I think you might be right on there. Have you ridden on that tire before? Looks like it could be a good compromise between dirt and street
...last dirt tires I rode were a dunlop 4.00-18/3.00-21 combo on a '76 yamaha XT500...good vibrations
hopefully they do go with a well known Dual Sport tire. My Sport came with the Pirelli Phantom look-alikes on it....they looked cool, but were the worst tires I've ever ridden on as far as performance goes. Id hate to see the bike suck out of the box because of a tire choice.
Confirmed they come with the Pirelli MT60's. My question is about front tire replacement... besides replacing with another OEM Pirelli, what other front tire (dual sport) options are there in the less common 110/80R-18 size? I'm preferrably looking for something more aggressive
I love the Ducati scrambler concept from Ducati Thailand, sporting the scorpion series, loosing the front fender to accommodate a much taller tire on the factory 18 wheel.
Where do I find these tires!!!!
I was doing some investigating on the tires pictured above by finding a higher res image and trying to read the tires. They are Pirelli Scorpion MT21 Rallycross tires.
The front is OEM 110/80-18 size, and is a "rear" just like the TKC80 "front" tire, and can be had cheap in the US ($92 from Revzilla). Zooming in it's hard to read, but I think rear size in that pic is a 150/70-17. However, you can also get a 170/60-17 size (for $184 from HERE), which is only 1cm narrower than stock, so I think would work fine on the factory wheel for hitting the dirt.
For a US customer, this is currently cheaper than the TKC80 route, for which you can get the front for $166 shipped internationally on eBay, and the rear for $180 shipped. I don't know if they are as good of a tire or how long they last, but it's another option.