Originally Posted by SOTA
I'm sure this is a dead horse but when I. Search "best tire" or "tire recommendations " or so on it comes up with every thread with those key words. Anyway I have a 03 dr650 with a death wing in front and a dunlop 606 in rear and that setup is decent in dirt but I have now registered the bike and I'm using it for comuting so I'm on the road most of the time but I do like to explore the dirt when I see something interesting. So I think a 50/50 tire will fit me best. I'm far from rich but I will spend a little extra if its worth it. Let me know what you guys like
Kenda K270 or Shinko 244 rear. IRC TR8 Battle Rally front. It's the hot combo right now for dualsporting a DR650.
The K270 rear lasts 10K miles for some people. I'll probably only get about 1/2-2/3 of that mileage on my current 130/80-17. I have beaten the crap out of it.
The IRC TR8 front is more capable than your TW front offroad, without really sacrificing much onroad. It can be cheaper too.