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Best tyres for a Triumph Bonneville SE

Marc Abbott, 01 December 2010 12:40

I recently purchased an Avon Storm tyre for the front wheel for my Triumph Bonneville SE, which is a 110/70 x 17, and I’d like to fit a matching rear. Avon only makes a 150/70 x 17. Could I fit this size of tyre on the rear rim?  John Berry, email Gte the best price on motorcycle tyres in the ...

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Advice: Are my tyres causing vibrations?

Marc Abbott, 09 June 2010 11:49

I have a 2000 Honda Varadero 1000 with only 7000 miles on and it’s developed a vibration. I've checked the tyre pressures and they are spot on. I have slackened the chain off a bit more, but to no benefit. Both sprockets are fine.Pauldid, email The wheels could be out of balance, especially the front one. There are balance weights on ...

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New Michelin City Grip scooter tyre

Marc Abbott, 17 February 2010 11:16

Michelin has launched the new City Grip scooter tyre, claimed to be perfectly suited to wet roads the first tyre of it type to feature Michelin¹s latest Progressive Sipe Technology (PST) to improve safety on wet roads.   Browse tyres for sale in the MCN Shop Michelin say the design of the tyre's tread cuts through the film of water on ...

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New Bridgestone BT-023 revealed

Marc Abbott, 13 January 2010 16:54

Bridgestone's new BT-023 sports touring tyre will be launched officially in March, but here's the first information on the fresh rubber. Save cash on motorcycle tyres It's claimed to offer improved mileage and better performance in the wet than before, as well as improved grip and steering control. Gary Hartshorne, motorcycle sales and technical expert at Bridgestone UK,said: "Sport-touring is ...

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Best tyres for a Suzuki Hayabusa

Marc Abbott, 23 December 2009 10:02

Q. I've owned a 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa from new and I've been using Michelin Pilot Sport HPXs which were great. When I was in France in the summer I got a puncture in the rear so I got a Suzuki dealer to fit a new tyre. Save cash on motorcycle tyres Video: 10 years of the Suzuki Hayabusa I told ...

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British Standards for puncture repairs

Marc Abbott, 01 July 2009 12:06

A British standard exists for motorcycle tyre repairs (BSAU159f), which determines the strength of the repair and where it can and can’t be made in the tyre. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres Being a British Standard, it is a recommendation only, and not the law. BSAU159f states that no repairs are allowed in the sidewalls (these flex continuously and a ...

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Maxxis Supermaxx Sport gets TT seal of approval

Marc Abbott, 24 June 2009 15:03

Speaking at the close of last month's Isle of Man TT, the event¹s chief travelling marshal Dick Cassidy gave us his thoughts on the Maxxis Supermaxx Sport tyres he'd been using. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres "The Supermaxx Sport performed far better that the Dunlops fitted to the Yamaha R1 as standard; the handling became predictable and the Maxxis didn't ...

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Tyre advice: I need a tyre for high mileage commuting

Marc Abbott, 17 June 2009 17:18

Q. I just took the plunge and bought a Sprint 955 which I'm loving but I need a new rear tyre. The bike is currently fitted with Bridgestone BT014s. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres However, I am a very new rider and am mainly doing motorway miles (60 a day) and then London miles (20 a day). I am completely ...

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Avon Tyres supports West Country Blood Bikes

Marc Abbott, 15 May 2009 17:52

Melksham-based Avon Tyres,, has agreed to supply tyres to the Freewheelers Emergency Volunteer Service, a registered Charity who provide emergency out-of-hours medical transport throughout the West Country. Freewheelers’ fleet of marked-up Yamaha FJR1300s are often referred to as “Blood Bikes,” but also provide lifesaving transport for other urgently-needed items such as test samples, patient notes, X-rays and medical supplies. With both ...

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Tyre advice: The best tyres for a Hayabusa

Marc Abbott, 14 May 2009 11:21

MCN expert Marc Abbott is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I’ve just got a mint Suzuki Hayabusa which is great for me now I’ve got that boy-racer thing out of the system at the tender age of 48. I just love the tidal wave of throttle ...

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