I purchased this tire along with a matching front for a 1972 Yamaha rt2 being fully restored.awesome tire. Could not have done better.
These tires hold the highway & the forest service roads really well. Also they aren't too knobby so I'm not bounced around too much on pavement. Finally - I get good tread life out of these tires. These days these pirellis are the only tires I run on my bike
This is my third set of MT43 tires. Very happy with them
Pirelli MT43 Pro Trial Rear Tire
what can i say its a sweet tire
I got this tire purely for aesthetic purposes. I put this tire on a custom bike im building and it looks amazing!
These tires are beautiful. I only had a chance to use them in the snow so far but am very pleased.
I've been DB for 20 years. I ran knobs forever. I decided to try the MT43 after talking to a few other riders a few years ago. I've run nothing else on my rear tire for 3 plus years.
What I found. Its DOT (street legal.) When its slippery, everyone in the group is sliding. Doesn't matter what your running. The only downfall I found is cornering without a brim. No brim, it doesn't hookup like a knobby will. You need to change your riding style a little. How? I changed to a trails to be more trail friendly. Face it now or later, things are changing. So, instead of accelerating out of corners and locking the rear tire into corners, I've smoothed my throttle control out. The tire is great for technical stuff. Wet technical stuff. It lasts pretty long. I'm a B rider. 54 years old. I'm still moving pretty fast and can sometimes stay up with my faster friends. But its not because of the tire. Its a really good tire and pretty much the only rear tire I run. Oh ya, it worked ok in sand. I don't like sand or ride in the desert, so its not a issue for me. But I suspect, a good knobby will serve riders better in deep sand.
Used this tire on my Ktm250xc on a hard pack dry rocky
New england course with matching rear MT43. Works
Awesome. Nice gummy compound. Grips rocks and rolls
I put over 1500 miles on my last tire and didn't chunk a bit, while my friends knobbies were torn to shreds in a couple hundred miles.(they are all switching to the MT43). By far the best bet for a DOT desert tire in my opinion. It doesn't like to powerslide, so if you like to steer with the rear wheel maybe it is not for you. We ride a variety of terrain from slickrock, sand, sharp rock, and clay and it grips like Velcro in everything but bottomless sand. (a paddle is about the only thing that works in that)