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Dunlop KR124 racing tyres

Discussion in 'Triumph (Classic)' started by Bernhard, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. Bernhard


    Apr 20, 2011
    Are the Dunlop KR124 racing tyres not available anymore?
  2. daveh


    Jan 22, 2008

    But, I haven't seen any recently on classic race bikes and I tried but couldn't get any (not easily, at least). Avons (AM26) are the tyre of choice for many now. I miss the low profile Dunlop front tyre which had a good contact patch and inspired confidence. For longer road races, you would often see riders use a Dunlop front and Avon rear.
  3. acotrel


    Jun 30, 2012
    How do Battlaxe tyres compare with Dunlop KR124 on a classic bike ?
  4. daveh


    Jan 22, 2008
    It may vary from classic to classic. I found that the front Bridgestone is light but the sidewall is not as sturdy as the Avon Roadrider. I and several others I know who fitted Bridgestones had to raise the tyre pressures significantly to get stability. I fitted a front Bridgestone to my old R75 Beemer and I upped the pressure to 36 psi and then it was OK, but haven't tried them on anything else. One has a very limited selection of makes to choose from in 3.60/4.10 or equivalent for the road and none of them inspire the confidence of the race Avons. Avon Roadriders are a good compromise (and they suit Commandos). I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has fitted modern Dunlop TT100s to their classic, particularly if they are more sportingly inclined. I only rode on them back in the day, but they should be a lot better now.

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