Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Kenda K270 C Speed Rating
I just purchased a set of Kenda K270's for my 2005 KLR 650. A 3.00 21 for the front and a 5.10 17 for the rear. After they were delivered I realized they had a speed rating of C for 37 MPH!
The cycle will be ridden mostly on trails but also on the street, probably 70% dirt and 30% street. I will definitely ride it on the highway to reach some local trails.
Should I be concerned with the C speed rating? Is it dangerous to exceed 37 MPH? Hell, I can reach speeds over 37 on trails! I'm sure some of you out there are running these tires, what has been your experience with them? Should I be concerned running these tires on the highway at speeds up to 75 MPH? I'd love to hear your opinions or actual experiences running these tires on a KLR 650.