Continental Twinduro TKC80 Dual Sport Tires
great off road tire
I ride my bike last weekend in off road park(very very wet conditions) and I was positively surprised.great handling on wet.cant say anything about tread life.
September 22, 2015
So far, so very good.
I just put this tire on my Tiger 800xc. had to ride over to Yosemite and back to my place in Humboldt county. plenty confident and competent on the freeway, so I took it into the red dirt of the west slope for an hour, and was equally impressed. I then had to ride home in the rain, under which conditions the tire once again performed spectacularly. I also was running at ninety-miles-per-hour up I-5 in too much of a hurry to get back to work in the afternoon. nevertheless, the ride was stable and secure. I'll have to get back in order to respond to those stating the rubber doesn't last long. but as stated in the beginning, so far so, so very good!
September 21, 2015
Good all around tire
I've run this tire (front and rear) on my TIger 800XC exclusively since I bought it new. After trips getting to Colorado on pavement and riding dirt roads including the CDT, and riding through lots of back country in Oklahoma and New Mexico I've had zero problems with these tires. Wouldn't be great for just street riding but a "mixed" tire that does both pretty well.
September 21, 2015
Used to run a quality 80/20 tire for gravel roads on my BMW GS, but slipped on marble section off-camber and went down, belly splash. Badged the bike. Thankful for safety gear. Changed to this front tire, and now I climb 4x4 backroads with confidence. Tire is quiet on pavement. Smooth on/off road. Highly recommend!!!
September 2, 2015
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