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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by eakins, Oct 10, 2019.
Fresh meat from Dunlop.
Little limited on sizing at the moment. They look good though.
Due to a ordering snafu I ended up with a AX41 front and a E07+ rear on my 790. The AX41 front has been great in the dirt so far and good on the street (I ran it at the KTM Canada Rally and then back home to Oregon). If there is one area it suffers that would be high speed stability. It does not do anything wrong per se, but in a straight line under hard acceleration or at higher speeds it feels like the knob that it is. Cornering performance and feel is impressive for a knobby looking tire (you do not feel the transition normally felt with most knobs during more aggressive cornering). We will see how long the AX41 lasts, but I will probably just go with a Mission F&R next time around as it seems like a better fit in terms of both tires having the same speed rating (curiously the Mitas E-10 is T rated so that might be an interesting pairing). Passing runs on the AX41 remind me of running the TKC80 on the 1090 where things would feel rather sketch above certain speeds.
Dunlop tries hard, I'll give them that.
I'll have to try a set.
From the article.
So Falkan engineers were involved to create a tire great in the dirt as well as on paved.
Their tire is very highly regarded
I saw the tech video that relates to the advpulse article. The comments on the edge bite are interesting (as are the little stair stepped tread sections). It looks like they are expecting stock near the end of the month at RMATVMC. I am curious to give the front I ordered a run (I will leave the E07+ on the rear until it wears down and then swap the rear for a Mission too). It will be interesting to see how this tire compares to something like the Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR and the E07/E07+ combo (I am suspecting somewhere in between the two for longevity). Ideally I want something with some decent street feel, good high speed stability, and reasonable dirt manners. If this does me better than a 80/20 street/dirt while still feeling like a street tire I think I will be fairly happy.
Planning on going with those on my FJ Cruiser when the tires on it now wear out.
I’m anxious for some actual ADV’ers to get some time on these and report their experience. I’m especially interested in hearing about two categories, hopefully using larger heavier adv bikes (Super Tenere for me}. One is how well they work on wet pavement and two, how well they work on gravel roads.
sold out or I'd go for em for my karoo 3 replacement
Good news. I need to spoon new tires on this winter. Ill give these a go.
Thanks for posting.
Sounds like I got lucky with my preorder. I’m looking to do the same as you and replace my Karoo 3s. I love the Karoos. Everything about them is fantastic except the life…. And maybe going into turns a little hot…. The road traction is amazing for a 50/50 and dirt traction is awesome. Just that damn tread life…. This is my “new” rear with 1,300 miles… I have big expectations for this Dunlop tire. I will definitely be posting my experience with them ASAP
I've got those on my Tacoma. I think being less expensive than much of the competition is their most significant benefit.
Actually I was referring to how well it worked in all terrains. My friend uses them too and talks about that. Not perfect anywhere but very well everywhere... that's the ideal 50/50 moto we are looking for.
Yep rear tire life is going to be a big factor in the success or fail with these.
I too am looking forward to how they grip.
Tire life is the least of my concern. I have to say that after ripping through a 1400 mile ride on my Anakee wilds, the noise is a bit much.
The in stock date for mine has been pushed out twice already (currently December 5th). Thankfully winter is coming and it will take me a while to burn through my current AX41.
Are you referring to the Anakee Wilds in 17/19 combo or 18/21 ?
Reason being I avoided trying the Wilds based on comments of them howling but don't find them any noisier than anything else I've used. I thought they may be noisier/quieter depending on the sizes being used.