Continental TKC 70 Tires
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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 usability of a slightly more street-oriented design has been improved and is apparent with the TKC 70. An ideal ADV Tire choice for larger displacement bikes like the KTM 1190 Adventure, the Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200, the BMW R1200GSW, the Suzuki V-Strom 1000, the Yamaha Super Tenere and other similar models. 

Features:

  • Provides a high level of grip in all wet and dry conditions
  • Equally at home on light trail work as they are on slab
  • Excellent mileage for long trips on asphalt
  • Quiet high-speed stability due to the central band on the rear tire
  • Aggressive siping and self-cleaning grooves add to the all-weather prowess
  • Ideal ADV Tire choice for larger displacement bikes
3.8 / 5
Bang For The Buck
3.8 / 5
Grip
4.5 / 5
Tread Life
3.9 / 5
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3.8 / 5.0
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TKC 70 : The best adventure tire I had
I have a BMW 1200 GS 2013 (water cooled) and ride in Uruguay, South America.
I tried the Micheline Anakee3, poor grip on dirt.
The Karoo 3, uncomfortable on paviment, poor grip with rain and doesnt last long.

Now I have the TKC 70.

By far Continental TKC 70 is the best for adventure riding.
TKC 70 is great on paviment and has good grip on mauntain trails and dirt roads. It laks of grip when driving on sand or mud.

I had them for 600 KM riding on paviment, rain and dirt and performed very well.

I think TKC 70 is a great tire for most adventure drivers up to now the best!!

Enrique
January 3, 2015
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Excellent tire for BMW 1200GSA
I've been running this tire for about 15,000 miles now on a 2014 BMW 1200 GS Adventure. I've used them on all types of conditions: 100+ MPH fully loaded with gear, Superstition sand dunes, Pismo beach, Utah dirt roads, mud, rain, single track trails, basically every street and dirt condition imaginable. These are great tires. They are quiet, excellent street grip, and have enough dirt capability for most situations. Yes, they pack up with mud but that is like 0.1% of my riding. Hard pack they are great. Soft sand, they lack the bite of a full knob to get underway, but they work well enough to get moving even fully loaded with camping gear. About 5000 miles out of a rear, and double that for a front. I am not easy on tires and ride aggressively, so I'm happy with the mileage.

When I first purchased, there was a slight wiggle in the front at high speed. That went away after a hundred miles. Nothing even remotely dangerous even at 100MPH, just a slight weaving, that is now gone. Either that or I'm so used to it my brain doesn't register it anymore.

The Anakee 3 (stock tires) had no bite on soft sand and couldn't get the bike moving. Good street tire, but only for hard pack fire roads.

The Karoo 3 is very noisy on the road. Only got 2000 miles out of the rear. The turn-in was very strange for the first 500 miles and took a long time to get used to. The TKC70 felt normal out of the box with no strangeness.
May 27, 2016
Ride:
2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Continental New TKC-70
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!
January 1, 2015
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Grip
3 / 5
Tread Life
3 / 5
Product has serious flaw
The good: The rear tire has good traction and handles well. Tread life seems to be about average. Does well in dirt but finds its limits quickly in mud or sand. I would buy another rear tire in this model.

