Tag: Motorbike Tyres

TyreSafe issues advice to scooter commuters

TyreSafe issues advice to scooter commuters

23rd June 2016 | 0 Comments

This week, with more commuter-sized motorcycles and scooters being sold than ever before, TyreSafe has unveiled dedicated materials to help keep riders safe on their daily travels. Launched to coincide with the Motorcycle Industry Association’s (MCIA) Ride to Work Week, the potentially life-saving advice for scooter commuters includes choosing the right tyre, essential routine maintenance and understanding when a replacement should be fitted.

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Maxxis continues partnerships with Chris Walker and Lee Dunham

Maxxis continues partnerships with Chris Walker and Lee Dunham

5th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Maxxis has confirmed it will renew its winning partnership with British Superbike legend, Chris ‘Stalker’ Walker in 2016. The MCE BSB runner-up and multiple race winner will once again be the face of Maxxis’ road bike offering, and continue to help the manufacturer develop the next generation of track and tarmac tyres. The company will also continue its relationship with Lee Dunham and, in return for this support, the successful rider-turned-trainer will assist the Maxxis R&D team to create the next generation of motocross tyres

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Around the world in 80 days on Dunlop Roadsmart III tyres

Around the world in 80 days on Dunlop Roadsmart III tyres

31st March 2016 | 0 Comments

‘STORM Pulse’ is the world’s first long-distance electric motorcycle, with a range of 380 kilometres. The radical motorcycle has been developed by the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) student team who will be riding this motorcycle around the world in 80 days in 2016. For this challenge, the team have chosen Dunlop’s latest Sport Touring tyre – the RoadSmart III.

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CEAT signs Pirelli distribution deal

2nd December 2015 | 0 Comments

CEAT, India’s second largest two-wheeler tyre company, has signed an exclusive distribution partnership with Pirelli. Pirelli was once the owner of CEAT - Cavi Electrici e Affini Torino SpA – but RPG acquired CEAT in India in 1982. Nevertheless Pirelli continued to hold the global rights for the brand until five years ago.

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Good half year for motorcycle registrations

10th July 2015 | 0 Comments

Figures from the Motor Cycle Industry Association show that, in June, registrations of scooters and mopeds were down -7.8 per cent compared with June 2014, at 846 units. However, June motorcycle registrations were up 21.6 per cent year on year at 12,282 units. Overall, two-wheeler sales in June 2015 rose 19.2 per cent. The year to date registration figures are encouraging too, with the sector showing sales over the first six months of 60,965 machines; a 12.9 per cent rise over the first half of 2014.

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Dunlop riders claim 10 podiums, 3 wins, lap records

Dunlop riders claim 10 podiums, 3 wins, lap records

1st July 2015 | 1 Comment

Dunlop’s motorsport reputation continues to be tied to the Isle of Man TT. The tyre brand supplied three winners, with a further seven podium places claimed on Dunlop rubber in 2015 – it is the most successful tyre manufacturer in the history of the races.

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Motorcycle demand continues upward trend

11th June 2015 | 0 Comments

The National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) has reported the continuation of positive growth in the UK motorcycle market. “It is positive to see that the motorcycle market has continued to grow, with dealers reporting a 10.7 per cent increase in registrations in May”, said Stephen Latham, the association’s head. Registrations in May closely resemble the average market increase of 11.3 per cent through the first quarter of 2015.

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Hutchinson Superstock TT victory gives Metzeler back-to-back wins

Hutchinson Superstock TT victory gives Metzeler back-to-back wins

9th June 2015 | 0 Comments

Ian Hutchinson’s dominant victory in the RL360 Superstock TT has given tyre supplier Metzeler back to back wins. A ferocious pace was set for the race, with all of the first four riders completed the four lap event under the existing race record.

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Michelin launching new hypersport tyre range to coincide with MotoGP return

Michelin launching new hypersport tyre range to coincide with MotoGP return

22nd May 2015 | 0 Comments

Michelin has unveiled a new range of hypersport and race tyres designed to coincide with its return to the MotoGP World Championship in 2016. Michelin says the tyres, which include the Power SuperMoto and SuperMoto Rain wet product, are designed to enhance lap times, riding pleasure and safety. Technical developments include “Adaptive Casing Technology” (ACT), which Michelin says will help to combat high-speed weave and ensures stability and grip at all lean angles.

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Pirelli tyres fitted on Ducati Scrambler Vibrazioni Art Design special edition

Pirelli tyres fitted on Ducati Scrambler Vibrazioni Art Design special edition

21st May 2015 | 0 Comments

The Ducati Scrambler special edition introduced on 22 May at the London Bike Shed – the “SC-Rumble" – is the latest chapter in Pirelli’s technical collaboration with its compatriot. Like other versions of the Scrambler, the bike is fitted with Pirelli MT 60 RS tyres, with the tread replicated on the tank along with the Ducati Scrambler logo. The SC-Rumble will begin a trip from the British capital to Biarritz, where it will participate in the Wheels and Waves event.

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Avon launches new TrailRider adventure sport touring motorcycle tyre

Avon launches new TrailRider adventure sport touring motorcycle tyre

18th May 2015 | 5 Comments

Avon has launched its new TrailRider motorcycle tyre, a product it calls its “most advanced tyre yet”. Making the point that the large trailbike segment has not been a big priority in markets more focused on sportsbikes, tourers, and naked bikes, Avon says that 600cc-plus dirt-styled bikes have become more important over the last decade. Bikes like the BMW R1200 GS and Triumph Adventure are amongst the best sellers in many markets, Avon adds.

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Dunlop launches TrailSmart adventure bike tyre

Dunlop launches TrailSmart adventure bike tyre

19th March 2015 | 0 Comments

Dunlop has launched TrailSmart, a tyre designed for modern adventure bikes and riders. The brand said the new tyres have “exceptional” wet and dry grip, improving handling both on and off-road, along with increased mileage. The tyre builds on the achievement of the DunlopTrailmax TR91 tyre, tailored for the evolving adventure bike segment.

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Terry Rymer joins GTC Motorcycle

Terry Rymer joins GTC Motorcycle

18th February 2015 | 0 Comments

Guildford Tyre Company has announced that the company will launch GTC Motorcycle this April. The new business will be headed up by Terry Rymer, the ex-double World Champion. Rymer joins GTC Motorcycle with a lifetime of experience in the motorcycle industry.  In his role of business development manager, he will use his contacts to increase […]

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Ducati makes Diablo Supercorsa SP OE on three performance bikes

Ducati makes Diablo Supercorsa SP OE on three performance bikes

27th January 2015 | 0 Comments

Pirelli’s Diablo Supercorsa SP will be fitted to the new Ducati 1299 Panigale, 1299 Panigale S and Panigale R as original equipment in 120/70 ZR17 (front) and 200/55 ZR17 (rear). The Italian tyre manufacturer says the tyre represents technologies developed as a result of Pirelli's racing experience and heritage as sole supplier of the World Superbike Championship since 2004. The latest fitments are the latest in a series of OE deals with Ducati and other marques.

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2014 “best year this decade” for motorcycle sales

13th January 2015 | 0 Comments

“It is extremely positive to see that motorcycle registrations in 2014 were at their highest since 2009, suggesting that the improving economic recovery is finally having a positive effect on bike sales”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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