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Pirelli Scorpion Trail Motorcycle Tires Review

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April 2009 Dual-sport and adventure-touring bikes are always A compromise. They tend to work better on the street or in the dirt, with hard riding on the less-favored surface becoming a test of one’s mettle and skills. Street-legal enduros are usually buzzy at speed, squirrely on pavement and have rock-hard saddles. Their more street-oriented brethren are usually heavy, less nimble ...

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Pirelli Night Dragon Motorcycle Tires Review

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Review by Steve Bohn [This Pirelli Night Dragon Motorcycle Tires Review was originally published in the June 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Pirelli’s new line of high-performance motorcycle tires is aimed squarely at cruisers. More precisely, the Italian tire manufacturer has its sights set on the Harley-Davidson market. Taking advantage of the high concentration of motorcycle press assembled to cover ...

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Dunlop Roadsmart Sport-Touring Motorcycle Tires Review

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[This Dunlop Roadsmart Sport-Touring Motorcycle Tires Review was originally published in the May 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Nothing like a definitive description to fire the imagination. “The Roadsmart sport-touring tire achieves or exceeds all of the design team’s goals. When compared to the existing D220, Roadsmart delivers substantial improvements in handling, stability, wet-weather performance and mileage” says Dunlop’s literature ...

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Maxxis Presa Detour Motorcycle Tires Review

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Review by James Parchman [This Maxxis Presa Detour Motorcycle Tires Review was originally published in the April 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Check out a tony eatery like Mr. Chow of Beverly Hills 90210 or Rabia’s Ristorante in Boston’s North End on a weekend evening, and you’ll likely find the parking area holding many dual-sport machines. All manner of Euro, ...

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Avon Distanzia Motorcyle Tires Review

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By James Parchman [This Avon Distanzia Motorcyle Tires Review was originally published in the November 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Designed initially for the Euro market, the tough-looking dual-sport and adventure-touring beasts with which we’re all familiar were named (Paris-Dakar, Tiger, Trans-Alp, Africa Twin, Adventure, etc.) after exotic places, creatures and happenings. Moto manufacturers then conjured up adventure-inspired advertising, hoping ...

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Michelin Pilot Road 2 Motorcycle Tires Review

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Review by Troy Siahaan [The Michelin Pilot Road 2 Motorcycle Tires Review was originally published in the September 2007 issue of Rider magazine] The world of racing is a cutthroat arena. Everyone involved has one common goal in mind–winning. The lessons learned at the track eventually trickle down to the everyday rider who’s just looking to take a Sunday cruise. ...

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Pirelli Night Dragon Motorcycle Tires Review

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Pirelli’s new line of high-performance tires is aimed squarely at cruisers. More precisely, the Italian tire manufacturer has its sights set on the Harley-Davidson market. Taking advantage of the high concentration of motorcycle press assembled to cover Daytona Bike Week 2008, Pirelli decided this would be a good time and place to roll out its brand-new Night Dragon line. Yes, ...

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Woody’s Wheel Works Review

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Review by James Parchman [This Woody’s Wheel Works Review was originally published in the January 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Thankfully, most motorcycle owners realize that attention to the condition of the tires is part of being a smart cyclist. Both monetarily, and because crashing in a curve due to a too-slick skin is just no fun. Equally important, but ...

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Avon AM26 RoadRider Motorcycle Tires Review

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[This Avon AM26 RoadRider Motorcycle Tires Review was originally published in the August 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Our guest bike, my wife Sue’s 1992 Yamaha Seca II, was getting a little low on rubber. It had a pair of Avon HKMs on the wheels, general-purpose tires which had served us, and our guests, well, so I thought I would ...

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Continental Sport Attack Motorcycle Tires Review

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Review by Ken Freund [This Continental Sport Attack Motorcycle Tires Review was originally published in the July 2006 issue of Rider magazine] The Sport Attack motorcycle tires replace the long-running Conti Force Max and doubles the Continental’s Attack product line, which until now consisted of the Road Attack sport/mileage radial released in 2004. With the new Sport Attack tire, Continental ...

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