Looking for 50/50 tyres with decent mileage for my NC750XD

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Hi - I've recently purchased a new NC 750XD in Mexico where I live but have a problem with the tyres. When I originally ordered the bike the showroom model was fitted with 50/50 tyres - Continental I think - but when I finally got my bike the agency gave me a different unit - all specs the same except that the tyres fitted are Bridgestone Battlewing, BW-501 Front and BM-502 rear rated at 80/20.

As many of the roads I want to travel are dirt and often loose stone chippings, sometimes wet, and I prefer to look for a 50/50 tyre. A friend of mine who rides a BMW 850 GS recommended I look at Mitas E-07 tyres and I have since seen a number of Youtube videos recommending these tyres but although the Mitas site has a number of alternatives for the 17" rear wheel I can't see any for the 17" front wheel.

Can anyone on the forum recommend which tyres would best suit me - not necessarally Mitas. . I am probably going to be using my bike about 60/40 road v dirt and gravel tracks with occasional light muddy trails and am looking for good mileage as I plan to use the bike for long distance adventure touring.

Appreciate any help.
Jim in Mexico
 

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Mitas E-07 and E-07+ are great. Just mix with a Conti TKC 80 that DOES come in a wider-rim 17" wheel. The Mitas E-07 especially, lasts a long time. But instead of having a front tire that lasts about twice as long as the rear you'll likely end up with a front that last about the same or even a bit less. That's life with a 17".
 

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Actually though, a tire for what you describe probably doesn't need to be a 50/50. The Shinko 705 which is more like 80/20 should do fine in all but real mud.
 

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Actually though, a tire for what you describe probably doesn't need to be a 50/50. The Shinko 705 which is more like 80/20 should do fine in all but real mud.
Haha! REAL mud is a challenge for any tire, but I cooked my clutch try to get some Shinko 705s through some REAL mud. But for your average mud, they should be fine.

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Haha! REAL mud is a challenge for any tire, but I cooked my clutch try to get some Shinko 705s through some REAL mud. But for your average mud, they should be fine.

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That stuff there ended my days on trying to take my 1970 Honda CL175 off road. Southeastern Ohio had that mucky stuff everywhere! Front tire wouldn’t go anywhere I wanted it to.
 

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That stuff there ended my days on trying to take my 1970 Honda CL175 off road. Southeastern Ohio had that mucky stuff everywhere! Front tire wouldn’t go anywhere I wanted it to.
You’re right on that. This mud experience taught me that close fitting fenders and huggers have no business being on a true adventure motorcycle or an off road motorcycle.
 
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