Continental Twinduro TKC80 Dual Sport Tires
They look BAD _SS!!!
All the guys at Starbucks are going to be jealous when I pull up with these meaty b_stards on my GSA!
Just kidding I just put them on and haven't had a chance to check them on a decent ride off road.
August 24, 2015
Shoulda put these on a long time ago
I put these on my 2010 F800GS after disappointing experience with other more street worthy dual sport tires. Wow! I noticed the difference as soon as I hit the first dirt road. The front went where I pointed it, and while the rear obviously got better traction the improvement in braking was an unexpected surprise. The street performance is acceptable as long as I remember that I am not riding a sport bike. Yes, it looks like I will get no more than 2500 miles but if I was looking for mileage I would not be trying these anyway. Given what they do in the dirt I will take what I get on the road.
August 18, 2015
this tire gave my bike an outstanding, mean dirt appearance
As soon as got on my bike I notice an increase in height because of the massive knobby's.
August 2, 2015
Great off road tire, but won't last 5000 miles on road due to wear.
I've run TKC 80 tires exclusively on my BMW R1150GS ADV and am amazed at the traction on road. I do 90% road 10% offroad, so really the TKC 80 is not really the optimum tire for me, but I WANT that gravel and sand grabbing off road confidence when I do go off road, and this tire delivers that. I require that extra off road performance because I don't have much off road experience, so I like to stack the cards in my favor a bit, despite wearing out tires by running them on pavement most of the time. I just ran a brand new Revzilla bought rear TKC 80 tire 3405 miles in 9 days on a national parks tour on asphalt interstate and hwy, with 10% on gravel back roads and got back yesterday. The bike was load was moderate to heavy, and the rear tire was 80% gone on the central and secondary knobs, but it got me home. The front has 5000+ miles and only 35% worn. That gives you and idea of the lifespan on road. I'm going to try the Heidenau K60 Scout for the rear and keep the TKC 80 for the front, so both tire lifespans will even out a bit. The TKC 80 is truly a fine tire that performs, but you can only compromise between off road performance and highway longevity and traction. Pick the tire that best suits your driving usage to maximize your purchase. I cannot recommend the TKC 80 highly enough for dirt and gravel roads for heavy dual sport bikes. The price here on Revzilla for this tire edges out all the competition by a few dollars, and they ship fast, so buy 'em here.
July 6, 2015
Great front tire.
I run the TKC 80 on the front. I've used one on the front of several bikes and get around 9000 miles on the front. I've tried the rear and really like the traction, but only get around 3500 miles. The TKC 80 on the front gets excellent traction and wears well. I can get some pretty good lean angles on pavement.
June 29, 2015
Short and sweet
I don't know why this tire didn't last very long. I would think the 180 width would spread the load and reduce the wear but perhaps more rubber equals more friction? You'd think they'd anticipate the 180 width going on more powerful bikes and use a harder compound. I ran this on a set of 17/19 rims on a KTM 990 with a 5.5 rear width rim. Nonetheless the first one lasted 1500 miles. Ouch. I bought a second and was much gentler and it looks like it will stretch to 2000, still not much better. Oddly the 150 width on my 18" rims goes for 2500-3000.
I wish there was more 180 options but the TKC is the standard bearer. Good on pavement and good on dirt and great on neither but truly a DUAL sport tire.
June 29, 2015
Ture ADV tire
This tire was used on a TR 650 Terra for a ADV in Colorado. We were pushed around by the weather so we ended up riding more asphalt than intended. But I can say this tire did nothing but work in all conditions. Asphalt, wet and dry, rocks,and mud. Tread life is short but it does so many different terrains so well it's not surprising. I've got about 1500 miles on the rear tire and it's at half life.
June 26, 2015
Only Tires for Me
Just replacing the rear this time, but these are the only tires I run on my 2005 F650GS (4th set). While there are other shoes out there that will last longer, there isn't anything else that gives me the confidence to tackle any road surface ... and I am the type of rider that will be on pavement one minute, then veer off the next on some pathetic excuse for a road. On tarmac they stick well (granted no super heavy leaning in the turns or you'll fall off the blocks), and off road they surf the crud with awe inspiring prowess. Nothing else. For me. Ever.
June 15, 2015