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Best tyres for a Ducati 916

MCN, 20 February 2012 17:13

Q. I would like some advice on what tyres to buy for my 1998 Ducati 916. I have had the bike for five years and fitted a set of Michelin Pilot Sports when I got the bike. I have been happy with the handling not having ridden this bike on any other tyres. I have covered about 4000 miles, including ...

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Which tyres for tubed 18-inch rims?

MCN, 15 February 2012 13:04

Q. I’ve just got a 1992 Moto-Guzzi 50 Targa with aging Pirelli Stradas fitted and I want a set of tyres that give me good directional stability when I head out on weekend runs.Mike Henaghan, Liverpool  A. With you running tubed 18-inch rims, you’ll need bias-belted tyres. These are not as stable as radial tyres because their crossply construction gives ...

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Best all-round tyres for a Yamaha R6

MCN, 02 February 2012 16:19

Q. I have a 2009 Yamaha R6 which I’ve been riding for the past two years on Dunlop Sportsmarts. But my mates really rate their Pirelli Supercorsas – when we’re parked up on a ride their tyres are always really sticky to the touch and mine aren’t  But I’m told they’re not too good in the wet, and I do ...

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Can I replace BMW R1200R tyre pressure sensors?

MCN, 26 January 2012 12:02

Q. I have recently bought a 2008 BMW R1200R which has the tyre pressure sensors fitted. I am not keen on the sensors and have a couple of queries regarding them. Can I have normal rubber type tyre valves fitted in place of the hard rigid type fitted at present? Will this affect the pressure sensors that I believe are ...

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Best tyres for a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy?

MCN, 11 January 2012 11:17

The Dunlop D407 200/55 x 17 rear will soon need replacing on my 2008 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy after 6000 miles and the front D408F 140/75 x 17 is almost as worn. Should I replace with the same or is there now something better? Do I need to do both at the same time?Tony Cook, email First of all, as with ...

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Should I replace the tyre AND inner tube?

MCN, 03 January 2012 14:28

Q. My Sinnis Apache has tyres with inner tubes. As an inner tube is only £6 and a new tyre £40, If I were to get a puncture would I be able to keep the tyre and only replace the inner tube? Would there be a problem with the hole making the tyre unsafe?Jimmywiz, MCN forums A. If it’s a ...

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Best tyres for a Derbi Terra Adventure

MCN, 19 December 2011 10:29

Q. What rear tyre would you recommend for a 2011 Derbi Terra Adventure 125. The rear is a 130/90 x 17 and the front is a 90/90 x 21.Newbiker1, MCN forums A. Continental Escapes are a really good price at the moment and excellent all-rounders that should give you really good mileage, especially on a lower-powered bike like yours. Or ...

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Best all-weather tyres for a Honda CBR600F

MCN, 15 December 2011 12:53

Q. I bought an N-plate Honda CBR600F six months ago with Michelin Pilot 1s fitted that arejust about done after 5000 miles and three track days. I will be using the bike mainly for summer riding and a handful of track days in the dry and wet. I am considering replacing them with Dunlops, Michelins or Bridgestones. I like the ...

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Best tyres for a Kawasaki GTR1400

MCN, 07 December 2011 11:51

Q. I have been on a GSX-R1000 for the past two years, but now as my wife wants to travel further afield we are changing to a Kawasaki GTR1400. Which tyres can I fit to get the most grip and feel? I’m not really worried about tyre life.Anon A. Big bikes like the GTR are fussy about the sort of ...

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Wrong pressures on Honda CBF600 tyres

MCN, 30 November 2011 11:54

Q. I have been using my Honda CBF600 for six months. I had got it into my head that the front tyre pressure was 42psi, which has always seemed fine. The other day I went to check the pressures and the front tyre’s valve came off in my hand! I wheeled it down to the local bike garage for a ...


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