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Kenda K760 Trakmaster (rear) review by RMOTO

Tyre Size

Tyre Size 120/100-18

Tarmac Performance

Braking / cornering control (Dry)
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Braking / cornering control (Wet)
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General traction and control
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Road noise
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Tarmac Summary

60%
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Gravel Performance

Braking / cornering control
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General traction and control
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Gravel Summary

80%
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Off-Road Performance

Rocky / stoney terrain
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Hard packed / firm terrain
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Soft / loose/ sandy terrain
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Muddy / greasy / slippery terrain
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General traction and control
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Off-Road Summary

72%
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General

What bike was used for this review? KTM 500

Tyre Life

Riding styleTyre lifePrice per km
Conservative riding 2,500 km 2.7 cents per km

General Overview

Notes: I haven’t used the Kenda K760 for a number of years, so out of curiosity, I thought I’d bang one on and give it another whirl. I have a soft spot for this tyre as many of my solo trips in the early days of logging routes for RemoteMoto were ridden with this tyre; among many others.

My thoughts on the tyre changed a little bit as this was the first time I have fitted one to the KTM500. This is mainly because I have been spoilt by regularly using high end enduro tyres that perform so nicely. Crossing slippery boulder rivers alongside my riding buddies who were using high end enduro tyres demonstrated a very noticeably traction difference, however it would not be fair to expect the classic K760 to perform as well as modern enduro tyres that have the latest technology compound, tread pattern and casings.

To be fair, while the K760 didn’t have as much grip in some of the really technical terrain, I still consider it to be a very respectable tyre and a great all-rounder. Also, when compared to the likes of a GodlenTyre 523 that I can only get around 1,200 km from, the K760 lasted me 2,532km of general/conservative adventure riding – more than twice the life.

Overall the K760 is very predictable, has respectable traction on a wide variety of terrains and has a nice soft casing to deflate to my preferred 12 psi, and get a really good feel in the rear end. For a trip where you need to get 2,000km and an off-road oriented tyre, it is a good choice.
RMOTO
Overall review by RMOTO
69%
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