Mike in WA
I ride a 990 KTM Adventure on as much dirt as possible. I like this tire because it provides great traction in dirt along with excellent wear and handling ( for a full knobby) on pavement. Plus it’s DOT rated. Only downside is, when new, it tends to wander at freeway speeds. I recommend this to any dual sport rider looking for full knobby application.Read All Reviews
Harold in CA
I bought this tire to replace a MotoZ Tractionator (worst rear tire I've ever had). The Trakmaster has proven to be a great choice for the hard-packed rocky, dusty, sandy, Southern California deserts and mountains where I ride. The tread blocks are fairly soft and flexible so the street will chew it up pretty quickly. I've put 300 miles of 80/20 dirt/street on it and it's wearing pretty good with no chunking or missing knobs. I'll be happy to get 700 miles out of it and throw on a fresh one for another $60.Read All Reviews
Robert in CA
I bought this to carry on my klr650 for long distance adventure rides. It's small and weighs next to nothing so packing it with other essential tools for a long trip is easy. Works great, sure beats filing a repaired flat by hand.Read All Reviews
Kevin in VT
These tires are fantastic for on/off road use. Excellent grip for asphault and fantastic grip on dirt roads. They do fill up in sticky mud but overall are a great choice for someone looking for a cost effective 50/50 tire. I have them mounted on my road leagal CRF450x and they are fantastic.Read All Reviews
Looking for tires to take you on your next adventure? It’s no secret that the first thing you should do is analyze your street/dirt ratio. Many riders keep their bikes almost exclusively on the street. Others take their adventure motorcycles into some pretty rough off-road environments. Decide what your needs are. And remember that your needs aren’t necessarily the same as your preferences. You might like to think of yourself as more of an off-road kind of guy, but if you honestly don’t get off the street much, then there’s no sense in straying from a street-oriented tire. Similarly, if you prefer to stick to the street but find yourself in particularly soft terrain the few times that you do go off-road, then you might want to find something a little more dirt friendly than your tendencies might suggest.
Much of the street/dirt ratio is determined by the tire’s tread pattern. Knobby tires are excellent for softer terrain as the lugs are able to dig in and find traction. Street-oriented tires feature finer and fewer grooves to keep as much of the rubber in contact with the asphalt as possible. Because such a wide variation exists with adventure motorcycle needs, you’ll find everything from near-motocross knobbies to tires similar to what you’d use on a street-only bike. Take a good look at the tread pattern and read the product descriptions. If customer reviews are available, make sure to take advantage of them! They often contain priceless gems of wisdom from other adventure motorcyclists.
One thing that’s important for adventure touring tires is longevity. How long will the tires last before you need to replace them? Several adventure touring tires are designed to go for as much as 10,000 miles. These utilize a hard rubber compound. The tradeoff is that they don’t grip as well, so you’ll want to take it easy on the extreme end of things, whether it’s high speed canyon carving or intense off-road challenges. On the other hand, several excellent adventure tires offer superior grip, but they simply won’t give great longevity. You have to decide what is important to you.
And of course, pricing and overall value also come into play. We’ve gone to great lengths to keep prices low and value at its maximum, but different tires are available at various price points, and you’ll have to decide what fits your needs the best. Check out our selection of tires for your adventure motorcycle and pick up a new set today.