Motorcycle tires – experiences

Everyone has different opinions and experiences with tires. Different bikes, different behavior. It’s not exact science. Below impressions gathered over the past few years. While riding with (custom) ear plugs.

Metzeler Karoo 4 on a first test

Metzeler Karoo 4 review, more than a predecessor?

The Metzeler Karoo 4 tires became available from March 2022. After some thousands of kilometers on Karoo 3 they weren't  my first choice. Far from ...
Scorpion Rally STR on deep, loose gravel & dirt with the 2023 KTM 890 Adventure

Scorpion Rally STR, second set reflections

The first set of Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR went into the bin and a second set came on. Here are some (more) reflections. Yeah I ...
Continental TKC 70 Rocks

Continental TKC 70 Rocks review, does it rock?

Continental TKC 70 Rocks came out, think it was early 2020. A more aggressive, offroad oriented version than TKC70. I decided to try it.  Prices ...
Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR: gravel riding in Norway

Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR review

Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR is an adventure or dual sport tire that has gained a lot of traction. Why it has, well several reasons. For ...
Metzeler Karoo 3 on Transalp

Metzeler Karoo 3, a tire surprise

Metzeler Karoo 3 have been around for a long time. I'm not quite sure for how long. Took a chance, got a pair,  and was ...
Continental TKC 70

Continental TKC 70 tire review

Continental TKC 70 tires wasn't a part of any plan. A change just happened on the return home from this year's Euro-Adventure (more later). I ...
10 000 kilometers on Michelin Anakee Adventure

10 000 kilometers on Michelin Anakee Adventure

10 000 kilometers on Michelin Anakee Adventure. Here are some impressions. In brief: I am every bit as satisfied as when I first bought them ...
Anakee Adventure shoe on the BMW R1200GS Adventure

Anakee Adventure, gravel, dirt and offroad (re)views

Anakee Adventure is a dual sport tire. Designed for pavement as well as riding off the beaten track, on gravel, dirt and offroad. That is ...
BMW GSA fitted with Michelin Anakee Adventure tires

Michelin Anakee Adventure review & first impressions

Michelin Anakee Adventure was introduced early 2019. As reviews appeared it seemed evident that Anakee Adventure was a tire to be had. But how good ...
Honda XL600V Transalp 199 4 model with Michelin Sirac tires

Michelin Sirac review; a tire for allround usage

Michelin Sirac is a great all-round tire for medium size adventure bikes. On pavement, on gravel, dirt, or offroad, it is a good choice.  Michelin ...

Additional information

I always ride with custom molded ear plugs, on short or long rides. So my tire impressions, especially with regards to noise, are influenced by this. No helmet I’ve tried is good enough without additional (ear) protection. Custom fitted ear plugs with frequency filter is the best option. More expensive yes, but well worth it.