At the tire test facility, I was able to ride the KTM around a wet skidpad and also on a road course that had quite a bit of standing water in a high-speed braking zone. While following Conti’s long-time test rider Josef Jauernik around the wet skidpad, I was amazed by the amount of roost coming off his rear tire; the tread pattern seriously moves a lot of water. With the KTM set to its Rain mode, the traction was totally predictable on the drenched skidpad. The dry handling course, with asphalt intentionally varied from section to section, was a big challenge. Neverthelesss, I was impressed with the tire’s performance. Even with ABS off, the KTM had zero issues scrubbing speed in a controlled manner on the semi-wet road course. I smartly called it a day after realizing that I was going faster and faster and a crash felt eminent. After all, the test facility wasn’t meant to be ridden like a racetrack.