Home > Motorcycle Tires (page 3)

Motorcycle Tires

TireGard Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitoring System

TireGard

[This TireGard Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitoring System Review was originally published in the November 2009 issue of Rider magazine] When I received the press release for this product I thought it was too good to be true, especially for $210. A couple late-model motorcycles come with factory tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) now, and others offer it as an expensive ...

Read More »

Dunlop Sportmax Q2 Motorcycle Tires Review

Q2R vert 0002

[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 grocery carts. What connects every motorcycle to the road is tires, those mysterious workhorses ...

Read More »

Metzeler Roadtec Z6 Interact Motorcycle Tires Review

Roadtec_Z6_INTERACT

Review by Rich Cox [This Metzeler Roadtec Z6 Interact Motorcycle Tires Review was published in the August 2009 issue of Rider] Last March Metzeler conducted an overnight press launch in Palm Springs, California, to introduce its latest sport-touring tire, the Roadtec Z6 Interact. I definitely lean toward the “sport” side of the sport-touring genre, therefore I’m well aware of the ...

Read More »

Kenda K270 Dual Sport Motorcycle Tires Review

5.0.2

[This Kenda K270 Dual Sport Motorcycle Tires Review was originally published in the June 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Since completing the MotoVentures dirt-bike school last year (see Rider, November 2008), dual-sport riding has been my new jam. Even with excellent OHV areas nearby, I prefer riding on two wheels the whole way rather than loading a dirt bike, gas ...

Read More »

Pirelli Scorpion Trail Motorcycle Tires Review

Pirelli_Scorpion_Trail

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 ...

Read More »

Avon Distanzia Motorcyle Tires Review

AM43 Distanzia both

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 ...

Read More »

Michelin Pilot Road 2 Motorcycle Tires Review

Pilot Road 2 tires

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. ...

Read More »

Pirelli Night Dragon Motorcycle Tires Review

pirelli-night-dragon-tires

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 ...

Read More »

Dunlop Roadsmart Sport-Touring Motorcycle Tires Review

dunlop-roadsmart2

[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 ...

Read More »

Maxxis Presa Detour Motorcycle Tires Review

HiCMYK_PresaDetour_both

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, ...

Read More »