We at Zacker Adventures like to ride in every kind of situation, whether that be competing, trail riding, adventuring around the world, or riding through the twisties. So we want to make sure our bikes are equipped with what we believe to be the best tire for any adventure bike, the Continental TKC 80. We teamed up with Continental Tire to show riders how the TKC 80 is the best tire for any situation and weather condition. We use the Continental TKC 80s every time we put our bikes to the test. Racing rallies, burning through the twisties, taking that cross country trip, or even just riding around town.
The TKC 80’s performance can be measure on-road and off-road. When it comes to on-road, the TKC 80 had magnificent grip once warmed up. We have complete faith in the grip and traction the TKC holds in corners in dry and wet conditions. These tires will surprise you with the how far you can lean into a corner and not break the rear tire loose. (see picture below) As for off-road, the TKC 80 has the perfect amount of knob to perform in gravel, mud, sand, and hard packed clay. In some situations you may find the need to air down to get to where you are going, but the tire will get the job done no matter what you throw at it.
When it comes to putting a 50/50 tire on a bike, most peoples concerns are how long they will last. The TKC 80 has lasted longer than any other 50/50 tire we have used. We usually get 3,000-5,000 miles out of a rear, while getting 7,500-8,000 out of a front on a BMW R1200GS and usually get 5,000-7,000 miles out of a rear, while getting 8,000-10,000 miles out of a front on a BMW F650GS. Our general rule is two rears to every front. Overall, we think every ADV bike should be equipped with a set of Continental TKC 80s.