New Continental TKC 70

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Schtum, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Schtum

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  2. sdpc2

    sdpc2 Just another Rally Rat

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    dual sport tire!

    But a good read, nonetheless.

    I really hope that they aren't doing away with the TKC-80. That would be a travesty!!
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  3. Marki_GSA

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    Yes saw them on G+ today. They might actually be pretty good for a dual sport. Not long since put trail attacks on and they definitely aren't. They are abysmal on anything but tar.
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  4. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    Great to see more choices in the 80/20 range! Looks like Continental is picking up where Michelin screwed up.
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  5. Kevin Dixon

    Kevin Dixon Motorrad Abenteurer

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    Woohoo...finally another tire for the GSW!
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  6. JetSpeed

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    You can never have enough DS tires to choose from, this looks about as aggressive as anything I've seen for the GS this side of knobs.
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  7. Hubbman

    Hubbman Been here awhile

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    I'm thinking TKC 80 in front, TKC 70 on the rear!
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  8. Kevin Dixon

    Kevin Dixon Motorrad Abenteurer

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    My thoughts exactly
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  9. JustKip

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    + another 1
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  10. Astolfo

    Astolfo Wicked Slow

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    when can we get them? I need new tires!
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  11. LongWays

    LongWays Skiing up a hill...

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    That solid strip down the middle has bad news written all over it.
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  12. atwoodtja

    atwoodtja Been here awhile

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    Yep. Get out the tread siping tool before taking that into mud or sand.
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  13. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    +1...I have been running TKC 80s and Tourance Rears for years. I like the combo. I just put KarooT with Tourance rear but I could see myself trying these down the line. I still have 2 more Old style Tourance in the garage so it will be a bit yet:1drink
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  14. Charrito

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    +1...can't complain about the Anakee III as most of my riding is paved, but this Conti looks like a much better option.
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  15. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    This thread absolutely made my day !!!:clap
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  16. StuartV

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    Just curious what advantages y'all see to these over the Full Bore M-40? The only tires I've had on my GS so far as the stockers and now a set of these FBs, so I have no experience with, well, ANY other tires on the GS yet. But, I have been very pleased with the FBs. Enough so that I am just about to install another of the same rear.

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  17. fbj913

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  18. fbj913

    fbj913 Adventure Aficionado

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    try another tire and see what happens... The TKC 80 is awesome.
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  19. StuartV

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    The TKC80 looks (looks, mind you) a bit too offroad-oriented. Does it stick to pavement as well as the original stock tires? Also, it seems like I've seen others mention getting a lot of noise, particularly from the front, from TKC80s. No? I eschewed a more dirt-oriented tire than the M-40s for those two reasons. Was I wrong to do so?
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  20. Gezerbike

    Gezerbike Hey Rocky...........

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    I dunno. Considering what the tire was made for ( see below ) and promoted as, I don't see an issue with it. I really liked the mileage the Conti Trail Attacks gave me, and the wear and ride were just fine. I'm thinking that when my Anakee III's wear out, Ill have to give these a try.

    With low level block movement and a small central band on the rear tyre, on-road mileage is increased over the TKC 80 Twinduro whilst also delivering a more comfortable, stable and quiet ride at high speeds. Adopting the carcass construction from the road oriented ContiTrailAttack 2, the new TKC 70 also delivers the light and agile handling you would expect of a road tyre, but it is more than capable off road as we saw at Nicks place as the journalists arrived! The tyre has been extensively tested in Germany both on the high speed Contidrom test track, and on the autobahns.





    The first German made radial sizes are currently scheduled to arrive in October, with the remaining sizes currently due in the spring of 2015. See the full range of TKC 70 sizes.
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