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Continental TKC70 Dual Sport Tires

Bridging the gap between the more off-road oriented TKC 80 Twinduro Tires and the Trail Attack 2 Tires, the Continental TKC70 Tires make an excellent 60% on-road and 40% off-road option. Featuring innovations you've come to expect from Continental like 0° steel belt construction for superior stability and comfort even at high cruising speeds and Continuous Compound-Technology, the TKC70 tires adapt to changing conditions with ease. 

Specifically designed to help alleviate the complaints of short wear-life of the TKC80 Tires, the TKC70's are equally at home on light trail work as they are on slab. The usability of a slightly more street-oriented design is apparent and provides a high level of grip in all wet and dry conditions thanks to Continental's Rain Grip Compound. Aggressive siping and self-cleaning grooves add to the inclement-weather prowess of the TKC 70. When the open road calls, expect excellent mileage for long trips on asphalt and quiet, high-speed stability due to the central band on the rear tire.

An ideal ADV Tire choice for larger displacement bikes like:

  • KTM 1190 Adventure
  • Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200
  • BMW R1200GSW
  • Suzuki V-Strom 1000
  • Yamaha Super Tenere
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Continental TKC 70 Tires 4.6 5 14 14
Very good tire! Stuck a set of these on my '02 R1150GS replacing a set of Road Attack 2 tires with the intent of more dirt road riding. They do not disappoint! Loaded the bike 2-up with all bags and camping gear was probably pushing 1,000 pounds and just did 1,000 miles. Hit some dirt, some real great roads and some pretty crummy ones. The tires performed well all over and behaved predictable. When laden the front will wander a little on grooved pavement but otherwise very solid. The dual compound in these is really great I can see a little furring on the outside and very sticky and the center has very little wear. There are no "chicken strips" left on these tires I used them all. They give up very little on the Road Attack and are confident in the gravel. Dirt tire they are not but a great compromise they are. Not cheap but I guess you have to pay to play. I have not ridden them in the pouring rain but on wet roads due to fog they felt just fine. Having these on my bike gives me great confidence coming around corners to find strewn gravel and the like when with a passenger and gear. The Road Attack would get squirmy but these are great. Excellent alternative if your considering Tourance or Heidenau but want better grip and are willing to pay extra for it. Highly recommend. May 19, 2015
Trying Something New I have just put new TKC-70's on my R1200GSA and so far I like them. They seem to have good wet and dry street traction. I have not yet taken them into the dirt, though I think they will be just fine for as little off-roading as I do. I have mostly been using Metzler Tourance's on the bike and so far, they have had the smoothest street ride and reasonable treadlife. I once tried Hidenau K-76's: They wore extremely well, held street traction extremely well, and were great off-road. But, they were HORRIDLY buzzy on pavement. These TKC-70's are not as smooth on pavement as were the Tourance's but are nowhere nearly as bad as were the K-76's! Treadlife is something I hope to report on MUCH later. May 18, 2015
Great all-rounder tire The TKC 70 rear has been great in the first 1000 miles I've put on it. It has great grip in pavement and it asks you to turn harder every time, and once you get off road it works way better than the conti attack (it's meant to be, but it doesn't lose at all in pavement). If you like metzeler tourance, conti attack and other adventure type tires and don't want to go all-out with knobbies, choose this one as it sticks really well in pavement. Durability looks good although haven't finished the tire yet... May 11, 2015
Best all-around when you don't know what's out there! I run TKC80s on my off-road wheels normally, but don't like to swap back and forth when I ride on mixed surfaces, and can't stand to wear them out on pavement. My previous tyres were Sahara-3, yes, think R100GS; these are by far better for all around. Deep tread grooves, water channeling like never before, and great gravel hook-up; by far my favourite all-around tyre to date! May 11, 2015
Tkc 70 track day I purchased the set of TKC 70's because I was looking for a more road tire than off road. Anyway I recently completed a street riding class at Sonoma Raceway by Reg Pridmoore, great class, so we were on the track for about 130 miles that day really putting the bike through all it could handle and the tires were not the limiting factor! Great grip and handling they didn't get chewed up on the track and I ran them to the edge of the tread. I'm very pleased with this choice. On the freeway around here they tend to drift a bit on the grooved concrete, and I haven't rode in the rain yet so not sure how they handle wet. Haven't taken them off road either that's why I went with more street tire. I have great confidence with this tire, and I think it's going to be a good choice for my summer riding adventures. Hope this helps. April 30, 2015
very happy so far I ride an 05 1200GS. I of course had excellent service as always from Revzilla, from purchase to delivery. It may be to early to tell in great depth if this is or will be a great tire or if I'll get another one. I got this tire about two weeks ago and have only put around 1000 miles on it during a couple different rides. But in that time I've got yo ride a couple different road/trail conditions. Living in northern Wisconsin in early spring helps with that. I've been on dry pavement, wet pavement, snow pavement along with the same conditions of dirt road and trails around my property. So far the tires have worked fantasticly and as I'd hoped. One thing I have been happy to find out is that I do not experience the high speed wobble others have talked about and I've reached a few high range numbers in my efforts to make it happen. Time will tell on tread life, but at this point I'm very happy with my tire selection and would recommend this tire to anyone with a big bike who likes to cover a wide range of riding surfaces. April 27, 2015
