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Best sports-touring tyres for an R1100RT

Q. I am looking for sport touring tyres for a 1996 BMW R1100RT which has a rear size of 160/60 ZR 18. I’m rather taken by Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact that was recently tested.John Hagger, email A. There are still plenty of sports-touring tyres available in 160/60ZR18 rear size (with a 120/70ZR17 front on R1100RT). The tyres in our test a ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 30 July 2012

Best sports-touring tyre for a Triumph Speed Triple

Q. Can you tell me what the best sports-touring tyre for a 2011 Triumph Speed Triple is? The last tyres were Metzeler Racetec Interacts that I got 3500 miles out of. I’d like some rubber that will get me 7-8000 miles from a rear tyre as I am a very careful rider.Iangrm99, MCN forums A. Triumph fitted the Racetecs as ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 02 April 2012

Best tyres for a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy?

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 ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 11 January 2012

New Bridgestone Hypersport S20 sports tyre

Bridgestone has launched a new sports tyre – the Hypersport S20 – designed for high-powered bikes, and which will sit alongside the BT-016 Pro and BT-016 in the firm's sports tyre range. The new tyre is claimed to "meet the demands of European sport riders for the highest handling performance in wet and dry on all types of roads and ...

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  • Tyres
  • 24 November 2011

Best tyres for a Triumph Daytona 675

I’ve just acquired a 2006 Daytona 675 fitted with old Dunlop Sportmax D208s which don't inspire confidence. I used Pirelli Diablo Corsas on a 2000 Blade, which worked well. Would you recommend the same for the 675 or are there better options? My riding is short quick weekend blasts and possibly a track day or two.Willshere, MCN forums The Daytona came ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 14 June 2011

What pressure should my Suzuki GSX-R600's tyres be?

What pressure should my GSX-R600’s tyres be?I’ve just replaced my Bridgestone BT-016s with some BT-023s on my GSX-R600. The manual only gives the pressures for the 016s, so do I run the same pressures as the 016s, or do I need more air in them? My weight is 13 stone. At the moment I have put what it says on ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 09 May 2011

Best tyres for a Triumph Street Triple R?

It’s tyre replacement time on my Triumph Street Triple R, and I'm thinking of moving away from "sports tyres" as I never go near a track. I do give it the beans on the road though and wear the tyres up to the edges. I've been impressed with the Dunlop Roadsmarts on my VFR but wondered if the new Bridgestone ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 19 April 2011

How to know it's time to change your tyres

Q. I am on a very tight budget as a poor student (bloody tuition fees), so I can’t afford to change my tyres until I absolutely have to. Save cash on motorcycle tyres Apart from a lack of tread, what are the other signs that the time has come for me to spend more money?Steve Proctor, Ilford A. The obvious visual ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 03 September 2010

Will GT tyres suit a Bandit 1250S?

Q. I'm about to replace the Bridgestone 023s on my 59-reg Bandit 1250S with another set of 023s as they suit me fine. Save cash on motorcycle tyres I do 5-6000 miles a year and I wondered whether I should use the GT versions or not?Charles Rastan, Twickenham A. The standard versions are best on this bike. The GT versions are ...

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  • Tyres
  • 30 June 2010

Best tyres for riding to a track day?

Q. I've just bought a 2000 ZX-9R for track days. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres However I have to ride to the track so I need some advice on suitable tyre options?Ollie, MCN Tyre forum A. Bridgestone's BT-016s are used as a control tyre by the Ron Haslam Race School, so they'd be up to the job. Other suitable tyres ...

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  • Tyres
  • 09 February 2010

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