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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.

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I just replaced my second one this weekend at a little over 9000 miles....North Carolina roads are like sandpaper :D It is the best value on the market for our bikes. The local Yamaha dealer wanted my business so bad he gave me a better price installed, then my ex-dealer and DLP combined on the last one. :bigthumbsup:
 

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What dunlop was on from factory? I got 12000 km, 7456 mi, from it. I could see the wear after a day in the twistys.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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:
 

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i got 11,000miles off the stock and 18,000miles off the E3. just changed with another E3 about 2weeks ago.
OMG! guess you don't have too many twisties in Texas!
 

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I got over 11,000 on my first rear E3 250, and the front E3 is still on at 12,000 miles. It's getting close to the wear bars but should be good for close to 13,000 miles.

Much better than the 5200 miles I got out of the stock tires. :bigthumbsup:
 

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Not 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.
 

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Not 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.
Just got the bike back today, $342 AU
 

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July 08 E3 front and rear installed now 8,967 miles later rear is starting to show some wear, the front looks great. I don't baby her and ride almost everyday to work year round no snow or rain unless I'm caught in it coming home.
 
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