Tyre advice: Good tyres for light trail use
Q. I have a 2009 Triumph Tiger 1050, which I am delighted with.
I am well aware it is not a full-blown off-road motorcycle, but I would like to improve the grip on light trail use, without sacrificing the fine road handling.
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Can you please make any suggestions?
Neil. Kitchingman, email
A. The problem you have is that your wheel sizes won¹t let you fit any more knobbly tyres. If you weren¹t running 17 inch wheels I¹d have pointed you at a set of Dunlop Trailmax or Pirelli MT60.
The trouble in this country is our wet, muddy trails really need a lot bigger tread patterns to get grip on the mud and those tyres are often on such a slow speed rating that they¹d be in serious danger of shedding rubber at high speeds.
Though your bike has trail styling it really is a road bike with gravel drive capabilities.