Tyres

MCN's expert guide to changing your own tyres at home so you can put rubber down for less

MCN's expert guide to changing your own tyres at home so you can put rubber down for less

How to change motorcycle tyres at home Learning how to change your own tyres means that you’re free to take advantage of some of the amazing, mail-order tyre deals on offer. That said, changing...

The Michelin Anakee Road tyres are a no-brainer for on-road adventure bikes | MCN review

The Michelin Anakee Road tyres are a no-brainer for on-road adventure bikes | MCN review

Michelin’s new Anakee Road motorcycle tyres are designed for adventure bikes and ‘design’ is the operative word. They’re essentially sports touring tyres with deep, off-road groves to match the rugged...

Michelin Power 6 tyres are bang on for sporty spring to autumn riding, with the odd spirited trackday thrown in

Michelin Power 6 tyres are bang on for sporty spring to autumn riding, with the odd spirited trackday thrown in

The Michelin Power 6 is the French firm’s latest sports motorbike tyre that takes over from the Power 5 and sits above the sports touring Road 6 and below the semi-trackday Power GP2 in their line-up.

These new Michelin Power GP 2 tyres are ideal for sporty summer riding and the odd trackday | MCN review

These new Michelin Power GP 2 tyres are ideal for sporty summer riding and the odd trackday | MCN review

Michelin have always been masters at creating tyres for motorcycling niches. The only problem for them is their naming convention is confusing, even for rubber geeks like us, making choosing the best...

Adventure-ready: Dunlop Trailmax Raid 50/50 tyre review

Adventure-ready: Dunlop Trailmax Raid 50/50 tyre review

In-line with the exponential growth of the adventure bike class, motorbike tyre manufacturers (including Dunlop) are working overtime to develop their products to meet the ever increasing demands of...

Tyre test: Metzeler M9 RR sports tyre review

Tyre test: Metzeler M9 RR sports tyre review

Seven years after their launch, Metzeler’s Sportec M7 RR sports motorbike tyres can still mix it with the best. Related: Metzeler Roadtec 01 SE review But under attack from new rivals in the...

Verdict: Metzeler’s Karoo 4 raises the bar for on and off-road riders

Verdict: Metzeler’s Karoo 4 raises the bar for on and off-road riders

It’s a question that gets asked constantly. What’s the best motorcycle tyre for my adventure bike? It obviously all comes down to the type of riding you intend to do, but if your answer is a...

Pirelli's 2022 Diablo Rosso IV Corsa is a real world easy to manage trackday tyre

Pirelli's 2022 Diablo Rosso IV Corsa is a real world easy to manage trackday tyre

If you put adventure and dual-purpose rubber to one side there are three basic motorcycle tyre types for the road. Sports touring, sports and trackday. That all sounds simple enough, but there’s...

Tyre test: Metzeler Roadtec 01 SE review

Tyre test: Metzeler Roadtec 01 SE review

Metzeler’s Roadtec motorbike tyre has been at the top of the sports touring tree for a decade now, firstly the Interact Z8 version, followed by the 01 in 2016 – both offering class-leading levels of...

Vredestein Centauro ST tyre review: new kid on the block

Vredestein Centauro ST tyre review: new kid on the block

This is Vredestein’s first big bike radial tyre. The Dutch firm, better known in the car world, have been owned by the Indian Apollo group since 2009 and are kicking off their motorcycle range with...

Pirelli Angel GT II tyre review - ultimate all-rounders

Pirelli Angel GT II tyre review - ultimate all-rounders

Pirelli only had themselves to beat when it came to developing their new Angel GT II sports touring motorbike tyre. Of course, it needed to be better than the Angel GT (Gran Turismo) original, but it...

Bridgestone Battlax AT41 review: Are these new tyres too off-roady for Neevesy?

Bridgestone Battlax AT41 review: Are these new tyres too off-roady for Neevesy?

With their deep, chunky tread blocks Bridgestone’s new AT41 motorcycle tyres have been designed to give your adventure bike a rugged look and a modicum of off-road performance. They suggest around an...

Bridgestone S22 tyre review

Bridgestone S22 tyre review

Bridgestone’s new S22 motorcycle tyre might be designed for life on the street, but here at their world launch in Jerez they’ve proved they can handle a day at one of the finest MotoGP circuits in the...

RoadSmart IV tyre review: Dunlop's ever-improving all-rounder

RoadSmart IV tyre review: Dunlop's ever-improving all-rounder

Dunlop’s RoadSmart are right up there in the top tier of motorcycle tyres and now there’s a new version: the RoadSmart IV. Available in a staggering 24 sizes (the biggest fitment range of all the...

Dunlop SportSmart Mk3 review

Dunlop SportSmart Mk3 review

Dunlop says their new SportSmart Mk3 motorcycle tyre offers more wet and dry grip, but unlike rivals, that improved performance lasts the life of the tyres, right down to its wear blocks. That’s an...

A Tiger's best friend: Mezteler Tourance Next suit Triumph’s new adventurer down to the ground

A Tiger's best friend: Mezteler Tourance Next suit Triumph’s new adventurer down to the ground

One of the things that really blew me away when I first rode my Triumph Tiger 1200 GT Explorer long termer was its handling. For such a tall, heavy beast it can be stuffed into a corner like a...

