A new trend for singletrack off-road riding. Optimum performance on hard, wet and dry terrain; even indoor events. Reinforced bias-ply carcass reduces the deformation and maximizes the footprint on every type of terrain. Unique bead design provides special bead retention for low pressure use.
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Pirelli MT 43
from Orange County, CA.
Comments about Pirelli MT 43 Motorcycle Tire:
Installed on KTM 300 MXC. Installed with 2 rim locks and ran with 10 psi. Used for three day ride in northern California mountains. 300 miles included paved roads, Forestry roads, two track, single track, rocks, roots, fallen logs, water crossings, mud and dry loose rocky terrain. I was able to ride over difficult terrain with ease.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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the single track leads to rock garden
rained all day
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Grip in the rocks but they are not round
By Bill S
from Between Mt. Rainier, Adams, St. Hellens
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I bought and installed a pair of these on both my WR250R and DRZ400S last summer. I had fallen in steep avalanche rock and cracked my tibia. Was looking for more control in loose rock.They were very hard to seat on the rims. I broke the bead and reseated them several times trying to get them to run true but the fronts would not. They zing and flex on pavement and aren't much fun to go down the road with.Another thing is the 4.00 back tire raises your seat almost an inch. My WR250 was already high and I had to adjust it down as much as I could.Also, keep at least 18 lbs in the back unless you have wheel locks. I spun mine on the back with 12 lbs, tore the tube, and walked home - they will not run flat like a Dunlop 606. I now run 18 in the back and 14 in the front.In summary, they did solve my problem riding steep downhills with lots of loose rock, but they have several negatives compared to a dual sport knobby.I should have just tried them on one bike. I will probably ride the summer with them and then go back to the Dunlop 606.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great tire for my 2011 KTM 450 EXC
By Ken W
from So Cal
Did the Malcolm Smith Baja ride out of Santa Veronica last weekend on the Pirelli MT 43 Motorcycle Tire. Loved it! It was a lot of tight single track (raining) and it was a breeze to cross trees, climb rocks... even in the very wet conditions. It cleared up in the afternoon and we did some 3rd, 4th and 5th gear two track. Again good grip at high speed. Wear after 2 days of riding was minimal (but I am not usully that hard on tires). For the 2011 KTM 450 EXC with 200 lbs of rider I give them two thumbs up.
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Love this tire
from Redmond WA
Using this tire on my WR250R for all around use. 80/20 commuting/trails. For street I have commuted in LA and now Seattle, for trails I have ridden desert sand and rock in SoCal and the wet and muddy roots and rocks of the Pac North West. Compared to buddies with same bike on 606s I have as good or better traction in all but DEEP LOOSE sand and mud, but everyone was getting stuck with every sort of tire and bike including KTM setup for woods riding. On roots, rocks and general trails I seemed to have better, much more predictable traction. There is almost zero tire spin, no roosting, little digging, this tire just propels you forward!About 3000 miles on rear with good traction still even though worn to about 2mm tread on center line, about 6000 miles on front with even wear, 3mm tread on center line but edge blocks torn and chuncked. Pressures always 12 rear, 13 to 17 front depending on road or rocks. Ran lite locs.Can definitely be a challenge to mount. First rear took breaking the bead several times to get it to seat evenly both front and rear. Second rear tire I used a four pound sledge hammer to give focused energy to areas where bead didn't want to move, striking the tread area of the tire. Worked great. Took ounces to balance.
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