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Best sports-touring tyres for an R1100RT

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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 tyres for an R1100RT

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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  • 30 July 2012

Road tyres for a Triumph Tiger 800XC

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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  • 23 May 2012

Best tyres for a Honda CBR600RR

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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  • 30 August 2011

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

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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  • 09 May 2011

Best tyres for a 2004 Honda Fireblade

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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  • 08 April 2011

Are tyres responsible for FireBlades's juddering?

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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  • 07 October 2010

Best road tyres for a BMW R1200GS

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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  • 17 September 2010

Best tyres for a hot track day

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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  • 10 August 2010

Best tyres for a Yamaha Fazer 600

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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  • 02 August 2010

Best tyres for less-than-spirited riding

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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  • 22 June 2010

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