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Continental Twinduro TKC80 Dual Sport Rear Motorcycle Tire

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Continental Twinduro TKC80 Dual Sport Rear Motorcycle Tire

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  • Well-tried multi-use tire for both street and dirt.
  • Tried and tested for long hauls and competition.
  • Self-cleaning tread pattern.
  • High levels of side stability on soft surfaces.
  • Very good on-road handling and mileage.
  • 40% on-road and 60% offroad.
  • Original equipment on BMW 1200 GS Adventure und KTM 690 Enduro R.
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Continental Twinduro TKC80 Dual Sport Rear Motorcycle Tire Reviews

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4.3 / 5.0
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Value
4.2 / 5
Tread life
3.3 / 5
Wet Traction
4.2 / 5
Grip/Traction
4.5 / 5
Handling
4.5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes (26)
No (1)
Value
4 / 5
snow tires
havent tried it out yet. looks impressive hope it is. will return with results
February 20, 2020
Manchester, IA, US
Purchased
1 month ago
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Wet Traction
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
I will continue to purchase this tire . Again and again. Best tire for the dollar and durability
I’m riding a 2017 Africa twin. I tried a number of tires but learned that a tire will perform better if properly set up. Adventure bike tires are different from your dirt bike tires. I found that properly balancing of tire is of great importance for longer life. Step two, make sure you have the bike balanced, you have got to get your sag right to get the most out of any tire you choose. That being said we all know that any adventure tire is going to wear more depending on the commute to your favorite riding spots. Tried and tested with the best set up I’ve been able to achieve the tkc-80 has been the best tire for my riding experience, off road performance, highway stability, and overall tire wear.

-m-2017--
February 17, 2020
Clover, SC, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
2 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Wet Traction
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
TKC 80 on a dual sport and adventure bike
Love this tire for what it is. I use it on a KTM 500EXCF and also on BMW R1200 GSA. For both bikes sticks amazingly well on curves and wet roads for a knobby tire. Clearly not as good as and offroad non-DOT tire in mud but you can't have it both ways without some compromise. Can really eat the tread up on the larger bike if you are heavy on the throttle but can still usually get 3000-4000 miles on rear tire. Runs way quieter and easier to mount.

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-m-2017 KTM--
November 4, 2019
winston-salem, NC, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
5 months ago
Gender:
Male
Value
4 / 5
Tread life
3 / 5
Wet Traction
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Good 50/50 tire
I've used these for the last 5000 miles on my Africa Twin. The center knobs are almost gone on current set. They work well for 50/50 pavement and off-road. Only complaint is short tread life. But then traction would probably suffer. I will buy another when this wears out.

-m-2017--
September 27, 2019
olympia, WA, US
Purchased
6 months ago
Value
3 / 5
Tread life
2 / 5
Wet Traction
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Decent 50/50 tire
Treadlife is short -- only got about 2.5k miles riding 50/50 conditions. The tire is surprisingly good offroad when it is new. As the tread wears, offroad performance goes away quickly. Handles good on the road wet or dry, even with worn tread. Starts making noise on the road as tread wears.
September 27, 2019
Greenwood, IN, US
Purchased
6 months ago
Value
4 / 5
Tread life
3 / 5
Wet Traction
3 / 5
Grip/Traction
3 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Quality in production slipping a little
I've noticed with this last set of Twin-Duro's the tread is wearing faster than my last set with similar riding and these were required quite a bit of counterweight to balance them compared to previous sets I've owned. C'mon Continental... step up your game.

-m-2013 --
August 13, 2019
Swanton, MD, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Easy to mount well with tire irons and works well on dirt, gravel and asphalt
The first one seemed to work well even at 60 percent worn, so I wanted to try a new one.
Works well

-m-1999--
July 3, 2019
Kokomo, IN, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
9 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Wet Traction
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Newly Installed
Ordered a set for our 2007 F650 GS to allow for more off road ventures (groomed dirt, gravel fire service roads). So far have limited mileage on pavement but the ride quality doesn't seem to be any more harsh than the street tires they replaced. Will be going to Tellico Plains to March Moto Madness to get them broken in. I suspect they will suffice as these are a popular dual sport tire used on many bikes.

