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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.

Dunlop Roadsmart Sport-Touring Tires Review

Eric Trow
July 8, 2011

The Buell is a filthy mess. But the Dunlop Roadsmart tires shine. [This Dunlop Roadsmart Sport-Touring Tires Review was originally published in Rider magazine] About three years ago the folks at Dunlop Motorcycle Tires took on the seemingly impossible challenge to develop a tire that would meet the... Read more »

Bridgestone Battlax BT-023 Sport-Touring Tires

Rider Magazine
November 23, 2010

Motorcycling paradise, with the right tires... Following the introduction of the new Bridgestone BT-023 sport-touring tire line in Japan and my factory tour and tire review from that trip (Rider, August 2010 issue), for a real-world follow-up I sent two pair of BT-023s to my buddies Dick and Bryar,... Read more »

Continental ContiRoad Attack 2 Tires Test at the Contidrom

Rider Magazine
September 13, 2010

Continental ContiRoad Attack 2 Tires on the test bikes. Greetings from Germany! Continental is holding the press introduction of its new ContiRoad Attack 2 tires on its home turf. Today we rode a variety of bikes shod with Continental’s “hypersport touring” tires at the Contidrom, the company’s... Read more »

Avon Storm 2 Ultra Tires Review

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Bill Stermer
September 7, 2010

[This Avon Storm 2 Ultra Tires Review was originally published in the September 2010 issue of Rider magazine] I enjoy sport riding but find that tire life suffers when I ride hard with my buddies into the mountains for breakfast, or when we go sport touring on a long weekend. As a result, I have been... Read more »

Pirelli Angel ST Motorcycle Tires Review

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Rider Magazine
December 3, 2009

[This Pirelli Angel ST Motorcycle Tires Review was originally published in the January 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Dualism is the dynamic struggle between opposing forces. Good and evil, positive and negative, yin and yang, that sort of thing. Pirelli clearly understands the concept of dualism since... Read more »

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

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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

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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 »

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