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Continental Twinduro TKC80 Dual Sport Tires
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Continental Twinduro TKC80 Dual Sport Tires

  • 40% on-road and 60% offroad
  • Compound and wide block tread pattern deliver optimal on and offroad grip and performance
  • Excellent braking and traction on a wide range of surfaces from loose to hard pack
  • High cornering stability on soft terrain
  • Good self-cleaning properties
  • TL=Tubeless
  • TT=Tube Type Tires

OE Replacement tire for:

  • BMW F650 GS
  • BMW R850/1100/1150/1200GS Adventure
  • KTM 690 Enduro
  • KTM 990 Adventure
  • KTM 1190R Adventure
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Continental Twinduro TKC80 Dual Sport Tires 4.5 5 47 47
Great tread pattern! So far I'm loving the TKC80! I have them on my F800GS and they preform Awesome! March 16, 2014
My second TKC80 rear tire I have these on my 2012 Tiger 800xc (great bike). The first one lasted about 2500 miles in good shape and about another 1000 in decline. At the time I replaced it, it was still handling fine on the street and light gravel roads but I wouldn't have attempted anything more sketchy with any confidence. I honestly only spend about 10% of my miles off the pavement, but when I do get off road I try to make it count. So I want a capable tire and i've been very happy with the TKC80. I'm still running the same TKC80 front tire and it is wearing very slowly. I'm pretty sure it won't be due to be replaced until the rear is toast again. Overall i've been very happy. Which is why I stuck with TKC80 again instead of trying something different like the Scout which I considered. However, if you are coming from heavily street biased tires you will definitely be giving up a lot of feel. I hated them at first, they felt like they were half filled with water haha. but once I got used to them(and scrubbed in) they will actually do most anything you ask of them on the street and crazy a lot more than any 80/20 tire is going to do off road. January 21, 2014
Just the truth I bought this tire to put on a bike I was selling, because I know it is extremely popular and gives the bike a rugged off road look. It is not my personal first choice so I bought it for cosmetic reasons. But I have put 800 miles on the tire and can give you my impressions. When it was brand new, there was an obvious quickening in the turning in characteristic. The tire is VERY rounded and gets the bike "over" quickly. As it wore in during the trip that diminished somewhat. When riding I try not to over-scrutinize new items. Instead I ride my normal style and see if I notice anything different. I rode paved mountain curves in the rain with confidence, Went on some 4WD roads and a couple of limited trails and the best thing I can say about it is... I didn't notice it. Which means it didn't dissapoint nor surprise. I've been running the Heidenau and was satisfied with this tire. The TKC80 looks great on the bike and delivers on performance. It does however have a traditionally short lifespan, which is why I choose the Heidenau. If wear length were equall, I would have a hard time choosing between the two. November 26, 2013
Good Traction, Marginal Tire Life Finding that combination of an adventure tire that offers decent traction off-road with good tire life is always elusive and I gave the TKC-80 rear a try on my Husqvarna TR650. Off-road performance was good and better than most of the stock offerings on adventure bikes--especially when paired with a front tire that's a bit more knobby like (in my case a D606). On the road I found the TKC 80 to wander a bit at 70+, but decent overall. It seemed fairly well planted in the rain as well. My only real complaint is the on road mileage was far below what I was expecting (or hoping). The first 1000 miles wore the tread down to about half--which surprised me. The last half seemed to wear a bit better at about 2000 miles, but in the end I'm faced with a tire that only gets about 3000 miles before it's toast. A competent tire I can recommend with a big qualification on road mileage, but my next try will be a Heidenau K60 Scout rear. October 28, 2013
Outstanding Tire Running this Running this tire on the front with a K60 on the rear. Just got home from a 300 mile jaunt, two up, 60% forest roads (mixed sand, mud and gravel). All of our time on the tarmac was spent in the rain and about 15 miles of light snow. The tire held well, handled the forest roads like a champ and stuck to the wet/cold hardtop like it should. Some low spend chatter and vibrations, but above 40 mph the tire smooth’s out. Will definitely keep the TKC 80 on the front. tire on the front with a K60 on the rear. Bike: 2012 Vstrom DL1000 September 30, 2013
GS friendly Best for on / off tar use... secure in the dirt and surprising in the twisties. Another option is the K60 Scout Rear and TKC80 Front for best wear mileage... September 16, 2013
