Mefo Sport - Explorer Tyres - MFE99

Mefo Sport - Explorer Tyres - MFE99

The best choice of travel tyre for regular sized bikes

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Model:  MFE-EXP-001-MED17
Brand:  MEFO Sport

The Mefo Sport Explorer is one of the best long distance dual-sport tyres. They somehow combine a fantastic wear rate, with very good grip.

We at Zen Overland have done tens of thousands of miles on these tyres, and have been astonished at how well they perform. Both in terms of grip (on and off road, dry and wet), and longevity. On a 650cc bike we can easily get over 10,000 miles on a rear. We've got close to 20,000.

We currently have customers on various continents around the world using these tyres as part of big overland adventures. We have no hesitation recommending them to anyone needing a quality dual sport tyre. Plus, compare the prices of these to equivalent rubber!

But don't just take it from us, click on the review tap to the right to see what other customers have to say about them.

The Explorer tyre is a true dual sport capable option, weighted slightly more towards more road riding than off road, but will still get decent grip on most unpaved surfaces. They maintain great grip in the wet, which many of the longest wearing equivalent tyres do not.

They are E marked and DOT approved, so they're good for MOT's.


Shipping within the UK is by courier (either economy or overnight depending on the service you select), and we always dispatch within 24 hours of order receipt. Orders placed before 2pm are almost guaranteed to be shipped the same day provided we have stock.

Shipping outside the UK is very difficult to calculate automatically, so the price quoted through the website may not be accurate. If you are interested in getting tyres (or any heavy/bulky products) shipped outside the UK then please get in touch with us for an accurate shipping cost.

Speed & Load rating

 120/90-17" 64T 118 MPH
  €109 ( £95 )
 130/80-17" 65T
 118 MPH  €111 ( £96 )
 110/80-18" 58T 118 MPH  €105 ( £92 )
 120/80-18" 72T 118 MPH  €118 ( £103 )
 130/80-18" 57H
 130 MPH
  €86 ( £75 )
 90/90-21" 72T

 118 MPH 

  €67 ( £58 ) 

Note: Prices correct on 02/02/12 @ 1 EUR = 0.84 GBP

   J 65 MPH  ( 100 KM/H )
113 MPH  ( 180 KM/H )
   K 69 MPH  ( 110 KM/H )    T118 MPH  ( 190 KM/H )
   L 75 MPH  ( 120 KM/H )   U 125 MPH  ( 200 KM/H ) 
   M 81 MPH  ( 130 KM/H )   H130 MPH  ( 210 KM/H )
   P 95 MPH  ( 150 KM/H )   V150 MPH  ( 240 KM/H )
   Q 100 MPH  ( 160 KM/H )   W168 MPH  ( 270 KM/H )
   R 105 MPH  ( 170 KM/H )   ZOver 150


Average Rating (17 Reviews):  
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mefo sport-explorer tyres
Sunday, 16 November 2014  | 

Fitted a pair of these tyres to my KTM 990 recently and have covered about 300 miles on them so far on mostly wet Welsh 'B' and unclassified roads. I am very impressed with the stability and grip especially when slithering about on the mud/grass/gravel etc in the middle of back lanes. Much better than the Scorpions that they replaced.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Mefo Sport MFE99
Wednesday, 29 October 2014  | 

Fitted tyre myself and then off to Spain via France. 90% D and minor roads in France with a few trails. 50 / 50% tarmac stony trails in Spain. Handle well and stick like glue in the hotter climate. Miles so far about 2.3k with no real signs of wear. fitted to Tiger XC so not a complete lightweight.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Dry Road use only, so far!
Tuesday, 26 August 2014  | 

The grip & feedback of this tyre in the few hundred miles use so far have been excellent. I will post more feedback when I have had chance to use it in the wet & off road.
I have it fitted to my 650 Africa Twin, so off roading will amount to green laning only, unless I go out riding with Gabe!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Mefo MFE99 Explorer
Thursday, 1 May 2014  | 

Used this tyre all through the winter here and it's been fine. Not sure I'll get the milage out of it others claim to, but maybe if I pumped it up harder I might. I run the rear in the low 30's, bike unloaded and I weigh naff all. It does enough whatever.As for off road, well it's all a compromise, don't do that here much but do in Romania and so long as it's not deep mud it'll work. The Trellyborg I had on before, which is similar worked and I like the mifo better so far.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Tyre per chase
Tuesday, 22 April 2014  | 

Excellent service again thank you for a quick delivery of the tyre regards Joe

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Saturday, 15 February 2014  | 

I fitted some explorers to my DR as I have a distance to cover to get to any lanes. I was very pleasantly surprised how well these tyre perform both on and off road on the way home I was being a little naughty on the corners great fun. Even thinking of putting some of these on my Tiger. For a tyre that looks like it will last a decent amount of time they grip really well on the tarmac. Cheers Spud

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Mefo MFE99 Explorer on Enfield Bullet
Thursday, 19 December 2013  | 

Great handling tyre on the road. will let you know what it's like offroad after I make a sump guard.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Nice compromise tyre
Monday, 14 October 2013  | 

Works well once pressures are set up ( quite sensitive to pressure changes and a bit twitchy until they were set right for the bike ).. Not yet tried off road but on road gives good feedback .
Zen overland service was awesome. Ordered and delivered within 24 hours........Cant beat that...........

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Great Service! Thank you Zen Overland
Wednesday, 10 July 2013  | 

Tyres arrived today. Less than 24 hours from ordering. Great service, thanks Zen Overland!
Mike Beddows

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Mefo Explorer front tyre
Monday, 1 July 2013  | 

21" inch tyre - fits easily on the rim.
Hope the slightly shallow pattern knobs on the tyre offer enough grip in mixed off road conditions...

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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