These beasts are the daddies of adventure tyres. A more aggressive pattern than the smaller explorer tyres, and available in wider sizes.
They are regard by many as the best overland/adventure tyre available. Fantastic wear rates, even with the big powerful KTM's. Superb grip both on and off the pavement, they're the perfect choice for a long distance trip.
Tube type. Speed/load rated 70R, which corresponds to 170 km/h or about 105 mph. Load rated to 335 Kg.
MEFO do not produce a Super Explorer front tyre, and as such, they are usually pared with a Mefo Explorer, or if you're after a more off road focused combination, then the TKC80 or MT21.
This tyre is available in just two different sizes: 140/80-18" and 150/70-18".
We stock the Mefo fronts, as well as the TKC80 (in tube and tubeless) and the more agressive MT21.
There are three front tyres we recommend to match with the Super Explorer…
1. Mefo Explorer (Great for mostly road, with light off-road. Not ideal for deep mud or sand, but lasts a really really long time, and gets great grip in asphalt)
2. Pirelli MT21 (Much better if you’re doing a lot of off-road, or riding in mud/sand. More aggressive tread than the Explorer, doesn’t last as long but gets better grip on the loose stuff)
3. Continental TKC80 (Highly regarded by many, a good balance of road and off-road ability. Wears pretty well, though it won’t last nearly as long as the Mefo. Good for a range of off-road surfaces)
All of which we have in stock, 99% of the time.
Please note the 150/70-18" tyre is not certified for highway use in Europe.
| SIZE ||SPEED RATING ||MAX SPEED ||RRP |
| 140/80-18" || 70R || 105 MPH || €146.23 ( £123 ) |
| 150/70-18" || 70R || |
| €148.01 ( £123 ) |
Note: Prices correct on 02/02/12 @ 1 EUR = 0.84 GBP
| RATING ||SPEED || ||RATING ||SPEED |
| J || 65 MPH ( 100 KM/H ) || || S ||113 MPH ( 180 KM/H ) |
| K || 69 MPH ( 110 KM/H ) || || T ||118 MPH ( 190 KM/H ) |
| L || 75 MPH ( 120 KM/H ) || || U ||125 MPH ( 200 KM/H ) |
| M || 81 MPH ( 130 KM/H ) || || H ||130 MPH ( 210 KM/H ) |
| P || 95 MPH ( 150 KM/H ) || || V ||150 MPH ( 240 KM/H ) |
| Q || 100 MPH ( 160 KM/H ) || || W ||168 MPH ( 270 KM/H ) |
| R || 105 MPH ( 170 KM/H ) || || Z ||Over 150 |
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Just thought I would drop you a line to say that the Mefo Super Explorer tyres you supplied worked really well for our trip to Morocco and looked in fantastic shape even after 6,000 KM s, also the cycle pump was used daily for fixing punctures and blowing up an air bed of one of our hardened travellers !......... Top gear!
You may remember that I was off to Malta on the 990 and you kindly supplied the Mefo Explorers. Just thought I'd let you know that the tyres were superb for the round trip of about 3,900 miles and proved to be excellent value for money. They coped with everything, stretches of boring motorway on a few occasions to kill a few miles, gripped very well in the twisties and felt sure-footed on the hot, dry and rocky trails across Sicily. They were especially sound on the first day of 500 miles down through France in extremely wet and windy weather!
I really cannot fault them and will definitely order another pair when (if) these buggers actually wear out. They are a little squared off but when riding you don't really notice it at all. The only thing I would say is that they do whine a bit once over 75mph but to be honest that was my mate's observation as with earplugs and the general wind noise I couldn't hear a bloody thing ha ha!!
Anyway, I've attached a couple of photos in case they are of any use to you and would be quite happy if any of your prospective buyers want to drop me a line with questions etc. The close ups are of the tyres now with at least 4,000 miles hard wear.
All the best