They're Conti TKC's. I've heard they're fantastic road tires and semi competent in the dirt (not off road, but gravel/dirt roads, sand) if you deflate somewhat...I doubt it. I believe BMW has done that before but I've never heard of anyone else doing it. I personally prefer the more conservative tire. As much as I would like to think I will spend enough time in the dirt to justify knobbies the truth is most of my miles will be on the road.
why not?A lot of the guys on the Super Tenere forum swear by Heidenau's. They are getting over 10k miles on a rear. I can't imagine riding with a tire that hard.
Better than most knobbies. I find D606's will lock the rear with just a slight touch on wet pavement. Any dual sport tire is always going to be a compromise, they just take a little getting used to.I have heard they can be a little tricky on pavement especially when new and especially in the rain.