Still haven’t been able to find out the difference between the k spec and non k spec other than price.So I’m looking for tires.
conti trail attack 2
listed on Fortnine they have 170/ 60 R17 (K Spec)
the k spec is a small amount more than the same tire less K spec.
does anyone know what K spec is?
The "K-Spec" rating does indeed stand for OEM KTM replacement as it's a tire made to their specs (other brands have similar designated tires, Pirelli has a D-Spec for example which is as you guessed, a Ducati tire). In this case the K-Spec Conti Trail Attak has the same load rating (LI) however has a slightly higher Speed (SI) rating of W at 270Kh/h as compared to the non-K tire which is rated at V 240km/h.Still haven’t been able to find out the difference between the k spec and non k spec other than price.
anyone know what it would signif?
I did the Dragon and surrounding on Roadsmart 2 on GSXR1000 and the grip was excellent. Better cold grip than a cold Q3 yet heated up much quicker and got almost double the mileage as the Q3's/Powers I was running previous.Since the OP was also asking for suggestions...
Dunlop Roadsmart 3 - solid. Great grip, excellent longevity
Pirelli Angel ST - great tire, same longevity as Roadsmart 3
Bridgestone T30 - decent grip, but feel really wooden and have lousy feedback
Rode the dragon at spirited pace with the Roadsmart 3 and Angel ST rear tires on (had Q3 and Rosso 3 fronts) and neither had any problem with the grip.
All 3 were good in the rain.
I've been told the PR4 is discontinued and no one has them in stock...I had them on my FZ6R and loved them...wanted these for my FZ07...if you know of a place that has them in stock, please let me know...I have a set of Michelin Road 5's on now. They feel nice, but I think I like the Pilot Road 4's better so will probably go back to them. Best mileage I have had so far from a PR4 is just under 20k from a rear while
commuting and worst mileage is 7k off a rear doing Smoky Mountains. I think I'll get around 18k off this Road 5 rear, but that has been mostly commuting and cold weather mileage.
Maybe Royal Distributing has them in stock online. They seem to have them for the size I need for my bike.I've been told the PR4 is discontinued and no one has them in stock...I had them on my FZ6R and loved them...wanted these for my FZ07...if you know of a place that has them in stock, please let me know...
I've had good luck with the Battkax T30 and T31GTs. ( on an FJR1300)
Have a new set sitting in the garage waiting to be installed... I think they were about $330 to my door from FortNine.
I do my tire changes myself, but man... if I knew installs where such an issue for so many I might have considered setting up shop and offer the service... $20 and a coffee.. Lol
*Portential liability being what it is precludes this of course. Y'all on your own..