Mitas E07 rear tire

Mitas E-07+ Universal Tires

This review is written based on the experience of a 5-week trip along the roads of Norway. Together with Ola-the-pillon and three Kriega bags, we made our single-cylinder Tenere work her socks off. She served us tirelessly with Mitas E-07+ tires.

Versatility without Compromise when Traveling

Off-road journeys require knobby tires, but when you go on a long journey, half the knobby may disappear before you reach your destination. Mitas has designed tires specifically for travelers who want to go far in a variety of conditions.

When planning a 5-week trip around Norway, I knew that I’d like to visit as many unknown places as possible, away from the asphalt. On-road tires were not an option at all. Even if the vast majority of the time is spent on black, I wanted to be sure of stable riding on unpaved roads.

I chose Mitas E-07+ tires which are designed for 60% on-road and 40% off-road. Rain, sun, asphalt, stones. The weather conditions were changing as quickly as the ground under the motorcycle. And choosing these tires turned out to be a bull’s eye.

The Basic and the Powerful Dakar Version

The E-07+ model is available in standard and Dakar versions. The latter one has a much harder compound, ensuring longer life, and is almost impossible to pierce. If by some miracle, you manage to puncture it, it’s still so hard that you can easily ride to the nearest workshop without any risk of bending the rim. However, you must know that removing such a tire with spoons only, without a machine, may also be impossible.

The standard version, as it is made of a softer mixture, is better suited for wet asphalt, so this option was perfect for me for over a month’s Norwegian expedition.


Just take a look at this tire’s profile and you immediately know that cornering and tight maneuvers are a lot of fun. An aggressive profile allows smooth folding in turns, and the shape of the tread ensures smooth driving. Contrary to some enduro tires, we won’t experience steering wheel bumps here

On Wet

Scandinavian weather spoiled us with its wet aura. We drove carefully and the tires held up very well. I have already used tires from several manufacturers, but I’m not into writing badly about products, so I’ll summarize briefly that in the case of the XT660 motorcycle, I did not have a better tire for wet conditions.

The pattern on the tire is designed to efficiently discharge both water and mud.


Loose pebbles are probably the coolest surface to ride and have fun on adventure motorcycles. The E-07+ tread was doing very well in these conditions.


Sometimes, to fulfill your dreams of an overnight stay on the top of a mountain, at 3°C, you have to leave the asphalt and ride almost unattended roads, which are very rocky and dangerous. That’s when traction is crucial. Aggressive treads are necessary to control the motorcycle in these conditions. Mitas E-07+ proved to be perfect in such conditions.


Unless facing extreme conditions, the E-07+ performs very well in muddy conditions. Grip problems only appear in deep ruts. But no wonder. In such conditions, even the knobby can sometimes fail us. The E-07+ tread pattern deserves praise, as it cleans quite quickly and regains traction.


Occasional sandy stretches on the path do not pose problems to the tires. However, you should be careful on corners and in deep sand. Sandy hills can be very difficult or even impossible to ride.

Mitas sand


If there is a tire that is perfect for long trips, in my opinion, it is the Mitas E-07+ and it owes it to its versatility. It’s not perfect in all conditions but is good in all of them. And by “good” I mean really good.

Off-road-wise, it won’t replace a good knobby tire such as E-13 or E-09, but it will allow you to comfortably ride off-road with a great grip. On asphalt, it will not replace the performance of a tire like Terra Force-R, but it won’t be missing much.

Very long service life is another advantage that makes the E-07+ an ideal tire for long journeys into the unknown.

I am convinced that I will use this model for my next adventures.

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7 thoughts on “Mitas E-07+ Universal Tires”

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  2. Vranc Douwma

    Nice and extensive review. Not having had the offroad experience you had, but having driven with these tires for a year now, i cannot agree with your observations regarding driving on wet asphalt. On short: the Mitas rear tire is utter crap, as it slides all over the place when braking and the traction control is working overtime when accelerating out of corners. Never had a tire this bad on wet roads.

    1. Hi Vranc,
      I didn’t have this problem but probably I drive too safely during the rain 😀

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  4. Andrew Manger

    I agree with Vrank, the E07+ is horrible on wet tar, traction control is constantly cutting power due to lack of grip.

    1. Hi Andrew. Thank you for your comment. What bike do you ride? Motorcycle weight and geometry might make the difference but I didn’t experience a lack of grip unlike Karoo 3 or Pirelli STR. Of all dual-bike 50/50 tires, these were my favorite.

      1. Andrew Manger

        I have them on a Tiger 900, even though they are not great in the wet, I just replaced the rear with another E07+, because they excel in all other conditions.

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