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Kenda K270 Dual Sport Rear Tire

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Kenda K270 Dual Sport Rear Tire
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Kenda K270 Dual Sport Rear Tire

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  • The Kenda K270 Dual Sport tire is great for replacing your OE trail tire. It provides the perfect balance between a smooth ride on the road and great traction on the trails.
  • DOT Compliant (40% dirt / 60% road).
  • Designed for today's high performance dual sport motorcycles.
  • Built with a special rubber compound for outstanding off-road traction and on-road lasting wear.
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4.3 / 5.0
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4.8 / 5
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4.3 / 5
Grip/Traction
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Handling
4.3 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes (58)
No (2)
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Been buying kenda for years always good quality and good price
Been buying kenda for years always good quality and good price
November 21, 2019
Miami, FL, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
1 week ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Kenda k270 dual sport tire
Great looking tire for the price would definitely buy another one

-m-2003 YAMAHA WR450F--
November 6, 2019
San Tan valley, AZ, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
251 - 280 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
3 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Lasts longer than most in dual sport applications.

-m-1982--
October 7, 2019
Mountain, MT, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
3 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great tire!
These tires are great on my XT225. They handled the street and trails very well. They are a good 50/50 split and you can’t beat the price.
September 19, 2019
Maywood, NJ, US
Purchased
3 months ago
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great Tire
Just finished up a 700 mile 50/50 trip where multiple people were running these tires on different bikes (KLR, DR, and XR). I was on an XR650L, and here we my thoughts (I'm a slightly below average dirt rider and above average street rider).
I had sufficient/great grip in everything we encountered except for sand (which is what I expected). They claim the tire is a 60/40 split, and I'm not sure that does it justice for off road riding. The street riding was great for me. I could easily hit 70-80, had great grip on turns, and didn't hear/feel anything from the knobs. Off road it worked great on packed stuff, good over rocks, ok in gravel, and bad in sand. We didn't have any rain to test mud, so can't say on that yet. It bounced over obstacles easily for me and I didn't suffer a single flat (although a guy on a DR did have 2 front flats and 1 back flat).
Overall I love the tire, they still look new, and gave me all the grip I needed for my trip. They're not for heavy duty off road riding, but are a great compromise between street and road. I will definitely get them again, but will run the K270 rear with a K760 front.

-m-2007 HONDA XR650L--
August 27, 2019
Vineyard, UT, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
4 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
My personal experience
I ride approximately 70% gravel and dirt/rock roads and currently have over 4500 miles on my current rear tire including the New Mexico Back Country Discovery Route. My bike handles, turns and stops better with these tires than any others I've tried on all surfaces. I have already purchased my second one and will probably never purchase anything else as long as these are available.

-m-2011 KAWASAKI KLR650--
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July 21, 2019
Albuquerque, NM, US
Age: 65+
Purchased
1 year ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Best deal on tires
Great value! First ride 100 miles through Northern Pa back roads. Work great on both loose gravel and black top. Was ok in some of the muddy areas but not like a true dirt tire.
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July 4, 2019
Nichols, NY, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
5 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
best all around dual sport rear tire i have found, works great with a pirelli mt 21 in front...
I call it my 80/80 tire. 80 percent road and 80 percent dirt.

-m-2002 HONDA XR400R--
June 15, 2019
prescott, AZ, US
Age: 65+
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Arrived earlier than was suppose to,fit perfectly,very satisfied with purchase

-m-1976--
June 7, 2019
Loomis , CA, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
6 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
4 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
4 / 5
Handling
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Good Tire
Overall good tire. Little vibration on road good traction off, even does well on trails with rocks, roots, loom and mud. Much better performance than the front counterpart.
May 13, 2019
Teton Village, WY, US
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I have a 1986 Honda Shadow vt500 & have turned it into a srambler I'm having a hard time finding a 3.5 x 18 front tire but I see the 270 comes in this size and wondering what you think about running this tire on the front, it is classified as a rear tire? thanks
Kevin S on Aug 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Depends on how much you ride. If it's a show bike, sure. It would look awesome. However, if you ride that bike, I'd steer clear. Front tires are designed to steer and control the bike and nothing other than skill makes a bigger difference. I think it would be a very dangerous bike to ride. You're gonna have to lean so far, and have way less grip up front with that tire. Shinko used to make some fat fronts, maybe check them out. Hope this helps, even though it's not the answer you wanted.
Will a 5.10 rear Kenda k270 work on an xr650l or should I go with the 4.50?
jeffrey b on Aug 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Your XR650L recommends a 4.60 width. So the 5.10 Kenda will be a ½ inch wider and somewhat taller than stock. That means you will need an extra ¼ inch of clearance to your swing arm on each side than the stock tire. I suspect you will have plenty of room.

