In order to put the new KTM 1050 Adventure through it’s paces, RiDE magazine’s Matt Hull has covered a good 18 months worth of mileage in just 120 days.
The 1050 Adventure has a smaller, less powerful engine than it’s award winning 1190 Adventure big brother, as well as a simpler suspension and electronics system – making it much more wallet friendly for those who don’t have quite as much cash to splash, but still want that renowned KTM pedigree.
In between test rides, Matt has been rediscovering the pleasure of riding sports bikes. After one particular ride into Wales hunched over an MV Agusta, the comfortable, all-day riding position of the KTM was more than welcome. Just one of many reasons why big adventure style motorcycle are becoming so popular.
Wanting to find out how the KTM 1050 Adventure would cope off-road, Matt switched the OE Metzeler Tourance Next tyres for a pair of our Continental TKC 70’s – a road-biased tyre, with genuine off-road ability – a best of both world’s if you will.
After several hundred miles, in their October 2015 issue he found that “on-road grip in the dry is as good as the standard fitment Metzeler” whilst “off-road the TKC 70s are miles better.”
The TKC 70 uses the carcass design of the more road-oriented ContiTrailAttack 2 to deliver superb on-road handling, even on the biggest of adventure machines, whilst the deep block pattern provides good traction off-road when the urge to explore hits you, without compromising on mileage.
The Continental TKC 70 – because adventure tyres don’t have to be a compromise….
Find out more about the tyre here.