Interesting thread being a newby with less than 500 miles on my 2012 KLR. It's interesting to me that mileage on MC tires is so poor compared to vehicle tires. I'm over 52K on my Honda Ridgeline OEM Michelins. Why don't MC tires last longer than they do?
well mc only has say,,a 50cent size patch,,that IS THE ONLY PART touching the ground..
as car,truck has say,, a whole hand/or more ,,contact patch with road..;;eguals;;less heat ,tire ware , and so just lasts longer..
so first thing is,,mc tire works harded, normally softer rubber too (to increase traction)!!
second thing you have michelins..best road tire ,you can buy for highway use,,(my option),,ah is your honda 4x4,or even front wheel drive,,you will not get that many miles, out of same tire on a subaru(4x4) or sports car !!!
yes rember,,my dad always putting michelins,,on family fan,,an got plenty miles out of them.....BUT put set on my acura intega gs-r ,,,ya gone, in less then 40,000 miles.....
hope this helps.?.?.
enjoy ya ride !!