Pirelli SCORPION
 Trail II Review

Dec 30, 2015 View Comments by

Pirelli’s new SCORPION Trail II tire lineup is designed for the latest generation of adventure touring and enduro street motorcycles and is a direct successor of the previous SCORPION Trail series. They were developed for models such as the Aprilia Caponord, BMW R 1200 GS, Ducati Multistrada, Honda Crosstourer (VFR1200X in the U.S. market), Kawasaki […]

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Markings on Tires

Sep 03, 2015 View Comments by

What Do All Those Letters and Numbers Mean? – Ever wonder what all those numbers and letters on the side of your otherwise pristine motorcycle tires are really there for? There is a wealth of information molded onto your moto’s meats. Look closely and you can discover where and when your tire was manufactured. Keep […]

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Michelin’s Alliance with Harley-Davidson

Aug 29, 2015 View Comments by

Michelin Scorcher Co-Branded Tire – Perhaps no other motorcycle company does co-branding better than Harley-Davidson. Their partnership with Ford Motor Company, for instance, produced a number of high-end, Harley-Davidson co-branded Ford trucks. The Motor Company is at it again with its continued alliance with Michelin Tires. The two companies recently announced that Michelin’s Scorcher range […]

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Bridgestone BATTLAX SPORT TOURING T30 Tires

Mar 01, 2015 View Comments by

Bridgestone’s press release on the BATTLAX SPORT TOURING T30 tire includes multiple references to the tire’s MotoGP development. No doubt there is some crossbreeding with race tires in the T30’s family tree, but make no mistake; this radial, tubeless tire belongs on the road and nowhere else. The tire strikes a wonderful middle ground between […]

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Motorcycle Industry Council Tire Guide Video

Dec 29, 2014 View Comments by

Though the information it contains is basic stuff that should be old hat for experienced motorcyclists, this video from the Motorcycle Industry Council is a good reminder that your tires are essential to your safety. It’s hard to overstate the importance of properly maintaining your bike’s rubber. Unfortunately, many riders tend to neglect this simple […]

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Time to Re-Tire?

Sep 17, 2014 View Comments by

Life’s too short to only own one motorcycle, right? But we can only ride one at a time. If you own a bike that only does a couple of thousand miles a year, should you wait until the tires are worn out before you replace them? If not, when? And how do you know how […]

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Review: Michelin Pilot Road 4

Aug 11, 2014 View Comments by

Michelin has introduced a slew of new motorcycle tires during the last couple of years. I recently had a chance to try out the new Pilot Road 4 radial sport-touring tires that are designed to improve upon the outgoing Pilot Road 3. Pilot Road 4 employs Michelin’s X-Sipe Technology (XST) in the tread design. Sipes […]

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Harley-Davidson Tire Tips

Mar 04, 2014 View Comments by

Chances are, as a seasoned motorcyclist, you’re well aware of the importance of using proper tires and maintaining them. However, it’s still always intriguing to hear from OEMs on their tire recommendations. This list comes from the folks over at Harley-Davidson. Maintain Proper Tire Pressure. Harley-Davidson Product Portfolio Manager Steve Bindl says, “Checking tire pressure […]

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Review: Continental Tire’s New Trail Attack 2

Dec 02, 2013 View Comments by

Good Road Grip and Sporty Handling for Adventure Bikes Continental Tire Company’s management recognized that sales of large adventure-touring motorcycles (or as the Brits say, “big trailies”) have been booming on both sides of the Atlantic. To meet this need for tires, the new Trail Attack 2 is designed for riders of heavy adventure touring […]

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Dunlop Offers a Limited Time Rebate on D404 Tire

Sep 19, 2013 View Comments by

If your cruiser, classic, or standard bike is going to need some new rubber in the next few months, Dunlop is offering a mail in rebate on a set of their D404 tires. The D404 is a good, all-purpose bias-ply tire that delivers a great combination of grip, both wet and dry, tread life, and […]

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Pirelli Angel GT: Yes, Tires Can Be Fun!

Aug 14, 2013 View Comments by

What do an Italian aircraft carrier, a Porsche test facility, and motorcycle tires have in common? I found out the answer when Pirelli hosted a world press event in Southern Italy, which involved all three. Reportedly, Pirelli did some market research and discovered that more than 30 percent of European replacement motorcycle tires are sport-touring […]

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