Discussion in 'Triumph (Classic)' started by Bernhard, Jun 28, 2018.
Are the Dunlop KR124 racing tyres not available anymore?
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.
How do Battlaxe tyres compare with Dunlop KR124 on a classic bike ?
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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