Best Adventure and Dual Sport Motorcycle Tires of 2017

Get your bike ready for your next adventure this spring. RyanF9 shares with us his favorite ADV & Dual Sport Tires of 2017!

Best Adventure and Dual Sport Motorcycle Tires of 2017 :

0:26 – Michelin Anakee 3:
2: 09 – Shinko 705:
2:09 – Continental TKC70:
3:25 – Motoz Tractionator GPS:
5:17 – Shinko E805:
6:46 – Kenda K270:
6:46 – Shinko 244:

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Hammer Head says:

Nice video. Thanks for the upload, dude.

Personally I’m a big fan of the Pirelli Scorpion MT 90A/T… I’ve been using these tyres for a while on small capacity dual purpose motorcycles.

I’d say that’s about 80/20 or 70/30 Road/Offroad orientated. Great grip on the asphalt (even in the wet) and on rocky terrain. Not good in the mud, grass and sand though… It can lean to crazy angles in the corners on the asphalt and still has a great longevity.

Plus the ride is smooth without any vibrations.

Filipe Monteiro says:

Hi Ryan,  any feedback on Pirelli, both MT90 and the new Rally STR?

taffyboy07 says:

Hi Ryan & viewers, what would be the best sticky tyres to fit on my Ktm 1290 S, baring in mind the 19″ front tyre, any advice would be great, keep up the good work pal.

drummernads says:

Great review Ryan. Yours is the only one with any decent information on the Tractionator GPS and has convinced me try one on my Ducati Enduro. I was struggling to decide whether to mount in the 50/50 or mostly off-road direction as I have a lengthy road ride in a few weeks. Considering I don’t really notice the bumpiness or noise of the Pirelli Scorpion Rally and prefer maximum grip when venturing off-road, I’m swaying towards just leaving it in mostly off-road instead of flipping it around to suit the ride.

David Phillips says:

What do you think about the Tractionator GPS front tire handling? 1290 SA R

ADVRX says:

Ryan, I ride a 2016 Africa Twin. I took your advice and I have to tell you it was a horrible experience. I ordered a set of the Shinko e805s and they are AWFUL!! After the tires were mounted and balanced I did not even make it home before I turned around and went back to the dealer where I had purchased them and complained about the handle bars moving 2-3 inches up and down at 35mph. The front tire was grossly out of round. If I stood on the pegs I could see the terrible quality of this tire. The dealer changed it but it still was not good. I added beads, it helped but still a terrible ride. At this point the dealer identified this as a characteristic of the tire and washed their hands of the problem Yay me!!! The rear seemed ok but today I walked out and found large separations at the base of the center tread on the left hand side. So Saturday evening on a holiday weekend I have a crap tire and long ride planned and no place to get help. Should I say thanks? Look I know the quality of the tire is not your fault. That being said you sure do sing Shinko’s praises on this episode. Did they pay you to say this? Have you ever personally used this tire? Did you read that crap out of a magazine. It kinda looks like maybe you have an excess of these in the warehouse and you are trying to get rid of them. The sad thing is I sat down today and watched a video published by “MAD” with two KTM 990’s on the road of bones to Magadan. In the first 8 min of the video the Shinko e805 chunks a piece of the center tread off and punctures the tube. A little more research and this is more common than I realized. I trusted you, I took your advice and it sucks. Maybe you can provide the name of your contact at Shinko So I can get my hard earned money back on these crap tires. I really want to verbally trash fort nine but the damage is done. I can afford another set of tires its the weekend with my boys that cannot be replaced. I am sure you can appreciate my position. I wish fort nine was a little more forth right. I hope you all are well. Joe.

ImDino says:

Watching this I keep thinking holy shit this very young looking man is professional af…

Hank DeHaan says:

MICHELIN Anakee Wild?

ramiretz says:

what do you think about the Bridgestone TrailWing 302/301 ?

Bruno Silvestre says:

I’m looking for a 50/50 tire, between the Shinko E805 and the E07, what would you chose?
I have a tiger xca 800, i do a lot of road but love to make some sand trails in the weekend and i’m planing to go make a trip to Morocco for 10 days.
Cheers and keep the good work!

repetitivemotion says:

Loved the D606 on my DRZ400S but can’t get a front tire. I am going to try the MT21. I don’t like the idea of mixing tires.

