Dunlop D606 Dual Sport Tires
Don't be afraid of the roads with these, i was skeptical because they're rated 90% off road and 10% on but they do very well on the road, not too rough and can take turns moderately quick, braking hard is pretty bad though..
April 10, 2015
Dunlop D606 Front
I put his on my KLR 650 as most of my riding is done off road in the desert. We have lots of loose rock and sand. I guessed at the "wet traction" category as we rarely have rain...and when it does rain I do not want to be off road as the desert turns to jelly.
April 6, 2015
Bought this for my KLR650, not knowing if it would actually fit as it was wider than the original, but fit easily between the swing arms.
This tire is superb off-road , but be careful of hard breaking on the road, it tends to skid quite easily.
Will buy again. It has masses of tread.
November 24, 2014
Great overall tire
i use this tire primarily for DS type riding. I commute to work 18 miles pavement during the week and dirt/gravel roads all other time. I have no complaints so far. tread life for me is pretty good for a $100 tire. it suits my needs. my last one lasted almost 5 years (miles unknown) i got 2500mi out of my current one and half of that was pavement. i think that it is truly a 90/10 dirt/street tire, and i could get by with a more street orientated tire, but a dirt bike needs dirt bike tires right? I see myself buying more of these in the future.
November 13, 2014
great overall tire.
Run this tire on my KLR650. Does great in the Rocky Mountains, Moab and not to shabby on the tarmac. Treadwear is not all that great, 1500mi. But for everything it does its worth it
October 27, 2014
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