Updated: Mar 30
We all want a tyre that sticks like shit to a blanket and lasts longer than a slab of steel, of course it's just pure unobtanium!
I've used 4 or 5 brands on the Africa Twin and there's two that I've stuck with, one being the Goldentyre GT723.
I'm a big fan of the GT723, I've been using them for a fair while now, around 7 sets on this Africa Twin so far, and 2 or 3 sets on the first Africa Twin, as well as the GT333 on the 450.
The GT723 Adventure tyre hasn't chunked, ripped, torn or split.
Balancing has never been a problem.
It's a tough tyre that is really predictable on all surfaces including highway runs and twisty roads.
The front doesn't wander or track on the road.
They're reasonably quiet and don't bounce on-road like some other knobby tyres I've used.
As for wear, I managed to push 11,000kms out of a set, admittedly there wasn't much left and it was a bit sketchy on the last stretch home. I've had as low as 2,500kms over a 5 day hard ride, for average 50/50 riding, I know I can pretty much count on getting between 5 and 7,000kms.
I've used both the 90/90-21 and 90/100-21 (aka: The Fatty) on the front, I found the Fatty understeers a little on twisty tar roads and wasn't as sure-footed on loose gravel, but after the 30,000km trip around Australia, it was better than the 90/90 on the outback roads.
There's also another GT723 available, it's called the GT723R, and it's recently been used in the Dakar Rally. The construction is softer and the tyre has a slightly different tread pattern, well suited to harder dualsport and offroad racing.
Front sizes available:
120/70-19 TLS60H M+S
90/90-21 TLS54H M+S
90/100-21 TT57H (aka: The Fatty)
Rear sizes available:
170/60-17 TLS72H M+S
DOT and F.I.M. approved.
Designed for Adventure, Cross Country / Desert, Enduro Rally / Enduro.
Polygonal knobs placed as an arrow on the sidewall give excellent acceleration and cornering traction
Check out Lyndon Poskitts review of the GT723.
Subscribers can visit our XploreMoto store and purchase at a discounted price.
Or to find a retailer near you, visit Goldentyre Australia.
Phone: 07 3733 1343
Address: 11 Kelly Court, Buderim, Queensland, 4556. Australia
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