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Michael Neeves  says:

Staff Blog: Hyperstrada Tyre Testing

I’m working my way through as many new-for-2013 tyres as I can for this year, so I can see what the tyre companies have been up to. With each new generation of tyre, we get more bang for our buck. The new breed keep getting gripper, better in the wet and more durable. I ran the standard Pirelli Scorpion dual purpose tyres...

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TwoBrosBlade

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TwoBrosBlade says:

"Tyres don’t take that long to scrub in. You should always be careful on cold tyres, but all it takes is a couple of wheel revolutions and you get rid of the shiny stuff and you’re good to go. Just be careful on the first few corners or roundabouts, then you’ve got nothing to worry about. When I’m racing, it literally takes one or two corners to scrub my tyres in." Hope the MCN legal team are sitting comfortably for the claims likely to come their way following this consumer advice. Im no expert but none of the warning stickers on any new tires ive bought mention a couple of revolutions. Usually 62km. Roughly.

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Neevesy

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Neevesy says:

TwoBrosBlade. That whole mileage thing doesn;t make sense. If you do 62km in a dead straight line, you'll never scrub the sides of the tyres in....

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plumber01

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plumber01 says:

tyres

I know of two blokes who both binned their bikes within 30 yards of the tyre bay ! both in the wet, one on an oil patch, I think if the road is dry gently lean a bit further slowly and gradually build up to your max, and Im sure Neeevesy, you can do that in a couple of corners, as for the mortals, we may take longer, and we have to pay for our own bikes.

Whats the tank and range on the Duke like, and are the mirrors must be better than the old ones on the end of the bars, not suitable in traffic !

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Neevesy

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Neevesy says:

Really, if you treat a new tyre like a cold tyre, you can't go wrong. Going for it straight away, wet, dry, oil or anything in between is never a good idea and probably why those riders crashed. Tank range is around 130-140 miles and the mirrors are much better...

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Continental

From the Conti website: "Traction Skin provides an extremely safe and short tire break in. This is possible due to the revolutionary raw tread surface, which is the result of a new mold coating technology which eliminates the need for tire-release agents."

www.conti-online.com/www/motorcycle_de_en/themes/motorcycletires/race/contiroadattack_2_cr_de.html
 

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TwoBrosBlade

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TwoBrosBlade says:

Neevesey - totally agree with you. 62 km at walking pace through traffic wouldnt do anything for side grip. I just wouldnt want some idiot reading what you wrote - crashing and then trying to come back at MCN for compo, ultimately pushing up the price of my weekly paper. I always whack tire warmers on for an hour on new tires before then just having a steady ride to work (50 miles). Ride home is normal. On a track day years ago the warmers thing was suggested by an instructor with the thinking being that the teflon coating would be left on the road quicker if warm. Been doing it ever since with no issues.

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superbol

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superbol says:

sophiaemily

you can go n fuck off as well as the other two twats go sort yer stupid country out .

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