Motorcycle Tyres

Michelin Power RS tyre review

Michelin Power RS tyre review

Michelin Power RS tyres have been tested several times by MCN. Here's what we thought of them: Matt Wildee I sampled these on my Yamaha MT-09 SP, during which time they covered more than 3000 miles...

Product review: Metzeler Roadtec 01 tyres

Product review: Metzeler Roadtec 01 tyres

James has ridden 4500 miles on the Metzeler Roadtec 01 tyres and here's what he thinks of them.  What’s good? When I decided to test these Metzeler tyres, I was after something that would do a...

Product review: Pirelli Angel GT tyres

Product review: Pirelli Angel GT tyres

Oli's happy with his switch from the Metzeler Roadtec to the Pirelli Angel GT tyres, in the last three months he's ridden 2500 miles. Here's his thoughts.  What’s good? After 4000 miles on my...

Product review: Metzeler Roadtec 01 tyres

Product review: Metzeler Roadtec 01 tyres

With almost 3000 miles completed in all kinds of differing conditions and roads, I’ve been seriously impressed with Metzeler’s Roadtec 01 tyres.  What’s good? With a big trip and a trackday...

Continental ContiSportAttack 3 tyres

Continental ContiSportAttack 3 tyres

I’ve been using these Conti’s for four months and have covered 3000 miles on them, riding in all weathers, on motorways and sunny Sunday B-road blasts. What’s good? I’ve been using these for just over...

Product review: Metzeler Feelfree Wintec scooter tyres

Product review: Metzeler Feelfree Wintec scooter tyres

The improvement to safety on my cheap Sinnis scooter make these Metzelers worth every penny in the eight months I’ve used them. What’s good? Original Equipment (OE) tyres fitted to showroom-fresh...

Product review: Avon Spirit ST tyres - ‘Good in the wet’

Product review: Avon Spirit ST tyres - ‘Good in the wet’

Avon Spirit ST tyres £212 (pair 120/70/17 and 180/55/17) Time tested 200 miles on road and track What’s good Avon’s new range-topping sports touring tyre, the Spirit ST is an evolution of the current...

Product review: Bridgestone Battlax S21

Product review: Bridgestone Battlax S21

When you need some new boots on your bike, should you turn to the Bridgestone Battlax S21? Time tested Four months/1500 miles Price £145.37 What’s good? This is the first time I have used a...

Metzeler Racetec RR K3 £126.03 (front) £184.56 (rear)

Metzeler Racetec RR K3 £126.03 (front) £184.56 (rear)

Metzeler Racetec RR K3 £126.03 (front) £184.56 (rear) Time tested Three months/2000 miles What’s good I was a little apprehensive about going for an out-and-out sports tyre for my long-term Husqvarna...

Review: Dunlop Trailsmart tyres

Review: Dunlop Trailsmart tyres

Time tested: Five months/2500 miles What’s good? Should you be unhinged enough to want to take a 650cc trail bike on a trackday, you need these tyres. I fitted them myself to the wheels of the XT660R...

Product Review: Conti Trail Attack tyres (£136 plus fitting and tubes)

Product Review: Conti Trail Attack tyres (£136 plus fitting and tubes)

What’s good about the Conti Trail Attack tyres? I’ve actually been through two sets of these tyres, on a Yamaha XT660R I share with my son Fred. The 9200 miles in a year equals both pairs pretty much...

Tyre Review: Dunlop TrailSmart tyres

Tyre Review: Dunlop TrailSmart tyres

Tyre Review: Dunlop TrailSmart tyres £215 Tester Tony Hoare For which bikes? Adventure bikes 600cc+ Sizes available Front: 110/80R19 59V, 120/70R19 60V, 120/70ZR19 60W, 120/90-17 64S, 130/80-17 65S,...

Tyre Review: Maxxis Supermaxx ST

Tyre Review: Maxxis Supermaxx ST

Maxxis have often been derided as the cheap, unglamourous alternative to leading, premium tyre brands but with the launch of their Supermaxx ST the huge Taiwanese manufacturer are determined to see...

Tyre Review: Michelin Power Supersport Evo

Tyre Review: Michelin Power Supersport Evo

Michelin Power Supersport Evo, approx. £215 a pair mail order What’s new? Michelin’s new Power Supersport Evo is the replacement for the French firm’s two-year-old Power Supersport sports tyre, and is...

Tyre Review: Pirelli Diablo Superbike slicks

Tyre Review: Pirelli Diablo Superbike slicks

Last weekend, for the sixth round of the Thundersport GP1 championship, I tested Pirelli Diablo Superbike slicks for the first time on my Prime Factors BMW S1000RR. I’ve been racing on Dunlop’s superb...

