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Kenda K270 Dual Sport Tire

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Designed for today's high performance dual purpose motorcycles. Built with a special rubber compound. Extra grip off the road without compromising wear on the street (50% dirt/ 50% road) .DOT- approved. Tube Type.

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Kenda K270 Dual Sport Tire
 
4.5

(based on 95 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (31)
  • Good ride (28)
  • Durable (23)
  • Good cornering (21)
  • Easy to install (18)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (9)

Best Uses

  • Off-road (30)
  • Street riding (24)
  • Replacement (12)
  • Upgrade (9)
    • Motorsports:
    • Casual rider (23), Motorcycle enthusiast (23), Mechanic (12), Competitive cyclist (5)

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best tire for the money ever!!

By Maddad Racing

from Richmond Ca.

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Balance
  • Versatile

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Both on and off road
  • Off-Road
  • Replacement

Comments about Kenda K270 Dual Sport Tire:

This is the best tire for the money! Perfect balance of knobby tread for off road and still smooth enough for the street. And they are a great looking tire on the bike. I'm telling every one to buy this tire!!

  • Motorsports:
  • Casual Rider, Competitive Rider, Maddad racing, Mechanic, Motorcycle Enthusiast

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Traction to spare - a bear to mount!

By Straycat289

from Pennsylvania

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Cornering
  • Traction beyond its looks
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Bead Setaing was TOUGH
  • Difficult To Install

Best Uses

  • Off-Road
  • Street Riding

Comments about Kenda K270 Dual Sport Tire:

I installed a set of these (K270) front and rear on my DR650. Spooning onto the rims was a snap. Aired the rear and the bead popped right on. The front was a different story. No amount of rubber lube or pressure would make that bead seat! I wound up rolling the dice and pumping it up with more pressure than I care to discuss and letting it set in the sun for two hours (after soaking the beads thoroughly with rubber lube for the third time) and it finally popped into place. The rim protection shoulder is a fantastic idea and somewhat unique to this tire. Traction is outstanding for a non-knobby tire. My first off-road ride with these tires was a rainy, muddy two-day Dual Sport and I had no more trouble than my riding partners on full knobbies except in deep stagnant mud holes. A good all-around choice for 64/40 street/trail riding. Keep 'em at 20 psi or so and you'll have no worries about pinch flats in the rocks!

  • Motorsports:
  • Casual Rider, Competitive Rider, Mechanic, Motorcycle Enthusiast

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Deepakvyas

from Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Cornering
  • Good Ride
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Difficult To Install

Best Uses

  • Off-Road
  • Street Riding
  • Upgrade

Comments about Kenda K270 Dual Sport Tire:

I bought these K270's about 4000 km's ago. I've mostly used them to go to work 2km's away. I've spent quite some time on highways and in the rain and snow. I don't recommend riding in the snow, but if you have to these are highly recommended. They are great around turns in the dry or wet. They are on the low end of the cost and so you expect them not to be perfect. They are way more than I expect from them.

It took 150psi to seat the front one properly.

The only tires I've rode on the street are these and the original tires my DRZ400 came with. I like these much better than the OEM ones.

They have great control on gravel roads, but in gumbo you gotta take it slow.

Most people are leary since they are cheap, but I'm cheap so they are perfect for me. My next pair will be these.

4000km's and there is not much wear on them. You can tell that they are not half round in the cross section. That's only cause most of my riding is on the street.

The manufacturer lists these as 80% Street and 20% off road. Personally I think that's a fair assesment. The retailers all list them as 50-50.

Okay take care and keep the rubber side down.

  • Motorsports:
  • Casual Rider

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great all around tire

By Jim

from Mesa, AZ

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Comments about Kenda K270 Dual Sport Tire:

I just spent a week in Death Valley riding a combination of pavement, dirt roads, and rough trails and these tires did it all without problems. I have them on the front and rear. They have great grip on pavement and hard-packed trails. They don't 'buzz' and are stable at high speeds (high for a KLR 650). They have good grip in deep gravel and really dig in when cornering through the rough, loose stuff. No punctures, no problems at all.

I've got about 2,000 miles on them and they are still good for more. The rear is showing some wear, the front only a little.

I'd would recommend these without hesitation for someone interested in truly dual-sporting - trails and pavement in about equal portions. If you were mostly riding dirt and rough trails a more aggressive tread might be better.

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  • Q:

    Hi,

    What would be the correct size rear tire for a 1999 xr400?