Ongden Gyatso says:

Shinko Big block 804 says tube type (front) is it safe to ride without tubes.. thanks

Captndarty says:

Regarding the Motoz GPS rear, When switching to the “mostly off-road” orientation for the tire what is the contrast between what looks like a minimal straight line traction gain versus on road performance degradation?

streetmoney cowboy says:

so for my 525 exc city but trails also and yes some mud I’m in all ga which trails i
consist of mud wet grass alot of the wet grass and wet pavement and mud so tractionator adventure? gps? desert any of these any good?

Mike Thompson says:

Two years of adv. tire reviews and no motoz tractionator?  Outshines the TKC 80’s night and day.

Michael Supple says:

I appreciate your honest, no BS and highly informed reviews. On this review I appreciated your opinion near the end of tires for lighter bikes. I just bought a Versys X 300 and I’m considering the Shinko 244 as the stock tires are way too street oriented for my tastes.

matt brady says:

I just purchased the Motoz for my 14 V Strom and now have a weave at 80. Any thoughts?

PRTEVY says:

Thanks man, nice work!  Ride on Brother.  Cheers;)

Eduardo Prado says:

Great vid mate! Thanks! Is that GS 800 in the back yours? Comparing with you the v-strom, vibration wise on the highway, which is better? Thanks

Pistol Pete says:

Great review, one tire to add would be the Pirelli Scorpion MT90. I run these on my 950 Adventure and 119OR.

Paul Scesa says:

Great videos, You know your stuff! I have a 2009 KLR 650. I ride 80% on and 20% off. I need the best wet weather tires. My off road use is fire road and light sand. I don’t care about cost or mileage, I just want them to stick to the wet pavement. I have watched a ton of you tube videos and I am confused at this point. In your opinion, which is the absolute best choice for my needs? My local Kawasaki dealer says the Shinko’s are a terrible choice while a local mechanic raves about them. HELP!!

Ganeshkumar M says:

Hi great review! would like your opinion on pirelli scorpion trail 2 tires. Thanks!

J N B says:

Awesome video! Great job!

TheDesertsweeper says:

Michelin Anakee 3 in Soft Dunes and Shinko 800’s in Soft Dunes:

BigDave says:

While I agree with most of your review, I would compare the Michelin T63 Desert to the Dunlop 908RR for larger machines. I find the Dunlop will get far better mileage to the Michelin and is just as tough and puncture resistant ! ! !

SkyRideAU says:

Hey Mate! I bought my wr250r with mt21 front and d606 rear no experience with other tyres…and it is time to change… not sure if I need to switch to other tyres or buy exactly the same set up. I commute on this bike to work everyday and doing some off-road on weekends, thinking that my set up is a bit overkill? What would you suggest for light Dual Sport? Kenda 270 or Michelin t63? Just want a bit better pavement manners.

MagicAyrtonforever says:

Annakee 3 loud as shit from 0 km/h more like it

Hamzah Malik says:

Pls do a review on Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A40.Thanks!

Goo Gle says:

Why no review of the Mitas E0-7?????

Carl johns says:

Best Review and explanation on Tyres I’ve seen …. Thanks from sunny Wales and keep up the good work 🙂

Ed Explore says:

Thank you for giving us true and meaningful review. I ride a Africa Twin and you made my choice up. Going for the Shinko 805..ASAP

P.S Revzilla is good and I rate them High on reviews and suggest them to any one and every one, but your reviews is so much more entertaining, fun to watch and I actually remember things you say, said, said and say… Haha

Don’t let the great spirit die!

Aaron Winter says:

Thanks! I’m heading to Fortnine to buy some Shinko 705s!

tolga1cool says:

What do you think about the Pirelli Scorpion Trail 2 tires? A lot of friends recommend them to me for beeing really sticky on the road and also really good in the wet.

Obviously very street oriented but as a 90/10 tire apperantly pretty good?

Josh Downs says:

804/805 in my experience gets significantly better mileage than the TKC80s. They’re also at least here in the US significantly cheaper. It’s a tiny bit more to buy one TKC Rear than to buy a full set of Shinkos.

Peter says:

Great reviews Ryan, thanks! Greetings from Norway! I’m building a brat this winter based on a 77 cb400f. It will never see offroad but considering the Shinko 705 in stock size based on good reviews and agressive look. How can I expect my bike to handle in dry/wet road use? I hear these tyres can fall a bit into turns…or will these things not be an issue given that the bike isn’t exactly a knee-scraper? Pete

JonoZ says:

805 great tire for the money. Conti = overprice for us poor folk not on euro advs.

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