-m-2007--
March 11, 2019
Cincinnati, OH, US
Purchased
1 year ago
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Wet Traction
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Trying my hand at a new bike w/ new tires
Picked up a CB500X & could not wait to test it out on a rally ride - knew it was going to be a mudfest so went with these. Had heard only good things about them & they lived up to it.

Mud was a breeze. Surprised how well they felt on the road.
November 30, 2018
Unionville, IN, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
1 year ago
Gender:
Female
Value
4 / 5
Tread life
3 / 5
Wet Traction
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Replaced the OEM Dunlop’s on my Africa Twin for some more off-road traction and I was expecting to loose some on road performance but I was wrong. Theses tires are awesome. They turn in extremely well for a knobby. There have been numerous times where I felt I’m coming in too hot for a knobby tire and they have yet to do anything more than surprise me how well they perform on tarmac. They are smooth and quiet and work great off road as well. I’m getting about 3500 miles out of rear and repacking front every other rear. There are tons of adventure tires to choose from but after running tkc’s why try anything else.

-m-2017--
November 15, 2018
Wilkes , NC, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
1 year ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
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I have a 2017 KLR650 and need tires. But the OEM Dunlop tires are tube-type. I am liking the TKC80. But can I switch to tube-less? I'm not sure of the implications and if it makes sense.
Rick M on Jul 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You will have to run a tube within a tubeless tire, since you have spokes. You could also install a "mousse" (pronounced Moose) , which is a firm/rubberized liner that takes the place of a tube. Benefit it that you'll never get a full-on flat with a mousse. Tubeless commonly only applies to a cast wheel.

See also: https: //motocrossactionmag .com/ask-mxperts-secrets-bib-mousse/

Cheers - Jim
What air pressure should I run on my TKC80’s when off road? I have been running around 23lbs on the rear and 20 front. Do you recommend a pressure that works well for on and off?
Johnny P on Nov 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: That depends on a few things. When you say off road, is that sand or hard pack with alot of rock and roots? Also what size machine? On my BMWR1200GSA i like to run 23 front and back. I do not like to go below 20 on the front end due to it will start to wallow. If in sand, then i will drop down to 15, but keep in mind when on tar and jumping to next section that those side walls are going to roll all over the place when cornering, so no peg scraping! On my KLR650 i will run a bit lower by 3 psi in both terrains due to the bike is a bit lighter and has rim locks.

i hope this helps!
Will these fit properly on my KTM 1190 Adventure? I am a bit confused about the coding on the tire size as my stock size shows 170/60ZR-17 on the rear and the TKC80 comes in 170/60B-17 (72Q). Is the 72Q a load and speed rating? If so what's the difference from the ZR and B coding?
DARIUS L on Oct 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They should fit the Q rating says dont go over 100 mph. I have though, still here! This tire has awesome grip and it really good off-road. I recently tried a Shinko 805 and I continue to long for the TKC80. Under some throtle the Shinko steps out really quick where the TKC80 has a nice predictable feel on dirt.
when i choose the correct size for my KLR 650- 130/80 17, it says tubeless. Do I need to get a tubeless rim to install this tire?
Benjamin G on Jul 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No need for a different rim, you can just use your regular 17" tube. I'd recommend replacing your tubes when you do the tire change just as a piece of mind. Save the old tube as a spare.
will this fit my 2001 XR650R ?
Anthony B on Mar 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I guess will fit front a rear wheel, just buy the correct size and the TKC80 Tube Type, cause your bike use tubes.

For XR650R It seems will be

Front Tire Size:

TKC80 3.00 -21 51S Tube Type

Rear (Tire) Size: original size is 4.5 inch,

Conversion to metric

- 110/80 -18 58Q Tube Type
or
- 120/90 -18 65R Tube Type

If you want to use Tubeless tires then you will have to change your wheels for spkoed motard wheels.
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