The bad: Front tire is dangerous at highway speeds. There is a wobble that can be annoying to downright scary. Road conditions, and whether you are loaded seem to exacerbate the issue. Went on a 5000 mile trip with five different bikes ranging from KTM 1290 to BMW 800. All bikes had brand new TKC 70's on. Everyone of the bikes had a wobble with the front tire. The only thing that varied from each bike was the speed at which which you were going experience the shaking. Also, the front tire center blocks have strange wear patterns from side to side. Conti will blame the wear pattern on improper inflation which is incorrect. We all five checked the air pressure before each days ride to ensure tires were within specs. And all 5 have the same uneven wear on the center blocks. Conti will also tell you that they have never heard of the wobble issue. However, there are enough reviews around to show that this is not an isolated occurrence. My friend almost died because he attempted to power through the wobble while passing a car on I-25.
Bottom line is rear tire is a great tire. Front tire is dangerous.
September 16, 2015
Ride:
2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Buy the rear tire only, great tire! Front tire shakes horribly!
Couldn't wait to get these tires on my Tiger XC. From the first day to now, 2000 + miles the front tire has had head shake from 25 mph up to as fast as i dared to take it. After returning to the shop three times for re-balance and checking the spokes there was no change. Sent e-mail to Continental a month ago and received no response of any kind! Very disappointing!
With that said, the rear tire is FANTASTIC! 2000 + miles total on it with 1500 miles two up and loaded to the hilt, very little wear showing. Off road traction is better than expected. I expected a lot! Handles great in wet and dry weather, hot or cold. Absolutely love the rear tire!
September 26, 2015
Ride:
2014 Triumph Tiger Explorer
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Grip
4 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Compromise
I just completed a 3,200 trip on the TKC-70 tires (front and rear) on my 2014 R1200GS. The trip was almost entirely on-pavement with some gravel sections. Previous tires were a TKC-80 Twinduro front and a Heidenau K60 Scout Rear (yes, the 150 width fits the rim), but those were worn and I wanted to put on a rear tire that was the correct size that would deal with a longer trip on pavement. I did long stretches of grooved concrete interstate travel on the new TKC-70. For the first 300-500 miles the tires tracked the grooves quite a bit, but I maintained interstate speed at 75-80 MPH. After 500 miles the tracking was less, although it was still noticeable, but I was able to confidently pass other vehicles while riding speeds that sometimes were over 90 MPH to make a pass. I've certainly had tires that were worse with respect to tracking grooves. The tires performed well on hard-packed gravel roads. The tires also performed well in the rain and in turns. Only issue was the tracking of grooves on concrete interstates while riding 75 MPH or more during the first 500 miles. The tires did very well on curvy asphalt roads around Glacier National Park and were more fun to ride on curvy asphalt than the TKC-80. After 1,000 miles, the tire started to feel very comfortable in all conditions and the tracking was almost unnoticeable even on grooved pavement at speeds over 80 MPH.

I read several reviews of the TKC-70 that mention "head shake." I've owned four BMW motorcycles (R100; R1200RT; F650GS; R1200Gs). In my opinion, the newer R1200GS can be susceptible to "head shake" regardless of the tire you put on it because of aerodynamic issues that can be created when you ride a tall, relatively light weight, off-road styled bike laden with non-OEM accessories at fast speeds on an interstate -- passing trucks, winds, and the road are going to move you around. If you mostly ride grooved freeways at 80 MPH, this may not be your tire (and the GS may not be your bike). This tire does nothing exceptional and is a competent "all arounder," which is what I wanted for this trip.

After 3,200 miles, I predict that the rear would reach 6,000 miles and the front would also reach about 6,000-8,000 miles (maybe more). At my next service, I will likely put the TKC-80 Twinduro back on the front and keep the TKC-70 on the rear until I find the holy grail -- a rear option that lasts longer, rides smoother, and has more grip.
June 30, 2015
Ride:
2014 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Good on/off road tire, but....
Much better off-road than Trail Attack 2's. Great street riding too. The grooved pavement on Southern CA freeways is not their friend tho. Tires create a kind of a wobble or shimmy on grooved pavement. Not scary, but not as smooth as TA2's. I've got 500 miles on them now and the wobble seems to be lessening, or I'm getting use to it.
January 27, 2015
Ride:
2012 BMW F650GS ABS
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Grip
4 / 5
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
Ride:
2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Grip
4 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Great Tire, Serious Manufacturing Issues
These tires really are the sweet spot between the TKC80 and the Trail Attack 2, having become my favorite all around tire.

