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Hi all,

The original Dunlop Elite 3 tyres on my XCT are now worn out and I'm looking to replace them.

I've been pretty happy with the Elite 3's, but I see that there is now an Elite 4 on the market.

Are any of you running these and if so, what do you think of them?

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They claim they will go 18,000 miles. I get that on the E3's so I'd really like to try the 4's. I still have 8 or 9 thousand left on my present E3 and another sitting in the garage so it will be a bit before I get a chance to try one. I found it odd that the E4 costs less than the E3.

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I'm at 15,600 on my E3's and am having them replaced Friday because I'm headed out on a 2300-2500 mile ride in a week. They look like there's enough for that ride but I'm not comfortable with it.
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Cannot believe anybody can be happy with E3

Can't wait to see if E4 is MUCH BETTER, and i truly hope so ...

Buy the way i had the Dunlop CruizeMax 80/90 21 48H on front and that was GOOD ... Cornering / braking excellent ... Comparison to the night dragon the dragon is only 20% better so front Dunlop vs NightDraggon is not much difference

So maybe it is just the E3 250/40R18 that is terrible ... Comparison to Metz the Metz is many many times better then the E3 .... So in future I will buy another brand rear just coz I dislike anything that has to do with Ger&@&-y .... Stuff

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I'm very happy with my E3's I'm having a new set put on Friday. I really have no problems at all with them. I know I could easily go 18,000 miles on both there is still an easy 1/16" from the wear indicators.
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Cannot believe anybody can be happy with E3

Can't wait to see if E4 is MUCH BETTER, and i truly hope so ...


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If your talking the E3 I agree, if your talking the E3 MT that's a completely diff animal. The E3 MT I consistently get 17,000 to 20,000 miles. I've ridden in rain, snow, high temps, low temps its all good. Metzlers although really great grip the rear kept delaminating. Stones, decent enough however the front tracks terribly with rain grooves and don't last long enough. So yes, I'm a fan of the E3 MT. Now being they say the E4 will go longer I'm going to give one a try.
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If your talking the E3 I agree, if your talking the E3 MT that's a completely diff animal. The E3 MT I consistently get 17,000 to 20,000 miles. I've ridden in rain, snow, high temps, low temps its all good. Metzlers although really great grip the rear kept delaminating. Stones, decent enough however the front tracks terribly with rain grooves and don't last long enough. So yes, I'm a fan of the E3 MT. Now being they say the E4 will go longer I'm going to give one a try.
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The rear tire size for the Cross Country is the multi-tread tire.
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Vindex; Correct however there was a predecessor to the E3 MT which was just E3 (no multi tread). They were oem on thousands of bikes. They did not hold up nearly as well, wore uneven and so on. I may be off a bit on this date but I think it was early 2013 when the MT version was introduced. However there were thousands of the basic E3's (no MT) in the warehouse which continued to be installed on new bikes as OEM.

My 2012 cross country came with the base E3 which I had experience with from my Goldwing so I new how they wore.

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Vindex; Correct however there was a predecessor to the E3 MT which was just E3 (no multi tread). They were oem on thousands of bikes. They did not hold up nearly as well, wore uneven and so on. I may be off a bit on this date but I think it was early 2013 when the MT version was introduced. However there were thousands of the basic E3's (no MT) in the warehouse which continued to be installed on new bikes as OEM.

My 2012 cross country came with the base E3 which I had experience with from my Goldwing so I new how they wore.
My only other experience is with my old Ultra Classic it had the D407 D408F multi tread tires on it and I understand they're just an E3 with Harley Davidson on the side. Those like my current E3's have unreal tread wear. The Ultra was going 18-20,000 easy and I know these would also.
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my first set of E3s ran 15k. I was pretty impressed. but they're squirrelly as hell on tar snakes. outside of that, they're pretty decent. but i probably wouldn't buy them again.

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