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Top bikes and gear brands rated

Yamaha has replaced Harley-Davidson as the top brand rated by Australian riders, while Shoei is the top helmet, Aplinestars best for gear and Pirelli the best tyre. The results come from the second annual survey of 1079 riders by customer satisfaction research and ratings business Canstar Blue. Top motorcycle brands Only the seven most popular road …

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Continental SportAttack 3 tyres breaks in quickly

New Continental tyre breaks in quickly

If you’re a bit impatient about riding on your new tyres, German tyre company Continental has updated their popular motorcycle sports tyre with the SportAttack 3 that includes fast break-in technology. It’s called Traction Skin that uses no greasy release agents on the tyre and leaves the tyre with a dry and tactile tread surface …

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Continental SportAttack 3 tyres breaks in quickly

New Continental tyre breaks in quickly

If you’re a bit impatient about riding on your new tyres, German tyre company Continental has updated their popular motorcycle sports tyre with the SportAttack 3 that includes fast break-in technology. It’s called Traction Skin that uses no greasy release agents on the tyre and leaves the tyre with a dry and tactile tread surface …

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Motoz Tractionator GPS adventure tyre

Motoz adventure tyre is reversible

The new Motoz Tractionator GPS adventure tyre can be used in one direction for 50/50 dirt/tar or fitted in the reverse direction at the rider’s discretion for “mostly off-road” performance. Fellow adventure rider Jim Feehley of Brisbane, who rides an Okanui-printed 2005 BMW R 1200 GS, has been testing a beta version of the rear …

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{irelli Scorpion Trail II adventure tyres

Pirelli improves Scorpion Trail tyres

Pirelli has updated its Scorpion Trail tyres for big-bore adventure bikes with even longer life, improved wet performance, better traction and more control. The Pirellia Scorpion Trail II tyre is a combination of their popular and long-wearing Angel GT sports tyre and their range of enduro tyres. They are designed for big-bore adventure bikes such as …

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Michelin airless scooter tyre

Airless tyres coming to motorcycles

Airless tyres are already used in many applications from bicycles to trucks, but they have yet to come to production motorcycles and cars. However, it may not be long before they are. No more worrying about getting the tyre pressures right or being stranded with a puncture. Airless tyres are not a new concept, they …

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Goodyear Electric motorcycles tyre

Tyres could charge electric motorcycles

Electric motorcycles and other vehicles may soon be charged by the heat built up in the tyres. Goodyear has developed a concept tyre for cars which transfers the heat into electricity to store in the battery of an electric vehicle. There is nothing stopping them from doing the same with motorcycle tyres. It’s called kinetic …

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Continental TKC 70

Continental TKC70 tyres for long adventures

The Continental TKC70 could be the new choice for long-range adventurers. The TKC80 has been the choice of many an adventure rider, but they are known for wearing out too quickly, especially on heavy and powerful bikes such as the ubiquitous BMW R 1200 GS. The TKC80 is excellent in the rough, but if you …

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