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Which Heidanau k60 tyres?

For a BMW f650 Dakar. I know the size but there seems to be different codes & speeds available and an M&S???
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I asked the same thing last year, and all I could get out of the Heidenau information line was M&S stands for Mud and Snow. I have no idea what difference that makes, but I decided to opt for that tyre since I was the most expensive and therefore likely the longest lasting.

I've had them on my F800 for 4000 miles and reckon they're about half way worn - an 80:20 mix of road and off road.

As for speed rating, by law I think you have to get a rating at least as high as your bike is capable of. I went for the T speed rating as that is good for about 120mph - as much as the F's will do.
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Forget the M&S if you're not going to do a lot of winter riding on it. Then go for the cheapest with a high enough speed index.

That's what I'd do anyway
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HAIDENAU K60

They have size from 120/80-17 to 140/80-17 speed rating H or T prices are +/- 4€ difference.
That M+S only show that it's also available for winter compound if need it.
M+S base is also for studs.

Any how it's really nice and long lasting tyre.
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I asked the same thing last year, and all I could get out of the Heidenau information line was M&S stands for Mud and Snow. I have no idea what difference that makes, but I decided to opt for that tyre since I was the most expensive and therefore likely the longest lasting.
Just for future reference: the M&S has the highest wear in summer riding since the rubber compound is the softest to have maximum traction on cold surfaces.
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Just for future reference: the M&S has the highest wear in summer riding since the rubber compound is the softest to have maximum traction on cold surfaces.
Oh ok, that makes sense. As I said when I called, the woman on the phone just kept repeating "It's mud and snow sir" but didn't know what that meant!

If the M&S wear faster than the others, they must be made of nylon!
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