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Pirelli MT21 (rear) review by IanMeyle

Tyre Size

Tyre Size 140/80-18

Tarmac Performance

Braking / cornering control (Dry)
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Braking / cornering control (Wet)
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General traction and control
star
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Road noise
star
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Tarmac Summary

80%
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Notes: DOT approved so has a strong casing

Gravel Performance

Braking / cornering control
star
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General traction and control
star
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Gravel Summary

80%
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Off-Road Performance

Rocky / stoney terrain
star
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Hard packed / firm terrain
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Soft / loose/ sandy terrain
star
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Muddy / greasy / slippery terrain
star
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General traction and control
star
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Off-Road Summary

76%
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Notes: Mainly seal and gravel use. Was OK in the big dunes of the Gobi

General

What bike was used for this review? KTM400

Tyre Life

Riding styleTyre lifePrice per km
General riding 10,000 km 1.1 cents per km

General Overview

Notes: The first one only gave me 4000km before the rear was worn out, certainly not capable of the remaining 3500 km to my next tyre cache. This was a mix of 2000km of asphalt and 2000km of gravel. It turned out that I had the pressure too low (1 bar). The next one lasted 10,000km running 2 bar. This was 4500km through the Gobi and Western Mongolia and then another 5500km on asphalt to the Black Sea. I only changed the tyre because I had carried a spare tyre all the way from Ulaan Bataar and was going to use it come hell or high water.
Well-mannered on the road and predictable in gravel. I have used dual purpose tyres like the TKC80 in gravel and the MT21 is way better.
IanMeyle
Overall review by IanMeyle
78%
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