The mission of KTM’s new 790 Duke is simple – to dominate the streets.
The hotly anticipated new bike was unveiled at EICMA in Milan last week, with global top ten tyre manufacturer Maxxis also using the opportunity to espouse the virtues of it’s Supermaxx ST sport touring tyre.
Maxxis’s latest sport touring tyre is said to complement the bike’s mixture of razor sharp handling and real-world practicality.
Designed in conjunction with Chris ‘Stalker’ Walker, the new tread design and groove arrangement increases traction and handling performance in the wet, while its nano-silica compound gives extra tyre strength, improving both wet and dry grip. Moreover, its improved construction, including spiral steel belt and advanced sidewall rigidity, enhances cornering capabilities at higher speeds.
Commenting on the news, Maxxis’ managing director, Derek McMartin, said:
“We are extremely honoured to have been chosen to partner with KTM on such a fantastic bike. This is a very exciting deal for us, and again reinforces the fact that we produce excellent quality tyres that are able to deliver exceptional performance. To have been recognised for this, and selected to complement the long-awaited KTM 790 Duke, is a huge compliment.
“The EICMA event gave us the perfect opportunity to make the announcement. Hundreds of thousands of motorcycle fanatics joined us at the show, all eager to know more about our tyres and all that they are able to achieve. I’m confident that the KTM 790 DUKE and our Supermaxx ST tyres form the perfect partnership.”
The Supermaxx ST is available to the UK trade from Cambrian Tyres in a range of popular sizes.