location in Blaine or Bellingham, WA would be ideally situated.
    Heck even some in Point Roberts looking to make some side cash could do well.

    This is the pickup spot:
    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=145-...W+1H9,+Canada&t=h&geocode=FQk57gIduVSr-A&z=15
  4. WVhillbilly

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    I'm prepared to sell the full line.
    Guess no one there is interested in the US market :dunno
  5. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    This whole thread is about people in USA interested.
    But several have tried to get Mitas dealerships in the USA but nothing happens.

    I have talked to someone at the US number, they don't give a crap about the motorcycle demand. All they say is "but what if someone suits me"

    I guess we got to pay extorsion shipping prices to get them out of canada if we want them.

    And I don't think its going to save you any money to put a shipping location in USA, you still have to carry them across the border from Canada to USA and that giant sucking sound you hear at the border is called NAFTA.
  6. DabsAlot

    DabsAlot Been here awhile

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    E07 versus E09
    I got about 7500 miles out of a rear E07 on my F 800 GS, how many miles do you guys think a E09 would last me? I typically ride a 50/50 mix of tarmac/gravel roads in Missouri and Arkansas.
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    My E10Dakar which is a similar tire, I got about 5500kms which was about 3000km of pavement.

    Great tire
  8. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    On my F650 Twin, we've been happier with the E09 than E10. The E10 got comparable mileage as a TKC. The E09 wears longer than a TKC, probably 7-8K miles.

    I would put another E09 on, but not a E10 (no benefit over a TKC).

    • The E10 is a really nice clearing mud tire (rode through New Mexico mud), and it didn't clog compared to all the other tires
    • The E09 is VERY slick on wet tarmac (wants to step out)
  9. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Mitas US sells agricultural tires and care nothing for the motorcycle market.

    I went a long way towards getting the US distributorship last year.
    Found a building to rent, passed dozens of emails back and forth to the company, had the money for my first shipment and was waiting for them to tell me where to send funds.

    I had quite a few hours in this, only to have them announce that they had a west coast distributor now.
    That never happened either.
    I wish anyone who tries to sell these tires in the US a lot of luck. Great product, shitty business practices.
  10. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    Dabsalot, I road the Dempster with a guy on a 990 Adventure out of Virginia this summer. He road the TAT to WA and then up to Dawson for D2D. I road to Inuvik and back to Eagle Plains with him. He had E07 front and E09 Dakar rear and was on the same tires he left VA with.
  11. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    E-09 & E-07 tyres are great, I use them by preference when possible, but the supply to New Zealand isn't good.

    The distributor is out of stock by September most years just as our summer riding season is starting, after September it's usually February before we can get tyres again.
  12. Kyle B

    Kyle B "Dirty Jobs"

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    My Mitas E-07 Dakar tires stick very well on wet pavement, dry pavement, rocks, slick trails, grass, and everything in between! You can beat these tires over the rocks and they just keep going. They give me great riding confidence on my 1200 GS. I ride hard too! I'd be very happy with 4000 miles on the rear! Won't know for sure, because I switch wheels often to a street set.
  13. DabsAlot

    DabsAlot Been here awhile

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    I picked up a TKC 80 rear for cheap, but it's not gonna last very long......maybe it's just me, but on gravel it feels like it wants to fall into the corner.....not real confidence inspiring. I plan on going back to Mitas next time, just don't know if I want another E-07 or try a E-09. A 2500 mile rear tire is rough on my budget!
  14. eakins

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    Sounds like the best thing to do is get together with some friends for a Canadian group buy, and negotiate a purchase of E07 or E09 rears.
    Each person buys 2 and it should help on overall price.
    A well matched front tire is easy enough to source in the US.

    you get $200 per person tax free exemption if less than 24 hrs visit to Canada (including all the family members). if i was living in Seattle i'd load the family up and go buy some tires. heck load all your bros up in the car and each buy one.

    the reality is anyone living near the border could connect with someone on ADV (near the border on the Canadian side) and send them there and go pick them up. MX1canada offers free shipping (over $100, which is a tire) within Canada, so any 2 people close to each other on either side could make the exchange. I know for a fact Canadians are looking for better prices on US bought ADV gear (they pay high taxes) so the help could go both way. Maybe a thread needs to be started in the Canada thread about cross border ADV gear buying help. Just say you are bringing a gift for a friend and getting a gift coming back. I've sent plenty of boxes of gear to canada over the years labeled as gift (thus no taxes).

    ...I've notice Daniel is a complete no show these days.
  15. eakins

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    the Canadian supplier has supply issues too, getting enough tires from Mitas.
    between have zero interest in the US & under-supplying tires to markets, it sure looks like Mitas cares but not really that much if they supply enough motorcycle tires. i'm sure their ag biz makes them the $ or why would they flounder so hard? maybe they have serious production capacity issues?
    they sure have plenty of people in the US holding their hands out with dollars saying please take mine.
  16. mendoje

    mendoje Been here awhile

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    I've had a rear E07 for my G/S on back order from them for over a year. Every few months they email me asking if I want to cancel. Time to move on, I think.

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    (Edit 28Jan) I need to correct myself on that last statement, it will be 7 months next week that my order has been on back order, not 1 year. Sure seems like a year though.
  17. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Not quite accurate there Mister Bill. Here is an email I got from the new US distributor of Mitas motorcycle tires dated January, 14th:

    Hey Monte,

    Thank you for your interest in the Mitas tires. We are working on the
    details to bring these tires over. We should know the delivery time and
    pricing very soon and I will let you know.

    Thank you,

    Davey
    Durelle Racing Products
    www.durelleracing.com
    Phone: 303.646.0935


    My suggestion would be for any inmates interested in these tires to email or call Davey and let him know which tires you want so he can gauge interest for his first shipment.:deal
  18. eakins

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    that's rough. over a year for Mitas to supply tires?
    i can understand time on the shipping boating delay,
    but that says supply issue from Mitas in my book.
  19. eakins

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    interesting development for sure. :clap
    hopefully he can get stock better than Canada.
    so MX1west - california is NOT the distributor.

    I note Mitas is using the same distribution techniques as Heidenau w/ MotoAmore. Instead of picking a major established US distributor they are just picking a shop to handle all of the US. I'm sure the major distributors wanted supply #s and guarantees and that comes back to the fact that Mitas is not going supply in any great #s. It's obvious they do not make enough tires for world wide demand.

    I checked and did not see any info yet on Davey's website.
    I need a E07 rear so i'll hit him up for pricing and availability.
    Thanks for the post.

  20. eakins

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    just emailed then and realized they are just south of me near Castle Rock.