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 (21 Reviews):  
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Mefo tyres and tubes
Friday, 15 April 2016  | 

Got the tyres on, look nice but not test ridden them yet.
The customer service was very good, helpful and delivery as promised.
Will use Zen again and they were recommended by a fellow club member.

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great tyres
Tuesday, 15 September 2015  | 

Fitted this baby on the front with a new Scorp on the rear as i like to run a more aggressive tyre on the front for those little off road excursions. i was pleasantly surprised by the handling and lack of understeer as experienced with the 80% worn front Scorp. Not tried of road yet but feels solid on tarmac , wet roads and rough . I will certainly use these again.

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mefo explorer
Thursday, 30 July 2015  | 

fitted to my ttr, specifically to use on hsrd , sharp, rocky terrain in the pyrenees. superb for the job, great on the surfaced roads too, I will be using these again in future.

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the best
Monday, 30 March 2015  | 

4th of these now. v high millage mostly on the road, higher than some road specific tires but you always have the nobbles there when you need them. Just been through south america - not on the bike unfortunately - and spoken to bikers all over with a wide range of tires but the feedback from the people using these and the K60's(the ones that look bait like these on the other page) were the best overall by far. if you want something that does it all these or the K60's are the ones. Delivery and service excellent as ever.

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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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5 of 6 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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4 of 4 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.

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