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Road tyres for a Triumph Tiger 800XC

MCN, 23 May 2012 11:32

Q. What replacement tyres would you recommend for my Triumph 800 XC? I will only be using the bike on the road for weekend leisure trips and occasional long distance tours. They also need to be good in the wet. My current tyres are Bridgestone Battle Wings.Peitho, MCN forums A. Because of the Triumph’s 21” front wheel you can’t fit ...

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Best tyres for a Honda CBR600RR

MCN, 30 August 2011 17:33

Q. I have just bought a Honda CBR600RR and the rear tyre’s just about squared off. It’s got a BT-015R on, would there be anything better for fast road riding? Or should I keep to the same type of tyre?Stephen Smithson, email A. The BT-015 is an OE-spec tyre with adequate all-round performance. There's any number of tyres for the ...

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Best tyres for a 2004 Honda Fireblade

MCN, 08 April 2011 11:30

Q. I bought my 2004 Fireblade with Pirelli Corsa IIIs and they seem OK but a little ‘slidy’ on the rear at times (in the damp). I’m trying to decide whether to replace the pair with Corsa IIIs or buy something else? I ride hard/fast on the road come wet or dry. I ride about 5000 a year but only ...

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Are tyres responsible for FireBlades's juddering?

MCN, 07 October 2010 17:06

Q. I have a problem with my 1995 Fireblade. When I brake heavily I get violent front end judder. I do track days and it is making it unrideable. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres The discs and pads are new, discs run true and are parallel. There is no play in the headstock, wheel bearings or forks. The damping is ...

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Best road tyres for a BMW R1200GS

MCN, 17 September 2010 15:00

I have recently purchased a 2010 R1200GS which was fitted with Conti Trail Attacks from new. They are very grippy and confidence inspiring but the rear seems to be wearing out at an alarming rate after a 3500-mile tour around Scotland. I am based in Jersey, so the total mileage so far includes the running–in miles, trip up and through ...

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Best tyres for a hot track day

MCN, 10 August 2010 14:21

Q. I recently highsided a Ducati Monster S4RS on a set of Bridgestone BT016s at the Salzburgring in Austria. The local expert (superbike racer) looked at the tyres and thought they looked overheated. I replaced the totalled Duke with a Moto Morini 1200 Corsaro, and am heading off to Mugello in Italy in August. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres I'm ...

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Best tyres for a Yamaha Fazer 600

MCN, 02 August 2010 14:48

Q. I have a 2003 Yamaha Fazer 600 with only 3900 miles on the clock, which I bought 18 months ago. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres It has a Dunlop Sportmax 160/60 x 17 on the rear and a 110/70 x 17 on the front. What would be the direct replacement?Roy Hassell, email A. Sportmax identifies the tyre as a Dunlop ...

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Best tyres for less-than-spirited riding

MCN, 22 June 2010 15:26

Q. My girlfriend has just returned to biking after a long lay-off and at present I’m doing 95% of my riding with her. Save cash on motorcycle tyres It's great and she's rapidly building confidence but I’ve just had to change my Bridgestone BT021 because the centre strip was completely bald, but the shoulders weren't worn at all. Can you ...

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Best tyres for a Multistrada 1100S

MCN, 15 June 2010 16:08

Q. I'm hoping you can help me with some advice on tyres. I recently bought an ’08 Multistrada 1100S and I need to put some new tyres on it. The Metzeler Z6 looks to be a good, if slightly expensive tyre. While I've been looking around I've noticed that the Pirelli Strada tyre seems to be identical to the Metzeler ...

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Product advice: Are valves changed with tyres?

MCN, 25 May 2010 13:41

Q. I bought a VTR recently that still had the original, 12-year-old tyres fitted. I decided to replace them due to age and signs of perishing. Save cash on motorcycle tyres I have had the tyres replaced but today the rear valve failed in quite a spectacular way.I have realised that the valve was not replaced when the tyre was. ...

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