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Old 08-09-2014, 06:06 AM   #1
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New continental 50/50 tire?

Anyone heard of this? I just heard through a very reliable source that he saw it recently. He did not say anything other than it will compete with the K60.

Anyone else hear of this?
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:21 AM   #2
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Some info here: http://www.conti-bike.co.uk/default.asp?spid=71

Worth a look I think...
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:14 AM   #3
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I saw this review on the new tkc 70.

http://adventuremotorcycle.com/spotl...t#.U-Y5phrCujg
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:21 AM   #4
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:18 AM   #5
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Thanks. It looks more like a 70/30 tire. A bit like and Anakee 2 or similar.
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:04 PM   #6
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Sooooooo...they copied a Heidenau K60?
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:24 PM   #7
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Sooooooo...they copied a Heidenau K60?
It does not really look like one to me. The front "looks" like a shinko. I guess the compounds are what makes it - well the TKC70.
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:38 AM   #8
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New continental 50/50 tire?

I'm usually impressed with Continental tires (one set of noisy auto tires excluded), so I'll definitely give them a try. I have a third set of wheels waiting for something new.

The suggestion that Continental is copying a Heidenau tire is like accusing Volkswagen of copying the Yugo.

That AdventureMotorcycle.com tire review article is so badly edited that I could hardly read it without wincing.

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Old 08-10-2014, 11:58 AM   #9
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cont. 50-50

y did they leave a center strip in the rear set up...now their just street tyres...the original k60s were awesome now their terrible 2...gonna have to switch over to the mitas brand if they ever make it to the states in large quantities
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I ran a set of K60s down in Baja. The rear tire performed fairly well in rock and long sand washes...but the front tire was dangerous in the sand. Lot's of guys running them went down. These don't seem to be as aggressive as the K60s and thus They would probably be OK for hardpack, gravel roads and such, but mud, sand or the need to bite in on really rough sections it might come up short.

I'd give em a try though...I love the TKC80s despite their short life.
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:19 PM   #11
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y did they leave a center strip in the rear set up...now their just street tyres...the original k60s were awesome now their terrible 2...gonna have to switch over to the mitas brand if they ever make it to the states in large quantities
There are a few dealers in the states importing the Mitas. You can find them by doing a search in vendors for Mitas.
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I love the TKC80s despite their short life.
I like the TKC80, just a little short life for the $$ spent.

Just to be sure I understand, the K60 are Heidenau and TKC 80 and TKC 70 are Continental?

The one picture of the TKC70 looks totally different than the K60.

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I'm usually impressed with Continental tires (one set of noisy auto tires excluded), so I'll definitely give them a try. I have a third set of wheels waiting for something new.

The suggestion that Continental is copying a Heidenau tire is like accusing Volkswagen of copying the Yugo.

That AdventureMotorcycle.com tire review article is so badly edited that I could hardly read it without wincing.

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Not sure it’s quite fair to equate Heidenau to Yugo, I’ve run K60s on my F800GS for two years now and they are competent all rounders, distinctly average on and off road but adequate for most purposes... but agree the article appears to have been written by a hobby journalist. The only saving grace is that the author didn’t use the term ‘reach out’ - whomever came up with that cringeworthy, touchy-feely term for ‘contact’ needs to be beaten with a stick.
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Not sure it’s quite fair to equate Heidenau to Yugo, I’ve run K60s on my F800GS for two years now and they are competent all rounders, distinctly average on and off road but adequate for most purposes... but agree the article appears to have been written by a hobby journalist. The only saving grace is that the author didn’t use the term ‘reach out’ - whomever came up with that cringeworthy, touchy-feely term for ‘contact’ needs to be beaten with a stick.
I understand the sentiment but I agree the Heidenau is not a bad tire and my feelings are the same as yours. I have ridden them and they are a reasonable mix.
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