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Pirelli Angel GT tyres

MCN, 13 June 2014 11:57

Pirelli Angel GT tyres, £223* What’s new?There’s a new 100% silica single compound front and dual compound rear tyre with revised profile shapes, construction and tread pattern, for improved grip, steering agility and longevity. According to Pirelli, they last longer than their rivals’ offerings when tested at the independent ‘Motorrad Test Centre’. Who are they for?Riders who want to use ...

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Bridgestone launches Battlax T30 sports-touring tyre

Richard Newland, 18 December 2012 07:30

Bridgestone are continuing their road tyre update and rebranding program with yet another new addition to the Battlax range – the T30. The new tyre replaces the BT023, in itself a tyre we rated highly, and is claimed to achieve significant improvements in dry performance, to add a bit more ‘sport’ capability for the fast touring segment of the market. ...

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Best motorcycle tyres for ice and snow

MCN, 09 November 2011 11:41

Q. I have an old Kawasaki GPZ500 and ride 50 miles every working day through Perthshire, Scotland. With the frost and snow on its way are there any winter tyres that will cope in ice and snow. Believe me where I live there will be loads of black ice. My wife needs her car for work so hubby is stuck ...

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Can I fit mismatched tyres to my Fazer?

MCN, 27 September 2011 10:42

The front Dunlop Sportmax on my Yamaha FZ6 Fazer is getting due for replacement and I’d like a reasonably priced new tyre that would suit. The rear tyre is also a Sportmax but has lots of life left. Would you recommend changing both or would it be OK just to renew the front, even if it was for a different ...

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Tyres that inspire confidence...

MCN, 20 April 2010 17:34

Q. I intend replacing my tyres in the next few weeks and would appreciate some advice. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres The tyres fitted are Continentals, which came with the bike when I bought it; but I don't feel confident with these after experiencing a two-wheel slide when cornering at speed. I like to ride fast when cornering, with most ...

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Tyre review: Dunlop Qualifier RR

Michael Neeves, 01 November 2009 13:02

I’ve recently completed several hundred road miles and the first three sessions of a Brands Hatch track day on Dunlop’s Qualifier RR rubber. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres in the MCN Shop They offer stacks of feel and grip, even in the early stages of autumn and all that means for the nation’s road surfaces. For the track, I dropped ...

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How to scrub in your tyres

Marc Abbott, 24 June 2009 14:52

In a word 'gently'. When the tyre comes out of the mould there are release agents that need to be removed before the rubber performs at its optimum. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres To do that you need to get some heat into the rubber with gentle cornering on both sides of the tyre and use gradual throttle openings. No ...

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Avon VP2 get thumbs up

Rob Hull, 11 June 2009 17:00

Avon Tyres' VP2 tyres are just the ticket for this season's trackday addicts, say the experts – including a three-time British champion. The British-based tyre specialists have the new VP2 range in a wide-variety of fitments specifically designed for today’s sports bikes and trackday machines. They come in three versions: VP2 Xtreme for trackday use, VP2 Supersport for road and ...

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Tyre advice: Touring tyres on a trackday

Marc Abbott, 20 May 2009 17:05

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 recently fitted a pair of Dunlop Roadsmarts to my bike, but I'd like to do a trackday or two. Will the Roadsmarts be fine or will the nature of track riding ruin them? A. They’ll ...

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Pirelli launch limited edition BSB tyre for the road

Rob Hull, 30 March 2009 17:17

To celebrate going into its second year as sole tyre provider for the British Superbike Championship, Pirelli has launched a limited edition tyre celebrating the tie-in with the domestic racing series. Based on the firms flagship sport road tyre, the Supercorsa, the new rubber is called the Diablo Supercorsa BSB tyre. Technical Racing Manager for BSB, Stefan Baum, said: “This ...


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