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Best Adventure And Dual Sport Tires

Bridgestone Battle Wing 502


The Bridgestone BW501 and BW502 tires are designed for adventure sport bikes and feature high-grip compound to enhance handling and contact feel. The BW501/BW502 tire combination is designed for 90% on-road and 10% off-road use.


  • Front tire features a high-grip compound and an updated profile to enhance handling and contact feel
  • Silica-enriched compound (rear) offers exceptional level of grip on both wet and dry surfaces
  • Mono-Spiral Belt construction (rear) offers high-speed stability and excellent shock absorption
  • Tread pattern design minimizes road noise
  • V-rated for speeds up to 149 mph
  • Popular OE choice for many ADV bike makes and models
  • See list below for OE fitment

Compatible with the following motorcycles:

  • Type A – BMW F800GS 2009-20014, Triumph Tiger 800 2012-2013
  • Type B – BMW R1200GS 2007-2012, Suzuki DL1000 2002-2012
  • Type C – BMW F650GS 2009-2014
  • Type D – Suzuki DL1000 2014
  • Type E – Yamaha XT1200Z 2012-2014
  • Type F – BMW F650GS 2009-2014
  • Type G – BMW F800GS 2009-2014
  • Type H – BMW R1200GS 2002-2013, Suzuki DL1000 2002-2012, Triumph Tiger 800 2012-2013
  • Type J – Suzuki DL1000 2014

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Shinko 700 Series Dual Sport Tires


The Shinko 700 Dual Sport Tire features an aggressive 60% on-road and 40% off-road pattern for better dirt riding performance, without sacrificing pavement grip. They work and feel as good as they look.


  • Aggressive tread pattern with deep lug construction
  • Heavy duty 4-ply carcass for durability
  • Reinforced side knobs for cornering stability
  • DOT approved

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Heidenau K60 Scout Dual Sport Tires


A true “50/50” dual sport tire, the Heidenau K60 Scout brings a proven balance of performance on- and off-road. With an improved tread and compound, the Heidenau K60 Scout dual sport tires deliver better cornering stability and wet weather grip on the pavement, while delivering off-road as well.

The “chevron” style tread pattern is similar to full knobby designs which provides lots of open space between the tread blocks to route sand, mud and water from the contact patch while constantly keeping some rubber in contact with the road as the tire rotates. This tire is a stand-out as it does not sacrifice on-road longevity and adhesion to the pavement for off-road traction. A difficult feat for any tire to accomplish.

  • TL = Tubeless
  • TT = Tube Type Tire

Note: The K60 Scout tread pattern will vary depending on tire size. 170/60B17 has a wider flat center tread as depicted in the 2nd image.

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Continental TKC80 Twin Duro Rear Tire


The Continental Twin Duro TKC 80 Dual Sport are the OE replacement tires for BMW F650 GS, BMW R850/1100/1150/1200GS Adventure, KTM 690 Enduro, KTM 990 Adventure, and KTM 1190R Adventure models.


  • 40% on-road and 60% offroad
  • Compound and wide block tread pattern deliver optimal on and offroad grip and performance
  • Excellent braking and traction on a wide range of surfaces from loose to hard pack
  • High cornering stability on soft terrain
  • Good self-cleaning properties
  • TL=Tubeless
  • TT=Tube Type Tires

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Kenda K760 Trackmaster II


The legendary Trakmaster continues to be known for great value. Hit the trails with confidence and don’t be afraid to take it to the road when needed.


  • Legal for highway use
  • 90% off road / 10% on road
  • Strong 6-ply rated carcass
  • Aggressive knobs are designed for dirt performance
  • Provides maximum traction on soft and intermediate surfaces
  • Stiff bead and sidewall construction provide stability and better cornering control
  • Tube type tire
  • DOT approved

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