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FUEL 18.8 litres @ 49.5mpg = 8580 miles WEIGHT 232kg SEAT 870mm POWER 93bhp TORQUE 72.2ftlb MICHAEL GUY For­mer short cir­cuit racer with a love of off-road rac­ing and ad­ven­ture rid­ing

HEIGHT 5ft 10in WEIGHT72KG michael.guy@mo­tor­cy­cle­ For a re­cent bout of off-road rid­ing I fit­ted a set of Con­ti­nen­tal TKC80S to the Africa Twin. De­signed with an 80:20% split for off-road to tar­mac they have be­come one of the most pop­u­lar op­tions of rub­ber for ad­ven­ture rid­ers who do a large pro­por­tion of their rid­ing on dirt and I’ve now de­cided to keep them on for my reg­u­lar road rid­ing too. I have to ad­mit that this tyre on a 232kg bike with 93bhp is an in­ter­est­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, but one that I have grown to like! Once you get di­alled into the way they squirm on the power and un­der brak­ing, it’s a lot of fun.

The fu­ture’s knob­bly for the Africa Twin 008580

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