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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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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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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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Advice: What are the best tyres for a Kawasaki ZZR1400

Marc Abbott, 09 June 2010 14:10

Q. I have recently purchased a 2008 ZZR1400 which has about 5000 miles on the clock and is fitted with Bridgestone Battlax BT-014 tyres which are in very good condition. Are these tyres suitable for the bike?Phil Ager, email. A. The BT-014s are quite an old design, but OK. If you wanted the same sort again, go for the usual suspects ...

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Product advice: Best tyres for a Triumph Tiger

Marc Abbott, 11 May 2010 14:54

I wonder if you could please advise on the best choice of tyres for my 1995 Triumph Tiger? Tread life and cost are not a concern but my absolute priority is wet weather grip, particularly on the front, which becomes quite alarming when braking or cornering on wet roads. In fact the whole bike feels like it’s on really worn ...

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Product advice: Best tyres for a Honda CBF125?

Marc Abbott, 13 April 2010 14:59

I am considering replacing the original tyres on my Honda CBF125. Can you recommend a set that will give a combination of good mileage and decent grip?David Hale, email   The Honda’s wheel sizes do limit your tyre choice, but Bridgestone have the BT39SS, which were developed for small-capacity production racing in Japan. They give really good grip with half-decent mileage ...

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Product advice: Is my tyre contaminated?

Marc Abbott, 15 February 2010 12:55

The rear tyre on my freshly-cleaned ZX-10 let go before I got to the end of my road, sending me and the bike sliding along on our sides. I can only think that the tyre must have had WD-40 or bike cleaner on it which reduced the grip to zero. I wiped the tyre down with a cloth but I’m ...

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Why is there a ridge on my dual-compound tyre?

Marc Abbott, 19 January 2010 17:12

Q. I have a Suzuki GSX-R1000 K8 running Dunlop Roadsmarts, getting 5500 miles out of the rear with too much commuting and motorway work. Save cash on motorcycle tyres There's 2.8mm tread depth left at the centre with about 4.5mm at the edge of the harder strip, but there are two ridges running around the tyre that look like they ...

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Best tyre for a Triumph Daytona 675

Marc Abbott, 19 January 2010 17:04

Q. I would like some advice on the best tyre for a 2009 Triumph Daytona 675. It currently has Pirelli Supercorsas but they are not very practical if it rains. Can you advise on a suitable tyre for fast road riding but having grip for when the rain interrupts play. Save cash on motorcycle tyres I am considering Avon VP2 ...

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