Kenda K761 Dual Sport Tires

Aug 13, 2012 View Comments by

Do you find that you do more street riding than trail riding on your dual sport motorcycle? Kenda’s K761 tires are designed for dual sport and lighter adventure bikes, and they’re D.O.T. approved as street legal. According to the manufacturer, their tread pattern is intended for 80 percent street and 20 percent off-road riding, with moderate-size tread blocks and stout, four-ply rated bias-ply casings. All dual-purpose tires are compromises by necessity, and the K761 is intended for mainly on-road use, with an occasional foray onto a dirt road. We found they work well on hard-packed dirt, rock, and gravel, but not loose sand or mud. On highways, they provide ample grip for braking and cornering and feel stable at speed.

K761s are available in size: 100/90-16, 110/80-18, 100/90-19, 90/90-21, 120/90-17, 120/80-18, and 130/80-17. New for 2012, all sizes have been made tubeless, but they can certainly be used with tubes. If you ride mostly on dirt, the more aggressive Kenda Big Block tires may be for you, as they are designed for 60 percent road and 40 percent dirt. Kenda does not list suggested retail prices, but their tires are very competitively priced.

Sizes: various sizes available

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