First - You should know, I'm a Heidenau guy I bought these because my summer plans are all tarmac based and thought I would try these out. I have been very happy with my Heidi's. They are stable and predictable. The TKC 70's are good and bad. The rounded profile makes them quicker and easier to turn in. The ride is smoother than the Heidis, however then is an instability in the front that doesn't seem dangerous or frightening but doesn't give me CONFIDENCE that the Heidis do. Just running 75-80mph on the Interstate it sometimes feels like the front is light and skating. Thinking about putting the Heidi front back on for my Summer adventure. I recommended these tires because I think these will be favored by certain types of riders. Me? I am really hoping they start making the K60 Scout in the proper size for my 14 R1200GSA. April 25, 2015
Rear only, Dry only - Outstanding tire Still have the OEM TA2 on the front, but had to replace the rear, so went with the TKC70 to help out with gravel/graded/fire road performance (about 10% of what I do). Took the bike (2014 1190 non-R) on one of my usual non-paved roads and felt a bit more rear grip than before. Just put 600 miles in two days on Highway 1 and surrounding twisties in Mendocino County (CA). Lots and lots of corners from sweepers to hairpins at a decent pace. These tires give up nothing to the TA2. No regrets whatsoever with the change - gain a little off-pavement, give up nothing on the tarmac. Can't speak to treadwear since I've only got about 1K on them. April 13, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Daniel W: Looking for a rear tire to compliment the TKC-80 on the front of my R1200GS ADV. I had been running a Tourance (not Next ) on the rear and it worked pretty well, just looking for something more dirt - orientated. After 500 miles ( highway,
backroad and dirt roads), the rear TKC-70 seems to be working pretty well although at this point, I am not convinced it will be better all-around tire than the Tourance. Time will tell.
May 4, 2015
Cliff D: My tkc 80 rear tire burned off too quickly, and I wanted to try a semi off road tire to match the tkc 80 front tire to try that combination. May 1, 2015
Julian C: i ve read lot of reviews and these seem to meet my needs in terms of 70 to 80 road use and 30 20 off road use. also because they last long and behaves well in all weather conditions. bmw r 1200 gsa W Apr 30, 2015
Albert H: Looked cool, had good reviews, my old tires were shot. Apr 30, 2015
Diego A: Its the perfect dual sport tire, Apr 28, 2015
David W: Need more of an aggressive tread than the types that came on the GS, and don't want full knobby TKC80s. Apr 27, 2015
David R: TKC80's dont last long enough, hoping these will! Apr 23, 2015
B M: Currently running TKC80s; need a more 50/50 tyre. My KTM friends are telling me how amazing these tyres are in the rain! Apr 23, 2015
Doug D: looking for a duel sport tire that will last over 2,000 miles but still work off road. Apr 22, 2015
DeanMPhoto: Continental is my tire of choice but, the Trail Attack are too street oriented and don't handle so well off road. My BMW R1200 GSA came with them from the factory and turned out to be my highest mileage tire in 43 years of riding. The TKC-80s, I've heard (never ran them) wear out within 3K. I look forward to getting these TKC-70s and giving them a try. I'm sure they are going to be a great tire! Apr 19, 2015
Keith H: Street performance w some dirt road capability Apr 18, 2015
Steve T: Good on line reviews and write-up in Cycle World. Apr 16, 2015
Kevin W: Looking for a good cross over tire reviews were good. Apr 10, 2015
John P. W: I really wanted the Heidenau K60 Scout, but I can't wait any longer. In my research and reviews think this might be the next best option, so I will give it a try. Apr 1, 2015
Harlan S: reviews Apr 1, 2015
D M: Reviews, videos, and friends' advice Mar 27, 2015
T M: My Metzeler Tourance was worn out after approximately 8500 miles. Was looking for a new DS tire with little bit more off road
orientation.
Feb 24, 2015
Kenny C: Availability, reviews, and capabilities of this tire led me to the choice. If I had the time to wait, I may have purchased the Heidenau K60s instead. Contis are great tires - I don't have any reservations about giving them a shot on my next Adventure trips (Big Bend and the Continental Divide from NM through CO to MT and back to TX! Can't wait for the trip! Feb 16, 2015
Doug M: I have heard good things about this tire. Dec 9, 2014
robert b: The TKC 80 is a fabulous tire on my WR250R, wanted to try out the TKC 70 on my new WR250X. Nov 6, 2014
Rob H: Want something a little bit more street oriented (have to face reality), quieter, and better wear than TKC80s on my GSA. Most of my off-road riding is on dry packed dirt anyway, not a lot of mud or sand. Really looking forward to these! Oct 4, 2014
A shopper asked: Hi, is this tire M+S rated? Jan 13, 2015
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enrique u: I dont know what MS means.
What I can tell you is that the TKC 70 is the best 50%-50% I ever used.
If your ride is on streat and gravel it is perfect.
It has a great grip in rain.
If you use it in sand or mud it wont work.
Regards
Enrique
Jan 13, 2015
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TallChief C: To my knowledge, the M+S rating (mud and snow) never applies to motorcycle tires - it is an automotive tire only designation. Generally, if a moto tire has large, deep voids in the tread, such as a knobby style, it will do well in mud. Dual-sport tires like the TKC 70 are biased toward good pavement performance, but will be adequate for up to semi-loose dirt, shallow sand, and small gravel roads without much finesse or work. Anything more challenging and you will be working the bike more and relying on riding technique to not get you stuck.

