Tyres used in the tour


In the end there is a table of tyre durability
Start date: 10.7.1997
Kms: 0
Original tyres (for street):
- front: Bridgestone TrailWing G-41, 90/90-21
- rear : G-42, 130/80-17

2nd tyres:
Change date: 10.11.97
Kms: 24751
Dakhla, Morocco
- front: Michelin Baja 90/90-21
- rear : Michelin T63 130/80-17
The factory-assembled Bridgestone rear tyre had served COMPLETELY and FULLY!

3rd tyres:
Change date: 26.2.98
Kms: 34920/35900
Accra, Ghana
- rear: Metzeler Sahara, Enduro 3 130/80-17 (for street/sand)

9.3.98
35900 km Accra, Ghana
- front: Barum 90/90-21 (for sand)

4th tyres:
Change date: 30.4.98
Kms: 40765
Pietersburg, South Africa
- front: Michelin Sirac 90/90-21 (for street)
- rear: Michelin Sirac 130/80-17 (for street)

5th rear tyre:
Change date: 21.8.98
Kms: 50598
Macaé, Brazil
- rear: Pirelli MT 60 140/80-17
(Tyre of Yamaha Super Teneré)

5/6th tyres:
Change date: 12.10.98
Kms: 60845
Potosi, Bolivia
- front (5th): Pirelli MT 60, 90/90-21 (for street)
- rear (6th): Dunlop Trailmax 130/80-17 (for street)

7th rear tyre:
Change date: 20.2.99
Kms: 72369
Antigua, Guatemala
- rear : BridgeStone TrailWing G-42, 130/80-17

6th front tyre:
Change date: 10.5.99
Kms: 79870
St. Petersburg, Florida
- Avon Gripster AM 24

Tyre Durability Statistics:

Abbreviations:
TW = TrailWing (model of Bridgestone)
Sizes: Front always 90/90-21,
Rear always 130/80-17, unless mentioned otherwise.
Number Front Type Totals Number Rear Type Totals Road Conditions
1. BridgeStone TW G-41 24751 1. BridgeStone TW G-42 24751 Asphalt: Bridgestone rear tyre did very well!
2. Michelin Baja 11149 2. Michelin T63 10169 Sand, desert, heat
3. Barum (for sand) 4865 3. Metzeler, Enduro 3 (for road/sand) 5845 Asphalt, heat: Metzeler lasted 'only one afternoon'
4. Michelin Sirac 20080 4. Michelin Sirac 9833 Asphalt, heat
5. Pirelli MT 60, 140/80-17 10247 Asphalt
5. Pirelli MT 60 19025 6. Dunlop TrailMax 11524 Asphalt
7. Bridgestone TW G-42 Asphalt
6. Avon Gripster AM 24 Asphalt
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