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Kinda liking the look of these for a dual purpose mud-season Duke. Has anybody tried them yet ? The front tire will have to go up to a 120 mm width unfortunately.

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Using the diablo Rossi II for a week now and they are brand-new with great stability excellent grip on wet..(here in Greece it rains a lot) also delivers a tons of confidence while cornering!

why you even considering using an 120mm?
 

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Using the diablo Rossi II for a week now and they are brand-new with great stability excellent grip on wet..(here in Greece it rains a lot) also delivers a tons of confidence while cornering!

why you even considering using an 120mm?
I think because they will be more suited to the odd gravel road excursion. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a suitable dual-purpose tyre too for when I get the bike down to France next year - lots of forest roads ripe for exploring.

Seen the Avon Distanzia's and Pirelli MT60 (as fitted to the Ducati Scrambler) but all of them only go down to a 120 at the front.
 

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Those who are looking to explore the Dukino's dual sport capabilities might find this article on 50-50 (street -dirt) dual-sport interesting:

50/50 Dual Sport Tire Buying Guide
 
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Thanks Diploman - I think I would be going for something a bit more road biased as I would only be looking at unpaved roads in dry conditions
 

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If you look at Revzilla's dual sport tire offerings, the tires are categorized according to dirt-street bias -ie. 40-60, 50-50, or 60-40.
 

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I think because they will be more suited to the odd gravel road excursion. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a suitable dual-purpose tyre too for when I get the bike down to France next year - lots of forest roads ripe for exploring.

Seen the Avon Distanzia's and Pirelli MT60 (as fitted to the Ducati Scrambler) but all of them only go down to a 120 at the front.
Seems to be difficult to get a 110-sized dual sport in a decent road/dirt tread, ie, non-knobby. I think a 120 will be ok, contact patch at center should be about 5 mm larger give or take.

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