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Michelin launches Tracker all-terrain motorcycle tyre

Michelin launches Tracker all-terrain motorcycle tyre

23rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has introduced a new all-terrain motorcycle tyre. It’s called the Tracker, and with the tyre Michelin is targeting riders who take part in amateur competition as well as those who ride for leisure on a broad spectrum of terrains. The tyre maker says the tread pattern, grip and resilience of the Michelin Tracker make it “perfectly suited to riding on sand, mud and dirt.” The Tracker is also approved for road use.

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Pirelli introduces new Diablo track compound tyres for 2019

Pirelli introduces new Diablo track compound tyres for 2019

15th April 2019 | 0 Comments

This year a new range of Pirelli Diablo tyres geared towards track use will be brought to market. The additions for 2019 include: New compounds for the Diablo Superbike slick in the standard 200/60 ZR 17 rear and 120/70 ZR 17 front sizes; a new SCX solution (ExtraSoft) for the Diablo Superbike slick in size 200/65; larger Diablo Superbike Slicks in 200/65 ZR17 rear (SC0 compound) and 125/70 ZR17 front (SC1 compound); a new Diablo Rain rear tyre in size 200/60 ZR 17, available in two different compounds; and a new Diablo Supercorsa SC, the third generation of this range to be introduced.

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Cambrian Tyres welcomes new Continental lines & Anlas sizes

Cambrian Tyres welcomes new Continental lines & Anlas sizes

12th April 2019 | 0 Comments

These words are being written in the unseasonably mild final days of February, and I’m not alone in hoping the sunshine augurs an early start to spring. More than a few riders have decided now’s as good a time as any to start the season, and fingers are crossed within the motorcycle trade that the record temperatures will offset this year’s late Easter.

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Michelin introduces 80/20 Anakee Adventure

Michelin introduces 80/20 Anakee Adventure

10th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Stocks of the new Michelin Anakee Adventure arrived in the UK in January. Designed for 80 per cent road use and 20 per cent track/trail use, the Anakee Adventure sits in Michelin’s trail bike portfolio between the Road 5 Trail, which is designed for 100 per cent road use, and the 50 per cent on-/50 per cent off-road Anakee Wild.

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Angel GT II: Pirelli aims to rewrite the rules

Angel GT II: Pirelli aims to rewrite the rules

8th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The successor to the Pirelli Angel GT sport touring tyre has arrived. Pirelli says the Angel GT II was designed “with the aim of rewriting the rules of the sport touring segment” thanks to its mileage, handling and grip, especially in the wet. It calls the an “evolution of the Italian brand’s interpretation of the Gran Turismo concept.”

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EfTD names Riccardo Costa as purchasing director, Truck & Motorcycle

EfTD names Riccardo Costa as purchasing director, Truck & Motorcycle

4th April 2019 | 0 Comments

European FinTyre Distribution (EfTD) has appointed Riccardo Costa as purchasing director Business Truck & Motorcycle. In this role he will report directly to Alessandro Bruchi, Chief Procurement Officer of EfTD.

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Alberto Vigano on Vredestein’s new two-wheel range

Alberto Vigano on Vredestein’s new two-wheel range

2nd April 2019 | 0 Comments

Riders in the UK and Europe will encounter a new brand of motorcycle tyre later this year, a brand with its sights set on the big players. Entering a hotly-contested market poses a sizable challenge, but the newcomer has several aces up its sleeve. Not only is it produced by a major tyre maker that is already established in Europe, anyone who’s ever shopped for car tyres will find the brand reassuringly familiar.

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Dunlop’s Edouard Carpentier on niche markets, motorsport & innovation

Dunlop’s Edouard Carpentier on niche markets, motorsport & innovation

1st April 2019 | 0 Comments

Numerous niche subcategories now exist within key segments of the motorcycle market, a phenomenon mirroring the high proportion of bike owners riding for pleasure. This blurring of traditional segment boundaries presents a challenge to tyre makers, who must decide between a ‘one size fits all’ approach or striving to meet the individual needs of a growing number of rider groups. For Dunlop, it was an easy decision.

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‘Clean sheet’ design for Dunlop SportSmart MK3

‘Clean sheet’ design for Dunlop SportSmart MK3

1st April 2019 | 0 Comments

The big news from Dunlop this spring is the imminent release of a new hypersport tyre range, the fifth it has introduced in the last two years. “Dunlop is now the freshest and most diverse range in the hypersport segment,” declares Carpentier when introducing the SportSmart Mk3. This successor to the SportSmart 2 Max is Dunlop’s most balanced hypersport product, and as such will be its biggest volume seller in the segment. The SportSmart Mk3 has been launched in one front and five rear sizes.

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MotoGP Dunlop prepared for Triumph power

MotoGP Dunlop prepared for Triumph power

4th March 2019 | 0 Comments

This coming weekend marks the start of this year’s FIM Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships. The 19-round season begins in Qatar and continues through to a concluding round in Valencia, Spain in November. For Dunlop, this is its tenth season in Moto2 – the tyre maker has served as official tyre partner since the championship’s inception. Dunlop says it was chosen for this role after becoming the most successful tyre in the open-competition 250GP class that preceded it.

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UK launch for ContiTrailAttack 3 & ContiScoot

UK launch for ContiTrailAttack 3 & ContiScoot

19th February 2019 | 0 Comments

The ContiTrailAttack 3 has arrived in the UK motorcycle market, and Cambrian Tyres is confident this new addition will build upon the solid reputation of its predecessor. The Continental tyre is predominantly aimed at road going adventure motorcycles.

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Dunlop official tyre partner of Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup

Dunlop official tyre partner of Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup

19th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Dunlop has been named official tyre partner for the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup, a new, JiR-organised championship that aims to find motorcycle racing’s future stars. The Dunlop D213 GP Pro will also serve as the Cup’s control tyre.

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2018 ‘a turbulent year’ says NMDA

14th January 2019 | 0 Comments

“2018 was a turbulent year for the motorcycle market, driven by political and economic uncertainty over Brexit. However, overall sale volumes were broadly in line with the previous year showing that consumers are still choosing to purchase new bikes,” said Stephen Latham, head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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Schrader Performance Sensors to launch motorcycle TPMS sensors at AutoZum

Schrader Performance Sensors to launch motorcycle TPMS sensors at AutoZum

20th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Schrader Performance Sensors, the automotive aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies, will launch two new motorcycle TPMS OE replacement sensors into the aftermarket at AutoZum in Salzburg, Austria (16-19 January 2019). Schrader will participate in the show with an updated product portfolio on its 50sqm booth in Hall 10 (stand 0706).

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Trelleborg invests in India two-wheel tyre production JV

7th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Trelleborg Wheel Systems is investing in a two-wheel tyre factory in India. According to the company, the investment forms part of Trelleborg’s strategy to “strengthen its positions in attractive market segments”. Currently Trelleborg’s mostly makes two-wheel tyres in Europe. Products include tyres for selected niches, such as enduro and motocross, as well as scooters, mopeds and motorcycles.

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