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Patent promises better tyre grip

Italian company Directa Plus has received a patent through the Chinese Patent Office for tyre technology that they say will lower rolling resistance as well as increase grip. In most motorcycle and automobile tyres, rolling resistance and grip are at odds. Tyre companies usually improve one quality at the sake of the other. However, Directa …

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When Is The Best Time To Buy Motorcycle Tires?

Contributed post for our northern hemisphere readers Just like with lots of other things, people’s buying habits for motorcycle tires go in phases. Or cycles, if you don’t mind a terrible play on words. And, just like with lots of other things, a lot of it comes down to personal preferences and habits. There are …

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How to fix a motorcycle tyre puncture

Your motorcycle tyre can cop a puncture just about anywhere, not just out in the country. Most of the punctures I’ve ever had on motorcycles have been in the city, picking up nails and screws that have fallen out of trade utes. Riding on the road verge can be a particular trap. If you are …

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Avon Cobra motorcycle tyres recalled

Riders with Avon Cobra Chrome 240/50R16 rear tyres on their bikes should avoid “driving at high speeds” as the tyres could suddenly deflate. Importers Cooper Tire and Rubber Company have issued a voluntary recall through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The official notice says the tyres “may have thin innerliner gauge that could develop …

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How wide are your chicken strips?

Chicken strips can be one of the biggest causes of embarrassment for riders and may even be a safety risk. In case you’ve been riding in a vacuum, “chicken strips” is a term for the shiny, unused part of a motorcycle tyre’s tread. They signify that the rider hasn’t leaned the bike over very far …

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Buying Tires for a Motorcycle

(Sponsored post for our North American readers) The motorcycle is a fast and effective means of transport. It can take you anywhere when vehicles are stuck in traffic. Statistics show that in some countries people prefer bikes to cars. The reason is simple – they are convenient and cheaper. As motorcycles are two-wheeled vehicles, it …

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Which air hoses are the most accurate?

If you are precious about your motorcycle tyre pressures, you should carry an accurate portable pressure gauge as many service station air hoses are damaged or inaccurate. That’s because they are often abused by motorists. Modern flexible air hoses with the digital pressure display on a separate fixed post are more accurate and less likely …

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Michelin Anakee Adventure tyres arrive

Michelin Anakee Adventure tyres have now arrived in Australia with more sizes arriving in May. The tyres, unveiled at the EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan in November, are designed for riders who do about 80% tarmac touring and about 20% dirt riding. Michelin Australia has now announced the sizes and pricing: Rear: 170/60 R 17 M/C …

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Michelin Anakee Adventure tyres

French tyre company Michelin has made a new Anakee Adventure tyre specifically for those riders who don’t like as much adventure as they do touring. The new Michelin Anakee Adventure will be unveiled at the EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan this week (November 6-11). It will be available in Australia from January. It has been …

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Riders flirting with tyre dangers, survey

An alarming number of Australian riders are flirting with danger by riding on illegal, worn and incorrectly inflated tyres, according to an Australian survey. The Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey of more than 350 riders reveals some startling findings about rider attitudes to their motorcycle tyres. Flirting with danger Almost half of Aussie motorcycle riders have …

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