Tag: motorcycle tyres

Strong beginning for Kenda’s UK comeback

Strong beginning for Kenda’s UK comeback

28th February 2020 | 0 Comments

As part of its commitment to being a ‘one-stop shop’ for motorcycle and scooter tyre retailers in the UK, Cambrian Tyres partners with all major brands in the two-wheel marketplace and supplies customers from its warehouse stock of more than 100,000 tyres. The wholesaler is also sole UK distributor of the Bridgestone motocross and Continental two-wheel ranges (see separate articles) as well as for the Anlas brand and, from the second half of 2019, Kenda. This last name is back in the local two-wheel market after a decade’s absence, and demand has started off on the right foot.

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Cambrian Tyres issues 2020 Kenda catalogue

Cambrian Tyres issues 2020 Kenda catalogue

28th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Following the successful introduction of the Kenda motorcycle range to its portfolio of exclusive brands late last year, Cambrian Tyres has released the first dedicated Kenda catalogue for the UK two-wheel market.

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Michelin explains retail network brand simplification to motorcycle dealer partners

Michelin explains retail network brand simplification to motorcycle dealer partners

27th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Michelin’s motorcycle partner dealers were given an in-depth market review and briefed on the business’s strategy for the year ahead at the annual Michelin Two-Wheel Conference.

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Sportec M9 RR – Metzeler’s latest supersports tyre

Sportec M9 RR – Metzeler’s latest supersports tyre

25th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Metzeler has introduced a successor to its Sportec M7 RR supersports tyre. Called the Metzeler Sportec M9 RR, the new arrival claims a developmental heritage that benefits from road racing experience. Supersports and naked bike riders who chose the M9 RR will find dual tread compounds in both the front and rear tyres and a pattern based on ‘Pi’ that lends itself to quick warm-up times and maximised water evacuation when riding in the wet.

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Avon Tyres to support Leicestershire & Rutland Blood Bikes

Avon Tyres to support Leicestershire & Rutland Blood Bikes

19th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres will support the Leicestershire & Rutland Blood Bikes (LRBB) this year by equipping the charitable organisation’s van and motorcycle fleet. Under the arrangement, the tyre maker will supply Avon ZT7 van tyres and Avon Spirit ST motorcycle tyres, products it says are designed to deal with the variety of roads and weather conditions encountered by the LRBB.

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January sees ‘good’ growth in motorcycle registrations

13th February 2020 | 0 Comments

“With motorcycle registrations improving by 2.8 per cent on the previous January, the start of the new year is heading in the right direction,” said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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Road-Legal Kenda Trakmaster now available in the UK

Road-Legal Kenda Trakmaster now available in the UK

6th February 2020 | 0 Comments

Already a popular option with dirt bike riders across the pond, the road-legal Kenda Trakmaster motocross tyre range is now available in the UK through exclusive distributor Cambrian Tyres.

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Pirelli OE on Kawasaki Z H2

Pirelli OE on Kawasaki Z H2

6th February 2020 | 0 Comments

The Kawasaki Z series has been around since 1972, but Pirelli reckons the new Z H2 is the “most radical” model to join the range in the last 48 years. The most powerful too, thanks to a supercharged 998 cc engine that delivers 147.1 kW (197 hp). This power reaches the road via Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres, Kawasaki’s original equipment tyre of choice for its latest naked bike.

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Pirelli adding classic, scooter tyres to racing range

Pirelli adding classic, scooter tyres to racing range

31st January 2020 | 0 Comments

Pirelli is expanding its 2020 racing range with the Phantom Sportscomp RS, an 18-inch classic motorcycle competition tyre that combines the vintage Phantom Sportscomp pattern with the latest in track tyre technology. The tyre is approved for road use and aimed at riders competing in classic sprint and endurance races. A second product entering the portfolio this year is the Diablo Rosso Scooter SC, a tyre for racing scooters.

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All things to all riders: Dunlop’s new Mutant

All things to all riders: Dunlop’s new Mutant

29th January 2020 | 0 Comments

The latest Dunlop tyre to carry the name Mutant may deserve the moniker thanks to its ability to ‘morph’ into various segments of the motorcycle market. Owing its origins to a combination of knowledge gained in hypersport and touring tyres as well as technologies developed in wet-weather racing, the Dunlop Mutant range of five front and six rear sizes is positioned to “provide all-season, all-roads versatility” to over 370 different models of motorcycle, whether they be adventure bike, sport-touring, naked, retro or scrambler.

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Honda chooses Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP for Fireblade models

Honda chooses Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP for Fireblade models

28th January 2020 | 0 Comments

The Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP has gained another original equipment approval, this time from Honda. The tyre has been selected for the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP. Both models will wear the Pirelli tyre in size 120/70 ZR17 on the front and 200/55 ZR17 at the rear. The top-performing member of the roadgoing […]

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ETRMA reports weaker tyre sales in 2019

ETRMA reports weaker tyre sales in 2019

21st January 2020 | 0 Comments

Sales of tyres produced by European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) members decreased year-on-year in almost every product category during 2019. The ETRMA describes the market last year as “weak”, and this is particularly the case for the original equipment segments.

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Avon Tyres’ new hypersport & track tyres

Avon Tyres’ new hypersport & track tyres

17th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Avon Tyres has launched a trio of high-performance motorcycle tyres: the road-focused 3D Ultra Evo hypersport and the track-focused 3D Ultra Xtreme Slick and Xtreme Rain Racer.

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Cambrian Tyres named UK distributor for RiseMousse

Cambrian Tyres named UK distributor for RiseMousse

16th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Italian tyre mousse brand RiseMousse is coming to the UK and will be exclusively distributed by Cambrian Tyres. Introducing the range, the distributor stresses that unlike some competitor brands, RiseMousse products have an unlimited shelf life, a characteristic that should give stockists peace of mind.

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Michelin unveils latest MotoGP tyre

10th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Following months of testing, Michelin has introduced a new construction rear tyre for the upcoming MotoGP season. This latest evolution of the Michelin Power Slick rear tyre features a construction aimed at improving lap times through an increase in performance and stability. Following in-house testing, MotoGP riders were given their first taste of the tyre at the Catalunya test at Barcelona in June.

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