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Triumph-specific Metzler Tourance Next
on: September 21, 2021, 01:20:06 PM
Good morning everyone.
I do not hang out much on the forum, so my apology in advance if this has already been discussed.

Shopping for a replacement rear tire, I found that in addition to Metzler's standard Tourance Next, they also offer a (E) coded Tourance Next specific for Triumph and a (B) coded Tourance Next specific for BMW.
All have the same size designation and the same load rating.
The only difference I see is the speed rating, which I don't consider much of an issue. (V vs. W)

Is anyone aware of other differences?
This is merely curiosity, not concern.
Thanks,
-jT

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Re: Triumph-specific Metzler Tourance Next
Reply #1 on: November 22, 2021, 06:26:33 PM
This may answer your question.
Go to YouTube, search for "FortNine" and check out his video "3 Ways Motorcycle Manufacturers Trick You".
I suspect that may be what you are seeing.
FYI, I just put the Metzler Tourance on my TEX and like them very much.

D.M.

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Re: Triumph-specific Metzler Tourance Next
Reply #2 on: November 22, 2021, 06:33:27 PM
*Originally Posted by D.M. [+]
This may answer your question.
Go to YouTube, search for "FortNine" and check out his video "3 Ways Motorcycle Manufacturers Trick You".
I suspect that may be what you are seeing.
FYI, I just put the Metzler Tourance on my TEX and like them very much.

D.M.

If you mean Metzler Tourance Next wait till you put some mileage on them, the front becomes noisy as hell for a lot of riders. These tyres have been discussed to death on this forum. Try using the search tool and you will pick up a few threads. I liked the wet and dry handling of them but they drove me too distraction after only a few hundred kilometres.

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Re: Triumph-specific Metzler Tourance Next
Reply #3 on: November 22, 2021, 10:28:30 PM
*Originally Posted by D.M. [+]
This may answer your question.
Go to YouTube, search for "FortNine" and check out his video "3 Ways Motorcycle Manufacturers Trick You".
I suspect that may be what you are seeing.
FYI, I just put the Metzler Tourance on my TEX and like them very much.

D.M.

I suspect you are right!  The O.E. tire I replaced had only 1700 miles on it.  (Damaged by road debris.)  It showed a considerable amount of premature wear and just didn't feel as sure footed as the Tourance Next I had ridden on another motorcycle.  My new one is much better.  Transitions nicer anyway.  More confidence inspiring.  I wonder how many negative reviews are out there, reviewing O.E. tires instead of the real thing. (?)

Yes, the front is a bit noisy.  But I ride with ear plugs inside a full-face helmet, so It's not terrible.