When you’re thinking about ways to spend money on your dirt bike, tires are rarely the first option that comes to mind. But even though they lack the appeal of cool items like titanium exhaust, graphics, and anodized engine plugs, they’re one of your ride’s most important components in the quest for speed. Extra power doesn’t mean much if your tires are bald, and fresh bodywork won’t stay pretty for long if your front end is pushing in every corner. Fortunately, with Kenda’s selection of reasonably priced rubber you can stay planted on the ground—not in it—without dinging your wallet.
Aside from the brand’s ability to economically deliver traction every time you grab a handful, the coolest thing about Kenda has to be the names they give their tires. With tags like Millville, Southwick, Washougal, Triple, Sand Mad, and Parker, you just can’t go wrong! Even cooler is that the tires named after famous national tracks would actually work at those tracks. The intermediate Washougal comes in standard and sticky versions to tackle the enigma that is Washougal’s slick surface, the Millville is a soft-intermediate model to handle the varying terrain of Spring Creek, and the Southwick is, you guessed it, designed for sand and mud.
You don’t have to stop with motorcycles either. Kenda makes tires for just about everything imaginable. From cars to forklifts, and from wheelchairs to snow blowers, they’ve got your traction needs (and rims) covered. Check out their website at www.kendatire.com, or just head into your local dealer and demand the brand voted most likely to hook up.