New Tires for KTM 950SM

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by simonsupermoto, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. simonsupermoto

    simonsupermoto Adventurer

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    Hey

    Looking to replace the tires on my 950 Supermoto. Was wondering what my options were....Was looking at the AVON distanzia, anybody ever use those before?? what sizes are available? ......Any help ..I would be grateful.
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  2. 950TRANSALP

    950TRANSALP Been here awhile

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    I used them for a few years on my Transalp road and dirt , had good wear and road grip . Not sure if you can find a size for the front , maybe a rear will work .
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  3. Red Herring

    Red Herring Gnarly Commuter

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    I used the Dystanzia on my Versys, and loved it. There are two versions of the tire. The SM and the non SM. The SM uses a soft compound, and sticks like flypaper. The non SM not so much. The largest size IIRC is a 160, and don't you need a 180 on the SM?

    I would look at the Dunlop D616. They will fit, and do fairly well in the dirt. Not as agressive as the Dystanzia, which is not as aggressive as the M60, but they should work well in all but mud. They are going on my SMT next, and are one of the only dual sport(ish) tire I can find.

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    Pirelli Syncs are also available in our sizes, but personally I like the look of the Dunlops, and they are reported to be spectacular in the wet... which is what I look for.

    Here are the Syncs.

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  4. CRW

    CRW I dont want a pickle

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    Watch out for wear!!!! I use them on my 625smc thumper and destroy the tire in less 1500 miles. Just wonder what a heavier and more powerful sm would do to it??? But none the less they are an amazing tire!!!!!!! good gip in dirt and great on tarmac!!!!!
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  5. gallinastrips

    gallinastrips Been here awhile

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    Just got a set of Michelin Pilot Power 2ct's for $219. deliverd from MotoSport for the 950sm, not what you would want for dirt but a good price for a good sport tire. Had the Pilot Road 2 on it but don't like the feed back as much. Hope these 2ct's last longer then the regular Pilot Power though.
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  6. Falcon4

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    Are you talking about the Syncs?
    they look pretty good!
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  7. Red Herring

    Red Herring Gnarly Commuter

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    pretty sure he means the 616. i read that they are a softer compound.
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  8. Falcon4

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    You have conti sport attacks from the dealer?
    I like the look of those Syncs.
    And they come in 180s.
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  9. CRW

    CRW I dont want a pickle

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    AVON Diastanza......
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  10. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    I've been using the Syncs since I bought the bike. I only weigh 155 no gear but do ride two-up quite a bit. I have managed to get 10,000 miles out of my rear tires and a bit more form the fronts. On my fourth rear and third front after 31,000 miles. I don't ride like a granny as evidenced by my poor mpg but I don't ride tons of dirt either. I've seen other inmates post much lower mileage for the syncs but I have been happy with their overall performance on pavement and packed dirt. Anything real loose or muddy and it gets a little too exciting.
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