Just finished a two week 4,400 mile trip from Tucson, AZ to Nelson, BC and back. This is my report on the performance of my CT (Kumho Escta RF 195/55R/16 @ 34psi).
- Bike configuration 2-up pulling a trailer - Front tire Dunny E3 @ 41psi, Rear tire Kumho Escta RF @ 34psi. I should also note that the Kumho maintained constant air pressure the entire trip. Yes, there was some slight fluctuation in psi when we were at higher altitudes but no loss of pressure due to poor tire bead seal. Can't say that about my Dunny E3 (had to adjust air pressure each day)
- Types of roads ridden was a combination of mostly secondary roads, interstates when we had to, and of course Canadian, Washington , Oregon & California back (secondary) twisty roads
- Weather conditions encountered 100+ degree days in AZ and Utah with no rain, Idaho, Wyoming (150 mile detour just because we could - found some great twisty's in Southwest Wyoming) & Montana 50's – 80's and dry. BC brought some rain and more mild temps (awesome riding to say the least), Washington, Oregon, California, & Nevada brought high winds 30-40mph gusts and high heat 100+.