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worthris
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Tires

Post by worthris » Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:16 pm

What kind of tires will work well with my 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT? I will be picking it up soon and I want to make sure that it will run on new tires. I am going on a trail adventure soon with my friends and I am thinking that I might need to buy something like Maxxis dirt bike tires. Will it work with bikes like my Super Duke GT?

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Re: Tires

Post by Aussie Dave » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:15 pm

Cheers again worthris......

I was gobsmacked to read you are taking an SDGT off the bitumen and out into the dirt world :o .

It is a sport bike that can tour...... not really an off road adventure bike, though they do handle well on unsealed roads.

Are you sure you bought an SDGT? Maybe it was a 1290SA or SAS model with narrower spoked wheels designed for off road tyres?

If it is a GT then it will have 17" alloy road rims with 120 x 70% -17 front and 190 x 55% - 17 rear tyres. The rear rim will be 6" wide!

Pirelli Scorpion dual purpose tyres are fitted to Ducati Multistrada's (same rim sizes except for their enduro models). But mostly SDGT owners use Michelin Road 5 or Metzler etc sport tyres for road/sports riding.
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Re: Tires

Post by DaveNZ » Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:36 pm

Conti Road Attacks for the road, 5000kms, and half worn, most I've ever got from a set on the GT. PR5 lasted 6000kms on the front, hoping to get around 8-10,000 from the Conti. BUT not an off road tire. If 80% of your riding is on the seal then id fit a road/touring bias tire.
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Re: Tires

Post by DaveNZ » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:19 pm

Heres a pic of both the Conti Road Attack and a PR5 both off the front of my 1290, both got the same amount of hammering with no basic touring milage. both with around 6000-6500kms. The PR5 really was terrible for its last 1000 or so Kms, The Conti looks in great shape, as its held its shape and still performing like new, it looks about 1/4 worn but sometimes that next 3/4 disappear quickly. Im going to stick with the Conti, they perform in my opinion better everywhere including the wet over the PR5. And they are a single compound tire, with varied heat treatment to get a softer compound on the tires edges. The rear pics of tires tell the same story, the PR5 not really handling the HP of the 1290.
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