That being said don't waste your time. After 2 fronts with head shake issues at 50+ mph. The front tires I've had are obviously out of round with an undeniable wobble. I would say keep looking until Continental fixes the issues with this tire.
September 23, 2015
Ride:
2001 Triumph Tiger 955i
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
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
Ride:
2010 BMW R1200GS
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Need new tires for my GSA LC and lots of great reviews.
Todd M on Oct 1, 2016
Needed new tire for Africa Twin--wanted to give this one a try
Rick G on Aug 31, 2016
Need new tires for my GSA LC and lots of great reviews.
Todd M on Oct 1, 2016
I've used the TKC 80 but realize that 30-40 % is off road on our trips and these give out subtle vibration on highways that is why I'm trying these out after going through lot of reviews
Ahmad K on Sep 16, 2016
Needed new tire for Africa Twin--wanted to give this one a try
Rick G on Aug 31, 2016
Wanted a more balanced street/trail tire without knobbies.
stormarty on Aug 4, 2016
Great 60/40 tire for my R1200GS-LC. Now on my second set. Road from Philly to Prudhoe Bay; they were great on the slab across the midwest, on the poorly paved Alaska Highway, and on the gravel Dalton Highway. Got 7k+ miles out of the rear, and could have ridden further but wanted a fresh set before heading home. I felt just as confident on pavement as I did with the OEM Tourance, and had no trouble in mixed/gravel.
K A on Jun 8, 2016
This is my second set now and to me these are the best ADV tires at the moment. They held up really well in off road conditions like the AZ BDR as well as on the road. The first set lasted about 8K miles, so great durability too.
Hans J on Jun 7, 2016
While I'm riding more primitive roads, my trips are usually 7-10 thousand miles, so the TKC-80 wasn't an option for the rear because I don't relish the idea of changing tires mid-trip unless I have to.
KristopherD on Jun 6, 2016
Looking for a good tire for the right price with good off road ability and better on road performance. Also tire size plays a roll which I have rare sizes on my bike.
Nathanial W on Apr 9, 2016
Great Tire, just ordered a second set!
Deacon51 on Apr 9, 2016
great reviews, and cost per mile
A C on Mar 18, 2016
Road them before on my 700 GS, great tires.
Gregory W on Mar 14, 2016
Had these tires on my wife's GS1200 and they helped the bike perform better off road and didn't hurt any on road. They are great 70/30 tire in my opinion. The wear was above average even with some aggressive on road riding. It started to square off after 3000 miles but still performed well and did not tip in dramatically at that wear.
LEE B on Mar 10, 2016
After three sets of Metzelers, I wanted to try Conti. Hoping they'll be a good match for my Triumph Scrambler.
Stephen R on Jan 23, 2016
Continental tires are a high quality. Revzilla pricing is competitive and delivery is superfast!
Carol S on Jan 22, 2016
This is my 2nd TKC 70 and I really enjoy the feel and life of this tire. The last one lasted 10k miles.
Toby H on Jan 1, 2016
I've installed a TKC 70 on the front of my Bonneville and am happy with it, so when the time came I got this for the back.
roaddog2015 on Dec 23, 2015
I wanted a tire between the trail attacks and the TKC 80.
I have no complaints so far, I now know I wont ever go with any less tread, but may try a little more at some point in time.
They are great for what I foresee me doing, mostly paved road, with weekend voyages down gravel and rocky dirt roads.
Tim N on Oct 4, 2015
Looking for good on-road and off road performance.
Dominic P on Aug 19, 2015
These are a fine choice on gravel and highway conditions. Mud not so much and not that great in deep sand. That is to be expected looking at the tread design. They run quiet on the pavement and I have about 4K on the back tire. It is about done.
A L on Aug 15, 2015
After reading the reviews on ADVRIDER I decided it was a good choice based off of the general thoughts of the dual sport community. Have now ran the Mefo, TKC80 and Conti Attack I am interested in seeing how this new tire performs
Jeff P on Jul 27, 2015
Cause there the best !!
William J on Jul 25, 2015
This will be my second set. The original set lasted well beyond my expectations. They are great in the dry, wet, twisties, and dirt (unless riden in mud).
Lionel N on Jul 14, 2015
Love the tire with 70% road and 30% off road
TrongHai L on Jul 14, 2015
Based on the positive reviews, and a fan of continental tires, I decided to give this tire a chance. So far I put over 2500 miles on it and i have nothing negative to say. The tire has performed better than expected on the road in all different kinds of weather. Still have not taken it off road yet. I highly recommend this great all around tire!
Salvador V on Jul 13, 2015
Wanted to try out the new product.
Houck c/o M on Jun 15, 2015
Needed a more dirt oriented tire, but not as aggressive as a TKC80.
Robert H on Jun 6, 2015
Hoping to increase mileage over TKC80
Paul A on Jun 3, 2015
Based on forum research for my application, as well as other reviews.
Terry A on Jun 2, 2015
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.
Daniel W on May 4, 2015
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.
Cliff D on May 1, 2015
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
Julian C on Apr 30, 2015
Looked cool, had good reviews, my old tires were shot.
Drzmaniac on Apr 30, 2015
Its the perfect dual sport tire,
Diego A on Apr 28, 2015
Need more of an aggressive tread than the types that came on the GS, and don't want full knobby TKC80s.
David W on Apr 27, 2015
TKC80's dont last long enough, hoping these will!
David R on Apr 23, 2015
Currently running TKC80s; need a more 50/50 tyre. My KTM friends are telling me how amazing these tyres are in the rain!
B M on Apr 23, 2015
looking for a duel sport tire that will last over 2,000 miles but still work off road.
Doug D on Apr 22, 2015
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!
Dean M on Apr 19, 2015
Street performance w some dirt road capability
Keith H on Apr 18, 2015
Good on line reviews and write-up in Cycle World.
Steve T on Apr 16, 2015