Unfortunately, it is usually difficult to determine the height of a Standard Inch tire (like the Kenda) because the aspect ratio for the tire is not given in the numbers. That being understood, the height of a 5.10 could be ½ more than your stock tire. Do you have a 1/2 inch to the front of the swing arm?

My DR650 uses a 120/90 X 17 for a stock tire. That means the width for the stock tire is 4.73” and the height is 4.25”. That is similar to the XR650L stock size. I have gobs of room for the 5.10 Kenda.

As a couple of points of reference, I measured the Kenda 5.10 X 17 on my DR. The width is right at 5.10. Guessing at the location of the inner tire bead in the rim, it looks like the height is really close to 4”. In metric size that makes it a 130/80 X 17.
Can I fit a 5.10 rear tire on a xr 200?
John W on Aug 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You could probably fit it but I wouldn't. Here's why. On a smaller bike the yours the wider/heavier the tire is the hard your bike has to work to get it spinning. I have a 450 and went wth the 4.50 and can feel a difference in the way my bike response to it.( I had a wider tire on it before) having the smaller more narrow tire will help your bike open up faster so you can rip down the trail!
What PSI do you use on-road and off-road?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I only use the K270 for gravel roads and pavement so I run them at about 22 psi on a KLX250S. If I were to run these in more of an off-road application (where I run DOT knobbies) I would air them down similar to the knobbies, 16 rear and 19 front. I believe the pressure you select would be affected by the weight and size of your bike so 22 psi might be soft for a bigger bike. My $0.02.
Is the Kenda K270 Dual Sport Rear Tire a 6 ply tire?
S F on Jun 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: this from Kenda's website.....If that helps.
The K270 Dual Sport is great for replacing your OE trail tire. It provides the perfect balance between a smooth ride on the road and great traction on the trails.

Perfect replacement for OEM dual sport tires
DOT approved (40%/60% dirt/road application)
40 and 6-ply rated casings
Tube type
Available in 15 popular sizes
I have these on my DRZ400 and am very happy with them
Will a 3.50-18 tire fit a 160Ax18 wheel?
A shopper on Mar 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: My bike uses a 17 inch tire . I do not know the answer to this question. Does the shopper have an owners manual or access to the internet? what size tire is on the wheel now?
How does this tire compare to the 68M rated 130/90-17 K270?

Is the tread pattern spread out more on one?

Are they both 130mm wide, and is one of them taller than the other?
Randy K on Apr 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I ran several sets of the 270 tires and was quite happy with them own 50/50 use. However I seem to get more high speed wobble with the knobby than I do with the 705. I think the 705 has a much more planet feeling on the road but I have not tried them on anything other than dirt roads and paved roads. I like both tires and will probably switch back and forth.
Is a 5.10 x 18 Kenda K270 the same size as a 130/80x18 tire?
A shopper on Oct 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have included a link to our tire sizing guide to cross reference this.
https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/rm-rider-exchange/tire-information/
What would be the equivalent to 120/100-18 rear and 90/100-21 front tire?
Austin L on Aug 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: 120/100-18 converts to 5.10x18 and 90/100-21 converts to 4.10x21.
What is the widest and tallest rear and front tire of Kenda K270 Tire I can fit in my Yamaha XT500C 1976? The Catalog states:

RIM Front 1.60 - 21
RIM Rear 1.85 - 18

TIRE Front 3.00 – 21 -4PR converts to 80/100-21
TIRE REAR 4.00 – 18 – 4PR converts to 110/100-18
ALEJANDRO P on Jul 24, 2019
Kenda K270 Dual Sport Rear Tire
Kenda K270 Dual Sport Rear Tire
Kenda K270 Dual Sport Front Tire
Kenda K270 Dual Sport Front Tire
BEST ANSWER: I have KLR so not able to answer your specific question. I did have to replace my K270 front early due to severe cupping and severe noise.
One full knob one half knob and no knob. Repeated all the way around. Started at about 2500. Suffered with it until 5000 and replaced it.
Any one know the weight of this tire?
DAN Z on Jun 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I don't know the exact weight it really depends on the size I run it on a drz 400 it didn't affect suspension performance traction and wear is decent on or off road just be careful of the sizing make sure you get the proper size for your bike
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