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Take your DRZ400 Anywhere with Trakmaster Tires

When it comes to tires on your DRZ400 there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution, sorry folks. We found a set of tires that comes pretty close. To illustrate why these tires are so versatile we’re going to briefly breakdown the different types of tires. There’s off road tires that are designed for anything that isn’t paved […]

When it comes to tires on your DRZ400 there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution, sorry folks. We found a set of tires that comes pretty close. To illustrate why these tires are so versatile we’re going to briefly breakdown the different types of tires.

There’s off road tires that are designed for anything that isn’t paved or a motorcross track. Among off road tires there are three main categories: hard, medium, and soft. On harder terrains like a packed trails you’ll want tires that have short treads and use a highly vulacanized rubber. Soft terrain covers loose dirt, mud, and sand and the tires typically feature longer softer treads. As the name implies, medium off road tires are a compromise between hard and soft. Offroad tires usually aren’t street legal, which poses a problem if you like to use your DRZ400 to get around.

Dual sport tires are, as the name implies, used for multiple terrains. Many dual sport tires are street legal and excel in various terrains. Unfortunately, there is no optimal dual sport tire as it really depends on where you expect you to ride. There are three primary terrains that dual sport tires address and they typically excel in two of the three areas. These three areas are hard terrain, soft terrain and paved road. For example, the short treads that work well in hard terrain will perform poorly in a dune environment. If you ride on the road a lot, you’ll wear your tires down at a much faster rate.

We just said that dual sort tires are typically a balance between two of the three terrain types. Here’s a dual sport tire that balances all three terrain types. Ideally you would have a good idea of where you’ll be riding the most, but sometimes the terrain can change quite frequently. The Trakmaster tire is great because it adapts to any terrain and wears very well on pavement. They are street legal, so you can ride from your house to the trail without dealing with loading up a trailer or a pickup truck. These tires are biased for medium and hard terrain, you shdould consider other tires if you expect to do a lot of duning or mudding.

Check out the specs for the Kenda K760 Trakmaster II rear tire:

One of the best hard core dual sport tires available, the Kenda K760 Trakmaster II is perfect for the rider who isn’t willing to sacrifice off-road performance. Comfortable in a wide range of surfaces, the Trakmaster II gives a predictable feel regardless if it’s hard pack, sand, rocks, mud, gravel or loam. And though undeniably off-road biased, the Kenda wears exceptionally well on the pavement with consistent performance throughout its life. If the single track needs to be connected by pavement, the Kenda Trakmaster is one to consider.

  • Tall aggressive knobs designed for pure performance
  • Improved bead and sidewall construction for positive cornering
  • A great tire for serious dual sport riders
  • D.O.T. approved for highway use
  • Open thread blocks provide maximum traction with efficient cleaning
  • Excellent for intermediate to hard terrain
  • Tread design that provides traction both on straights and out of corners
  • This tire is part of a matching set, see the K760 Trakmaster II Front Dirt Tire

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