The range of adventure, touring and off-road tyres that is now available from Kenda in the UK continues to grow and we are hoping to bring you some reviews soon.
Founded in Taiwan as a bicycle tyre manufacturer in 1962, Kenda began producing motorcycle tyres in 1970 and have been expanding both their production facilities and retail markets around the world ever since.
In the UK they have had a stable single importer in the Aberystwyth-based Cambrian Tyres since 2019 and that security seems to be paying dividends.
Kenda have long been successful in off-road motorsport, especially enduro and motocross, which means they have a really comprehensive range of options if you want to put new rubber on your dirt bike.
If you want something more dual-sport the Kenda K761 certainly looks the part, but sizes are limited to smaller adventure machines that might typically run a 130/80 x 17. Bizarrely, because it does look so good but has such good tarmac grip and feel, it also comes in a variety of 16inch sizes to suit all manner of customs and cruisers who want to look adventurey.
For bigger KTMs, GSs etc Kenda have produced the aptly names Big Block which has a profile well-suited to rolling from shoulder to shoulder on tarmac yet has good puncture resistance and abilities in sand and mud.
The range is certainly worth investigating, but so is the price. Kenda have a policy of limited promotion and marketing to reduce spending, relying instead on word of mouth from happy, pleasantly surprised customers.
As soon as we’ve fitted a pair we’ll let you know.
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