Heidenau K76 Rear Tire
awesome grip on an off road
Tried this tire for the first time and was heavily impressed. Not a pure dirt tie but does great for the little jobs an awesome on the street.
June 12, 2014
Regretfully Retired After 8K Miles
Sadly, after 8K miles and 5-weeks, I had to retire this great tire despite having probably 2K miles of life left.
New K76 front and rear tires were mounted on my R1200GSA on 23 May. I subsequently rode them hard on an eventual 11K US tour. On 27 June, 8K miles later, the K76 rear tire was severely worn in the center and logistics of the ride and lack of a K76 rear replacement led me to the sad decision to just replace them both with other tires the dealer happened to have on hand.
The Hidenau K76s deported themselves admirably! They held the tarmac flawlessly (never so much as a "skip" under hard cornering) and deported themselves admirably during the occasional off-road excursion, too. My only "ding:" They ride rather harshly; you can definitely feel the tread pattern. On the positive side: They wear like iron, they hold the road, and work off-road VERY well.
July 2, 2014
Really not impressed
Just finished my first 2600 mile week traveling Utah on my new K76. Rear tire has cracks in the body of the tire around the lugs. Almost looks as though it is starting to fail. It seems to be wearing normally but no something I will trust for more miles.
May 16, 2014
A solid performer
Put 2,000 pretty robust miles on this rear tire in the first four days after mounting. It has good grip on the twisty roads and ran fine on several miles of washboard gravel/dirt. I punctured the tire but that was not it's fault. After replacing the tube and putting a simple patch on the inside of the tire it took me home fine. I will rebalance the tire and continue to use it up. I like this tire so far.
April 14, 2014
Not the most sticky tire in the class
I bought these tires for a trip from East TN to Yellowstone NP with an excursion to the Utah desert prior to returning home. I had heard that the stiff sidewall made them difficult to mount. I had no trouble mounting them on my Yamaha Super Tenere but, I did notice that the sidewalls are unusually stiff. These are also noticeably heavier then any MC tire that I have seen. The rear took about 3 ounces of weight to balance.
I headed for the Dragon to scrub them in. I found it easier to get the traction control light to activate then when running the stock Bridgestones or Anakee III's. They are obviously not the stickiest tire in this class of 90/10 dual sport tires. They do hold well all the way over to the edge as long as you are not cranking on the gas too hard.
I'm getting between 4-5k miles out of the Bridgestones or Anakee's and, I purchased these in hopes of getting higher mileage and also because they seem to be a tougher tire that will tolerate rocks that I may encounter in the UT desert. We shall see
May 12, 2014
I switched to these from the K60's. I have all the traction i need with more ability to control when they break loose. Great tire!
February 26, 2014
I switched to these from the K60's and have just as much grip as before. They are also much smoother when cornering on asphalt.
February 26, 2014
Excellent value and great performance.
I put 26K on this tire. I eventually had some dishing and cupping, but it was a great tire. I ride every workday about 90 to 100 miles, in all weather conditions, except snow and flooding. I have about 55K on my GS and almost half of it was with this one tire. That's very impressive. I will run this new one up to probably 15K.
November 12, 2013