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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: CK on August 17, 2017, 06:09:02 pm

Title: 690 Enduro R Tyre Choice
Post by: CK on August 17, 2017, 06:09:02 pm
Howzit guys,

Just bought a new 690 and I may have a choice of tyres from the dealer. What should I look at for 80% gravel/off road riding?
Title: Re: 690 Enduro R Tyre Choice
Post by: Dirt Junkie on August 17, 2017, 06:15:04 pm
If you aren't paying Mitas E09
Title: Re: 690 Enduro R Tyre Choice
Post by: boere on August 17, 2017, 07:00:57 pm
Howzit guys,

Just bought a new 690 and I may have a choice of tyres from the dealer. What should I look at for 80% gravel/off road riding?
Standard tyres are fine. Been trough Baviaans and all with mine.
Title: Re: 690 Enduro R Tyre Choice
Post by: CK on August 17, 2017, 07:19:48 pm
Howzit guys,

Just bought a new 690 and I may have a choice of tyres from the dealer. What should I look at for 80% gravel/off road riding?
Standard tyres are fine. Been trough Baviaans and all with mine.

Mxduro told me the same thing this afternoon.

Off road tyres just looks better ;D ;D
Title: Re: 690 Enduro R Tyre Choice
Post by: Pistonpete on August 17, 2017, 09:44:45 pm
Pirelli Scorpion Rally F & B
Mitas E09 rear .... fronts TKC80, Mitas C23, Rally
Spoilt for choice if you look around :thumleft:
Title: Re: 690 Enduro R Tyre Choice
Post by: Buff on August 17, 2017, 10:06:37 pm
Nothing beats the Pirelli MT21's on the 690, I'm going back to them a.s.a these Dunlop D908s are destroyed.
Title: Re: 690 Enduro R Tyre Choice
Post by: CK on August 17, 2017, 10:15:29 pm
Pirelli Scorpion Rally F & B
Mitas E09 rear .... fronts TKC80, Mitas C23, Rally
Spoilt for choice if you look around :thumleft:


Nothing beats the Pirelli MT21's on the 690, I'm going back to them a.s.a these Dunlop D908s are destroyed.

Read only good reviews on the MT21's on Advrider as well, seems like a great option. Are the ok on tar?
Title: Re: 690 Enduro R Tyre Choice
Post by: Hugonator on August 18, 2017, 06:09:19 am
All depends what riding you going to do. Scorpion mt90 on rear tkc80 in front for me...


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Title: Re: 690 Enduro R Tyre Choice
Post by: Buff on August 18, 2017, 08:44:05 am

Nothing beats the Pirelli MT21's on the 690, I'm going back to them a.s.a these Dunlop D908s are destroyed.

Read only good reviews on the MT21's on Advrider as well, seems like a great option. Are the ok on tar?

Yes, they grip very well but the tradeoff is low mileage on the rear, around 3500km before replacement. But if you're planning on doing 80% gravel then they're a great choice.
If you want distance on a rear then mate the MT21 front to a Dunlop D908 rear, it's cheap and hard wearing but sketchy on the wet on tar.
Title: Re: 690 Enduro R Tyre Choice
Post by: aka.Goliath on August 18, 2017, 05:18:42 pm
If you not worried about price. The Desert race front it pretty damn good and last a long while (two rears). For touring/off-road nothing quite measures up to the Mitas E09 Dakar.
I recently tried out the E12 which is meant to be a lighter version of the E09 which was good but I would probably go for the E09 in the future.
Title: Re: 690 Enduro R Tyre Choice
Post by: Colin Kaapschehoop on August 20, 2017, 11:10:16 am
I can recommend Dunlop D606 for the rear