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Avon Tyres Introduces Road Hazard Warranty Program

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Press Release
May 7, 2015

Avon Tyres announced today a new road hazard warranty program offering free replacement of any new tire (excluding non-D.O.T. approved race tires) for accidental, puncture or impact damage. Simply complete the Avon Tyres Road Hazard Warranty form with the dealer at the time of purchase, and should a... Read more »

Kenda 676 RetroActive Tires Review

Kenda K676 RetroActive tires, mounted on a 1974 Kawasaki H2B.

Marty Estes
January 28, 2015

Kenda K676 RetroActive tires, mounted on a 1974 Kawasaki H2B. Not long ago, options were few and far between when it came to re-skinning your 1970s or ’80s-era motorcycle. With time, more tire manufacturers have begun to provide options to those with older bikes, and it makes sense—there are a great... Read more »

Continental TrailAttack 2 Motorcycle Tires Review

ContiTrailAttack 2 Tires

Mark Tuttle
August 10, 2013

Adventure-touring riders are faced with a potentially bewildering variety of tires for their bikes from which to choose. Fortunately, most of us have a pretty good idea how much off-road riding we actually do with these versatile but large and heavy motorcycles, and can use that as our guide. Serious... Read more »

Pirelli Scorpion Trail Motorcycle Tires

Pirelli Scorpion Trail Tires

Arden Kysely
August 8, 2012

When fellow contributor Jerry Smith reviewed Pirelli’s Scorpion Trail tires in the January 2011 issue, he concentrated on their street performance. After testing the Scorpions on my BMW F 800 GS on local fire roads, I can now relate the “dual” side to Jerry’s “sport” review of these multi-purpose... Read more »

Letters to the Editor: Dark Side


Rider Magazine
July 20, 2012

We received a tremendous amount of response to the article Tales from the Dark Side regarding the use of car tires on motorcycles in the July 2012 issue. We printed a representative sample of letters in the September 2012 issue. Below are the rest. Tales From the Dark Side: Putting Car Tires on Motorcycles... Read more »

2012 Touring & Sport-Touring Tire Buyers Guide

Touring & sport-touring tire buyers guide

Bill Stermer
June 26, 2012

Chances are you’ve been in the dating game at some time in your life and, if so, you’ve likely experienced the frustration of having several choices. You’ve dated a number of people and none of them is perfect, but you really like certain aspects of various individuals. Wouldn’t it be great if... Read more »

Tales From the Dark Side: Putting Car Tires on Motorcycles


Eric Trow
June 11, 2012

Have you ever found yourself unwittingly in the middle of a heated religious or political debate between two vehemently opposed participants? Not since the dispute over conventional oil vs. synthetic oil have I seen such polarized and passionate opinions in the motorcycle world. The question is, unlike... Read more »

Erasing Doubt: Car Tires on Motorcycles

Eric Trow
June 11, 2012

The forces placed on a car and its tires during cornering are primarily lateral forces that try to push the car and the tires sideways across the pavement. Conversely, as a motorcycle leans into curves, the cornering force is what is known as camber force. In other words, the force comes at an angle... Read more »

Avoiding Tire Failure: Getting the Most From the Tires That Were Meant For Your Bike

This low-profile car tire begins to bulge when tire pressure drops below 25 psi.

Eric Trow
June 11, 2012

Getting the most from the tires that were meant for your bike. Motorcycles subject tires to an enormous range of forces, stresses and heat. Fortunately, motorcycle tires are overdesigned to be able to meet those needs and still have reserve. So why do some tires fail? Most motorcycle tire failures come... Read more »

Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart II Motorcycle Tires Review

Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart II Tires

Mark Tuttle
June 1, 2012

(This review was published in the June 2012 issue of Rider Magazine.) Ask any group of serious sport-touring riders what their main gripes are, and right after monkey butt and nature calling too often, you’ll most likely hear something about tires. These are savvy, demanding motorcyclists whose bikes... Read more »

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