Looking for a good cross over tire reviews were good.
Kevin W on Apr 10, 2015
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. After putting about 6,000 miles on the rear which was mostly paved roads I have retired this to try the K-60's next. These tires handled well with no road noise and great traction. They seem to have a lower profile.
John P. W on Apr 1, 2015
reviews
Harlan S on Apr 1, 2015
Reviews, videos, and friends' advice
David M on Mar 27, 2015
My Metzeler Tourance was worn out after approximately 8500 miles. Was looking for a new DS tire with little bit more off road
orientation.
T M on Feb 24, 2015
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!
Kenny C on Feb 16, 2015
I have heard good things about this tire.
Doug M on Dec 9, 2014
The TKC 80 is a fabulous tire on my WR250R, wanted to try out the TKC 70 on my new WR250X.
robert b on Nov 6, 2014
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!
Rob H on Oct 4, 2014
I've used the TKC 80 but realize that 30-40 % is off road on our trips and these give out subtle vibration on highways that is why I'm trying these out after going through lot of reviews
Ahmad K on Sep 16, 2016
Wanted a more balanced street/trail tire without knobbies.
stormarty on Aug 4, 2016
Hi, is this tire M+S rated?
A shopper on Jan 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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
Can these tires be run with tubes? Need the 90/90 and 130 x 17 for my KLR 650.
A shopper on Jan 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I am running a 90/90-21 on the front of my Husky Terra. Be advised to use plenty of soapy lubricant between the rim and the tire. I didn't and the tire did not seat evenly making for a self-induced humpy ride. Easy fixed by deflating the tire and using dish detergent. It self centered on the rim just fine.
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?
Vladimir M on Mar 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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!
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.
Jose Luis on Dec 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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!
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?
A shopper on Dec 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: the 170/60 is actually slightly taller than the 180/55 (102 to 99). If there are close tolerances around the rear tire, you might have trouble. If not, maybe okay. It will affect your speedometer reading also. It will be more difficult to mount the narrower tire (170) on your wheel and get the bead to seal, but many tire shops have equipment that will help. The TKC 70 is an awesome tire that rides well wet or dry, pavement or dirt. I got almost 11,000 miles on my last set.
How is performance in the rain/wet roads?
Curvin B on Apr 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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.
how many miles are you getting out of the front / rear ?
motech on May 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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
I have TKC70 tires on my 2012 Triumph Tiger 800XC. I've been super happy with them at high speeds on winding paved roads. They've also seemed to preform well off-road (except sand - could have something to do with the rider!) I am new at dual-sport riding - can anyone give advice as to what I tire pressure I should have when I'm riding off-road?? I have friends who ride dirt bikes and they say 15-20psi but that seems way too low since the recommended street pressure for these tires is 40psi. Any help would be appreciated.
Laura O on Oct 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Laura! Your question is indeed a very good one however it comes with multiple answers. The variables come into play depending on the terrain and bike weight. I am not familiar with the weight specs on the Triumph Tiger, but depending on the bike weight combined with rider and pannier weight, you may start at 32 rear and 28 front. Depending on the terrain you may go lower but you risk the possibility of a flat by pinching the tire against the rim should you run into a rut or rock. Again, you could go lower if you remove the panniers and any other weight. Should you encounter loose aggregate or sandy conditions, you may go lower into the 28 rear and 24 front. My advice would be to carry a mini motorcycle compressor with a pressure gauge and experiment. Take the bike off-road and lower the tire pressure a couple of pounds and feel the effects as you ride. With the larger contact patch you will have more grip but turning/cornering will be sacrificed. When the terrain becomes hardpack or you return to pavement you should air-up as the tire can overheat should you ride too long. Also the turning/cornering will improve once the pressure is back to spec after returning to pavement. Keep in mind that while you can ride off-road with your bike with this tire, it is not a dirt bike. The bike is heavy and the tires are not knobbies as found on the TKC80. A dirt bike will weigh far less, have more suspension travel and have aggressive knobby tires. The TKC70 allows you to venture away from pavement but not too far.

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Allen
Looking to buy these soon from Revzilla for my Super Tenere. Has anyone out there any clue as to how long these actually last with 90% of the time on pavement, 2-up? Not an aggressive rider, mostly 60 mph avg. , but the off road riding down here in Honduras requires an aggressive grip.. Thanks
A shopper on Aug 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I've put on a few thousand miles on them, nothing to much. 90% has been on road and some of that has been 2 up and I couldn't tell they were dual sport tires. They are wearing evenly and still have plenty of tire left. I have also gone off road, in both woodlands and desert, the tires hook up way better than I thought being the tire is advertised as a 70/30. Not a knobby tire for sure but hooks up great for what they are. Better than advertised. I will be getting these tires again once I wear though them. This is on a 2014 BMW r1200gs