Continental ContiTrailAttack 3 tyre review

Continental ContiTrailAttack 3 tyre review

Replacing the successful Continental ContiTrailAttack 2 motorcycle tyres, the new third generation is claimed to offer quicker warm up times, greater grip in wet and dry, offer longer life and more...

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa V4 SP review: Racey tyres that also work on the road

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa V4 SP review: Racey tyres that also work on the road

The Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tyre has always been the fast road/trackday rider’s motorcycle tyre of choice, as well as standard equipment on the tastiest super nakeds and superbikes. It’s a hard act...

The best off-road motorcycle tyres

The best off-road motorcycle tyres

If you want to ride off-road, you will need to have a dirt bike. To make the most of that, you would need a set of the best off-road motorcycle tyres. Adventure-sport tyres offer a marginal degree of...

Expert advice: Choosing the best motorcycle tyres for you

Expert advice: Choosing the best motorcycle tyres for you

Tyres are the most important part on your bike – your sole connection with the road for the overwhelming majority of the time – but choosing motorbike tyres can be a minefield, and finding a good deal...

Road raiders | The best tarmac-biased tyres for adventure bikes tested in the real world

Road raiders | The best tarmac-biased tyres for adventure bikes tested in the real world

This test was performed by the team at our sister title RiDE Magazine – the biker’s champion that guarantees useful advice on buying a new or used motorbike, thorough testing and tips on which bits of...

Road to race: The best sportsbike tyres on the market right now

Road to race: The best sportsbike tyres on the market right now

Before you can choose the best sportsbike tyres for you, it’s important to think about the kind of riding you do. A set of the stickiest track rubber will suit a sunny day at Cadwell Park, for...

Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa review

Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa review

The Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV Corsa tyres sit below the top-spec Super Corsa range in the Italian firm’s line-up of sports tyres. Related: Your ultimate guide to motorcycle tyres Pirelli Diablo...

Gear Gremlin motorcycle tyre repair kit

Gear Gremlin motorcycle tyre repair kit

This Gear Gremlin motorcycle tyre repair kit is a great bit of kit to stick in your pannier or rucksack to avoid getting stranded with a flat tyre. Related: Your ultimate guide to motorcycle tyres...

The best motorcycle track day tyres without the fuss of slicks, here's our top picks

The best motorcycle track day tyres without the fuss of slicks, here's our top picks

When you ride on track, whether on a trackday or actually racing, you want the highest performance, grippiest, best motorcycle tyres available. For pure racing classes, that means slicks, and...

Best motorcycle tyre valve caps

Best motorcycle tyre valve caps

Even the best motorcycle tyre valve caps are hardly the most enthralling aspect about bikes for riders. However, they are important. They help to minimise air leakage by providing a secondary air seal...

Best motorcycle tyre warmers

Best motorcycle tyre warmers

Motorcycle racing fans will be familiar with ‘tyre warmers’, the electrically-heated blankets used to warm tyres up to optimum temperatures before the start of a race. But they’re now also widely...

Wheeler dealers: Best motorcycle wheel and tyre accessories

Wheeler dealers: Best motorcycle wheel and tyre accessories

The best motorcycle wheel and tyre accessories and tools are handy in specific situations. Whether that’s fitting some better motorcycle tyres to improve performance, or customising rims to make them...

The best motorcycle tyre pressure gauges

The best motorcycle tyre pressure gauges

Checking your motorcycle tyre pressure is often considered an inconvenience by many, meaning some don’t even bother finding out at all. But this can be a mistake. Wrong tyre pressures can ruin your...

Best motorcycle tyre pressure monitoring systems

Best motorcycle tyre pressure monitoring systems

One of the ‘new fangled’ safety systems that some manufacturers fit to higher-specification motorcycles is a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Related: Your ultimate guide to motorcycle...

Best home motorcycle tyre changing kit

Best home motorcycle tyre changing kit

Where major motorcycle servicing is a highly-skilled and daunting job in most cases requiring taking your machine to a dealer’s workshop, fresh rubber can be fitted at home with a little tyre changing...

The cost of inflation | These motorcycle puncture repair kits will get you going in an emergency

The cost of inflation | These motorcycle puncture repair kits will get you going in an emergency

For many riders, the feeling of a motorcycle tyre going flat signals the beginning of a nightmare. That need not be the case though with one of the best motorcycle puncture repair kits. Most of the...

All round rubber: Best sports-touring tyres for your motorbike

All round rubber: Best sports-touring tyres for your motorbike

The best sports-touring tyres have evolved almost magical abilities. They have reserves of dry grip you’ll never use on the road, warm up in a flash, and load you with confidence in the rain. The...

How To: Look After Your Motorbike's Tyres

How To: Look After Your Motorbike's Tyres

Looking after your motorbike tyres doesn’t take a lot of time and effort, but it’s a crucial part of motorcycle ownership that shouldn’t be overlooked. Related: Your ultimate guide to motorcycle...