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Continental’s Latest Attack Series Motorcycle Tires Review


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 the North American market. In addition to the usual tech briefings, we also ...

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Dunlop Roadsmart 2 Motorcycle Tires Video

Rider Magazine brings you an inside look at the Dunlop Roadsmart 2 Motorcycle Tires in the video above. The Dunlop Roadsmart 2 Tire brings exceptional wet-weather performance as well as traction characteristics similar to sport tires. It’s a great all in one sport touring motorcycle tire.

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Pirelli Scorpion Trail Motorcycle Tires


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 tires. ’Twas a dreary morn that I ventured to yon mountains ...

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2012 Touring & Sport-Touring Tire Buyers Guide


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 you could combine these traits into a single ...

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Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart II Motorcycle Tires Review

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(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 range widely, from naked middleweight standards to large, powerful supersports, to luggage-laden ...

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Michelin Pilot Road 3 Tires Review


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 dry, handle well, wear like iron, run quietly ...

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Dunlop Roadsmart Sport-Touring Tires Review


[This Dunlop Roadsmart Sport-Touring Tires review was originally published in the April 2011 issue of Rider] About three years ago the folks at Dunlop took on the seemingly impossible challenge to develop a tire that would meet the unreasonable demands of us sport-touring types. We said, “Give us a tire that helps us feel like Ben Spies on dry pavement. Make sure ...

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Avon AM24 Gripster Tires Review


[This Avon AM24 Gripster Tires gear review was originally published in the February 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Last year a friend asked me what sort of tires he should get for his Kawasaki KLR650. His approach to dual-sporting is about the same as mine—80 percent or more on the pavement, the remainder on the dirt. Another friend had recently put Avon ...

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Pirelli Scorpion Trail Tires Review


[This Pirelli Scorpion Trail Tires gear review was originally published in the January 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Some riders choose dual-sport and adventure bikes because they want to ride both on and off the pavement. Others appreciate the upright seating and plentiful aftermarket luggage options such bikes offer. That’s what led me to my Suzuki 650 V-Strom, which I’ve ridden off ...

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