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Dual-pur­pose tyres have ad­vanced as rapidly as ad­ven­ture bikes over the past few years. Al­though de­signed to han­dle light off-road, they work bril­liantly in nor­mal road con­di­tions. They give su­perb grip in the wet and dry, warm up fast and have sim­i­lar dura­bil­ity to sports tour­ing tyres.

We fit­ted the new Met­zeler Tourance Next to the BMW, Tri­umph and KTM, and Pirelli’s new Scor­pion Trail II to the Du­cati. All in sizes: 120/ 7019 front, 170/60-17 rear.

The Honda has more off- road fo­cused wheel sizes, so we fit­ted tubed Pirelli Scor­pion Trail: 90/90-21 front, 150/ 70-18 rear.

For the pure off-road el­e­ment of our test we fit­ted Met­zeler’s Ka­roo 3 tyres to the BMW, Tri­umph and KTM, and Pirelli Scor­pion Rally to the Du­cati and Honda (the com­pe­ti­tion ver­sion with a nar­rower 140-sec­tion rear). These tyres have a much heav­ier, block­ier tread. They’re not as sta­ble as dual-pur­pose tyres on the tar­mac, but al­low our ad­ven­ture bikes to do in­cred­i­ble things on the dirt… in the right hands.

What? Etna's about to blow her top? I'm outta here... All the bikes were fit­ted with Pirelli dual-sport and off- road rub­ber

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