Don’t get me wrong, though. I do prefer Suzuki motorcycles over Kawasaki bikes simply because I am thrilled with the performance capabilities of the Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa. I also owned a Suzuki SS100 scooter during my college days, which was severely abused by my fleet of overzealous drinking buddies during my younger years. But I am more obsessed over the four-wheeled variety than the typical two.
But my next-door neighbor is a different type of fella. Oh, he absolutely loves to talk about cars, but his baby will always be his trusty 2009 Kawasaki KLR650-A. The bike was actually a hand-me-down from his uncle who passed away in 2011. He used the bike for 4 years and held it in storage for a solid 2 years before his passion for riding was revitalized.
One fine Thursday morning, he asked me if I can help him clean, inspect, and restore his bike. My wrench monkey personality suddenly went into full swing. There’s nothing I love more than bringing an old machine back to life!
The first thing we noticed once we pulled the bike away from the garage were the bald tires. My friend wanted a durable yet affordable set of OEM dual-sport tires. He read about Kenda tires and asked me about the brand. I told him that Kenda is one of the best manufacturers of tires for motorcycles and utility vehicles. We went online and found a nice set of Kenda K270 Dual Sport tires at less than $75 per pop.
After a few minor adjustments, the bike was back in good shape. We agreed to go for a short road trip the following week so we can determine the performance capabilities of the Kenda K270 tires.
In this review, we took the Kenda K270 tires to the test to determine if they are a solid choice for an affordable and capable set of dual sport motorcycle tires.