    THanks
    Asked on 5/15/2013 by Mattg

    1 answer

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      A:

      Thank you for your question! We show your bike takes a 110/100x18 in the rear which would also convert to a 4.00/4.50-18 . Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

      Answered on 5/16/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Kenda k270 4.60 x19 overall diameter,5.10 o.a. also Please
    Asked on 1/22/2013 by Anonymous

    2 answers

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      A:

      Thank you for your question! Unfortunately Kenda does not provide this information for their tires. Below we have provided a link to the Kenda website where they list all the specs on this tire. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
      Kenda Tire USA:
      http://www.kendausa.com/en/home/motorcycle/dual-sport/k270-dual-sport.aspx

      Answered on 1/24/2013 by Anonymous
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      A:

      Thank you for your question! Unfortunately Kenda does not provide this information for their tires. Below we have provided a link to the Kenda website where they list all the specs on this tire. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
      Kenda Tire USA:
      http://www.kendausa.com/en/home/motorcycle/dual-sport/k270-dual-sport.aspx

      Answered on 1/24/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    does kenda make a 325 x 18 in the k270
    Asked on 9/23/2012 by hutch from hemet ca

    1 answer

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      A:

      Thank you for your question. The sizes available for the K270 are listed in the drop menu. The supplier only has the 2.75x18 and the 3.50x18. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you by contacting us by email at Sales@bikebandit.com, Live Chat or by phone toll free at 888-339-3888. We are more than happy to help.

      Answered on 9/24/2012 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I want an off road 2.75-18 front tire for a 75 Honda CB125. This tire states it is for the rear. Why can't this be used in front?
    Asked on 9/15/2012 by BMo

    1 answer

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      A:

      Thank you for your question. The tread patterns are designed for the rear tire application. The shape of the tire is less rounded. The shape of the front tire will assist in the cornering and turning. For legal reasons BikeBandit.com does not offer mechanical/technical advice. We do offer repair manuals that may provide the info you need to help you solve your problem.

      Answered on 9/17/2012 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    CLEARANCE IS ANISSUE, WHAT IS THE OVERALL HEIGHT OF THE 450/18 VS 510/18 KENDA 270 REAR?ODD QUESTION BUT FENDER CLEARANCE IS TIGHT. THANKS!
    Asked on 9/9/2012 by ALAN from CAIJA MOUNTAIN NC

    1 answer

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      A:

      Thank you for your question. Unfortunately the information you seek is not disclosed to us by the manufacturer. The only measurement given to us is the width 4.50 or 5.10. Below is an attached link to a tire conversion chart :
      http://www.webbikeworld.com/Motorcycle-tires/tire-data.htm

      Answered on 9/10/2012 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    the bike has a 110/80 18inch, what width is it in inches
    Asked on 8/18/2012 by johne from syracuse, ks

    1 answer

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      A:

      Thank you for your question. The comparable size to a 110/80-18 would be a 4.00x18.

      Answered on 8/20/2012 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    i am looking for a front and rear set but on my current set up is 80/100 21 front and 100/100 18 rear what size is the conversion?
    Asked on 6/8/2012 by Anonymous

    1 answer

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      A:

      Thanks for writing in! In order to insure proper fitment please give us a call 1-888-339-3888

      Answered on 6/13/2012 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Are these DOT approved for on road use?
    Asked on 5/22/2012 by Anonymous

    1 answer

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      A:

      Thank you for the question, the Kenda K270 tire is Dot Approved.

      Answered on 5/23/2012 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    What size rear & front will fit my Suzuki 2001 DRZ-400S?
    Asked on 5/11/2012 by Sbox from Spokane WA

    2 answers

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      A:

      Thank you for your Question! OEM stock size for your Suzuki 2001 DRZ-400S will be 80/100-21 Front & 120/90-18 Rear.

      Answered on 5/16/2012 by Anonymous
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      A:

      Thanks for your question! You will want the 3.00-21 for the front and 4.50-18 for the rear.

      Answered on 5/16/2012 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I want to replace the stock tires on a Honda CRF230L with Kenda K270's. Stock tire sizes are front 2.75 X 21, rear 120/80-18. What are the equivalent sizes in the Kendas?
    Asked on 3/18/2012 by Elaine from Turpin, OK

    1 answer

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      A:

      Good question! The metric conversion to inches on your rear tire size of 4.50 would be equivalent to a 120/90/18.

      Answered on 3/20/2012 by Anonymous
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Specifications and Options

Brand Kenda
Front / Rear Front, Rear
Tire Size 2.75-18, 3.00-21, 3.25-21, 3.50-18, 4.00-18, 4.10-18, 4.50-18, 4.60-17, 4.60-18, 5.10-17, 5.10-18
Rim Size 21, 18, 17
Tube / Tubeless Tube Type
Bias / Radial Bias Ply
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