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Pirelli MT 21 Motorcycle Tire

4.5 (37 reviews)
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Product Details

For 90% off- and 10% on-road riding. This tire provides excellent off-road performance, even over long distances. It is Pirelli's top-selling dual-sport tire in the U.S.A. DOT approved; designed mainly for off-road use.




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Specifications and Options

Brand Pirelli
Front / Rear Front, Rear
Tire Size 80/90-21, 90/90-21, 110/80-18, 120/80-18, 120/90-17, 120/90-18, 130/90-17, 130/90-18, 140/80-18
Rim Size 21, 18, 17
Tube / Tubeless Tube Type
Speed Rating P, R

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Why did you choose this?
BikeBandit Store
Have ran these for years on my street legal dual sport bikes. Awesome tire.
Mike H on Aug 11, 2020
Very good tire in off road terrain!
Brooks V on Jul 2, 2020
Have ran these for years on my street legal dual sport bikes. Awesome tire.
Mike H on Aug 11, 2020
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THOMAS C on Aug 8, 2020
Very good tire in off road terrain!
Brooks V on Jul 2, 2020
I use these tires in the past, and they worked fantastic!
Charles M on Jun 15, 2020
Suggested to me by a fellow rider I met at a gas station while getting gas. After reading reviews was sold on this combination.
Dennis H on Jun 2, 2020
This was about the only off road tire for a KLR-650.
Richard T on Apr 24, 2020
Bike Bandit had the best prices on the tires I was looking for! Will definitely buy from Bike Bandit again.
Mark T on Mar 24, 2020
For off road leaning use.
C H on Sep 2, 2019
Great dualsport tire that also wears nice.
Bruce T on Jul 17, 2019
The MT21 in combination with a D606 rear is the best tire combo for my XR650L. The set lasts one season (2500 miles or so) of hard riding but never lets me down. Grips in sand, mud, rocks, wet roots, etc. Decent road manners for a knobbie. Don't expect supermoto handling; this is an off-road, DOT tire. Great for any small to mid-size dual sport.
Jesse P on Jul 13, 2019
Matches my rear tire, tread pattern looks good.
Kevin D on Jun 2, 2019
Very good for on/offroad
Greg S on Apr 2, 2019
great off road tire
Brooks V on Apr 1, 2019
Looks good!
Trevor C on Mar 18, 2019
They hook up great and last ok on pavement
victor k on Mar 18, 2019
Exact fit for machine, Pirelli reputation for performance, positive reviews on website made this tire the best choice.
Joe L on Mar 17, 2019
Been riding these on my dual sports in the desert for more than 10 years, and still buzz around town on them too. Not rough or loud.. Super solid tire, and surprisingly good grip on the highway and through the twisties too! A true dual sport tire!
Ricky Bee on Jan 31, 2019
Recommended by people I ride with
Bob534 on Jan 30, 2019
Great reviews
P B on Jan 13, 2019
perfect fit for my bike
Charles A on Jan 9, 2019
like the pattern for what kind of riding we do
C O on Jan 7, 2019
My 3rd set of these tires. Very happy with them.
Brian R on Jan 4, 2019
No flat tires--used same MT21 model on rear for over 25 years.
Hollywood on Dec 16, 2018
Have had good wear out of these and they work well in the woods.
Scott H on Nov 21, 2018
I used a Pirelli tire last time and the tire was excellent, lasted really well and still gripped good until fully worn out
rodney i on Oct 3, 2018
Looks like want I need and Pirelli is a good brand
Robert L on Aug 14, 2018
recommended to my by a friend
Duc N on Jul 30, 2018
Great tire and great price
Aaron P on Jul 27, 2018
Good ratings for a dual sport tire.
Roger A on Jul 9, 2018
Rear of a dirt oriented DS. These last well work on hard pack, rock and dry- slick, only passible on dirt and sand. Better on dirt and sand than others though.
Phillip W on Apr 3, 2018
Good reviews on line
J M on Mar 16, 2018
Never run the mt21 but i hear good recommendations from dual sport forum
Michael H on Feb 27, 2018
Have used this tire for several years on both my XR650L and street legal CRF250X.
Tom on Feb 18, 2018
Close friend recommended this set
Russell B on Jan 2, 2018
Handles well on street and in the dirt.
Thomas B on Oct 18, 2017
Long Lasting good in the dirt
Curtis D on Aug 15, 2017
Best 40/60 tire ive tried. Most gnarly knobby with good pavement habits.
Vitaly P on Jun 18, 2017
past experience great performance.
angelo z on Jun 14, 2017
I chose this as the front tire on my XR650L after reading lots of online reviews about combinations using this tire. There are many tire choices so you have to choose based on how you will use your bike. I compared how I ride to how others, who ride like me, set up their bikes and put on similar tires.
Jesse P on Feb 18, 2017
Pretty tried and true dualsport tire.<br />I like the MT21 front. Is a decent offroad tire that doesn't get destroyed with a little pavement like most true offroad tires do.
Philip M on Dec 27, 2016
I have had these tires in the past. The knobs on the side make all the difference in the world when in soft sand. Once the center is worn out I can always just keep "turning from side to side" to keep going in soft sand.
Joe M on Sep 7, 2016
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THOMAS C on Aug 8, 2020
I use these tires in the past, and they worked fantastic!
Charles M on Jun 15, 2020
Can the MT21 be used tubeless on a 91 BMW R100GS PD? It looks like a great tire.
A shopper on Aug 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for asking! This tire can most certainly be used on your machine. However, it is a tube type tire and we therefore do not recommend that you use it tubeless. We hope this helps. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
Is it white letter?
A shopper on Oct 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! No, the Pirelli MT 21 Motorcycle Tire does not come in with white letters. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll-free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.
Does it come with an inner tube?
A shopper on May 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! The Pirelli MT 21 Motorcycle Tire does not include the inner tube, it is sold separately. I attached a link below to the Dirt bike tire tubes available. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at [email protected], Live Chat or by phone toll-free at 1-888-339-3888. We are always more than happy to help.

