I chose the E3 from reports at this forum, good info here!I'm at just over 7,000 miles. Judging by the tread I think I can at least match you, if not maybe a little more. I'm sold on the E3, I'll replace them with the same. :bigthumbsup:
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.
TORQ The smoke shows and wheely's do you in.It's great to hear the kind of milage you can get, when you say under 2300 rpms. Do you also get 48 to 50, miles to the gallon as well:dontknow:
OMG! guess you don't have too many twisties in Texas!i got 11,000miles off the stock and 18,000miles off the E3. just changed with another E3 about 2weeks ago.
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.