Video: Sports touring tyres tested

Published: 17 May 2012

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 full-on racing wets offer more grip. 

We tested the latest generation of sports touring tyres back-to-back on Pirelli’s wet-weather test track to see which is best.