I put these on my DRZ400 ,on the rear, then went on a 210 mile trip with a very aggressive group of riders. In the rain half the day to boot. We did roads , dirt roads, single track, and some trails. I couldn't be happier the tire stuck when I need it to, it was very predictable and fairly quiet. I'm not sure I will get 1000 miles on them but we will see , I would rather replace then try to stretch it.
Pirelli MT21 Rear Tire
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A tire designed to reach the most remote destinations, but effective also for daily use on busy roads.
- Developed for globe trotting motorcyclists and rally specialists who are looking for maximum flexibility of use, from the dunes of the desert to wide-ranging tourism on asphalt roads.
- A flexible carcass to ensure high stability and precision in setting and following trajectories.
- An optimized tread for use on dirt tracks and gravel, cross country racing and in the desert.
- High performance off road and the blocks have greater resistance to tearing thanks to the specific compound.
- Carcass materials with high resistance: High resistance to punctures - safe use off road also on the hardest rocky roads.
- Compound derived from motocross: Blocks highly resistant to tearing - high performance off road even after intensive use.
- Effective block layout: Continual contact with all kinds of surface - effective traction on all surfaces.
- 90% off-road / 10% on-road design.
- DOT approved.
This design has withstood the test of time. The MT21 has been around for a while and I can see why. It offers good traction in a variety of terrains and it isn't terribly priced. Kudos to Pirelli.
I replaced a rear D606 with this tire. I found the off-road performance as good as the D606 in dry sand, hard pack and rocks. Not as good in mud.
On the street, the MT21 is far superior to the D606, which I found to be a dangerous tire, especially for cornering. The D606 will slide out suddenly with no warning with very little lean angle, but the MT21 lets you lean further, and loses grip only gradually, so you have a warning and a chance to correct.
The D606 wears slightly better than the MT21, but I'm up to 5,000 miles on the MT21.