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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2017, 05:37 AM Thread Starter
burkey
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Dual Purpose Tyre Choice

Hello Guys,

New here, so wanted to say Hi first.

My name is James, I live in the south west of rural England and have recently purchased a 2016 Africa Twin.

It currently has a set of on road, Dunlops (ill get the exact make later).

I have been looking to change the tyres to a set of dual purpose tyres, i will be commuting 4 days a week (about 500 miles or so a month) but in my spare time i would be looking to hit a few trails and lanes an such and have found the tyres lacking in grip for obvious reasons.

Where i live is a mixture of normal every day A and B roads but lots of twisty rutted and wet lanes.

My old bike years ago ran Pirelli Scorpio all around and that worked well for a bit of off roading on my old Honda XR 125 as well as commuting.

So here is what i have narrowed it down to in terms of the tyres on the market.

Front
Pirelli SCORPION MT90 A/T FRONT
90/90-21 TT 54S M/C Front wheel DOT2014
50 Apprx


Rear
K60 Scout M+S
150/70 B18 TL 70 T
100 Apprx


My biggest concern is the front tyres, being so tall and fairly narrow, it has its limitations in terms of corning grip, so that is really my focus, the rear from my research suggest the Heidnau tyres are very good.

Any and all opinions welcome, but i also appreciate that tyres is a subjective choice.

Thanks

Burkey
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