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Michael Neeves  says:

Video: Sports touring tyres tested

Sports touring tyres are fast becoming the default tyre for UK motorcyclists, from commuters to superbike riders because of two things: instant grip and durability. They can do big miles (as many as old touring tyres) and they’ll even handle track days. Crucially for UK riders, sports touring rubber is also the best you can buy for the rain – only...

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manxybanksy

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manxybanksy says:

@AHA1

"Wouldn't a grippier tyre might be slower accelerating than a shite tyre esp. in a straight line?" So by your logic, you can accelerate quicker with no grip??? You're having a laugh aren't you?

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manxybanksy

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manxybanksy says:

@AHA1

"Wouldn't a grippier tyre might be slower accelerating than a shite tyre esp. in a straight line?" So by your logic, you can accelerate quicker with no grip??? You're having a laugh aren't you?

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AHA1

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AHA1 says:

Having a laugh?

No, just a head scratch. I'm just a bear with a small brain, I'm afraid.(And excuse the typo in the post below.) Obviously you can't accelerate at all with zero grip but I'm wondering if higher grip also means more rolling resistance and if that translates to slower initial pick up and direction changes? Better traction will allow higher peak acceleration but does it also result in lower speeds from the initial acceleration input as you're using more force to overcome inertia from higher friction?

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stevecase

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stevecase says:

How many miles?

If they have good grip thats good to hear, but since the other half of the story is lifespan this report seems to miss that?

A longer test over larger distances and on British roads with all the differences in surface you find, needs to be carried out before anyone can say this ones better!

I hope this is an interim report and the full test will appear in the future?

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greg1948

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greg1948 says:

Why not the Avon Storm 2 ST tyres??? Possibly because they are not the 'latest technology' which bike testers love?

Had them on my Bandit 1200 and found them great wet or dry. Neutral handling, low wear, and could corner with them  down to the edge in the dry.

Unfortunately cant say how long they would have lasted as i swapped the bike after 2500 miles but visually they were like new.

My new GSX 1250 FA has Bridgestaone ST tyres which have squared off after 2500 miles and feel crap. Cant wait to get rid of them.

 

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Titosfuneral

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Titosfuneral says:

No Pirelli's tested?

Bit cheeky going to the Pirelli test track and not testing a Pirelli, eh?

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gsf1200sv

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gsf1200sv says:

Sport Touring tyres

A very 1-dimensional report. Disappointing MCN! Style / substance - let's see a balance.

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Waddy24

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Waddy24 says:

load of rubbish

when you test tyres it should be done on open roads in all conditions, it seems that this gent was on a  back hander.

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CobbZ

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CobbZ says:

Sad to see...

Firstly - a very poor test. And secondly, no budget tyres? I.e the Avon storms or the Maxxis Supermaxxx Touring?

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steeplejack

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steeplejack says:

Not a great test

@street3r I concur on how bad the roadsmarts are, they frightened me this winter and I will be gladly changing them soon. Pirelli Angels for me. Not tested here but my last set were great. Hot, cold, wet and dry. Tempted by those metzelers though, may see what price the local man can get them for.

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