Snow is a condition I don't think I have read much about or experienced for motorcycling riding, other than ATV bikes, but light slush would probably be handled reasonably by a tire with good wet traction, which this tire is supposed to have.
Jan 13, 2015
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james c: it is, but don't think you can go to extremes with it,

I like them after they broke in, but when I went in a wet field, the front end slips some,

I will get another set.
Jan 13, 2015
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Curvin B asked: How is performance in the rain/wet roads? Apr 27, 2015
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Allen K: Since I live in Southern California there has not been much (any) rain to offer me the opportunity to do any extensive rain rides. However, with the little I have done I can say that the tires gripped well on flat open road as well as in the twisties. Overall I've been very happy with the TKC70. My only complaint is that at higher speeds(85mph+) the front does wander a wee bit. Nothing that is frightening, but indeed noticeable when riding a loaded BMW 1200 GS Adventure. Apr 28, 2015
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Dave Y: Wet performance is quite good, borderline excellent... same comments for dry. I have about 3,000 mi on them so far. Previous tire was Michelin Anakee 3's, which were not so good in wet. Having some wear concerns on the front, but had similar issues with the Anakee, so not sure i'd blame the tire - must be bike related? Rear wearing just fine. Have not yet been offroad, but have plans to do so next month. Apr 27, 2015
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William J: They do pretty good for the most part, just dont push it. I had the front tire slip away a bit on the highway, Of course i was pushing a bit..70MPH in a left hander down I5 into oregon during a downpour. other than that they seem to work pretty darn good. I put 3 thousand miles on them so far and thats the only issue. Apr 27, 2015
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Jim j: I found these to be the best all round tire I've used. It preformed excellent on both wet and dry roads riding through Mexico. Very confidence inspiring on my 1200GSA. Swapped the rear for another one at 7000 mikes and I probably could have gotten another 1000! Apr 27, 2015
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Vincenzo M: I live in L.A. so I haven't had the chance to test it in the wet yet but so far are doing amazing on and off road. The only "problem", if you can call it a problem is that the bike vibrates quite a lot over 110mph Apr 28, 2015
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james c: not bad, but on my 1200GWSA, high speed, above 80 mph, is not good,

very unstable, others on BMW's have mention that as well.

