Enough is enough. Since last fall, I’ve had three punctures on the back tire on my motorbike. All three tires were Continental TKC 70. They’re fine to ride on-road and off-road in dry conditions. But this is getting too expensive, rather than suspect mischievous, envious scoundrels, I think those tires are a bit delicate and their negative tread pattern picks up a lot of debris.
So, I’ve gone back to the tires I had before: Metzeler Karoo 3:
They have a blockier tread than the TKC 70, better self-cleaning and therefore better on mud. On the other hand, they’re louder on-road, don’t lean that far in a corner and when they lean over, they’re a bit wobbly at the beginning. That diminishes when they wear in.
Here’s hoping they don’t deflate on a monthly basis!