Shinko 705 Series Dual Sport Rear Tire Designed for 80% street and 20% off road, the 705 Series by Shinko gives the long distance adventure dual sport rider a true performance bargain. With an aggress
Shinko 244 Dual Sport Front - Rear Tire Balancing a 50/50 mix of street and dirt, the Shinko Dual Sport 244 Series delivers unmatched performance and value in a tire that tackles the widest range of c
Shinko 705 Series Dual Sport Front TireDesigned for 80% street and 20% off road, the 705 Series by Shinko gives the long distance adventure dual sport rider a true performance bargain. With an aggress
Dunlop D606 Dual Sport Rear Tire Dunlop designed the D606 tire to be street-legal with an emphasis on aggressive off-road riding A full-depth tread pattern designed for rigorous off-road use yields e
Shinko SR241 Front/Rear Dual Sport TireThe SR241 by Shinko is a versatile dual sport tire with a tough nylon carcass and high dimpled knobs that work well in a variety of terrain. And with a wide vari
Michelin Anakee 3 Adventure Touring Rear TireThe new Michelin Anakee 3 is a road focused adventure touring tire; designed to provide exceptional on-road handling while still tolerating gravel and dirt
Continental TKC 80 Twinduro Dual Sport Rear TireThe go to tire for full-size adventure touring bikes, the Continental TKC 80 has been ridden and proven on almost every continent and terrain type. Able
Michelin Anakee 3 Adventure Touring Front Tire The new Michelin Anakee 3 is a road focused adventure touring tire; designed to provide exceptional on-road handling while still tolerating gravel and di
Pirelli MT 43 Trials Rear TireA kind of word-of-mouth success story, the Pirelli MT 43 has slowly become one of the most sought after tire for dual sport and single track riding. Able to grip where kn
Michelin T63 DOT Dual Sport Rear TireBilled as a 50/50 dual sport tire, the Michelin T63 is nonetheless a worthy choice for the rider who primarily spends the majority of their time off road. Inspired
Shinko 700 Series Dual Sport Rear TireDesigned with what Shinko calls a 60% street / 40% dirt tread pattern, the 700 Series comes as a nice choice for the primarily road based adventure and dual sport
Kenda K270 Dual Purpose Rear TireExemplify the essence of dual sport riding; Kenda gives you the ability to explore the world with the K270, a tire that can conquer it all. Targeted as a 50/50 mix of
Continental TKC 80 Twinduro Dual Sport Front TireThe go to tire for full-size adventure touring bikes, the Continental TKC 80 has been ridden and proven on almost every continent and terrain type. Abl
Dunlop D606 Dual Sport Front TireEmphasizing aggressive off-road riding, the Dunlop D606 is the dual sport tire made for the rider who wants the best in off-road traction while still maintaining stree
Kenda K760 Trakmaster II Rear TireOne of the best hard core dual sport tires available, the Kenda K760 Trakmaster II is perfect for the rider who isn't willing to sacrifice off-road performance. Comfo
Avon AM44 Distanzia Rear Tire Advanced tread pattern designed for onoff road applications On-off road tire designed for larger capacity dual-sport machines Unique VBD (Variabl Belt Density) constructi
Pirelli Scorpion Trail Dual Sport Rear Tire 95% on road, 5% off road New revolutionary tread pattern combines high performance with very innovative look Specially designed for the latest generation of
Pirelli MT 90 Scorpion A/T Enduro Rear Tire70% On-road/30% Off-road design Tread pattern with large central knobs for straight riding stability and general V-shape orientation for great traction and b
Michelin T63 DOT Dual Sport Front TireBilled as a 50/50 dual sport tire, the Michelin T63 is nonetheless a worthy choice for the rider who primarily spends the majority of their time off road. Inspire
Bridgestone TW152 Trail Wing Dual Sport Rear Tire Trail Wing TW152 Dual Sport Rear Tires are specifically targeted for each model, compounds and constructions will vary to suit the weight, horsepower
Avon AM43 Distanza Front TireAdvanced tread pattern designed for on-off road applications On-off road tire designed for larger capacity dual-sport machines Unique VBD (Variabl Belt Density) constructi
Pirelli MT 21 Rallycross Rear Tire A dual sport tire that has been depended on for a long, long time, the Pirelli MT21 features a very aggressive tread pattern that is tweaked to handle the unpredicta
Kenda K270 Dual Purpose Front Tire
Designed for today's high performance, dual purpose motorcycles
Deep, aggressive knob pattern has rounded profile for more biting edges
Dunlop D908RR Dual Sport Rear TireThe dual-sport Dunlop D908RR is designed to handle severe racing and cross-country conditions and provides exceptional durability and grip over rocks, hard ground and
Great pavement tire, very good gravel tire, decent dry-dirt/wet-sandy-gravel tire, not for mud.
I've used 705's on my Suzuki V-Strom (DL650) for a year and 15k miles and gone through 1 front and 3 rears. My riding is 75% pavement, 20% gravel roads, and 5% jeep trails.
Great paved traction even while knee dragging. Blocky enough to cut through the loose stuff on many gravel roads (air down to ~25/29psi for better traction off-pavement). Cheap!
Cons: Front makes a loud humming noise between 50-55mph. Rear tread life is ~6-7k miles of loaded touring (Front got ~15k miles).
Misterk (Oregon City, OR)
New shoes for the DR
Went with a matched set front and back after wearing out the stock rear tire. Really liked the feel of the factory Trail Wings on the pavement and these don't give up much. Only slightly more vibration from the knobs, but completely reasonable. Wanted something with a bit more off road capability. Don't see much wear after 500 miles and can't beat the price (Can't answer wet traction yet, been awfully dry around here).
Scorpion trail Pirelli
Good tire that worked great in dry and wet weather. Buell Ulysses XB12x bike mostly backroads on trip from SD to Ontario, Canada. Bike was loaded with panniers but had good confidence in all weather conditions. Still testing tire longevity though previous Scorpion front tire had 12k on it. Not a super aggressive rider but I like to have fun and consistently ride over corner speed advisorys.
chris (South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Bridgestone TW21 and 22
Quiet, smooth ride on roadways with great traction and handling. Off road is okay until dirt and gravel loosens then I do miss more knobby.
Front tire "cupping"
We recently returned from a 5,000 mile plus trip to the BMW MOA Rally in Minnesota. Three R1200 GS bikes all had new Anakee III front and rear tires, similar weight riders and we all carried similar weight camping gear. All three front tires experienced varying degrees of cupping on the front with one being very pronounced. All three sets were installed by a professional and all three sets carried the manufacturers recommended tire pressure.
XR650L rear lasted 4600 miles
The Shinko 700 4.80 x 18 tire I put on the rear of my XR650L last summer, I rode it 28 psi, I'd say 85% road, 15% gravel road. It handles good on the road and not too bad in the dirt, it's no Knobby but there is traction. I had no problems on the fire roads and single track, only time it got wet was creek crossings so don't know too much about the wet traction, that's why the low score there. Lasted 4,600 miles on the back of my XRL, I tried the Shinko 2400 Golden Boy 5.10 x 18 to replace it with just to get the extra size, all in all a great tire for the money. MCSS always does right by me.
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