Dunlop D606 Dual Sport Tires
Good choice on Great Divide
Rode the Great Divide, Banff to Antelope wells with my son on KLR's. We hit a wet spell and were never far from wet roads or mud for the whole trip. On my '06 I ran the 606 on the rear, MT21 in the front. He used the Conti TKC 80's front and rear on his '14. On pavement and gravel there wasn't much difference in performance, but certainly more howl from the 606/MT21 combo on the pavement. But when we hit the mud, I always made it further. When we got into the notorious New Mexico gumbo, I made it through a section where he plugged up so badly he could hardly turn the motor in first gear and we had to dig out the mud with our hands and sticks. Also had to push him up a muddy hill that I rode up. Can't say for sure if it was 1st Gen vs 2nd KLR, my better riding skills (um..probably not) or the tires. But, to do the same trip again I would not want to switch with him. Added benefit, after 3000 miles, there are at least another thousand left on the 606, I wouldn't waste the time to remount his rear tire.
August 27, 2014
Great dual sport tire
I've ridden on the Pirelli MT21 rear tire for 7 years now, and wanted to try the Dunlop. The Dunlop is every bit as good up in the Rocky Mountains on the mixed conditions, and it seems to be wearing a bit better. After 3 hard rides, no big chunks missing from the tread, and traction has been very solid. Highly recommended!
July 28, 2014
Great for a 30/70 or dirtier adventure or if you trailer
These tires are excellent if your next adventure is almost entirely dirt. I used them to do the COBDR and UTBDR back to back. For that purpose they were great but they don't wear well at all. Riding the 200 miles home on asphalt was scary with the squared off knobs. In other words I wouldn't buy these for my normal 60/40 mix because I'd be changing them in a few weeks. they are easy to mount and provide great traction in all surfaces except asphalt.
July 7, 2014
Best adventure riding dual purpose tire (70% dirt/ 30% road)
This is a fantastic tire. The only rear tire I use. Grip is excellent and tread life is great. I get about 5 - 7k miles out of em. This is the first time I've used the front 606 on the bike. Some reviewers hate the front 606 so I've stayed away. But I must say that I've very pleasantly surprised. Great grip and the wear is similar to the rear. They are pricey compared to the cheap ones but I think this setup is worth it. I use them on my '05 DR650
June 30, 2014
Great off road dual sport tire
I put this on the rear of my DR650, as others have said it works well off road. It rides fine on the street as well, no il handling characteristics. I got a solid 2500 miles out of it before it was shot. This is the tire I will use on my TAT trip, gonna put a new one on about halfway. I use my bike to commute daily to work, round trip about 8 miles. The rest of my riding is off road on the weekends, I go ride about 200 mile each weekend.
June 4, 2014
Wow! Whata tire! Did 275 miles on asphalt and broke them in on the way to Hatfield & McCoy trails and two days of off roading were awesome. The bike stuck very well. In and out of holes, weaving through big ruts with no problem. Great traction on and off road and DOT!
May 26, 2014
Tire holds up on street, and off road. It tracks well at high speed on the road, and even does well when it is wet.
December 2, 2013
The tires were fresh and arrived in a couple of days.
November 4, 2013