I got 18000 km, 11184 mi out of my 250 dunlop E3, I'm impressed! Bike is in the shop now getting a new one fitted.
I know your liking the Metz for riding performance but I think you will be disappointed with the mileage as most members here report about 25% less between the E-3. Here Metz are almost double the price of an E-3 comparing the 260 to a 250.7000 seems to be the magic number... (average)
I bought my 109 this time last year and I've gone through 2 E3's since then. First one had 1000 miles on it (allegedly) when I bought the bike. I put up another 5100 miles on that tyre before it was done. The second E3 I hit 7400 miles before it needed changing. The tyre guy recommended the Metz 880 XLmarathon as he was seeing upwards of 9000miles on his 240 rear tyre. :dontknow:
E3 and 880 were the same price so I figured what the heck, he fitted one for me and I'll be keeping a record of the mileage.
It must have a lot to do with driving style and road surface conditions for sure.
I will say I am impressed with the grip from the metzeler. Especially so in wet conditions.
Just got the bike back today, $342 AUNot sure how you guys get the mileage out of the original dunlops, but i only managed 5500 kms.I have a new 240 metz 880 on now ,Im hoping for better kms out of it. I dont ride hard but its always 2 up an our roads may be coarser than yours.