If there's one tire I've been wanting to try it's the Motoz. I was just looking at the Tractionator Adventure and I think I'm going to give it a try out front. I like that it is more aggressive than the K60 and will last longer than the TKC80 I have on there now (I think). I would have already tried the GPSs out, but at the time I was in Germany they were really hard/expensive to find. It's odd, but most bike tires were cheaper in Germany. Motozs were not. https://www.chapmoto.com/blog/motorcycle-gear-guides/adv-motorcycle-tires/
I put the Motoz Tractionator Rallz on my R1200GS this spring. They are awesome offroad and shockingly good carving up the canyons, but they SUCK on the freeway and on any roads with rain grooves. I have heard negative feedback on the Adventure front tire and received guidance that you should always go Rallz on the front. If anyone wants to meet up and check them out I am always game.
Update. I'll be spooning a Dunlop Trailmax Mission up front either in CO or after I get back. Looks like the way to go in the rear is to convert to tubeless, so I'll do that when the rear is due and eventually have a matching set. People have nothing but good to say about these tires. Only motorcycle tire made in the USA, so that's a plus as well.
I had Performance Cycle spoon a new Trailmax Mission on the front as soon as I got into town Saturday. It did great and so did the K60 out back. The rocks did a number on it though and it's halfway to done at 3K+ miles. I think it is the silicon K60. It's a TT and was a little cheaper than the TL. No complaints for either tire. I will replace the rear with a matching Dunlop in the future. The front is heavy and does sing, but I don't care.
That is awesome! I remember my last CM (years ago) and we were climbing a shelf trail with some ledges (don't remember the name) and group of KTM riders wanted to pass. As each one tried the ledge they either made it or just let go of the bike and let it bounce back down the ledges. One: I had never seen anything like it before and I was amazed. Two: As each rider dumped their bike they would take their helmets off to retrieve their bike.......each guy must have been 60-70 years old......I told myself right then that I was going to keeping doing that kind of stuff as long as I could.
As for a new "Adventure Bike"......I picked up a sleeper scooter, a Yamaha Zuma 125cc (versus 50cc) to bring along to our Overland Events this summer and will also mount it on the back of our 4wd Tiger Camper as a river runner and mini explorer. As we head to OE West in Flagstaff we normally boondock around Monument Valley so I hope to explore some of the dirt roads this summer on it!
Nice. The longer the day the better the ride in my opinion. When I'm up to something I usually spend 12 hrs a day in the saddle. I've done 1,400 in one go. I don't think I want to try and top that, but you never know. It's hard to find riding partners who are willing to do long days.
I love long rides over multiple days. 800 is my single day, iron butt best across Missouri, Kansas and into Colorado or KC to Galveston, Tx. on my rattle rocket KLR.
One of the things I miss from those middle of no where, backroad Kansas rides is the abandoned old farm houses, gas stations, etc....that used to litter the landscape but are now all gone and replaced by giant windmills. It was always a great time exploring them while taking a sore butt break. Cheers and ride safe!