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Old 01-05-2014, 09:07 AM   #1
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KTM 1190 ADV R Ultimate Tire Thread

Or so I hope it will become....

I've focused on the rear as the front options seems to be more available and meet most criteria. However, opinions on the fronts are welcome and appreciated. The rear is another discussion all together.

The rear has a few issues and criteria:

1. Must use stock wheels
2. Per #1, must be tubeless
3. Must be available
4. If you think the stock Continental is a good Off-Road tire, you'll be happy with anything...this is for those looking for more.


Here's what I've come up with for off-road tire options for the GS Eater (at least in the US), by manufacturer:


Stock Rear Tire Size: 150/70-180

Dunlop: NO TIRES THAT FIT

Michelin: NO TIRES THAT FIT

Continental: TKC 80s are available according to Continental, but I can't find them for sale? http://www.conti-online.com/www/moto..._tkc80_en.html

Metzeler:
MCE Karoo - No glowing reviews online, poor longevity
MCE Karoo 3 - Seems to be some fitted up...thoughts?

Pirelli:
Scorpion MT90/AT - Looks pretty street oriented...experiences?

Mitas: While these aren't technically available in US, they are available from Canadian distributor to be shipped to US.
E-07 - Hard to find stock, good reviews, some reports of knobs cracking
E-09 - Hard to find, good reviews, some reports of poor handling on wet pavement

Heidenau:
K60 - Has large center rolling strip that creates a very slick off road experience, great longevity

Others? Please add to this list...
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:44 AM   #2
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Probably a good idea to split out an 1190 thread. But chill dude....
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:18 PM   #3
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The Heidenaus's look like the best match for the R model for dirt/road split.



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Old 01-06-2014, 08:31 AM   #4
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I'm really liking my Karoo 3's on my XC. Neither 18" or tubeless though
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:27 AM   #5
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It might help to specify what type of terrain you will be riding. Deep sand? Rocks? Hardback? Sticky mud or silty mud?
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:27 PM   #6
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Got this response from Touratech


"We have successfully run the TKC 80 tires on our 1190 both with and without
tubes without any problems or air loss. We are not aware of any ETA from
Continental for a new tire."

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Old 01-07-2014, 01:53 PM   #7
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Here's the update from MX1Canada, on the Mitas front:

"The E07 and E09 in the 150/70x18 size is available however the rim size
recommended is 4.25"
I am trying to get information regarding fitment to the 4.5" size and will
get back to you with the recommendations."

The 90/90 - 21 Tubeless front TKC is widely available I have found.
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:04 PM   #8
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Have had TKC80 tubeless on my R for dirt riding, and they're good in our forest roads.

Not really happy with the Conti Trail Attack 2 tyres for sporting road riding, especially wet weather grip. Would really like for Metzler to make the original Tourance tyre for this bike, as I think they'd be a lot more grippy on wet pavement. It's hard to get temperature into the Conti's when wet and cold, when you can with Metzler. Apart from a big difference in feel, it's obvious when you stop on a cold and wet run, the Metzler steams off water sitting on the tyre much faster than the Conti's. This means you've got to ride like a pussy in the wet compared to your mates on Tourances..... And I don't like that much - Especially as KTM's are supposed to be faster than boring old GS's.

I know tyre life wouldn't be great with Tourances, but I would pay that in a heartbeat for more grip.
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:27 PM   #9
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I have been using KENDA tires Trail tread soft compound they wear fast but they don't howl on road and they offer great traction in sand and most other terrain. Not so good on super hard dirt or frozen gound. 5.10 on rear 3.25 front. I usew them on my 300xc 500exc 690 enduro and will now try them on the 1190.

I tried the continental twinduros and I felt they were like riding on slicks in soft terrain.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:19 AM   #10
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They all fit





OH...1190 OR SUMPTHN..


































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Old 01-11-2014, 12:23 AM   #11
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Are you going to post that in every 1190 thread?
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:24 AM   #12
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Are you going to post that in every 1190 thread?

haha...no sorry man. Just having a little PUI fun.
1190 is a great scoot

I will feel bad in duh morn'n.
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:11 PM   #13
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I think these are the correct Heidenau's for the 1190 R. Can someone confirm?

21:
Scout 90/90 21 M/C 54T TL

18:
Scout 150/70 B 18 M/C 70T TL

The K60s seem like a good choice. I had some TKC80s on my old bike and in the rain on the road, they were bad news. Tempted to get a second set of wheels from Woody's, put something aggressive for the dirt on them but that's kind of an expensive option. Hmmm...

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Old 01-11-2014, 05:33 PM   #14
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What tires are you guys looking for?

Won't any tire that fits a 950/990 fit on the 1190?

THere are many tire threads In "OC" that might give you some pretty good reviews. I know the 1190 is not the same as the 9X0's but I think the wear & traction figures would be the same.
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Old 01-11-2014, 06:06 PM   #15
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What tires are you guys looking for?

Won't any tire that fits a 950/990 fit on the 1190?

THere are many tire threads In "OC" that might give you some pretty good reviews. I know the 1190 is not the same as the 9X0's but I think the wear & traction figures would be the same.
Dude, you've either gone too far with the hair of the dog thing, or you're too hungover to process. 1190 stock rims are spoked tube-less. Right now, tube-less dirt tires for 150 width rears 18 inch rims are scarce in the US, and Woody doesn't have a firm option, though they are working on it...
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