Let’s face it, most giant dual-sport motorcycles spend much more time on the tarmac than on the tundra. With that in mind, Metzeler developed the Tourance dual-sport tire. The Tourance is the answer for big enduro riders who want a long wearing tire for duty that is geared toward touring.
The tire is of a radial construction that features a twin layer, 4-ply diagonal tire carcass. Both the front and rear Tourance incorporate Metzeler’s impressive 0° steel belt technology. The tire compound provides substantially enhanced mileage, especially when compared to dual-sport tires that are more geared to a larger percentage of dirt duty.
The defining feature of the Tourance is the tread design. First, it is optimized for a quieter street ride. The design reduces the rolling noise that can be a real nuisance on some DS tires. Additionally, the Tourance tread design is just aggressive enough to afford a modicum of dirt riding ability. In this arena, the tire is best suited for hard-packed, fire road type duty.
The Metzeler Tourance tires are designed to be mounted in pairs. The front and rear tire designs are complimentary. Retail for a set is around $400, but much better deals can be had at retailers like Competition Accessories.
Written by Tim Kessel, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com