Continental update the available sizes of their TKC80 Twinduro

Considered by many to be the definitive multi use, on/off road tyre and used by globe-trotters the world over, the Conti TKC80 Twinduro’s size range grows even wider with the addition of new sizes for the 2013 BMW R1200GS and KTM 1190 Adventure.

The TKC80’s tough compound delivers good on-road mileage and the tyre profiles and casing designs give good stability and handling both on and off road. The tyre’s simple, self-cleaning tread design ensures excellent off-road traction, even in difficult conditions.

Chosen by KTM as original equipment on their 690 Enduro and used in 2012 by the Continental Drift team (the name is a happy coincidence) of Dave Darcy and Darren Higginson on their epic and unsupported ride from London to Sydney in order to raise funds for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, the TKC80’s rugged, durable design proved the perfect tyre partner over the varying surface conditions they encountered.

As well as the more accepted trail and adventure bike sizes there are also 120/70B17 and 180/55B17 sizes that enable riders of bikes such as the KTM 990 Supermoto-T, Ducati Hypermotard, Honda VFR800X Crossrunner, Kawasaki Versys 1000 and Triumph Tiger 1050 to really take on big adventures.

Full size range:
Front: 120/70 B17 58Q Tubeless
100/90 -19 57S Tube Type
110/80 B19 59Q Tubeless
120/70 B19 60Q Tubeless
2.50 -21 48S Tube Type
2.75 -21 52S Tube Type
3.00 -21 51S Tube Type
80/90 -21 48Q Tube Type
90/90 -21 54S Tube Type
90/90 -21 54T Tubeless
Rear: 120/90 -17 64S Tube Type
130/80 -17 65S Tube Type
130/80 -17 65T Tubeless
140/80 -17 69Q Tubeless
150/70 B17 69Q Tubeless
170/60 B17 72Q Tubeless
180/55 B17 73Q Tubeless
3.50 -18 62S Tube Type
4.10 -18 66P Tube Type
4.00 -18 64R Tube Type
110/80 -18 58Q Tube Type
120/90 -18 65R Tube Type
140/80 -18 70R Tube Type
150/70 B18 70Q Tube Type

TKC80 tyres designated Tubeless can be fitted with an appropriately sized inner tube when used on tube type wheel rims.

Continental Motorcycle Brand Manager, Graham Matcham said: “We are very proud of the long-running TKC80 Twinduro, it has proven to be a tyre that can be relied on in even the most difficult conditions; and with these new sizes Continental is the first tyre manufacturer to respond with an off-road capable tyre for the latest generation of adventure bikes. As a manufacturer we are also pleased to be associated with both professionals such as BMW Off Road Skills and overland travellers fulfilling a life-long dream.”

The full range of TKC80 tyres is available now. Visit for further details.

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