Tag: motorcycle tyres

Avon Tyres launches Roadrider MKII sport touring tyre

Avon Tyres launches Roadrider MKII sport touring tyre

8th November 2019 | 0 Comments

A successor to the Avon Roadrider has arrived, and guess what it’s called? Avon Tyres says its Roadrider MKII sport touring motorcycle tyre brings “several design and performance improvements” over its predecessor.

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Unsafe tyres the top ‘dangerous’ MOT fail for motorcycles

Unsafe tyres the top ‘dangerous’ MOT fail for motorcycles

8th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The love and attention some motorcycle riders show their machines borders on obsessive, and this dedication to keeping bikes in top working order is reflected in MOT pass rates. Only 16.9 per cent of bikes fail their initial MOT tests, compared to 33.6 per cent of cars and 42.2 per cent of goods vehicles. But when motorcycles do fail, it’s often for problems that could have easily been rectified beforehand. Tyres are the leading ‘dangerous’ defect.

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Metzeler – 4 new moto tyres

Metzeler – 4 new moto tyres

8th November 2019 | 0 Comments

A quartet of Metzeler motorcycle tyres has been unveiled at the EICMA show this week. These are the Sportec M9RR, Roadtec 01 SE, Racetec TD Slick and Roadtec 01 Scooter. All four will arrive in the UK next year.

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Vredestein on two wheels – EICMA launch for new motorcycle range

Vredestein on two wheels – EICMA launch for new motorcycle range

8th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The long-awaited Vredestein motorcycle tyres for European riders are now here. Visitors to the EICMA show in Italy this week are amongst the first to see the new range, which includes the Centauro ST and Centauro Road. A Vredestein tyre for the scooter segment, the Staccata, is now also available throughout Europe. Details regarding UK distribution for the Vredestein motorcycle tyre range will be announced shortly.

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Michelin: 9 new two-wheeler tyre lines in 2020

Michelin: 9 new two-wheeler tyre lines in 2020

7th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Sales of Michelin motorcycle tyres have doubled within the past five years. The tyre maker also aims to double sales again in the coming five, and will be aided here by a comprehensive renewal within its two-wheeler tyre portfolio in 2020. No less than nine new products will be introduced next year, a line-up expected to represent a quarter of Michelin’s sales within this segment. The new additions are currently on display at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy

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EICMA launch for Mitas custom cruiser range

EICMA launch for Mitas custom cruiser range

24th October 2019 | 0 Comments

A new Mitas tyre for custom cruiser motorcycles will be unveiled at the EICMA exhibition next month. Called the Custom Force, the tyre aims to tick all the boxes – Mitas says the new addition to its two-wheeler portfolio offers “durability, stability, comfort and an attractive design.”

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Cambrian: Perfect beach race debut for Kenda

Cambrian: Perfect beach race debut for Kenda

22nd October 2019 | 0 Comments

For many, the annual Weston Beach Race is the ultimate test of man and machine. More than 900 riders battle it out on the sands of the Victorian seaside resort, with the goal of claiming one of the most coveted prizes in motocross after a gruelling three-hour race.

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Bridgestone gives foretaste of new motorcycle tyres for 2020

Bridgestone gives foretaste of new motorcycle tyres for 2020

17th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone is limbering up to add no less than four products to its motorcycle tyre portfolio in 2020. It has announced the impending arrival of four all-new or evolved lines – the Battlax Classic Racing CR11, Battlax BT46, Battlax Racing Street RS11 and Battlecross E50 Extreme. Battlax Classic Racing CR11 Specially developed for maxi classic […]

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Bridgestone riding high in motocross

Bridgestone riding high in motocross

15th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone continues to grow its presence in motorcross, which the company describes as a motorsport market fuelled with “incredible potential.” Just five years ago, Bridgestone barely had a presence in the motocross tyre sector but has grown exponentially assume a significant share – which is expected to rise further in the years ahead.

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Motorcycle registrations stabilise in September amid economic and political uncertainty

10th October 2019 | 0 Comments

“Motorcycle registrations stabilised with a 3.9 per cent sales increase in September following last month’s decline, as both economic and political uncertainty affected demand for bikes”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK, commenting on figures from the Motor Cycle Industry Association.

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Recall announced for some Dunlop Trailmax Meridian tyres

Recall announced for some Dunlop Trailmax Meridian tyres

9th October 2019 | 0 Comments

An alert regarding certain Dunlop motorcycle tyres has been issued via the European Commission’s Rapid Exchange of Information System (RAPEX). The alert (A12/1441/19) pertains to an unspecified number of Dunlop Trailmax Meridian tyres that are being recalled by the manufacturer. Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK stresses that none of the tyres in question are sold in the UK market. 

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Dunlop launches Geomax Enduro EN91

Dunlop launches Geomax Enduro EN91

8th October 2019 | 0 Comments

A new generation of Dunlop enduro tyre has arrived. Dunlop says its Geomax Enduro EN91 builds on the knowledge the tyre maker has gained at world championship level to deliver “incredibly versatile performance for a wide range of off-road riders.” The EN91 replaces the Geomax Enduro D909.

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Kenda announces Lings MX & Enduro partnership

Kenda announces Lings MX & Enduro partnership

23rd September 2019 | 0 Comments

Already a major success in the United States with several factory level partnerships, Kenda Tyres is the latest tyre brand to enter the UK market. It’s wasted no time in partnering with some promising British talent – the P.F.K. Ling group, who, with 12 riders in its stable for 2019, operates one of the largest motocross and enduro teams in East Anglia.

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Michelin tyres OE on Harley-Davidson’s electric LiveWire

Michelin tyres OE on Harley-Davidson’s electric LiveWire

9th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Harley-Davidson has gone and made itself an electric motorcycle – and Michelin has developed tyres to fit the ‘e-hog’. Michelin Scorcher Sport tyres have been selected as original equipment for the new Harley-Davidson LiveWire.

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Michelin launches Road 5 GT

Michelin launches Road 5 GT

5th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Long-distance touring enthusiasts rejoice: Michelin had introduced a GT version of its Road 5. The tyre maker states that the Michelin Road 5 GT has been “developed in exactly the same spirit and to the same rigorous standards” as its 2018-launched sibling, but focuses on the specific requirements of touring bike riders looking for “safety, comfort, long life, stability and sheer riding enjoyment” in a range of conditions.

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