Continental TKC Motorcycle Tires

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This is an update on my previous post about the Continental TKC 80 Twinduro rear tire /tyre that I had just bought.
This is a really good tyre for what it is meant to do, which is give a reasonable ride, both on and off road.
To be specific, I thought I would review it against the claims made by Continental. Here goes;

1. Continental's Claim - Conti TKC80 delivers un- rivalled on and off road performance. This is pretty universal stuff. I have had better off-road tyres on my old off road Hondas. I have also had better on-road tyres. However, I will have to admit that as a combination, the TKC 80 is the best on and off road tyre I've ridden.
2. Continental's Claim- all season, all weather, in all terrain and every road condition. I've had the tyres on British roads and green lanes in winter for almost 3 weeks now and they seem to handle rain, mud, puddles, black ice, and just plain old gravelly single-track Hampshire backroads. All terrain? Not so sure about that. My green laning is pretty tame to real off-road riders. I doubt whether a true back woods rider would feel that it met all of their needs.
3. Continental's Claim - regardless of continent. I've only used them in Europe, but I'd say they would perform similarly in North America. I can't comment on the other continents, since I haven't ridden on them.

Overall, the tyre has performed well for my needs. I have now had it out on several green lanes in Hampshire and I also had it on the motorway for over 200 miles, including Friday traffic in London.
On-road, there is definitely more movement than a road tyre, but you get used to it. It never feels out of control, but clip a big piece of gravel on a knob whilst cornering and you'll feel your heart leap into your throat. I would never recommend it for anyone not riding off-road fairly regularly. Finally, I feared the noise whilst riding at speed on the motorway, but the Twinduro did not seem any louder than my Trailwings.
Off-road, the tyre was a revelation. A green lane that I could not ride a week earlier, became a doddle with the Twinduro. It is far better suited to mud than my old Bridgestone Trailwing and it has pretty good self-cleaning properties too. I especially liked the feel when riding laterally on an incline (i.e. staying high in the rut to avoid a deep, narrow puddle).

Well, there you go. My review of my new Continental TKC 80 Twinduro rear tyre after 250 all-purpose miles. I'd buy it again. Stay tuned for further updates as the tyre wears.

2007-10-29 20:20:33 by supertireguy

Any New Tire Will Be Good

All new motorcycle tires from any of the major manufacturers will be good in the wet/dry. Any recommendations of one tire over another is basically just personal preference. In other words all your choices are good choices.
* Sport Tire Options *
Avon Viper Sport
Bridgestone BT014/015
Continental Sport Attack
Dunlop Qualifier
Metzeler M3 Sportec
Michelin Pilot Power & PP2CT
Pirelli Diablo & Corsa III
* Sport-Touring Tire Options *
Avon Storm ST
Bridgestone BT021
Continental Road Attack
Metzeler Z6 Roadtec
Michelin Pilot Road & PR2CT
Pirelli Diablo Strada

Continental Continental TKC 80 Twinduro Dual Sport Front Tire - 90/90S-21/--
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Continental)
  • Internationally tested rally tire
  • High levels of grip when used on or off-road
  • High cornering stability on soft terrain, with very good self-cleaning properties
  • Long service life
  • 11080B-19 F650 GS
Continental Tire CONTINENTAL TIRE TKC80 180/55B17 73Q
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Continental Tire)
Continental Continental Conti Twinduro TKC80 Dual Sport Rear Tire 120/90-18 02001420000
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Continental)
  • 40% on-road and 60% offroad
  • Compound and wide block tread pattern deliver optimal on and offroad grip and performance
  • Excellent braking and traction on a wide range of surfaces from loose to hard pack
  • High cornering stability on soft terrain
  • Good self-cleaning tread pattern

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  • Avatar BlueSeaMiami Where is there a Continental Motorcycle Tire dealer in the Miami, Florida area?
    May 26, 2006 by BlueSeaMiami | Posted in Motorcycles

    I can t even get a phone number for Continental Corporate Headquarters in the USA! All I get is a German number- Very frustrating! Quick 10 points if you help me locate one! Thanks! I m trying to get the set for this weekend

    • The reason you re getting a German address for Continental Tires Corporate HQ is because Continental Tires is a German company. While they do manufacture some automobile tires here in the States, all of their motorcycle tires are manufactured in Germany, and there are no exclusive factory dealers here in the USA. If you re trying to work on a warranty claim or similar problem, then you ll have to deal with the Germans. If you re looking to buy Continental tires for your motorcycle, then you can probably order them from your local motorcycle dealer s parts shop, or you could buy them online from …