5 Best Dual Sport Tires for 2020

Some new contenders and some familiar faces: There are more options than ever if you’re looking for the best dual sport tire for dirt riding. It’s tough to find a one-size-fits-all option as you’re likely looking for longer wear than an enduro tire if you’re going to be logging road miles but you probably still want something more aggressive than your typical adventure bike tire. Here’s a breakdown of the best dual sport tire options for 2020.

Dunlop D606

A long-time favorite returns to the top of the list again this year. DOT street legal with an emphasis on aggressive off-road riding. A full depth tread pattern and harder rubber compound provides great grip and longer life.


  • 90% dirt, 10% street
  • DOT approved front and rear provides good highway grip and durability
  • Excellent traction in all offroad conditions
  • D606 front tire matches with D739 A/T rear for desert riders

Buy the Dunlop D606 on Amazon

Kenda K760 Trakmaster II

Another crowd favorite making the list again this year is the Kenda Trakmaster II. The rear typically doesn’t last as many miles as the Dunlop D606 but a set of these tires is typically far less expensive than the D606.


  • 90% dirt / 10% street
  • DOT approved
  • Tall, aggressive knobs create a capable off-road tread pattern
  • Bead and sidewall construction deliver positive cornering on dirt and asphalt
  • Strong 6-ply rated carcass

Buy the Kenda K760 Trakmaster II on Amazon

Tusk DSport Adventure Tire

A brand new contender that’s been getting a lot of attention for being a very similar tread pattern to the Dunlop D606 but at a much more affordable price is the Tusk DSport Adventure Tire.


  • 90% dirt, 10% street
  • DOT approved
  • Rubber compound is designed to not only offer great grip, but to provide long wear on and off the road as well.

Buy the Tusk DSport Tire on Amazon

Continental Twinduro TKC80

A great hardcore DS tire with small block, deep tread design means this tire sticks well in a variety of terrain but also clears easily when it’s sloppy. Well known for being a less expensive choice.


  • 60% dirt / 40% street
  • Tried and tested for long hauls and competition.
  • Self-cleaning tread pattern.
  • High levels of side stability on soft surfaces.

Buy the Continental TKC80 on Amazon

Motoz Tractionator

An extremely aggressive and short-wearing tire the Tractionator comes in a variety of styles. The main theme here is maximum traction in the gnarly stuff while still being DOT compliant.


  • 95% dirt, 5% street
  • DOT Compliant
  • Soft compound enduro tire

Buy the Motoz Tractionator on Amazon

Did we miss your favorite tire? Think one of these shouldn’t have made the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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