https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tubes/dirt-tubes/t129vm5d
I have a CRF 230L what is the largest tire i can put on this bike, Front and Rear.
Thanks,
Stefan
Stefan on Jan 21, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! For safety and a correct fit we recommend sticking with the OEM sizes on tires unless otherwise noted by the manufacturer. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions 1-888-339-3888.
My bike uses front tire size 80/100-21 M/C 51P. Should I get the 80/90 or the 90/90 tires? I've used the Pirelli MT-21's in the past, and loved them, but I always just let the shop order them.
Richard on Mar 8, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question! We would recommend the 80/90-21 for your machine.
IS THE 140/80 A WIDER TIRE THAN THE OTHERS?
null on Oct 10, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your question.

Yes the 140 will be wider than the other sizes. The 140 is the tire width in MM and the 80 is the aspect ratio and the 18 is the rim size.
what's the difference between a P and R speed rating?
Porgan on Aug 7, 2009
BEST ANSWER: The different between them would be that the P is rated for 93MPH and the R is rated at 106MPH.

Reviews

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Would you recommend
Yes
Great DS tire
I installed and ran these tire on my KTM 350EXC-F DS bike and happy with the performance both on and off road. Although I would recommend a tire sealer if using Tubliss as I had a heck of a time getting them to seal. I assume it was due to the harder compound as I have never had this issue with more gummy tires. Once they were sealed then they worked great!
August 4, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Old School raised.
Ive used the Pirelli MT21's on my 2002 Kawasaki Super Sherpa since new......
Now its my wifes 2009 Super Sherpa that needs new rubber so its MT21's on her bike as well.
PRO: Excellent off road traction,,mud,gravel, dirt,,,,and still have good contact with tarmac/ highway....
DOT Road Worthy,,an all-around Dual Sport tire......High speeds not a problem. Brings out a perfect smile from my wife as well.
CON: Road Noise is a bit noticable, but not so much to become annoying.
May 23, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
MT 21
I have used for 18 years now front and rear on XR 650 L . Best tire I have found on road and off. Over time front will dip as it wears, They will hold in a deep hard curve at 90 mph on road.
May 4, 2020
Would you recommend
Yes
Great tire
Great tire for the front of a DRZ400S. Great road habits and fantastic Offroad. I am also running a MT43 rear.
February 17, 2020
Purchased
8 months ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Major upgrade over stock CRF250L
Purchased as a replacement for stock rubber on CRF250L Rally. Easy to install, stick like glue and 1000% better than the IRC's that came with the bile.

Only down side, front after 400 miles is wearing a bit strange and have been running at 25psi F/R on the street, 20psi F/R in the dirt and think wear pattern is due to street, so will up to 28psi to see if that resolves the issue?
June 28, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Decent itractionn
Works well in dry off road conditions, will see how long it lasts.
June 16, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Would you recommend
Yes
DOT Knobbies
Excellent tires. Great on the dirt and ok on the street.
May 31, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Went to March Moto madness and the tires were great
April 2, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Quick service
Nice tire came very quickly. Just in time for weekend riding.
January 28, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Would you recommend
Yes
Pirelli MT 21 tires.
Not my first set and have gotten great life out of them. DOT rated for the highway and provide good grip in the woods.
December 5, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
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