Traction for big bikes.... 3k and the rear is 40%... front hardly showing wear. Excellent gravel traction when aired down. Surprisingly good twisty paved road performance. No braking issues with ABS system on the Super Tenere. September 9, 2013
Does many jobs I bought a set of these for a Rawhyde intro class. Had them mounted on to my 2012 R1200GS at Ventura County BMW. Took the long way from Ventura to Castaic, via some really nice twisties and was amazed at the response from these chunky tires. I'm not a peg-scraper, but didn't lean any less than usual into the turns (even with the tires being new). Took the adventure intro class at Rawhyde, then into the Mojave for their Base Camp Alpha offering. Kept the air pressures low (in the 20s) the whole time, even when between trails on tarmac at and above freeway speeds. Rode back to Seattle at 36/42 pressures with no problems. Was able to get quite a few more miles out of the rear (didn't really pay much attention to the miles, I just looked at the wear bars). I have since replaced the rear with another TKC80, use the bike for commuting and weekend trips. These tires are excellent, as is the customer service from Revzilla. I will probably replace these before winter with something like Tourances or Distanzias. I'm hoping there'll still be enough tread on the TKCs for next spring. September 7, 2013
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Terry V: I've used these tires before and like them. The current one wore out and needed a replacement. Apr 8, 2014
chuck c: 50 percent of my current tires are this one. also reviewed ok Apr 3, 2014
Hunter B: Better off road traction than long tread life 50/50 rear Apr 2, 2014
Robert M: Type of tire needed and good value Mar 28, 2014
Robert D: Great reputation and Revzilla's rocking price! Mar 27, 2014
Anton B: 4th or 5th set of Contis on my KLR. Best tire for twisties and narly dirt alike. Mar 25, 2014
Janet F: Wonderful adventure tire when the road turns to a goat path. They stick real well on the asphalt twisties, as well. They do wear out pretty quick on the larger bikes. Mar 6, 2014
Rick M: good traction and long lasting tread Mar 3, 2014
Thomas K: Great tires for dual sport riding on BMW F800GS. Jan 5, 2014
Darrin B: Running them on my gs1200a and loving them. They wear out quickly, but unmatched for my style of offroad riding coupled with predictable on road traction. Dec 29, 2013
Barry R: I put these on my F800GS and the off-road traction is superb, I rode the length of Baja and never worried about traction when riding off-road. I just wish they lasted longer. But for now I love the way my bike can go anywhere with these tires. Dec 23, 2013
eduardo c: best tires for big dual sport bikes!
this is it!
Nov 9, 2013
Chris L: I'm replacing like for like. These tires achieve the highest ratings and customer satisfaction for my style of riding - why choose another style or brand? Oct 27, 2013
Konstantin I: Friend recommendation Oct 24, 2013
Chris Van M: They are argueably the best dual sport tire out there. Especially for the bike adventure bikes. Oct 24, 2013
Mark S: They don't last that long but on a R1200GSA they are the only thing that will keep you on the trail when things get really ugly. Especially mud and sand. They just work for me on a loaded dual sport bike. Oct 14, 2013
Victor Z: Off road performance Oct 8, 2013
Paul P: I bike off-road about 5% of the time. I don't need knobbies on my R1150 GS, but in this case, vanity prevails. Sep 26, 2013
Francisco R: Because prior experience with this tires. Sep 17, 2013
Jeffrey D: I chose these due to price and longevity. Sep 16, 2013
Steven P: This is the best front tire for off-roading in the desert on big bikes. They grip better than anything else that I've tried. Sep 15, 2013
Dan L: Best in class and was on sale. Sep 3, 2013
mike p: It was between this and the K-60 Scout. Trusting the reviews, I hope they were accurate. Aug 27, 2013
A shopper asked: I have a Triumph tiger 800XC. The owners handbook says I need a tube type tire. I'm interested in the Heidenau K60 scouts. Do you have these for my bike? Nov 15, 2013
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Jason R: I had a 800gs and ran the K60 scouts on the rear and the TKC 80's on the front. It was a great combo! I got almost 12000 out of the scouts and the TKC's really bite where I needed it off-road. At real slow speeds (like putting in traffic to get to a traffic light) the scouts can feel a little weird and wiggly, but I found this to be pretty normal. I have a friend that has the tiger 800xc and did the exact same thing and he loved both tires. I will do the same for my new Yamaha Super Tenere. You can't go wrong with this combo. Nov 17, 2013
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Janet F: My partner and I find the Heidenau K60's keep their shape and hold up really well on the rear. Dec 5, 2013
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A shopper asked: I'm looking to put the tkc 80 on the front of my 2013 F800GS. Can anyone answer what the difference is between the 90/90-21 TT 54S and the 90/90-21 TL 54T?

