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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Question Dual Tyres..

What Dual purpose tyre will fit the Versys? I cannot seem to find any here in South Africa, they simply say that they do not make Dual Purpose tyres and that is that...

somehow, I do not believe it..
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http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...res-Tires.aspx

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In stock size - Avon Distanzia and Pirelli MT60RS. Both are supermoto tires which offer fantastic grip in all conditions but short lives if you push them (or if you do lots of high speed tarmac). In not stock sizes you can choose among the endless 150/70-17 rears and Pirelli has a new Scorpion Trail meant for the Ducati Multistrada that is a a decent 90/10 tire in 120/70-17.

Do a search on the forum, there are countless treads on dual sport tires.

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From experience.... If you really do want Dual Sport tires, that are going to handle dirt well, then you will need different sizes than the stockers.
I have Shinko 705, but it required some modding to get the front tire on. That basically entailed raising the front fender up higher so as the fit a larger diameter front tire in there.


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BTW, had anyone tried to fit some supermoto rain type tyres? Like these, for example:

http://www.reifenwerk-heidenau.de/mo...fil=112&pic=70 ?

How does it affect the handling? What about mileage?
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Hi Kawaman.Pirelli makes DP tyres for the Versys called Scorpion both Front & Rear except the rears are 150s instead of 160s. I've tried them and they as well as the 160's . Best of luck. From farvcycle
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Scorpion Trail in 150/70

What does this do to the speedometer which is set for 160/60 tires?
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What does this do to the speedometer which is set for 160/60 tires?
It fixes it.

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what type of tires should I get if I do alot of long distance trips highway not really a dirt rider, Im meaning dual purpose, supermoto for example, not the actual brand and name
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If you aren't riding any dirt/gravel stick with street tires. There is a tires thread in the stickies here that has more tire info than you could possibly ever want.

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