Tag: motorcycle tyres

Cooper names Clifford global Avon motorcycle manager

Cooper names Clifford global Avon motorcycle manager

14th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd. Has appointed Dominic Clifford as global Avon motorcycle manager. He is responsible for worldwide sales of Avon motorcycle tyres and is based in Melksham, Wiltshire, where he reports to Jaap van Wessum, General Manager EMEA, Cooper Tire Europe.

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Mitas launching new enduro tyres

Mitas launching new enduro tyres

29th May 2019 | 0 Comments

A new generation of Mitas enduro and extreme enduro tyres will be unveiled tomorrow. Mitas will present its new Terra Force-EF and Terra Force-EH at Erzbergrodeo, a motorsport event held in Austria between 30 May and 2 June.

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Dunlop brings new slick tyre to Isle of Man TT

Dunlop brings new slick tyre to Isle of Man TT

28th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Dunlop will bring a new version of its KR 108 slick tyre to the Isle of Man TT (IOMTT), as it seeks a continuation to its success at the event. Developed over the winter at a range of test circuits, including a final validation at the traditional pre-IOMTT test at the Castle Combe Circuit, the KR 108 has been designed to heat up faster and give the rider more grip and confidence at the start of the race.

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Mousse now available for Mitas off-road racing tyres

Mousse now available for Mitas off-road racing tyres

27th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Mitas is extending its off-road product portfolio with the launch of mousse for its off-road racing tyres. The Trelleborg Group company is offering mousse as an alternative to inner tubes.

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Maxxis launches nationwide MX-ST campaign

Maxxis launches nationwide MX-ST campaign

23rd May 2019 | 0 Comments

Retail customers and dealers will both benefit from a new nationwide campaign that Maxxis is launching for its new Maxxcross MX-ST tyre. MX-ST buyers have the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the MXGP of Italy at Imola on 18 August.

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Cambrian bringing Kenda two-wheel range to the UK

Cambrian bringing Kenda two-wheel range to the UK

21st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Cambrian Tyres, the largest two-wheel tyre distributor in the UK, has been appointed official importer of Kenda Tire’s motorcycle tyre range in Great Britain. As such, Cambrian is bringing the Kenda brand back after a ten-year absence from the UK two-wheeler market.

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Pirelli: ‘Green Performance’ now half of all tyre sales

Pirelli: ‘Green Performance’ now half of all tyre sales

26th April 2019 | 0 Comments

A decade ago, around 20 per cent of Pirelli tyres were made according to the company’s Green Performance strategy – with new production systems, reduced environmental impact and low energy consumption. The tyre maker reports this figure reached 49.8 per cent of sales last year, up from 43.5 per cent in 2017. Green Performance tyres accounted for 57.5 per cent of Pirelli’s High Value product sales.

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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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