Continental Recalls 68,770 Tires Including TKC 80, ContiGo!, K62 and LB

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Tires may develop cracks that can result in tread separation

Continental Tire is recalling 68,770 motorcycle tires because they may develop cracks that can result in tread separation. The recall includes the popular TKC 80 dual sport tires, ContiGo! tires for lightweight motorcycles, plus K62 and LB scooter tires. The recall may also include tires that were installed as stock equipment on certain BMW, KTM and Husqvarna models. The recall affects tires manufactured between Jan. 6, 2019 and April 30, 2022. The full list of tires and specific sizes affected is posted at the bottom of this article.

According to the recall report released by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem was first noticed in February after a separate recall on ContiScoot scooter tires for potential tread groove cracking. That initial recall led Continental to conduct endurance testing on other tires. From February to April, testing revealed the TKC 80, ContiGo!, K62 and LB tires may be prone to develop groove cracks.

Continental TKC 80 tires are standard equipment on some production models such as the BMW R1250GS.

Cracks in grooves can lead to tread separation which may increase the risk of a crash. Continental says the grooves are superficial and “did not propagate into the reinforced material of the tires. However, the cracks found during endurance testing exceeded the 3/16 inch maximum limit specified by federal safety standards. As a result, Continental initiated recall procedures on April 29. Continental says it has not received any field complaints or reports of damage or injury related to this issue as of that date.

Continental will replace all affected tires sold to customers or that are in dealer inventories, and reimburse customers who have already replaced their tires because of groove cracks. Continental says it hasn’t determined the cause of the problem yet, so replacement tires may not be the exact same type, but will be “substantially similar tires not affected by the recall.” Letters to owners are expected to be sent out on June 6. Customers may also contact Continental’s customer service line at 1-888-799-2168.

There may also be recall measures from BMW, KTM and Husqvarna for motorcycles that come equipped with the affected tires as standard equipment. This may include the BMW R 1250 GS and GS Adventure, the BMW R NineT Urban GS, Husqvarna 701 Enduro, and KTM 690 Enduro R among other models.



Continental TKC8090/90-21 M/C 54S
Continental TKC805.10-17 M/C 67S
Continental TKC802.50-21 M/C 48S
Continental TKC803.25-18 M/C 59S
Continental TKC80120/90-17 M/C 64S
Continental TKC80120/90-18 M/C 65R
Continental TKC803.50-18 M/C 62S
Continental TKC802.75-21 M/C 52S
Continental TKC804.00-18 M/C 64R
Continental TKC8090/90-21 M/C 54T
Continental TKC803.00-21 M/C 51S
Continental TKC80120/70-19 M/C 60Q
Continental ContiGo!100/90-18 M/C 65H
Continental ContiGo!130/90-17 M/C 68H
Continental ContiGo!130/90-16 M/C 67H
Continental ContiGo!150/70-18 M/C 70V
Continental ContiGo!130/90-16 M/C 67V
Continental ContiGo!100/90-18 M/C 56V
Continental ContiGo!120/80-16 M/C 60V
Continental ContiGo!110/80-17 M/C 57V
Continental ContiGo!110/90-18 M/C 61H Rear
Continental ContiGo!120/90-18 M/C 65V
Continental ContiGo!130/90-17 M/C 68V
Continental ContiGo!100/90-19 M/C 57H
Continental ContiGo!140/80-17 M/C 69V
Continental ContiGo!130/70-17 M/C 62H
Continental ContiGo!110/90-18 M/C 61H Front
Continental ContiGo!130/80-17 M/C 65H
Continental ContiGo!3.25-19 M/C 54H
Continental ContiGo!110/80-18 M/C 58V
Continental ContiGo!90/90-18 M/C 51H
Continental ContiGo!130/80-18 M/C 66V
Continental ContiGo!100/90-18 M/C 56H
Continental ContiGo!100/90-19 M/C 57V
Continental ContiGo!90/90-21 M/C 54H
Continental ContiGo!3.00-21 M/C 51H
Continental ContiGo!4.00-18 M/C 64H
Continental ContiGo!130/70-18 M/C 63H
Continental ContiGo!110/70-17 M/C 54H
Continental K623.50-10 M/C 59J
Continental K623.50-10 M/C 59J WW
Continental K623.00-10 M/C 50J
Continental LB4.00-8 M/C 55J
Continental LB3.50-8 M/C 46J WW
Continental LB3.50-8 M/C 46J
Continental LB4.00-8 M/C 55J WW

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Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • Mad4TheCrest Mad4TheCrest on May 29, 2022

    Well, this will complicate life for some riders, dealers, and tire distributors going into the peak Summer riding season, one already faced, by the way, with ridiculously inflated tire prices. I guess that means this recall is going to cost somebody a bunch of cash. Couple this news with the dramatic Dunlop tire failure at the NW200 that sidelined some of the best competitors and 2022 is not looking rosy, reputation-wise, for rubber donut makers.

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    • Sayyed Bashir Sayyed Bashir on Jun 03, 2022

      Not back completely, just occasionally, when there is nothing else to do. Mostly trolling HD articles, like many others.