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Best road and track tyres for a Honda CB1000R

MCN, 17 November 2011 10:36

I have a 2011 Honda CB1000R ABS, and want to do track days, what tyres are best suited to being ridden to the circuit, do a track day and then ride home?Roearn, MCN Tyre forum Any of the new breed of sport tyres are up to those demands. There’s been a staggering increase in performance from just three years ago. ...

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Do I need tyre warmers for early trackday sessions?

MCN, 28 October 2011 10:10

I've been getting into track days recently, and this year's Indian summer has been a godsend. But even with the sun shining the tracks are pretty cold in the mornings. Is it time I invested in some tyre warmers to give me a head start in the breakfast sessions? Stuart Pearson Tyre warmers' main benefit isn't in giving you sticky ...

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Tyres for a Kawasaki VN1600 Classic

MCN, 05 October 2011 15:12

I am trying to source a rear tyre for my Kawasaki VN1600 Classic, a 170/70 x 16 Bridgestone G722. I have trolled through pages of Google search, but have been unable to locate one. I have just put on a new Bridgestone front and I don’t want to junk it.Dougie, email As we covered before Bridgestone have supply problems in the ...

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Can I fit mismatched tyres to my Fazer?

MCN, 27 September 2011 10:42

The front Dunlop Sportmax on my Yamaha FZ6 Fazer is getting due for replacement and I’d like a reasonably priced new tyre that would suit. The rear tyre is also a Sportmax but has lots of life left. Would you recommend changing both or would it be OK just to renew the front, even if it was for a different ...

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Best all-round tyres for a KTM Superduke

Marc Abbott, 08 September 2011 17:03

I have a KTM Superduke and need to replace both tyres. I ride quite hard so need something that inspires confidence, but often get caught out in the wet, so need something that doesn’t slide all over at the first drop of rain. But with money tight I would like something thatlasts around 2500 miles for a rear without breaking ...

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Best tyres for a Honda CBR600RR

MCN, 30 August 2011 17:33

Q. I have just bought a Honda CBR600RR and the rear tyre’s just about squared off. It’s got a BT-015R on, would there be anything better for fast road riding? Or should I keep to the same type of tyre?Stephen Smithson, email A. The BT-015 is an OE-spec tyre with adequate all-round performance. There's any number of tyres for the ...

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Why are my Aprilia Mille's tyres deflating?

MCN, 09 August 2011 16:10

Q. I have bought a 2002 Aprilia Mille that is having tyre problems – they’re deflating for no reason. I have put new tyres and valves on and the problem is still there. Motorcycle tyres for sale. The front tyre was going down but seems OK since I changed the valve. The rear now seems to be the problem, it ...

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Best tyres for 25-year-old Sportster

MCN, 04 August 2011 11:52

Q. I have a 1986 Harley Sportster 1100XLH, currently fitted with an Avon Venom-X MT90B16 on the rear (half-inch chicken strips) and a Dunlop Roadmaster TT100 4.10H19 61H at thefront (worn to the edge). I ride briskly, usually two-up, and this combination gives sure-footed and predictable road-holding in the dry, with onset of understeer as I get on the edge ...

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What's holding my tyre to the rim?

MCN, 25 July 2011 17:42

Q. Why does the rear wheel of a motorcycle not spin within the tyre? A great emphasis is placed on maximising tyre grip against the road surface, so why do the wheels not spin inside the tyre - the point, you would expect, to be of the lowest resistance, especially when you consider that lubrication is normally applied when fitting ...

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Perfect tyre for a BMW K1200RS

MCN, 20 July 2011 16:11

Q. I've come to the end of the road with the current tyres on my trusty '01 BMW K1200RS (Front Avon Azaro 120/70ZR17, Rear Avon 'Storm' AV56 180/55ZR17) and need a little guidance. My annual mileage is about 6000 miles, however I’ve now insured my bike for 'Business Use' and expect to add on many more miles (I do approximately ...


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