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Pirelli Scorpion Trail II Motorcycle Tires Review

Pirelli Scorpion Trail II Tires

Jon Langston
August 4, 2015

Despite their go-nearly-anywhere capabilities, most adventure bikes are used for commuting, some weekend travel and even touring. Very few contemporary ADV owners ride much off-road—in fact, most are spending the majority of their time on pavement, which can eat through tires like Joey “Jaws” Chestnut... Read more »

Michelin Launches Summer Motorcycle Riding Season With Social Media Photo Contest

Press Release
May 26, 2015

With the summer motorcycle riding season here, Michelin has launched a social media photo contest that gives riders a chance to share their riding experiences and  win a set of Michelin Motorcycle Tires. Through the Michelin Motorcycle Facebook page, Michelin is asking riders to share their photos and... Read more »

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 »

Avon Storm 3D X-M Tires Review

Avon Storm 3D X-M, Front.

Bill Stermer
May 4, 2015

Here at Rider we’re always on the road, often on sport-touring machines. Like you, our goal is to find a tire designed for sport-touring motorcycles that delivers long tread life with great grip, ride comfort and enhanced handling. The Storm 3D X-M tire from Avon is so new that, late last summer, we... Read more »

Michelin Anakee III Dual-Sport Tires Review

Michelin Anakee III Dual-Sport Tires

Arden Kysely
November 12, 2014

New tires always dress up a bike, and the Michelin Anakee IIIs that I slipped onto my BMW F 800 GS more than 5,500 miles ago were no exception. An upgrade of Michelin’s popular Anakee 2, the IIIs are a 90/10 on-/off-pavement tire designed for big dual-sports and adventure machines. Initial testing... Read more »

Continental TKC 70 Tires Review

Continental TKC 70 Tires

Mark Tuttle
September 10, 2014

  Continental’s new TKC 70 radial tires are a good choice for adventure and dual-sport riders who spend most of their time on-road but still need dependable traction in the dirt. If there’s a staple tire among the street-legal knobbies out there for dual-sport and adventure-touring bikes,... Read more »

Touring and Sport-Touring Tires Buyers Guide

Pirelli Angel GT

Rider Magazine Staff
August 11, 2014

Avon The Storm 3D X-M sport-touring tire has interlocking three-dimensional points in the sipes for better stability, faster warm-up times and more grip, all while limiting tire flex. Its design includes both single- and multi-compound super-rich silica (SRS) for longer life and excellent grip... Read more »

Heidenau K60 Scout Motorcycle Tires Review

Heidenau K60 Scout Tires

Arden Kysely
May 7, 2014

Choosing a tire for a multi-surface tour isn’t always easy. You want a tread that’s aggressive enough to grip anything you might encounter, yet wears well enough to last the ride. Do you choose one of the street-oriented dually skins and hope for minimal sand and mud along the track? Or do you spoon... Read more »

Michelin Pilot Road 4 Sport-Touring Tires Review

Michelin Pilot Road 4 sport-touring tires, front (left) and rear (right).

Greg Drevenstedt
May 2, 2014

There are many dedicated sport-touring motorcycles to choose from, but sport touring—anything from a weekend trip to a yearlong escape that puts a premium on lean angle—can be done on just about any motorcycle, from a sportbike clad in soft luggage to a fully-farkled adventure bike. Given the broad... Read more »

Metzeler USA Launches Consumer Rebate on ME 888 Marathon Ultra Tires

Press Release
May 1, 2014

Metzeler USA is offering consumers additional incentive to get out and ride on the new and acclaimed ME 888 Marathon Ultra motorcycle tires during the month of May—a $50 Metzeler Visa Prepaid Card by mail-in-rebate. “Riders everywhere are looking forward to enjoying the open roads after a harsh winter,... Read more »

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