Tyre Review: Michelin Power Cup Evo

Tyre Review: Michelin Power Cup Evo

Michelin Power Cup Evo, approx. £260 a pair mail order What’s new? Michelin’s new Power Cup Evo is a road compound trackday tyre, produced to rival the Bridgestone RS10, Conti RaceAttack Comp...

Tyre Review: Bridgestone T30 tyres

Tyre Review: Bridgestone T30 tyres

Bridgestone T30 tyres, £200 approx Tester: Andy Downes Miles/time: 2400 miles/two months What’s good: These slot into Bridgestone’s range as sports touring tyres for road riders who cover big mileage...

Michelin Road Pilot 3

I replaced the Michelin Pilot Road 2s on my BMW R1200RT in January with the Pilot Road 3s because of the reviews about wet weather performance. The rear is due for replacement now having completed 9200 winter/spring UK A and B road miles. I estimate that the front has another 3000 miles left. Brilliant tyres: improved grip in the wet over the 2s, which I thought were...

Tyre review: Michelin Pilot Road 3

Tyre review: Michelin Pilot Road 3

Michelin Pilot Road 3 tyres, £235 (approx) Miles covered/time: 1000 miles/six months What’s good: I tried a set of these Michelins on a Honda CBF1000 that I was running over winter a while back and...

Michelin Pilot Pure tyres

Michelin Pilot Pure tyres

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...

Bridgestone Battlax BT-016 Pro Hypersport test

Bridgestone Battlax BT-016 Pro Hypersport test

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...

Tyre review: Avon Roadrider

Tyre review: Avon Roadrider

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...

Product review: Motrax Bazel brush

Product review: Motrax Bazel brush

Motrax Bazel brush, £2.99 Time used: two vigorous washes What’s good? This brush has a good solid handle, a nice array of bristles and can be poked into any crevice you dare to investigate. Save...

Tyre review: Dunlop Roadsmarts

Tyre review: Dunlop Roadsmarts

Dunlop Roadsmart tyres, £94.49 front; £118.99 rear on MCN Shop Miles covered/time: 4000/six months What’s good? The wet weather performance of the Dunlop Roadsmarts is nothing short of incredible.

Tyre review: Bridgestone BT-003RS

Tyre review: Bridgestone BT-003RS

Bridgestone BT-003RS, approx £220 Miles covered/time: Three race weekends What’s good? Tyres for 250s and 400s are increasingly rare – especially sticky new designs. My TZR250 is even harder to cater...

New Bridgestone BT-023 impresses

New Bridgestone BT-023 impresses

MCN’s Adam Child recently travelled to Scotland to test the new Bridgestone sports-touring tyre. Here are his test notes… Name: Bridgestone BT-023 Designed for: Sport touring on everything from...

Dunlop Trailmax TR91 review

Dunlop Trailmax TR91 review

MCN's Michael Neeves travelled to France last week to test the latest Dunlop Trailmax adventure tyres. Here are his findings... Save £££s on motorcycle tyres Dunlop Trailmax TR91 Designed for: Sport...

First test: Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact

First test: Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact

Metzeler have a new Sportec M3 replacement, called the Sportec M5 Interact. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves went along to its launch in Portimao to check it out. "The...

MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 tyres for wet grip

MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 tyres for wet grip

From the results of our 12,000 reader-strong survey, here are your top 10 tyres for wet grip. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres 1. Metzeler Tourance Sizes: Front – 110/80x19, 100/90x19, 90/90x21 Rear...

MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 longest-lasting adventure tyres

MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 longest-lasting adventure tyres

From the votes of 12,000 MCN readers, here are your top 10 adventure tyres, ranked in order of longevity. Take the Biking Britain survey Save £££s on motorcycle tyres 1. Bridgestone Battle Wing...

Tyre review: Avon Viper Supersport

Tyre review: Avon Viper Supersport

What's good? I was in need of some tyres that would fit my Street Triple and cope with the rigors of commuting, scratching and the odd session in the fast group at track days. They also had to be...

Tyre review: Dunlop Qualifier RR

Tyre review: Dunlop Qualifier RR

I’ve recently completed several hundred road miles and the first three sessions of a Brands Hatch track day on Dunlop’s Qualifier RR rubber. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres in the MCN Shop They...

MCN Biking Britain survey: top 10 grippiest tyres

MCN Biking Britain survey: top 10 grippiest tyres

More than 12,000 of you have given us your opinions on the kit you use and the bikes you ride. This week, we’re focusing on the performance of your tyres. Click here to change motorcycling...

Tyre advice: Can I still use old tyres?

Tyre advice: Can I still use old tyres?

MCN expert Marc Abbott is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I have a pair of aged Pirelli Dragon Evos on my Kawasaki...