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Avon TrailRider Tires Review

Avon TrailRider Tires

How many tires have I changed over the past 60 years? Too many. The Avon Gripsters on my Suzuki DR650 were getting down to the end of their useful life, with almost 4,000 miles on the rear, normal life for those semi-knobbies. Avon had just announced its new TrailRider, an “adventure” tire with longevity in mind. Let’s give ’em a ...

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Michelin Anakee Wild Tires First Impression

The new Michelin Anakee Wild is a first-of-its-kind radial DOT knobby designed to offer both on- and off-road handling and stability. (Photos: Stephen Gregory)

General wisdom among adventure riders holds that when it comes to tires, you can have off-road grip or you can have on-road stability and decent mileage, but you can’t have all three. Even tires billed as “50/50,” or equally proficient at both on- and off-road scenarios, tend to fall toward one side or the other. So common is the conundrum ...

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Pirelli’s Night Dragon GT Tire

Pirelli’s Night Dragon GT tire for touring/cruiser motorcycles

Pirelli’s Night Dragon GT tire for touring/cruiser motorcycles offers the same performance of the Night Dragon with 20 percent more mileage. Using an advanced “Full Carbon Black” compound and new carcass materials, the Night Dragon GT provides an even longer lasting ride, with enhanced feedback and handling. The GT provides better traction and grip than the average cruiser/touring tire can ...

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Continental TKC 70 Motorcycle Tires Review

Continental TKC 70 Tires

I’ve worn out my fair share of Continental’s popular TKC 80 street-legal knobs over the years, much of the rubber left behind on long pavement runs to the back roads I want to explore. In choosing a tire that would carry me 900 miles from Southern California to ride the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route and bring me home with rubber ...

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Dunlop Launches New Mobile-Friendly Website

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Dunlop Motorcycle Tires has launched a new website designed to make accessing tire and dealer information easier than ever. Optimized for use on any mobile device, the new site is quicker, easier to navigate and features new search functionality that makes it simple to find the right tires for your needs. The site also includes tire tips, extensive photo galleries, ...

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Pirelli Scorpion Trail II Motorcycle Tires Review

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Despite their go-nearly-anywhere capabilities, most adventure bikes are used for commuting, some weekend travel and even touring. Very few contemporary ADV owners ride much off-road—in fact, most are spending the majority of their time on pavement, which can eat through tires like Joey “Jaws” Chestnut attacking a pile of Nathan’s Hot Dogs. First introduced about eight years ago at the ...

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Michelin Launches Summer Motorcycle Riding Season With Social Media Photo Contest

With the summer motorcycle riding season here, Michelin has launched a social media photo contest that gives riders a chance to share their riding experiences and  win a set of Michelin Motorcycle Tires. Through the Michelin Motorcycle Facebook page, Michelin is asking riders to share their photos and add a caption containing the hashtag #MichelinOnMyMoto, allowing the Michelin moto community ...

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Avon Tyres Introduces Road Hazard Warranty Program

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Avon Tyres announced today a new road hazard warranty program offering free replacement of any new tire (excluding non-D.O.T. approved race tires) for accidental, puncture or impact damage. Simply complete the Avon Tyres Road Hazard Warranty form with the dealer at the time of purchase, and should a tire become unserviceable as a result of qualified tire damage including punctures ...

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Avon Storm 3D X-M Tires Review

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Here at Rider we’re always on the road, often on sport-touring machines. Like you, our goal is to find a tire designed for sport-touring motorcycles that delivers long tread life with great grip, ride comfort and enhanced handling. The Storm 3D X-M tire from Avon is so new that, late last summer, we got one of the first sets off ...

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Michelin Anakee III Dual-Sport Tires Review

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New tires always dress up a bike, and the Michelin Anakee IIIs that I slipped onto my BMW F 800 GS more than 5,500 miles ago were no exception. An upgrade of Michelin’s popular Anakee 2, the IIIs are a 90/10 on-/off-pavement tire designed for big dual-sports and adventure machines. Initial testing on the local twisties showed great traction and ...

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