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Continental’s Latest Attack Series Motorcycle Tires Review

The track allows riders the opportunity to push the tires harder than they ever would on the street.

Bill Stermer
September 6, 2012

Late in May, Continental Tires invited the press to its facilities near Hannover, Germany, to experience the latest in its line of new ContiAttack motorcycle tires, primarily the RoadAttack2 GT and SportAttack2. Continental also announced new sizes in its Conti TrailAttack and TKC 80 enduro tires for... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Michelin Pilot Road 3 Tires Review

Michelin Pilot Road 3 sport-touring tires

Mark Tuttle
April 30, 2012

Among all of the different types of motorcycle tires out there, those we have the highest expectations of are certainly sport-touring tires. If a sport tire wears out quickly or a street-legal knobby squirms a bit in corners, no one is taken aback. But sport-touring tires are expected to stick wet or... 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 »

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 »

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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