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Motorcycle Tires: Reviews
What kind of motorcycle tires you buy depends on what you want to do with your motorcycle and what you want your motorcycle to do. Rider‘s motorcycle tires reviews section covers all kinds of rubber including, but not limited to, sport-touring, dual-sport and touring tires.

Continental Tire ContiTrail Attack Dual-Sport Radials Review

Continental Tire ContiTrail Attack Dual-Sport Radials

Arden Kysely
December 3, 2009

[The Continental Tire ContiTrail Attack Dual-Sport Radials Review was originally published in the January 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Choosing the right tire for a dual-sport tour isn’t easy. You need good cornering traction and high mileage for the paved stretches, and good dirt grip and durability... Read more »

Dunlop Sportmax Q2 Motorcycle Tires Review

Q2R vert 0002

Rider Magazine
August 18, 2009

[This Dunlop Sportmax Q2 Motorcycle Tires Review was originally published in the October 2009 issue of Rider magazine] I love Dunlop’s tag line, “Accelerate your soul.” Motorcycles do just that, what with astonishing power-to-weight ratios and an ability to lean that makes cars feel like air-conditioned... Read more »

Metzeler Roadtec Z6 Interact Motorcycle Tires Review

Roadtec_Z6_INTERACT

Rider Contributor
June 22, 2009

Review by Rich Cox [This Metzeler Roadtec Z6 Interact Motorcycle Tires Review was published in the August 2009 issue of Rider] Last March Metzeler conducted an overnight press launch in Palm Springs, California, to introduce its latest sport-touring tire, the Roadtec Z6 Interact. I definitely lean toward... Read more »

Kenda K270 Dual Sport Motorcycle Tires Review

Kenda K270 Dual Sport Motorcycle Tires

Rider Magazine
April 28, 2009

[This Kenda K270 Dual Sport Motorcycle Tires Review was originally published in the June 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Since completing the MotoVentures dirt-bike school last year (see Rider, November 2008), dual-sport riding has been my new jam. Even with excellent OHV areas nearby, I prefer riding... Read more »

Pirelli Scorpion Trail Motorcycle Tires Review

Pirelli Scorpion Trail Tires

Rider Magazine
February 25, 2009

April 2009 Pirelli Scorpion Trail Tires Dual-sport and adventure-touring bikes are always A compromise. They tend to work better on the street or in the dirt, with hard riding on the less-favored surface becoming a test of one’s mettle and skills. Street-legal enduros are usually buzzy at speed, squirrely... Read more »

Dunlop Roadsmart Sport-Touring Motorcycle Tires Review

Dunlop Roadsmart Sport-Touring Tires

Rider Magazine
July 10, 2008

[This Dunlop Roadsmart Sport-Touring Motorcycle Tires Review was originally published in the May 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Dunlop Roadsmart Sport-Touring Tires - Front Tire Nothing like a definitive description to fire the imagination. “The Roadsmart sport-touring tire achieves or exceeds all of... Read more »

Maxxis Presa Detour Motorcycle Tires Review

Maxxis Presa Detour Tires

Rider Contributor
July 10, 2008

Review by James Parchman [This Maxxis Presa Detour Motorcycle Tires Review was originally published in the April 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Check out a tony eatery like Mr. Chow of Beverly Hills 90210 or Rabia’s Ristorante in Boston’s North End on a weekend evening, and you’ll likely find the... Read more »

Avon Distanzia Motorcyle Tires Review

AM43 Distanzia both

Rider Contributor
July 10, 2008

By James Parchman [This Avon Distanzia Motorcyle Tires Review was originally published in the November 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Designed initially for the Euro market, the tough-looking dual-sport and adventure-touring beasts with which we’re all familiar were named (Paris-Dakar, Tiger, Trans-Alp,... Read more »

Michelin Pilot Road 2 Motorcycle Tires Review

Pilot Road 2 tires

Rider Contributor
July 10, 2008

Review by Troy Siahaan [The Michelin Pilot Road 2 Motorcycle Tires Review was originally published in the September 2007 issue of Rider magazine] The world of racing is a cutthroat arena. Everyone involved has one common goal in mind–winning. The lessons learned at the track eventually trickle... Read more »

Pirelli Night Dragon Motorcycle Tires Review

Pirelli Night Dragon Motorcycle Tires

Rider Contributor
July 10, 2008

Review by Steve Bohn [This Pirelli Night Dragon Motorcycle Tires Review was originally published in the June 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Pirelli Night Dragon Motorcycle Tires Pirelli’s new line of high-performance motorcycle tires is aimed squarely at cruisers. More precisely, the Italian tire manufacturer... Read more »

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