Continental Motorcycle Tyres Review

ContiTrailAttack 2 Tires Since most of their owners rarely take them off-road,bikes like the big BMW GS,KTM Adventure,Ducati Multistrada and Triumph Explorer tend to come with these dual-sport touring 90/10 tires as standard equipment. For 2014,the KTM Adventure 1190 will wear Continental’s new ContiTrailAttack 2 tires,and the BMW R 1200 GS will include the TrailAttack 2 among its OEM tires as well. Based on a two-day blast through the German and Austrian Alps on those bikes and a Ducati Multistrada and Triumph Explorer XC wearing TrailAttack 2s,I’d say they made an excellent choice.

In addition to tires,Continental makes motorcycle instrument panels,accessory control units,ABS hydraulic modules,final drive belts and much more at its plant in Korbach,Germany. It’s the fourth-largest car tire manufacturer in the world and ranked among the 20 largest companies in Germany.Grossglockner High Alpine PassMotorcycle tire manufacture in Korbach is focused on radial tires,and Conti’s bias-ply rubber is outsourced to other countries. According to Uwe Reichelt,Continental’s Head of Sales & Marketing,Motorcycle Tires, because motorcycle tires account for a small fraction of the company’s business,his division is able to be more flexible. Low-volume electric-motorcycle makers Zero and Brammo recently signed on to use Continental tires,for example,and Continental rubber is 100-percent OE on the high-performance KTM Adventure,RC8 and 690 Duke.

The ContiTrailAttack 2 introduction was anything but standard fare as well,a blitzkrieg through the German and Austrian Alps on all kinds of roads and surfaces (except dirt),including ton-up speeds on the autobahn.Grossglockner Toll RoadThis was followed by the opportunity to lap a dedicated wet skid pad belonging to the ADAC (Germany’s AAA) right behind our hotel. Continental had to meet several engineering goals with the new TrailAttack 2,chief among them a 260 km (162 mph) speed rating for the powerful KTM Adventure 1190,and the precise on/off-road handling traits required in the wider sizes for the new BMW R 1200 GS. The first thing I noticed about the tires,in fact,was how the R 1200 GS models we rode did not exhibit the tendency to understeer that our test bikes wearing different tires suffered at the U.S. model introduction.

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Grossglocker Hairpin BMW R 1200 GS, Grossglockner Hairpin

2008-01-22 11:01:09 by germz

Dirt vs. Street -- Tire & Bike

"Dirt" Tire on the Street:
(1) Accelerated Wear
A less-than 3000 mile life wouldn't be surprising.
(2) Decreased Traction
You're more likely to find the back end "sliding out" when you attempt to brake or turn suddenly.
(3) Increased Vibration
"Knobs" don't roll as smoothly as other tires.
You can find plenty of "knobby" tires that are DOT approved, and street legal, like the Dunlop 606, or Continental TKC80.
But you'd be better served by a tire such as the Metzeler Tourance or Michelin Anakee -- sacrificing some "dirt-worthiness" for increased tire life and street capability

Continental Continental Conti Motion Sport Touring Tire - Rear - 170/60ZR-17, Position: Rear, Tire Type: Street, Tire Construction: Radial, Tire Application: Sport, Load Rating: 72, Speed Rating: (W), Tire Size: 170/60-17, Rim Size: 17 02440760000
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  • NOTE - Safety Warning: For information on tire care, safety, maintenance, manufacturers warranty and other information consult tire manufacturers publication(s)...
  • Sport touring all-season radial with high-end performance at a lower price
  • Ideal for entry level riders and economic-minded veterans
  • Offers safe, reliable feedback on dry or wet roads
  • Newly formulated polymers in the compound deliver an impressive cost/mileage ratio
CONTINENTAL Continental Conti Motion Sport Touring Tire - Front - 130/70R-18
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  • Manufacture Model No.: 244073.
  • The ContiMOTION all-season premium sport touring radial is Continental s answer for the price conscious rider.
  • Safe and reliable feedback on both dry and wet roads.
  • Smooth and quiet performer..

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