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Best sports-touring tyres for an R1100RT

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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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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Video: New Avon 3D Ultra sports tyre

Marc Abbott, 20 January 2012 09:40

British firm Avon have just released this video of their new 3D Ultra sports tyre. It's chock-full of info on the new rubber's construction. Here's the lowdown…

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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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Michelin Pilot Pure tyres

Andy Downes, 23 May 2011 16:52

Michelin Pilot Pure tyres, £230 Miles covered/time: 1200/one year What's good: These are the lightest tyres in the class according to Michelin and as road tyres for my 1998 Honda CBR600F-W they seem about perfect. When I bought the bike last year it had some old and original Michelin Macadam 90X rubber fitted. I wasn’t riding a single mile on ...

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Bridgestone Battlax BT-016 Pro Hypersport test

MCN, 27 April 2011 15:30

MCN’s Adam Child visited the Ron Haslam Race School at Silverstone recently, to attend the launch of Bridgestone’s new all-purpose sports tyre. Here’s his report… What are they?Bridgestone’s new BT-016 Pro are the Japanese firm’s latest all-round sports tyres, an evolution of the standard BT-016 using MotoGP technology, it sits between the BT-003 Street and race tyre and their BT-023 ...

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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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Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tyres

Mark Holmes, 21 February 2011 16:27

Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tyres, £220 a pairMiles covered/time: 3500/four months What’s good: I had these tyres fitted to my long-term test KTM Duke 690 R this summer and absolutely loved them. I’m always dubious of claims like ‘the only hypersport tyre for road and track use with WSB technology’ and acronyms like EPT (Enhanced Patch Technology) but these finely-crafted ...

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Tyre review: Avon Roadrider

Steve Farrell, 11 January 2011 16:19

Avon Roadrider tyres, £115 (from £52.99 per tyre on MCN Shop)Miles covered/time: 1000/nine months What’s good? Having a 1980s bike doesn’t mean having to reply on 1980s rubber. These Avon Roadriders have brought my 1986 Kawasaki GPz550 up to date and are infinitely superior to the concrete-like tyres that were on it when I bought it. Save cash on motorcycle ...

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Tyre review: Dunlop Roadsmarts

Ped Baker, 06 January 2011 11:01

Dunlop Roadsmart tyres, £94.49 front; £118.99 rear on MCN ShopMiles covered/time: 4000/six months What’s good? The wet weather performance of the Dunlop Roadsmarts is nothing short of incredible. They’re confidence-inspiring, predictable and remarkably grippy. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres In fact, they’re so good it’s almost like riding in the dry! During the first half dozen or so wet rides ...

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