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Best sports-touring tyres for an R1100RT

MCN, 30 July 2012 14:37

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 ...

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Best sports-touring tyre for a Triumph Speed Triple

MCN, 02 April 2012 14:16

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 ...

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Best tyres for a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy?

MCN, 11 January 2012 11:17

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 ...

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Best tyres for a Triumph Daytona 675

MCN, 14 June 2011 15:50

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 ...

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

MCN, 09 May 2011 16:52

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 ...

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How to know it's time to change your tyres

MCN, 03 September 2010 16:30

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 ...

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Will GT tyres suit a Bandit 1250S?

MCN, 30 June 2010 14:47

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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Best tyres for riding to a track day?

MCN, 09 February 2010 16:16

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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Best tyre for a 1250 Bandit

MCN, 27 January 2010 14:22

Q. I’ve got a 2009 Suzuki GSF1250 GT and after 3500 miles I need a new rear tyre to replace the OE Dunlop D218N 180/55 V17. I spend 80% of the time touring, and 20% over the Dales. Save money on motorcycle tyres I am 66 so I only indulge in the occasional burn-up!Mike Lecras, email A. We’d point you in ...

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