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bigdave-gs 12-09-2010 09:07 AM

Kenda's new Big Block Tires
 
Kendaís Big Block is the brandís first tire for adventure bikes. Itís scheduled to begin shipping before the end of the year. Kenda says it designed the tire specifically to meet the demands of high-powered adventure motorcycles such as those from Yamaha's new Super Tenere, BMW, KTM and Suzuki. Large tread blocks improve tread wear and high-speed handling. A high-impact, bias-ply casing structure resists punctures. A bias-belted casing improves handling and stability. The rubber mound was designed specifically for wet and dry packed terrain. The Big Block is DOT- and E-mark-approved and will be available in front sizes 110/80-19, 100/90-19 and 90/90-21 and rear sizes 150/70-17, 150/70-18, 130/80-17 and 140/80-18.





http://www.dealernews.com/dealernews...6085/Kenda.jpg :eek1:evil:wink::D

mouthfulloflake 12-09-2010 09:09 AM

How much $?

scooteraug02 12-09-2010 09:11 AM

That should be a good tire for the DRZ400 too.

bigdave-gs 12-09-2010 09:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mouthfulloflake (Post 14662748)
How much $?

Haven't seen pricing yet. Still looking.

BordenBmw 12-09-2010 10:20 AM

Where did you get this info? can you post a link? What's the model name thanks

sdpc2 12-09-2010 10:32 AM

Looks just like a TKC-80
 
to me... :dunno

BordenBmw 12-09-2010 11:13 AM

http://www.kenda.com.au/products.asp?rsCategoryID=1

Jack Daniel 12-09-2010 11:32 AM

Looks more agressive than Continental's TKC :thumbup

G-Funk 12-09-2010 12:02 PM

These have definitely got my attention ....... :nod

G.

DiscoDino 12-09-2010 12:20 PM

Interesting...I just put a set of K761s on my Xch, and very impressed...can't beat the 82$ shipped cost for a pair...If these come at the same price point other Kenda's are at...it'll be a great option for 50/50 tires...

bigdave-gs 12-09-2010 02:13 PM

possibly available in the US by Feb 2011. No pricing yet.

jdub 12-09-2010 03:08 PM

This is good news for the market. Let's just hope Kenda did their development homework better than Shinko on their self-destructing 705 tires.

SCQTT 12-09-2010 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdub (Post 14665578)
Let's just hope Kenda did their development homework better than Shinko on their self-destructing 705 tires.


They are black, they are round, they are cheap...........Do you think the sportbike squids that use them for burnouts care about anything else?

yellowbirdrs 12-09-2010 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by G-Funk (Post 14664021)
These have definitely got my attention ....... :nod

G.

X2 :lurk

mcstark 12-09-2010 04:28 PM

I'm also interested. I had Kenda K761's on my old 650 and they were plenty good on and off road. They weren't as aggressive as the Big Block looks.

Will make for an interesting decision next summer when I'm due for tires.


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