good luck

James
Apr 27, 2015
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enrique u: Much better than the TKC 80. I only had one heavy rain trip, most on gravel and only 20 miles on pavement and they handled very well.
Regards
Enrique
Apr 27, 2015
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Mosey L asked: how many miles are you getting out of the front / rear ? May 27, 2015
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Vincenzo M: So far 4k and both tires still looks in an amazing shape. I'm not that good off road, I'm learning right now, I did fire's roads and some sand and I felt very comfortable and the bike feels very stable. On the street it's incredible how much you can lean the bike in a curve .
Tires are very quiet at high speed
The only "issue" is that, the front tire, starts wobbling quite a lot over 115-120 mph
So far are te best tires for me
May 27, 2015
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james c: my answer was over 8000 miles on them, but on my BMW 1200 GSWA, 2014, they are were not good on the highway, above 70 mph, the front end would wobble,

on other motorcycles, no problem, I talked to the Continental Rep, and I told them of my problem, she asked, do you have one of those new BMW's, I said yes,

I hope this helps.

James
May 27, 2015
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Allen K: I have been riding my R1200RT more often than the R1200GSA, so I only have 1500 miles on the TKC70. I will offer an entry regarding the mileage after I get close to purchasing new tires. However with said 1500 miles both the front and rear tire look great with little wear. May 28, 2015
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enrique u: I am still using them and I have runned 4000 Mls.
I have used them in very hard rocky roads and they perform great !!
Regards
Enrique
May 27, 2015
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Vladimir M asked: This summer I'm riding from MN to CO, to ride The Boreas pass and the Monarch pass. I can't seem to decide between the TKC 70 or Karoo 3. I'm leaning towards TKC 70 because of road performance but I'm not if they are aggressive enough for the off-road rides I mentioed. Will the Conti do the job? Mar 26, 2015
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Allen K: I installed a set of TKC-70's on a 2008 BMW R1200 GS Adventure. The prior two sets were TKC-80's. Though I only have approximately 1500 miles on the tires the most dramatic difference has been the handling on paved roads particularly in corners. At high speeds the front does tend to wander a bit; not bad unless you plan on riding at 90+. Compared to the Metzler Tourance the TKC-70 feels better planted and inspires confidence in corners. Upright riding feels comparable to any tire with a rounded profile. The obvious difference in performance is in the dirt; the 70, lacking the large square knobs as the 80, does not dig in soft loose conditions. However on fire trails and pack dirt conditions the 70 is right at home. And with the solid paved road performance I have been very happy with the TKC-70! Mar 27, 2015
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Duane E N: I have not yet put these tires onto my bike, but they are planned to go on just before a trip to Alaska from MN on my GS Adventure. I looked for a higher mileage tire with more tread for our dirt road journeys. I think they will work well for my use, but an aggressive would be the best for rugged trail use. I'll do a tire update after my June/July trip! Mar 27, 2015
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Peter S: I can't really say. I still haven't recieved my front tire I ordered 5 months ago and am still waiting Mar 27, 2015
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Vladimir M: Thanks everyone Apr 8, 2015
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jose luis h asked: Has anyone had any experience with this tire on a Triumph Tiger 800 (roadie)? I currently use the Anakee 3 which is great on paved roads & fairly decent off road, but am looking to try the TKC70 as it is a little more aggressive for taking off road. Dec 30, 2014
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Allen K: Hey Jose! I recently installed a set of TKC-70's on a 2008 BMW R1200 GS Adventure. The prior two sets were TKC-80's. Though I only have approximately 300 miles on the tires the most dramatic difference has been the handling on paved roads particularly in corners. Compared to the Metzler Tourance the TKC-70 feels better planted and inspires confidence in corners. Upright riding feels comparable to any tire with a rounded profile. The obvious difference in performance is in the dirt; the 70, lacking the large square knobs as the 80, does not dig in soft loose conditions. However on fire trails and pack dirt conditions the 70 is right at home. And with the solid paved road performance I have been very happy with the TKC-70! Jan 1, 2015
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jose luis h: Thanks Allen! I think I'll give them a try. Most of my riding is paved and the A3s are ok on fire roads but it looks like the Tkc80 is more like the A2, a little more aggressive than the A3. I think the tkc80 will be slightly better than the A3 for my needs. Thanks again. Jan 6, 2015
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A shopper asked: Can these tires be run with tubes? Need the 90/90 and 130 x 17 for my KLR 650. Jan 19, 2015
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Peter S: Yes I'm running them on my tiger 800 XC Feb 3, 2015
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A shopper asked: I have a 2006 Buell Ulysses that I want a more agressive tread for off road and really like the looks of the TKC 70. My rear tire is 180/55R-17 and it doesn't show it in this size. How will a 170/60R-17 compare? Will it work? Dec 6, 2014
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