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Video: New Avon 3D Ultra sports tyre

Marc Abbott, 20 January 2012 09:40

British firm Avon have just released this video of their new 3D Ultra sports tyre. It's chock-full of info on the new rubber's construction. Here's the lowdown…

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New Bridgestone Hypersport S20 sports tyre

Marc Abbott, 24 November 2011 11:11

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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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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When should I change my tyres?

Marc Abbott, 25 January 2011 15:10

I’ve been told that the legal minimum tread limit is 1mm. Should I let the tread go this low or should I change the tyre sooner? I don’t race my bike, it's only used on A and B-roads with very little motorway use. I have checked the tread tonight and I have 1.6mm of tread left, I just don't know ...

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Is there a cheap way to repair a tyre?

Marc Abbott, 29 December 2010 07:00

I caught a financial cold recently when I picked up a puncture in a nearly-new Z-rated tyre and I had to get it replaced. Is there any guaranteed way I can avoid a costly bill if I get another puncture?  Gary Harper, email   Avon tyres have a scheme called the Road Hazard Warranty. If one of their radial tyres becomes ...

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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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Can I use a 120/70 on my 2003 Kawasaki ZX-6R?

Marc Abbott, 22 September 2010 14:05

I have recently bought a mint low-miler 2003 Kawasaki ZX-6R with the original tyres on. I notice that the front tyre is a 120/65 x 17. Having roamed the web for replacement tyres it seems that this size tyre is no longer available from the usual suppliers. Is it OK to use a 120/70 x 17 size tyre on the ...

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Advice: Why have my tyres worn so quickly?

Marc Abbott, 24 August 2010 16:45

Why have my tyres worn so quickly? Q. I’ve been using the same make and model of tyres on my bike for a few sets now, but the last pair seemed to have worn faster than before. Both the front and the rear are showing signs of extensive wear about 700 miles earlier than before. Do you think they have ...

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Best tyres for a 4000-mile Alpine tour

Marc Abbott, 12 July 2010 16:53

I'm doing a 4000-mile tour round central Europe in August and I need a new set of rubber before I go. What should I use on my Bandit? It will be a mix between motorways and Alpine roads and will last three weeks. I will be camping so I will have a fair amount of stuff on the back. I ...

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Can I run mismatched tyres on my Fazer?

Marc Abbott, 06 July 2010 16:35

I am going to replace my Bridgestone 021 rear tyre on my 2004 Fazer to an 023. The current front is an 021 with lots of life left in it, but the rear has a rather large nail in it. I’m going to replace the front eventually, but it’s still got loads of life left in it. Can I still ...

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