Follow our tips!
Take read this article, in which we take a look to ten of the most interesting motorbikes you can find in the 2019 season. There are different kinds of use, so you can choose some models among trail, retro scrambler, naked or more sporty purposes, so you should also choose a suitable tire that must adapt your use. Let’s take a look which Continental tires you should use in every next motorcyles:
BMW R 1250 GS / BMW R 1250 GS Adventure
After the great success of the BMW R 1200 GS for the last years around the world, we’d like to introduce you the brand new BMW R 1250 GS. This is not only the queen of the trail segment but also a star of the whole 2-wheel-drive market. The BMW GS, with the sum of the standard and the best equipped BMW R 1250 GS Adventure, has delighted us with the a boxer engine and its new ShiftCam technology, that enables variation of the valve timings and valve stroke on the intake side.
As a trail reference, we highly recommend the new ContiTrailAttack 3 tires for the BMW R 1250 GS / Adventure when your preferences are asphaltic road. However, if you expect to pass some easy off-road paths, the TKC 70 tires have proved their great qualities. Last but not least, if you usually go in quite tricky off-road paths, the TKC 80‘s are the best option, with the best balanced performance in both on-road and -off-road routes.
BMW R 1250 GS / Adventure wheel dimensions:
Front: 120/70-19 | Rear: 170/60-17
KTM 790 Adventure / R
Undoubtedly, the KTM 790 Adventure and the ‘R’ version are one of the most popular new bikes of the season. Thanks to the in-line 2 cylinders engine, the great chassis parts and such amazing electronics, the austrian trail is eager to face any challenge. What’s more, the KTM 790 Adventure R version gives us more chances due to its better suspenssions for off-road purposes.
Both fits travel and off-road uses, so we highly recommend to install the ContiTrailAttack 3, TKC 70 or TKC 80 tires for on-road, mixed or off-road conditions, respectively.
KTM 790 Adventure / R wheel dimensions:
Front: 90/90-21 | Rear: 150/70-18
Harley-Davidson Street Glide / Harley-Davidson Road Glide
One of our most iconic brands is Harley-Davidson. It’s worth mentioning two of its models. They are the Harley-Davidson Street Glide and the Harley-Davidson Road Glide. The first one is the original stripped-down hot rod bagger. This true custom is equipped with the refined Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine and high-performance suspension. The latter shines for its aggressive hot rod look, led by the original shark-nose fairing. Enjoy the premium audio system and all its features for the long journey.
Both Harley-Davidson Street Glide and Harley-Davidson Road Glide share the same tires dimensions. As true custom machines, ready to rock on the road, we highly recommend the ContiTour tires, specially designed for heavy touring bikes and cruisers and engineered carcass construction for easy handling, solid behavior and a high level of comfort.
Harley-Davidson Street Glide/ Harley-Davidson Road Glide wheel dimensions:
Front: 130/60-19 61H | Rear: 180/65-16 81H
BMW R 1250 RT
As the biggest GS model, the new BMW R 1250 RT is one of the other models that benefits from the new engine. It continue being one of the most luxury option in the touring segment after the great performance showed by the old BMW R 1200 RT. You will be surprised by all the features and improvements.
As a state-of-the-art touring bike, you can’t find better option than the ContiRoadAttack 3, test winner for different magazines around the world for these purposes.
BMW R 1250 RT wheel dimensions:
Front: 120/70-17 | Rear: 180/55-17
BMW F 850 GS / BMW F 850 GS Adventure
If the 1250 GS option is the queen, the BMW F 850 GS is the princess. But, don’t be wrong. The less power doesn’t mean less capabilities. What’s more, thanks to its bigger front wheel (21 inches vs 19 in,), the BMW 850 has better skills for off-road, so you should consider it as a better choice in some conditions. Furthermore, it’s cheaper!
The BMW F 850 GS and the Adventure version are real options for traveling and face challenging off-road paths, so our three trail suggestions are the ContiTrailAttack 3, the TKC 70 and TKC 80 tires depending on your kind of use.
BMW F 850 GS / Adventure wheel dimensions:
Front: 120/70-17 | Rear: 180/55-17
KTM 1090 Adventure / R
The KTM 1090 Adventure has remained a bit dwarfed by the new KTM 790 Adventure / R and the powerful KTM 1290 Super Adventure / R. However, the 1090 should be asserted as an intelligent option between power and agility. The austrian brand also offers the KTM 1090 Adventure R version, with bigger wheels and better suspenssion for off-road lovers.
As said before with other trail motorbikes, Conti has three great options, but we’d like to place great emphasis on the TKC 80 tire. It’s amazing how it can adapt on and off-road conditions.
KTM 1090 Adventure / R wheel dimensions:
Standar version – Front: 110/80-19 | Rear: 150/70-17
R version – Front: 90/90-21 | Rear: 150/70-18
Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty Eight
The Sportster family is one of the most famous of the Milwaukee brand. All the members keep the legacy. Among them, we’d like to highlight the Harley-Davidson Forty Eight, with a heavy-hitting style with fat tires. It’s also one of the most powerful Sportster due to its 1200 cc.
The ContiTour tire fits the Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty Eight. The big rubber matches the great capabilities and it assures you a consistent performance during tire lifetime.
Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty Eight wheel dimensions:
Front: 130/90-16 73H | Rear: 150/80-16 77H
Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE / XC
The Triumph Scrambler 1200 is one of the last motorbikes launched by the British brand. It comes in two amazing versions and they stand out because of their scrambler style. But it’s not only an aesthetic matter but it’s also a matter of capabilities. While the XC version offers a great versatility of the scrambler segment, the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE option goes beyond the limits thanks to its longer suspenssions, more similar to a trail than a pure on-road bike. In addition to that, both show a beautiful and cool aesthetics and they come with state-of-the-art electronics.
As well as the on road options, you can go further on the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC and XE with the TKC 80 tires. And the look is great!
Triumph Scrambler 1200 wheel dimensions:
Front: 90/90-21 | Rear: 150/50 R17
BMW R nineT Urban GS
The BMW R nineT Urban GS is the other scrambler that shows us a true off-road abilities, altough with 19 inches front wheel. The R nineT Urban G/S draws on the genes of the legendary BMW R 80 G/S of the year 1980, transporting them into the modern era with contemporary technology.
If you want to enjoy the BMW R nineT Urban G/S in a real off-road situation, we truly suggest the TKC 80 tires. They perform in a great level either on or off-road paths.
BMW R nineT Urban GS wheel dimensions:
Front: 120/70-19 | Rear: 170/60-17
KTM 1290 Super Duke R
The KTM 1290 Super Duke R is one of our favourite naked bikes of the last years. With the last model, the last advanced electronics, chassis and engine evolutions come to be the most exciting pack in the segment.
As a supernaked bike, the KTM 1290 Super Duke R could mount different kind of tires. If you are a sporty rider or you even usually go into the track, the most recommended tire is the ContiSportAttack 3. However, we think the majority of the riders should choose the ContiRoadAttack 3, with similar qualities to the CSA 3, but more durability, more suitable for sport-touring uses.
KTM 1290 Super Duke R wheel dimensions:
Front: 120/70-17 | Rear: 190/55-17