Mar 18, 2014
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Charles r: The TT is for tubes and the TL is tube less . I used tube less on my triumph and I assume your wheels are tubeless as well but not sure . Mar 18, 2014
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Dan M: TT + Tube type; TL = Tubeless. S speed rating = 112 mph, T speed rating = 118 mph. Mar 19, 2014
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Rick M: TT is tube type tire , TL is tubeless tire Mar 19, 2014
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A shopper asked: I'd like to find out about the total mileage you get out of the TKC80 vs. Michelin Anakee 2? Nov 1, 2013
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Stuart H: KTM 990 ADV. TKC-80's getting 2500-4000 miles on rear depending on how "sporty" I get in rocky terrain. 5000 on fronts. Fronts cup after 3000 if you don't keep the pressures at recommended levels. They're fun and versatile. Not noisy or too vibrational. Still my go-to choice. Nov 8, 2013
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Mark K: I have a KTM 990 Adventure

I've put about 1500 highway miles on my Conti TKC 80's they haven't worn that well, but I've put about 500 miles of Trail Riding on them....they've been great!

It really depends what you plan on doing with them.
Nov 1, 2013
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Roger Z: About 4500 miles is what I got on the Conti...that being said 2200 of that was pavement. It was just at the wear bar and could have run probably another 800 to 1000 safely. I don't wait until the last minute to change. Nov 3, 2013
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Josh K asked: Do Conti TKC80 tires come in a Tube Type version? I only see a 90/90-21 TL 54T listed on your website? Can a tube be placed in a tubeless style tire? Apr 9, 2014
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Keith M: Funny you ask. I carry a tube with me even though these are tubeless tires because one of the service guy's at Bob's BMW suggested I do this several years ago prior to a trip across Labrador during which I bent a front wheel and it would not hold air. The tube saved my trip and ran for another four thousand miles without vibration or problem until I got the wheel straightened at Woodie's in Denver. I always carry tubes when traveling to remote places with tubeless tires. I'm not sure how I will use them on the new GSW wheels though as the valves are in a funny location. Apr 9, 2014
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Stuart H: I use the tubeless type on my KTM with tubes, and have done so for years . Only a few spoked wheels out there factory made for tubeless applications (BMW and I think the Aprilia Capo Nord, and I think both rims are made by Behr). Would not recommend going the other way- using a non-tubeless tire for tubeless but using a tube on a tubeless tire no worries. Apr 9, 2014
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A shopper asked: Ok this may be a stupid question but my cousin runs these on his ducati and he loves them. I just got back into the dual sport scene after an accident. Just got alittle cfr250l. Yes I know its a womens bike but it was cheap and I would rather wreck that then a big money bike. I understand these are made for bigger bikes but is it possible to slap them on a 250? Apr 7, 2014
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Chris Van M: Yes if you have the rim size that they sell. Also be careful with the width. These are for the bigger bikes with wider swing arms. So measure the width of the swing arm up front, check to see if it will clear your chain, and not be too wide for your rim. Apr 15, 2014
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A shopper asked: What is the speed rating on this tire? looking to put the 180 rear on my sport bike. Nov 8, 2013
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Stuart H: I have the 150/18 and they say 99mph on the side. Don't know about the 180/17 for sure. The codes listed on Conti don't differentiate specifically, and the # codes are very similar. All that said, hard sayin' not knowin'... Nov 8, 2013
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A shopper asked: What size should I select for my KTM 500EXC? Oct 7, 2013
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Stuart H: I think you only have the one option for the front if you're running a 21" front rim. For the rear, I'd opt for the 120 on the width. A 140 MIGHT fit in there, but your lack of horsepower (vs a 690 or 990 KTM) may have a hard time getting the 140 spinning the way you're used to off road. The TKC will likely be heavier than a dirt tire as well. Plus, an OEM dirt bike rim may do funny things to the 140 anyway. I'd guess you usually run a 110 rear for a normal dirt tire. You'll lose some height on the TKC's vs dirt tires too. Please post your review of the tire as I've always wondered how the TKC would be on a small dual sport rig. My guess is you'll have an all new appreciation for what your 530 can do. Oct 8, 2013
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A shopper asked: I wan to buy this set of tires for my Ducati MTS1200s which size should i be looking to buy? Sep 15, 2013
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Jose L: 120/70Z-17 in the front and 180/55-1B7 in the rear,but I would go with a Metzeler Next 190/55R17 75W since you have a tubeless rim and you want to be safe having the right size on it. Sep 16, 2013
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Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Front / 110/80B19 TL 59Q 157702 02471430000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 90/90-21 TL 54T 157703 02471440000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 100/90-19 TT 57S 508043 02000120000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 120/70B17 TL 58Q 813458 02000230000 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Front / 120/70B19 TL 60Q 879931 02400830000 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Front / 110/80-19 TT 58Q 950563 2550140000 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Rear / 130/80-17 TL 65T 157704 02471410000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 150/70B17 TL 69Q 157705 02471420000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 3.50-18 TT 62S 157706 02070800000 Out of Stock
Rear / 120/90-18 TT 62R 157707 02001420000 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 140/80-18 TT 70R 157708 02001470000 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 150/70B18 TT 70Q 157709 02471130000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 140/80-17 TL 69Q 539592 02471400000 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 180/55B17 TL 73Q 813456 02000240000 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 170/60B17 TL 72Q 879932 02400820000 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 150/70B18 TL 70Q 942425 02401880000 Out of Stock
Rear / 130/80-17 TT 65S 950565 2550150000 Available: Expect 1-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Rear / 150/70B17 TT 70Q 950566 2550130000 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment