When it comes to the Adventure Sport market, Ducati’s Multistrada has always leaned very much towards the ‘sport’ side of things with it’s excellent on-road credentials.
In 2016 however, Ducati pulled the covers off the new Multistrada 1200 Enduro, which the Italian firm felt could take on the likes of the BMW R1200GS and KTM 1190 Adventure R in the dirt.
Recently the Fast Bikes editor Bruce Wilson got his hands on the Enduro spec bike, and fitted with a pair of our Continental TKC 80 tyres, he gave it a proper UK test on the roads and trails of Wales whilst getting very muddy in the process.
In the May 2017 issue of sister publication Motorcycle Sport & Leisure, Bruce says:
“When it comes to taking big enduro bikes off-road, the difference between pleasure and survival often comes down to the tyres fitted.
I chose the TKC 80s because they’re among the best for tackling all kinds of terrain, from Tarmac to turf. As you can imagine from their look, the TKCs have an off-road bias, but they’re still more than capable of tackling fast road riding in the wet or dry.
I found them stable and informative across the 600 miles of road riding, offering surprisingly high levels of lean and really good grip. Of course, it was possible to break traction if I got greedy with the throttle – especially in the wet – but I never felt caught out or worried by the progressive slides.
It was the same when I explored these tyres’ potential in their home environment. From soft sand to deep mud, hard rock to loose stones, the TKCs performed amazingly and kept me, and the Ducati, upright.
If you’re looking to use your bike off-road, these tyres will make you’re riding so much more enjoyable.”
Pick up the latest issue of Motorcycle Sport & Leisure for the full bike test article.
View the TKC 80 range here.